I think we all reach a place when we decide it is time to stop thinking about getting into shape and actually do something about it instead. In my case, I was forced to admit my size 44 jeans were simply too small, and the thought of buying another pair of 46-inchers was unacceptable. To make matters worse, at age 43, I was forced to take blood pressure medicine, and my cholesterol and triglycerides were getting out of control. I was on a highway to a heart attack; I was still sedentary and eating out of control, and I knew I needed help.
Hiring a professional trainer was the single most important thing I did to dramatically change my physique and to pull my overall health out of its nose dive. With Noel’s help, I was able to drop a huge amount of weight in a short time. But more importantly, I was able to stop taking blood pressure meds after about 6 weeks, and at the end of the 5 month contest, my doctor looked and my labs, grinned and said, “You cured yourself!”
Immediately after completing the workouts, I took a vacation to Boulder, CO where I had a chance to hike some extremely strenuous mountain trails. I was amazed how well I was able to perform despite the 6000+ foot altitude and the challenging terrain. Five months prior, I was unable to step up on a 1 foot tall box with my left leg because of severe muscle atrophy due to multiple knee surgeries and years of pain. Now, 70 pounds lighter and much stronger, I was able to bound up the trail and scramble over obstacles I would have never even attempted before. I never expected performance like that. Noel told me from the beginning of my training that I would see phenomenal results if I would only follow his regimen of training, diet and supplements. And darn it, he was right!
“You already know the right thing to do. Now go do the right thing.”