345 days and 200 lbs ago, while on a family vacation, my older brother asked me what my goals were. At the time, I was a tig welder, working night shifts. I was severely overweight and had been miserable for the last five years. When my brother asked me what my life goals were, I could not help but think of the of the one thing that had been a goal of mine since I was a little boy. I wanted to join the military. My older brother, a U.S. Army Infantry Officer, had always been my hero and my inspiration. We had a great discussion about my internal desire and what it would take to achieve it.
After we got home, I stood in front of the mirror wondering what had happened to me. I did not like the reflection I saw and knew this was not what I wanted for myself or my life. I was not living up to the potential I knew my father would have wanted for me. It was time to stop complaining. I wanted to join the military and resolved that nothing would stand in my way. I started running 2.5 miles every day and it took all week to get past the soreness and to be able to complete the run in less than forty-five minutes a day. Two and a half miles soon turned to four and I began seeing minor changes. I stuck with it and lost 29 pounds the first month, but by then I was sick of eating my own cooking and found it difficult to keep up with meal prepping. I found 1% Fitness, committed to the 7-day plan, and did not eat anything except what they prepared. I lost 98 pounds in the first three months and looked forward to visiting with the 1% Fitness employees each week at pickup. It was my favorite part of the week and their support and encouragement was invaluable to my success. Not only did they help me achieve my goals, but Lindsie, Sam and Rob are now some of my closest friends!
Alec's New Life
It has been eleven months since I began my fitness journey, and I am proud to say I have lost a total of 200 pounds. I feel like a whole new person and I am happier than I have ever been! The best news is, I was sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps on May 31, 2020 and am waiting for my departure to boot camp! I am so grateful to 1% Fitness for their delicious meals and their unwavering support. They helped me change my life and achieve my dreams!
Why 1% Fitness Worked for Alec
Alec had tried a variety of methods in hopes of losing weight and increasing his health. From overloading on exercise to self-reducing carbohydrates and sugar intake, it was always a slippery slope. Alec would see quick results but could never stick to them for some reason or another. It seemed that something would get in the way, whether it was the holidays or some other healthy lifestyle interruption. As Alec sat down with our team, he reflected on what made 1% Fitness different than other methods. He explained, 1% Fitness meals are by far the easiest way to eat clean and lose weight. Other people have different goals. Mine was purely weight loss and better health, but it wasn't for vanity. It was to increase my overall health, so I would have more energy, lower blood pressure, better cardiovascular performance, and get out and enjoy the things I wanted to do. 1% Fitness has definitely helped me achieve that.
How Alec Plans to Continue His Newfound Lifestyle
1% Fitness is a great way to get your health on track, but it is up to you whether it works. Alec plans on staying motivated by thinking of what got him here in the first place. Not only has his journey been amazing to witness, but we can't wait to see what's to come. In conclusion, Alec holds fast to his belief in the 1% Fitness process. He recommends, If you have ever thought about a meal prep service or seeking out a meal-prep service, I couldn't recommend 1% Fitness highly enough. Their staff is incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable. The meals themselves are very fresh and well-prepared. It takes all of the guesswork out of nutrition. For me, it has led to a substantial weight loss 200LBS and counting. For more information on 1% Fitness and how it could help you kickstart or continue your health and fitness journey, contact us. We would love to help you transform your life for the better. Get in touch with us today to get started.