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Scott’s Story: Getting Ripped? Great. Improving Your Health? Priceless.

This isn’t necessarily the success story you’re used to. It’s better.

When you think of cleaning up your nutrition and working out, the first thing that probably comes to mind is regaining your physique. You know, going from soft to sexy and roly-poly to ripped. And that’s well and good but often the new muscles and skinny waistline are an indication of even better things going on inside– things that tend to prolong your life and keep you out of the doctor’s office.

Scott is a perfect example. At 44 years old and 6’0″, Scott is a busy Dad, husband and attorney. Like many of us, he’d been athletic but was struggling with body image after a career of sitting behind a desk all day.

“Towards the end of last year, my total cholesterol was 220, which was putting me on track for meds.  At that time, my weight was approximately 205 lbs.  My blood sugar was 99 which is at the high end of normal.  I was exercising at a gym (cardio and weights), spinning and playing squash 4-5 times per week, but my diet was the same as it had been for the last 10 years.  I wasn’t eating cheeseburgers every day, but I certainly didn’t make an effort to avoid sweets and carbs.  It was then that I decided to make a change.”

After changing his nutritional habits and hopping on the bandwagon with P90X2 and Asylum… well, things changed:

“On January 2, 2012, I started P90x2 and made a commitment to modify the way I eat.  My wife shares the same commitment which has made the process very easy.  So, we began eating a high protein, lower carb diet, with 6 small meals each day (quinoa is a now a staple in our diet).  No more pop (soda to non-Midwesterners), no more beer, no more junk period.  I tracked my food intake on MyPlate at [Coach Dan’s] suggestion and I can tell you that I am never hungry.  Of course, every now and then I crave chocolate, but I usually just reach for a chocolate protein shake.”

And here’s where things get EVEN BETTER:

“After finishing the 90 day program, I essentially restarted the program, picking the workouts I liked best.  Then, again at [Coach Dan’s] suggestion, I purchased Asylum.  Wow! What a workout – I’ve never worked out so hard.  The end of the 30 day Asylum program happened to coincide with my blood test for this year’s annual physical.

At my physical, my doctor pulled up my results from the past 6 years and was blown away by the numbers.  My total cholesterol went down to 167; my good cholesterol went up; my bad cholesterol went down; and my blood sugar went down to 83.  My doctor said that he was going to make a copy of my numbers to show his other patients as an example of what a good diet and exercise can do.”

THAT’S the point, THAT’S the reason to see your program through and keep going and THAT’S the additional reward of following programs like P90X2 and Asylum. Programs designed to not only get you fit, but also designed to create a more healthy, longer and fulfilling life without medication management. Scott is a shining example and I’m grateful he’s allowed me to share his story here at HDIGF.

So what’s next for Scott?

“Since January, I’ve lost 18 pounds and we continue to eat healthy.   Most importantly, I feel great and I’m now doing a P90x2/Asylum hybrid workout [Coach Dan] designed for me. With [Coach Dan’s] encouragement and some self-discipline, I’ve been able to reach my goals. 

Now I have to set new ones . . . more updates to come.”

For questions and support on your journey, email me here or at dan@howdoigetfit.com. Better yet, let’s get you the support you need through making me your Beachbody Coach right here. 

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