John’s Story

SamanthaSharesOne morning, not that long ago, John almost did not wake up. When he did, he felt a shooting pain that went all the way down to his toes. He knew then that something had to change.

John never had a weight problem until he was in his 20’s. It crept on slowly and before he knew it, he was in trouble. He then tried every diet in the book. None of them worked for him.

Luckily, John had a friend who happens to be the father of one of the Mind Body & Soul Fitness food coaches. So he knew where to go when the going got tough.

120 pounds later, John is in control of his life again!

John is not losing the weight alone. His wife and daughter prepare his food for him and make sure that he is never caught my surprise. As a truck driver, he does not have the luxury of knowing exactly where each meal will be. So he makes sure to be ready for whatever comes his way. He packs his cooler each day with healthy food, snacks and plenty of water.

John’s other secret weapon is his personal food coach. She is there for him day and night. She helps with motivation, recipes, encouragement and kindness. She does not judge and she is not harsh – she is honest and straightforward and supportive. She holds him accountable for his actions.

“If you want it enough, it will work” is what John says to anyone who asks how he has managed to lose so much weight. He has his “teenage legs back” and is no longer afraid to go to bed at night because he can walk up the stairs with ease (not so before) and he is fairly certain he will wake up in the morning!

John used to eat McDonald’s two to three times a day. He used to retain water in his feet which was very uncomfortable. All of that is behind him now.

A few months ago, John got his old bicycle out of storage to see if he could still ride. He did not have a helmet or any kind of gear. Sure enough, he fell face first on the trail. In front of his daughter, no less! He felt silly.

So what did he do? He got up. He bought a helmet. Eventually he bought a new bike. And in August of this year, he rode 62.9 miles in ONE ride. Last year this time, there is no way he could have done that.

Recently at work, someone asked, “Are you the same guy that used to come in here?” His changes are so drastic that he is not even recognizable to some people anymore!

John still loves his coffee. He also still loves to have a treat once and a while. His coach asked if he was ready to stabilize his weight, but he said no. He wants to lose more before he focuses on keeping it off. Probably about 60 pounds or so.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged food…if you want to be like John, then contact Mind Body & Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

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