Meet Dan. By the age of 17, Dan was topping out at 200lbs! He has spent the past few years up and down and weight, but feels as though he finally has his goals properly focused on overall health, and is now maintaining his weight around 150-155lbs. Here is what Dan has to say:
I have always been that guy amongst my friends. But come university, I realized that my health and overall well being was, and is more important.
I began my journey on the wrong foot. I under ate--to a dramatic degree. Think a piece of broccoli for dinner. Not cool. I naturally gained whatever weight I "lost" back and then some.
Several years down the road, I started reading around and understood weight training and proper protein, carb, and fat intake was important when BODY RECOMPOSITION was the main goal.
That was back in 2005, and I'm still learning. Only recently have I finally understood it's a delicate balance between workout intensity and your personal nutrient intake. Which leads me to my fitness goals. If I had to choose between aesthetics and function, I would rank them 1a and 1b. That's it. Having a low body fat percentage is... a close 2nd. Or rank 0--before 1a and 1b. What can I say. It's nice to see a six pack the mirror.
As I get older, however, I'm sure my overall health will take precedence over physical appearances.
Dan is a Team Beachbody Coach on my team. He is passionate and motivated to help others achieve their goals. Make sure to check out Dan's Facebook Page "DMak Fitness" as well as his latest progress photos below!