I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time. This one is for my dad. I am very proud of the progress he has made.
My dad has always been a big guy. But he reached an all time low, or high, however you want to look at it in december 2006. He was 54 years old and weighed 310lbs and was obese. His blood pressure and cholesterol has always been high and he takes medications for it.
For as long as I have been into working out I have tried time and time again to get him to workout with me. Finally christmas of 2006 he realized, he didnt want to be like this anymore...Sweet victory! after years of nagging and arguing with him about his weight; he fianlly wanted to lose it. so the journey began, and on january 14, 2007 he came with me to the gym and got a membership and has never looked back.
I have been studying on my own time nutrition, health, and exercise mechanics for years. I feel pretty knowledgeable about the supplement and exercise world. i designed a nutrition and exercise plan for him.
Before this he was eating fast food several times a week, pizza and italian every saturday night, and chinese food every friday night. on top of drinking a 24pack of coors light every weekend. he works long hours at his business and always came home tired and sore.
Fast forward almost 1 year...today not even a year since he has started working out with me. he is now 245lbs. in less than a year he has dropped 65lbs. and has been able to keep it off. on top of dropping all of this weight he has become alot stronger, an obvious indicator of muscle growth. so: 310lbs - 65lbs + ? amount of muscle= 245lbs. today
i understand there are people who lose alot more weight faster than this. but most of those people are in their 30's!!! my dad is 55!!!! I have never been more proud of my dad than i am now. i push him very hard in the gym and give him hell sometimes and hes a champ for what i put him through and takes it in stride.
without further delay, the picture.
the picture of the red shirt is 1 year prior to him joining my gym. he was 10lbs heavier when he joined than he was in that picture. when i find it i will put a pic of him just before he started working out.
This is for you old man. I am so proud to be your son. I love you.