My friend Ben has lost a considerable amount of weight recently. He was my gym buddy before he moved to Boston to work for Harvard.
We worked out for a year together and would joke around about our man boobs and the increasing size of our stomachs. When he told me that he started to go to Cross Fit, like all alpha males, I was bitten by the competitive bug and decided to get my shit in order.
I changed my diet to a low carb, low meat, low sugar and ate tons of veggies. I still eat out when I want to but changing my food habits led to a loss of 16 lbs in three months.
Plus I started to work out a little harder. I just finished my second Cross Fit class on Saturday and loved it. Cross Fit is a mix of aerobic and weight lifting at a super fast pace. It brings community and all ages together for some healthy competition. I didn’t finish and I cheated throughout but I’m definitely going back. I loved that there were girls there that could kick my ass and guys who were so in shape but didn’t look all buff and steroided.
If you’re eager for a change in life I give it a big thumbs up. (Picture above is me after the workout.)