“I woke up one morning not too long ago knowing something was wrong. I wasn’t sure as to specifically what it was but I could sense it. It just didn’t make sense because I was eating right, exercising regularly, and my weight was down as low as it’s ever been in the last 25 years. With no feasible explanation of my acute onset of lightheadedness and dizziness, my curiosity led me to Patient First. The nurse checked my blood pressure three times before delivering news that I thought I would never hear…I had hypotension. It was caused by the high blood pressure medication that I’ve been on for years. Long story short, I finally reached the point where I no longer needed medication for hypertension.
This experience has been truly amazing for me. My desire of wanting to be there for my family for the long haul and my need for wanting to mold an all-around better “me” is what drove me to enter this competition. It was also the fuel that kept me going when the competition got tough. I went from wanting to drop 20-25 pounds and hoping to learn a few work-out tips along the way to dropping 56 pounds by making healthier and permanent lifestyle changes. I used to work out 5-7 times a week neglecting the importance of nutrition. Through the total body transformation I have learned that in order to get the most out of my work-outs, I need to pay close attention to the food that I put in my body. I realize that I have always had the power to do this. I now truly enjoy reading the nutritional fact labels knowing the dos and don’t, also comparing my old choices versus new choices, damn what was I doing. I now know about supplements, what I need and when to use them. I thought I was being sold when first introduced to Prometalean, but as hard as it has been to lose bodyfat, it has been a special weapon! I would rather spend my money on supplements to help like the Prometalean and Coastal Pro protein than the medications I have been on for high cholesterol. With that said, I no longer have to take medication for my hypertension or high cholesterol! It literally makes every minute, cent, and drop of sweat I put into this competition worth it. The knowledge and experiences that I’ve gained are truly priceless. The only thing that could make this moment any better is to know that I have inspired at least one person that was in my shoes three months ago.
I truly believe that my team (USA Trainers) deserves something for an awesome job on mentoring and knowing when to push and then pull, is not easy. Thank you Kevin and Michele, should have a tip jar on your desk. The fitness staff top notch in my book, encouraging throughout and beyond the competition. To Cj, many thanks – you are a gifted man with this program and your passion for this passes on to us all. I think and hope I made some lifetime friends.”