Shortly after getting married, my wife and I tried to start our family. After a year past, and we were unsuccessful, we decided to approach our doctor for some guidance. She referred us to a fertility specialist, who performed tests on the both of us. The test came back and everything was perfect; there should be no reason why we’re not pregnant. So we tried for another year and nothing. Both of us were becoming extremely frustrated as we both were not getting any younger. During this time, it was mentioned to me that maybe being overweight had something to do with it. I joined Body Fit Health Club April 18th, 2011
When I joined the gym, I weighed 298lbs, my waist was 56 inches, and my neck was 19 inches. Two months later, I had lost 15lbs and we found out that my wife was pregnant. Since then, I haven’t looked back. It is currently June 7, 2012 and my daughter is 4 months old. To date, I have lost 83lbs, weighing in at 215lbs. My waist is now 40 inches, my neck is 16 inches, and I am only 20lbs away from my target of 195lbs.
Jay Barrett – just under 14months later. Has lost 83lbs, 16 inches from around his waist, and another 3 from his neck. Way to go Jay! We are ALL so very proud of you! Keep it up!
What advice would you give someone thinking of getting started in an exercise program? Starting at the gym can be intimidating. Take your time and pace yourself. Results don’t happen overnight. Have realistic goals and don’t be afraid to sweat a little. Utilize the Body Fit Staff as they are very knowledgeable. Overall, the one thing I like the most about the gym is the staff and members who are so supportive and want to see you achieve your goals.
Jay Barrett, Age 34, Business Owner