28 Dec Down 35lbs and Off Blood Pressure Meds
Half way through 2014 Steven decided it was time to make a change. He didn’t care about how much weight he lifted or how fast he was moving, he just wanted to simply be healthy. He’s now down 35lbs and completely off his blood pressure medication. The best part is that he’s just getting started. Read his story in his own words below. If you’re wanting 2015 to be YOUR year, your year of change and challenge – email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you started in the next 101 course.
“I started Crossfit because I desperately needed to get healthy. I’ve tried going to the gym, I even built a fairly expensive home gym in my house. I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t have the drive. I don’t know if it was just laziness, depression, not enough time in the day or a combination of all of it. Finally I went to the Dr. for a checkup and finally had the wake up call I needed. I weighed in at 262 lbs at the check up. I have never weighed this much before! I have had a BP problem since my brother died and without meds my bp ran 140’s/90’s. I all looked through some pictures of one my kids and I looked big. This is when I decided I needed to do something. I worked out a schedule with the help of my wife and mother that could allow me to go 2 to 3 days a week to a gym. I had also talked to some people who highly recommended you guys. To be honest I had not the slightest clue what crossfit was. After the reviews given and the you tube videos watched I said what the hell; I’ll either get healthy or have a stroke which I might have anyway. I ended the 101 course and started my actual classes the 1st of April. I have to tell you April and May sucked, June may of been the worst but around July I started to feel better and I started to notice results. It’s now the end of December and I feel like I’m making very good progress. My original goal was to just get healthy, I didn’t really care what I weighed. Now I’m setting goals in my weight and strength. In nine months I’ve dropped 35 lbs and gotten my BP to 110’s/70’s without meds. And to be honest I’m not sure the weight and BP is the most impressive part of it. The psychological part of it has been tremendous but that is a whole other story.”