My Story

Part one – How I changed my body

It’s pretty embarrassing to say but in my past I was a Former Fat Boy. You can check out my full story here at my Thornhill boot camp page but here it is in a nutshell:

I always had bad eating habits, I played a lot of sports but that couldn’t counteract the fat that I was eating a full bag of Ketchup potato chips every single day. I also started hanging out with the wrong crowd and started to get into all kinds of bad stuff. I started smoking cigarettes and my active life fell off.

I became even fatter.

This started to really scare me because at one point I was starting to grow man boobs. And if you are a guy…this is probably the most scariest thing in the world.

I definitely did not have the best genetics. The fact that I had horrible eating habits and was not exercising regularly only added to the problem. I was getting fatter and I didn’t know what to do about it.

I didn’t want to take off my shirt in public. My friends made fun of me because I was fat. I was lacking self confidence and self esteem.

Then one day I took one look at my flabby body in the mirror and I got incensed. I got pissed off. I never had that body Brad Pitt (you know the one in Fight club. Not the one in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button) ever in my life and I was wondering if I ever would. Would I ever get there? Call me vain but I care about my looks. So I decided to take action.

I tried running, playing basketball and fitness aerobic classes. To my surprise I was gaining weight instead of losing it. I started thinking in my mind, “W-T-F”.

Then something lucky happened.

Call it serendipity, call it dumb blind luck, whatever you want to call it….it was fate.

My dad was working out at a gym called Club Markham and he got a complimentary one month pass to the gym. He decided to give it to my brother.

This is where the story should end but like I said….it was fate.

For one reason or another my brother decided to not use the gym pass and told my dad to give it to me. Me being the lazy cad that I am was doing nothing at the time but watching television so I thought hey…why not? Maybe I’ll see some girls there.

The first time I walked into the gym…it was like an attack to my senses. I went in..spent an hour and did some chest presses, did some biceps (I didn’t know any better at the time) and went home feeling justified.

I tried out every single piece of machinery in that gym for a whole week. I was like a kid in the candy store. Instead of watching TV I could actually go and work out. This was like heaven to me.

The only thing I didn’t like was that I was getting more bulkier not leaner. Not exactly the Brad Pitt look I envisioned.

To get leaner I needed help. I didn’t exactly trust the trainers at the gym because they looked like they were more interested in their females clients than training. I needed a experts help.

I got myself a men’s health magazine and then read about this guy named Alwyn Cosgrove. I got his workout program, applied it to my body, started to lose weight, gain muscle and get leaner than before. But it wasn’t enough. Thanks to the age we live in and Google I was able to invest several thousand dollars into at least 12 other fat loss trainers products. I got all OCD on fat loss.

It was in my brain and I had to apply their techniques to my body to see how the workouts were and what the results could be. The result:

Stay Tuned for Part 2 – How I became Markham and Thornhills most sought after Fitness Expert

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