Hi, this article is about my amazing weight loss story and how I was able to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. My wife was pregnant with our 1st child about 2 years ago when I had a heart attack! Even though I knew I could be in better shape and my fitness level was poor, I never really worried about it. I was comfortable with who I was, and liked the way I lived my life, or at least I thought I did. Even though I do not remember suffering from a severe heart attack, I do remember getting up in the hospital bed, seeing my pregnant wife crying her eyes out, and thinking to myself ‘I need to better my life’ not just for myself but for my pregnant wife and the kid we were expecting soon. Soon after getting up in my hospital bed and receiving more than enough pills and advice from doctors who told me everything that I already knew, ‘I needed to lose a substantial amount of weight’.
Once I got back to my house, my wife quickly started removing any and all junk food she could find in the kitchen, and put me on a diet plan. About a month later I noticed I had only dropped 3 pounds since beginning the diet my wife put me on, however this didn’t satisfy me. At this point I decided to do some digging on the web to try and find a better diet to help me speed up my weight loss, that’s when it hit me, every tip, website, and YouTube video was trying to tell me the exact same thing, I have to get off my butt and start exercising! Exercising is nothing I was looking forward to since I was never a big fan of playing sports when I was in school, I didn’t excel at sports and once I got out of high school I didn’t do any kind of exercise because of this. Even though I knew I hated exercising, I had to make some positive changes, so I started going to my local gym and spoke with a fitness trainer who worked with me for 30 minutes each day to help me lose some serious weight, it wasn’t strong exercise as I had only a short time ago had a heart attack but it did the job. After work each day I went to the gym and performed the exercises suggested to me by my trainer for the next 30 days. It was amazing to me when I realized I had dropped more than 15 pounds, and I was still on the same diet but exercising along with it. By the time my son was born I had lost just under 40 pounds, the doctors finally quit providing me with the pills and my exercise routine got a little more intense because my heart was now able to handle the extra pressure.
By the time my son had his first birthday, my fitness level had done a complete 360. Today, I do at least 3, hour long exercise sessions with my trainer a week, and I strongly believe my heart attack is the reason I am such a fitness junky now. Now I can play with my son longer since I have more energy, and I know I will be able to live a long and healthy life to see him grow up into adulthood. I’m of the strict diet now, I just eat a balanced diet as my BMI is now down to 26. But if you can learn anything from my story it is to eat a well balanced diet and exercise properly if you want to lose a good amount of weight in a reasonable amount of time.
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