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Member Testimonial: Brian Crouse

Posted by Brian Crouse | Mar 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

My journey began on September 22nd, 2019. My best friend called and during our conversation, she told me she had lost 80lbs in the last 8 months. She showed me a pic and she looked amazing. I was not about to have her show me up, so I asked "HOW?". She was eating healthy. She had cut out most carbs and sugars. I was 386lbs and had already thought about getting healthy; and this was the last straw.

 

So I did what she did. I cut out all carbs except vegetables. Within 3 weeks I had lost over 20lbs. I had committed to this healthy way of life, but then I began to think long-term. How was I going to look without the fat? At this rate, I was going to have skin flapping everywhere. So I hung my head and headed to The Alaska Club. I didn't want to go to the gym but I knew I needed to. I signed up and then got a personal trainer. I knew I was going to need that extra motivation. The first 2 months were slow. Besides personal training, I was only going in maybe 1-2 times a week.

 

Then I played on the app and saw the monthly challenges – another motivator. Then my trainer told me he also did team training. I liked working with him so I figured I would sign up for that as well. All of a sudden I had motivation coming from every direction. I still have slow weeks, but I now average 4-5 times a week, sometimes even more. This morning I stepped on the scale and it said 284. I'm writing this February 19th, 2020. That's over 100lbs in less than 5 months through diet and exercise alone. I'm not even close to being done and cant wait to see where this journey takes me.

 

With The Alaska Club Personal Trainer Jay Hiller

Topics: Nutrition, Gym and Health Club Exercises, Member Feature, group fitness, Gym, Men's Health, health, Clean eating, gym buddy, Getting Fit, mental health, workout, healthy living, diet, rest, fitness routine, Get Fit challenge, endorphins, Physical activity, exercise, brain, personal training

Written by Brian Crouse

 

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