Real Life Before and After Photos!

While I’m not one to post a lot of pics of myself, I thought this would provide a little inspiration for those on the fence of jumping into a healthier way of living.  I have the typical deck stacked against me as most of us do:

I’m married with kids, have a very stressful job where I sit on the computer all day and night, my commute is well over an hour each way, I’m a little past my prime at 36 years old, one of my passions is home brewing beer and another passion is BBQ.  You can see where this was leading. I was tired all the time and had ZERO energy.  I half-assed my workouts as they had no real structure or purpose.  Motivation was low to say the least.   I was getting to the point where my XL shirts were not fitting right any more.  I was on the verge of needing larger shirts..WTF!  I made the conscious decision to make a change and put my health first.  I found the Paleo lifestyle and it was essentially love at first bite.  Seriously, tons of delicious Meat, Veggies and Healthy Fats that filled me up yet melt away fat.  I dropped 30 pounds of fat in 90 days.  I’m a believer and if you are looking to shed some weight and get in shape I hope to make a believer out of you as well.  I’ve found for me, life is much more enjoyable when you feel good and you feel good about yourself, both inside and out.  While I think I have a long way to go still for my personal goals, I wanted to share some progress thus far.

Can you tell which photos were Before and After #PaleoLean ?

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For some perspective, these pics are about a year or so apart.  I unfortunately didn’t take 30 or 90 day pics along the way as its not some kind of “lose weight quick” program or diet I was doing.  It’s important to note that while I lost 30 pounds in about 90 days, it takes a lot longer to build nice lean muscle definition (if thats what your looking to do).  Building lean muscle mass is a lot harder than losing fat and somewhat of a holy grail and is certainly more of a long term strategy.  You can lose weight fast though.  So if you have extra weight to lose, stop hesitating, check out the book and get started today!

Check out the Paleo Lean book on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Lean-Building-no-nonsense-getting/dp/1482764571/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369163280&sr=8-1&keywords=paleo+lean

 

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