Health and Fitness Transformation

Discover how an overweight, out of shape 64 year old grandfather with bad back, bad knees and bad wrist transformed his body from FAT to PHENOMENALLY FIT in just 60 Days!

Welcome to my health and fitness transformation. I’m going to share with you the good, the bad and the ugly of my fitness transformation. In just 60 days I improved my health and fitness by shedding 17 pounds of ugly fat. What’s even more important is that my health and fitness continued to improve after my transformation challenge had ended.

If you ever wanted to get into the best shape of your life, lose weight, lower your cholesterol, eliminate arthritis pain, live a more active and productive life or you just want to look and feel 10 years younger, then you’ll want to follow me on my journey. Hopefully you’ll gain insights, inspiration and confidence to start your own health and fitness transformation.

As with any worthwhile journey the best place to start is at the beginning. I trust you enjoy the ride.

 The day I woke up fat!

I woke up today and took a real hard look at myself in the mirror. I didn’t like what I saw. The day I woke up fatAs I looked at my body from head to toe I thought, “Holey shit, how did I get so fat???” I had love handles and a “dunlap” (my belly dun lap over my belt). My butt was wide and my clothes were tight. It seemed like I just added 10 extra pounds over night ( on top of the extra 10 pounds I’d been carrying because,” I can always cut those 10 pounds.”

In reality, the process was a slow gradual accumulation of unwanted weight produced by too few days of working out coupled with progressively poor eating choices. In my mind I was still being active and eating healthy but the harsh truth was that the bad habits were winning the battle with my good habits and I had just stopped keeping score.

At 64 years old I had a decision to make at 64 years old. Concede to old age and poor habits or re-design my lifestyle so that I could lead a fully active life for the next 10-30 years. Because I knew that a reclamation project like the one before me wouldn’t be easy and would need a lot of hard work and discipline, I wasn’t eager to take on the challenge.

I know there are no magic pills or potions, even if there is a multibillion dollar industry constantly selling such things to millions of desperate people.  I confess that I’ve bought my share of “wonder supplements and gadgets” that promise instant and easy results but delivered nothing. Like so many others I wanted to believe that there is an “Easy Way”.

As I stood in front of the mirror, I was confronting the truth, the truth that I’ll share with you now. However, cover your eyes and ears if you aren’t prepared to hear it. Spoiler Alert!!! Just like there is no Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause… there is no easy way to lose weight and get fit! The truth is that the solution isn’t easy but it is very simple. So if you want the SILVER BULLET to looking and feeling younger and healthier here it is: eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, manage stress and drink plenty of water.

DUH!!! Unfortunately you can’t buy the silver bullet… you have to DO IT and BECOME IT. It can’t be like a coat you put on when you want to stay warm. Because ultimately you’ll forget to bring your coat and you’ll get used to life without it. No, the real answer is to chart a lifestyle that produces the life you want. My assignment, should I choose to accept it is to live life on purpose, instead of by chance. I know what I need to do. I need a complete health and fitness transformation. I’m just not sure that I’m up to the challenge.

What do you do when you face a daunting task you know you must do but aren’t sure you can do it?

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5 Responses to Health and Fitness Transformation

  1. Lee Gal says:

    Thanks for the story and I admire your courage. Believe me it does take courage and your family and friends should be so proud of you. You are actually helping all your immediate family and not just yourself when you take on self struggles. Great job and keep it up.

    • Phil Faris says:

      Lee,
      Thanks for your support. The path of least resistance is never easy so ever word of encouragement is welcome.
      Phil

  2. Brian Brown says:

    When you say, ‘DUH!!! Unfortunately you can’t buy the silver bullet’ I so wish it was not so. Oh well, hard work is no stranger.

    • Phil Faris says:

      Brian,
      Thanks for your comments. If wishing and hoping worked then we wouldn’t have a third of the population suffering from obesity and everyone would have six pack abs.
      Phil

      • Brian Brown says:

        Not a truer word was ever said Phil. Currently that picture you have up is of my stomach at the moment if a little small. Yes I am working on it daily…

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