“Despite always being on the larger side of the spectrum, once I graduated from college and began my professional career I really let things get out of hand. Between moving to a new city, being complacent with myself in a long-term relationship at the time and being on my own; I blew up to almost 90 lbs overweight! Even though I was aware of my weight gain, it wasn’t truly a reality until my family came to visit, we took pictures, and when they were posted on Facebook I couldn’t have been more embarrassed of the way I looked. And I knew damn well I only had myself to blame.
I knew I needed to make major changes for my happiness long term. My weight was certainly at the top of this list and had been for a long time. I was tired of being “the big dude” in my friends group. I wanted to get back to the days where I can play in weekend long softball tournaments with friends or going on hikes without feeling like I was slowing things down. I also knew that if I wanted to end up with someone as though I feel I deserve, I needed to regain the deteriorating confidence plagued by all of extra pounds.
And on top of it all, I saw the way my grandfather struggled in his old age due to lack of being active directly linked to his weight. After witnessing this, my goal outside personal body goals is to show my family that this seemingly overwhelming mountain of weight loss can be conquered so they know it’s possible if they decide to start their journey.
Since working with Mike I am now down to 168 lbs., which is 90 lbs. lost! Who knows where I will want to go from there! With Mike’s coaching, support and bank of knowledge, I am in better shape than when I was in high school and have quite a bit more drive to be active in my free time.”
“I'm a mother of 7 children who is cursed with Hashimoto's disease. I thought it was impossible for me to lose weight. I'm 38 lbs. down so far and the coaching has completely changed my life."
"I'm in the military deployed on a base in Baghdad, Afghanistan. I had limited food choices, so I thought it would be impossible to lose weight. Despite the circumstance, I’m down 27 lbs. All of this progress despite being in one of the most trying times of my life."
"Having multiple sclerosis certainly has it's challenges with weakness, muscle spasms, fatigue...I'm so thankful to Mike for pushing me beyond what I thought I could do. I'm much stronger and have lost 15 lbs. in the process. This is life changing!”
“Mike has a gift for knowing how to guide you through the peaks and valleys to keep you on a consistent track for success. He has given me the strength and confidence to see my nutrition as a way of life.”