First of all, I need to think JD Griffin for penning a simple yet amazingly effective nutrition, cardio, and training program. I’ve drank the kool-aid and I’m here to tell you to run, don’t walk, and buy a copy of his book, Get Fit, Lean and Keep Your Day Job. It’s the direct path to a healthy, fit new you.
I also have to say that I feel amazing, look better than most 20 year olds in my fitness center, and have more energy than I have had in years. My before and after pictures speak for themselves. The Get Fit, Lean, and Keep Your Day Job program works. So get the book and follow JD’s program. You’ll thank yourself in 12 weeks. I know I am.
So who am I and why should you care? Well, who I am is just a normal middle aged guy with an executive level job and I sit at a desk most of the day in an office. And you should care because I did it – and I’m probably a lot like you. If I can do it, so can you.
You see, 6 months ago I was at least 35 pounds overweight, lethargic, and felt every minute of my 49 ½ year age. Too many business dinners at the big expense-account friendly steak houses – along with too many martinis, margaritas, and desserts – had added up slowly over time. I didn’t realize how much weight I had gained, but I knew that my dress pants and jeans had been shrinking too much in the dryer. At least that’s what I was telling myself as I tried to justify the fact that my pants were fitting too tight for comfort. The fact was, I was too fat. I had developed a gut. And I wasn’t happy about it. But I kept telling myself it was no big deal, and that I could lose it any time I wanted if I stepped up my workouts. Yeah, I kept telling myself that as I got fatter. I just didn’t have that THING that would kick me in the butt and give me the motivation I needed to make changes in my life. Until Get Fit, Lean and Keep Your Day Job.
Sure, I went to the fitness club and worked out periodically, but I was inconsistent at best, was doing it without passion or intensity, and without a plan. Plus, I was using it as an excuse to still eat anything I wanted, thinking in the back of my mind that it’s ok to eat that ice cream before I go to bed because I’m going to work out extra hard tomorrow. I had no discipline, no structure, and no plan. And I had a nice ol’ gut to show for it. Sound familiar?
Then one day I got a facebook message from JD, an old friend from my home town who I’d recently reconnected with. He was looking to pick the brain of someone in publishing who could give him some advice on how to publish his new fitness book, and was referred to me by a mutual friend who knew I was in publishing. I agreed to take a look at the manuscript and give him some thoughts. As I read his story and his program, all I could think was “Wow, this is a really great program, and it seems like it would be easy to follow!” So in addition to agreeing to help JD by doing some of the editing work on the book, I also decided to follow the program. And the pictures you see here are the result. The timing was great because my 50th birthday was coming up and I decided that I wanted to look and feel like I did in my 20s when I hit 50. I wanted to have abs again. That became my goal and my motivation.
So I did the program as described in the book, and it blew me away! In 12 weeks I dropped more than 25 pounds and had abs you could play checkers on. Friends, family, and coworkers are constantly asking me how I did it. So I’m more than happy to tell them to get the book and follow the Get Fit, Lean program. It’s simple, straight-forward, and most importantly, IT WORKS.
The bottom line is this: I did it, and so can you. I’m a living, breathing 50-year-old example that did it. I don’t care if you’re 20, 35, 50, or 70. The Get Fit, Lean program works and I’m proof. So get off your butt, and follow the program. I’ll be right here in 12 weeks waiting to hear about YOUR success!
About the author:
Steve Welch is a medical publishing professional who Got Fit, Lean and Kept His Day Job at the ripe old age of 50. If he can do it, so can you. So get on it!