AGE GROUP: 31 – 45
My name is Tony and after being told I was obese by my doctor, I knew I needed to change my life.
I’ve always been a big guy, but when I hit my twenties, I fell into the downward spiral of depression and junk food. As clichéd as it sounds, the more I ate, the more depressed I became. And the more depressed I became, the more I wanted to eat.
It was only when I went to the doctor due to pain in my foot that I found out what my lifestyle was doing to me. I’d developed a severe case of gout – most likely as a result of my weight. I was told that I was obese, and that if I didn’t do something about it, I could look forward to more, possibly even lifelong, health issues soon. I hadn’t realised how much my weight had spiralled out of control.
Hoping for a quick fix, I searched online and tried a whole range of diet pills and programs promising miraculous, fast fat loss. Unsurprisingly, nothing worked. I soon realised that in order to change my life, I needed a complete change in attitude. I ditched the junk food, started going to the gym, and the weight started to fall off. I shed almost 112lbs through a combination of weight training and cardio work. I was thrilled with my progress, but although I was losing fat, I was finding it very difficult to maintain any muscle mass. Much as I loved seeing the weight drop off, I didn’t want to be the skinny guy. I wanted to be the muscular, ripped guy!I
I noticed that I was developing loose skin and that I constantly felt weak. I knew that I needed to build muscle but I didn’t have the strength or energy needed to lift the weights required to bulk up. I was curious about steroids, but after looking into them, the scary side effects and huge costs put me off. But I knew that given the right products, I could supercharge my workouts and really start making some gains. I’d almost given up when I found CrazyBulk.
I’ve just come to the end of my second 8-week cycle (4 months total) and I love the results. I’ve gained over 18lbs of pure muscle, my biceps have gone from 15 inches to over 18 inches and my thighs from 20 inches to 25 inches. I’ve gained over 60lbs on my bench and 90lbs on my squats, and my workouts are at a totally new level. And to top it all off, I’ve just completed my first marathon, something I would never have dreamed of being able to do just a few months ago.
When I look at old photos of myself, I can hardly believe that was me. I’m proud of how I look now, and for the first time in years, I’m happy.
Looking forward to receiving my CrazyBulk t-shirt and my next stack – I’m going to try the ultimate stack and push even harder this cycle!