💪🏽 🏃🏻 Transformation Tuesday 💪🏽 🏃🏻 this week goes to Daniel who was able to shed fat and gain lean muscle on our nutrition program! Love his story and so timely with our new Back to School, Back to You Challenge starting Monday. "When life gets crazy, if you don't put yourself as a priority, life won't do it for you. I spent the summer hitting the gym, but my nutrition wasn't anywhere close to being on-par. I traveled a lot for work, ate whatever everyone around me ate, and I had no goals. And the result is what you see on the left: in clothes, looks like a fairly-fit, 20something-year-old bearded dude, but quickly approaching "Dad Bod" status. Not good. Not good at all.
I decided to make changes but Realistic Me kept rationalizing, "You're about to have a newborn, go sleepless for months, and you're in a new career -- you honestly think NOW is the right time for this?" So I made a decision -- to start Fatherhood off on the right foot. To make Denver my REASON, not my EXCUSE. Then I went to work.
I only lifted weights 4 days/week. Cardio between zero to 3x a week- nothing major. I've worked out MUCH harder and more frequent in the past. The difference was that I took my nutrition seriously, realizing that it's actually 80%+ of the equation. I cooked clean food, stayed consistent, not perfect, and used a holistic nutritional system that brought convenience into my "new-dad" schedule. I NEVER did double cardio, never depleted my water intake, never restricted myself in any way. The guy on the right ate 6 meals the day before taking that picture. I learned it's about nourishment and balance, not restriction and perfection.
Overall, I dropped 8% body fat, 4 inches off my waist, gained +1 inch on each arm and quad.
But the best part is simply walking the walk and being an example for my little girl. Yes, I realize she has no idea right now whether I'm playing life at 100% or 50%, but here's the thing -- I do. And now I get to feel energized inside knowing I'm doing right by my little girl by taking care of her daddy."
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