" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."
Sam Shane Siemens
"Little by little I felt my energy increasing and some weight was coming off."
"I tried the grapefruit diet, the starvation diet, the no carb diet, you name it, I tried it."
Justin James Wright
"It wasn’t just the weight that changed. It was how I saw myself and how I saw my life."
"I set myself a goal. I said I was going to do it and I did."
"I learned how to balance things out even if I end up eating that slice of cake."
Steve Nash Fitness
Like always, it's about diet and exercise.
"I cut out processed foods, caffeine and alcohol."
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"I felt like I was 67 instead of 37."
I've worked in fitness for a long time and I find the biggest obstacle people face when attempting to get fit is right in their own head. You start coming up with all these potential issues that are going to prevent you from getting started and making progress and that leads to self-sabotage,
"This is only the beginning! I feel incredible having lost over 100 pounds."
"I saw a picture of myself at a wedding I attended. I didn’t recognize myself."
His advice? Don't count calories.
All in all, these weight loss winners lost a combined total of 2,242 pounds.