The reason I decided that I had to do something was that I lost a brother at the age of 42, my cousin at 42 and both my parents in their early 60's, all due to health related issues. I just knew that being in my late 30's, that I needed to reduce my odds, lose some weight and start living a healthier life style.
I was talking to a trainer in the gym and he told me about MAX Workouts. Since the workouts can be done at home with just dumbbells and a pull up bar. I built a pull up bar, found dumbbells on Craigslist and got a fitness ball for Christmas. I started out and gave it my all. Anytime I had a question on what to eat or on my diet, I would refer back to the Lean Body Diet book.
My goal from the start was to increase overall fitness, get to 187 pounds and have 6 pack abs and I came damn close to doing it. What I did gain from the program was a whole lot of increased fitness, 27 pounds of weight loss, 16.5 inches of fat gone, self discipline and self confidence.
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