“Wow” is all I could say when Jared sent me this picture. Swipe left for his accompanying message. He’s just a great guy, a genuine family man, and a solid client. I consider myself fortunate to be part of his journey. To boot, ask him yourself, and you’ll find that none of the small incremental changes we’ve implemented came at a cost of feeling burdened or sacrificial. In fact, we worked hard at REDUCING demand and self-criticism. These are important, because they determine long term success.
We began distance coaching in the Fall; and since then, we know he is down at least 45-50lbs. However, between his strength metrics (some have tripled or quadrupled since then) and this photo, I think it’s safer to say the net fat loss is closer to 70lbs. In part because we aren’t sure of his exact starting weight, in part because of what I’ve seen in thousands of 45-50lb weight losses in over 40,000 hours of professional experience, and in part because he is literally outgrowing his available gyms, weights and fitness equipment, I know the muscle gain is significantly beyond the typical 10-15 that a bigger male will gain when he begins lifting.
He has exploded in athleticism and mobility, all of which influence continued success. And the key is this: we never raised his weekly time cost for exercise beyond the beginning steps or beyond what he himself deemed reasonable. As such, he never had to “check out” as a husband, father, friend, or professional to achieve this. Efficiency and mindset reign supreme. What a fantastic job at working steps. And what a great testament to the long term lifestyle transformation approach, where we largely avoid rapid extreme over-stressors.