ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I remember it all started when I was in about fourth grade. My dad would come in the room at 6:30 am every other morning and flip on the light switch and say “ exercise”. That meant to get up, get dressed in exercise clothes and meet in the exercise room for the early morning family workout which consisted of pull ups, pushups, sit ups a few karate kicks. Then we would go outside for a mile or two run. We did this for a number of years and even in the winter too. It was nice once in awhile when it would rain hard enough to skip the run, but then we’d stay in and run in place which I thought was way easier.
When I was about 13 years old I started to watch Professional Wrestling on TV. Those guys looked so cool to me and I wanted to be just like them. I started lifting weights after school and thought that if I worked really hard, I would have the look and the body of a professional wrestler by the time I hit high school. I was always one of the smaller kids in school and wanted that to change.
High school came and I wasn’t the size I thought I would be or even close to it. I was realizing how hard it was to get a pro-wrestler body but that didn’t stop me. I later took all the weight lifting classes in high school that I possibly could while thinking to myself that the coach in the class would train me the right way to get me the results I so longed for. Most of the coaches I had except for one just said to the class “ go and workout and I’ll be in my office if you have any questions”, plus the coaches themselves were all overweight.
Later after high school I joined the marine corps hoping to train hard and get the body I wanted there, then after the Marines I thought I could maybe go and try out for the pro wrestling schools. You know what happened in the marines? Do you think I got big and lean? I actually lost 15 pounds. They don’t want big guys in the Marine Corps. Instead they want very lean, fast warriors on the battlefield and that’s what they got.
Time when on and I was finally able to go to a Professional Wrestling school in Boston, Massachusetts. As I was there I got my first gym job and became a personal trainer. I thought it was awesome to have a job teaching people how to workout properly.
While working in that gym and at the same time attending the wrestling school, steroids were everywhere and I was tempted daily to try them. Other wrestlers were using them to get bigger and leaner and also most of my co-workers even the females at the gym were using them. The males to get big but to stay lean and the females would use them to have that very lean or “ripped” appearance like you would see a fitness model have. I could usually tell who was and who wasn’t using them by the way their bodies looked.
So I was getting stronger and gaining weight but this new weight wasn’t all muscle if you know what I mean. I went from a lean 185 pounds to a stronger but thicker and a bit chubbier 218 pounds. This was not the look I was looking for and the guys at my gym were saying “if you would just do a cycle of steroids you’d be huge and lean at the same time”. I still somehow overcame the temptations of steroid use and continued in my quest in obtaining the body I wanted by doing it naturally.
Wrestling was killing my knees, causing inflamed tendons just below the knee caps, called tendinitis. I remember I could barely walk after the practices. Eventually I had to stop and let mostly my right knee heal for a time.
I then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and became a personal trainer at a gym called 24 hour fitness. Of course to be a trainer in this gym I had to complete several national certifications that would require a ton of studying and tests. So I studied and took all the required tests and finally got these certifications, but it seemed no matter what certification I did they didn’t really teach me much about nutrition and how to eat. They really mostly focused on the exercises and their ways or protocols for doing them.
Well, I was finally a real personal trainer and I remember that no matter how hard I trained my clients it seemed that they wouldn’t get that great of results because the only nutritional part of the program was a generic computer made menu plan. When you get a menu plan like that who really is going to follow it? After dealing with the frustration of seeing limited results with my clients, I saw first hand the importance of nutrition when it comes to achieving any body transformation. In fact, the nutrition component is about 70-80% of you getting to your ultimate goal.
After a few years being a personal trainer, three guys I worked with at the gym started their own company called Total Health and Fitness. It was a nutrition and fitness consulting business. They needed some good people to work with them so they went to some of the bigger gyms and handpicked some of the best trainers they could for hire. I happened to be one of them.
They taught me everything I needed to know about the nutritional component and made me be my first client. In order for me to have confidence that this program really worked and in order to consult with real clients, I had to do the program myself. I was about 193 pounds and 17% body fat. I made a goal to get to 177 pounds and be 7% body fat. I chose a goal like this because most of the new clients that I would be getting in the future would be fat loss clients so I needed to feel and experience what they would during a fat loss program.
By using this very system and its principals I achieved the goal and lost 20 pounds of pure body fat. At the same time I gained 4 pounds of muscle which is exactly what I wanted. Just so you know I didn’t really plan on staying 7% body fat. It’s a bit too lean for me to maintain all year round. I’ll have you know that I’m now and have been for the past 7 or 8 years staying around 185 pounds and at 12-14% body fat which is still in the very lean and healthy range for men in my age group. As long as I stay in the 180’s and I’m still able to see my abs then I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. It has been very easy to maintain all these years now so don’t worry about the maintenance part. I figured out that getting to the goal is more difficult than maintaining the goal.
Following the program was simple but not easy. By doing it, I not only got to my goal but most importantly I really learned how to eat right and it boosted my confidence level in the program to enable me to handle real people as clients. That’s exactly what my new bosses wanted to happen to me before I took on any new clients.
After working with this great company for about 7 years I decided it was time to go off on my own and continue in teaching this system to others who desperately needed the right information on the fat loss subject. There is so much bad information and quick fixes out there about how to achieve fat loss.
I put together this system because I wanted to share this knowledge that I have learned to the masses and provide a reference tool that they can keep and always have with them. The foundational principles in this program were not invented by me. In fact it is a professional program used by professional athletes, bodybuilders, some celebrities and those lean fitness competitors that you see on TV or in the fitness magazines. Most ordinary people don’t get a professional program like this as they are very costly, but instead ordinary people get all the fad diets and quick fixes. You will never see any fitness competitors or pro athlete’s doing a fad diet or anything like it.
I compiled all the components in the program, then simplified them making them less extreme and livable. I tailored it so that the average ordinary person can follow its principles and get results while living in an average ordinary life. Now you have this professional program in your hands. All you have to do now is to do it. It’s not hard to do.
This system can be followed by anyone young or old. I should know of its simplicities because I’ve been living this way for many years and I am a single father with boy and girl twins. I also know how simple it is because I’ve worked with hundreds and maybe thousands of ordinary people one on one just like you. Most of these people have already reached their fat loss goals and years later they are still maintaining to this day. If they can follow it and I can follow it then you can too.
I gave this system a name because of the many long hours it took to compile, write and put together. It’s like a game plan, a plan drawn out for you to get your body the way you want it and to be able to keep it that way. I call this system the FATLOSS GAMEPLAN. The FATLOSS GAMEPLAN will show you everything you need to know and do to finally get you losing body fat, improve your health in all ways of your life. You will be feeling physically and mentally better about yourself like never before. Now let’s get to it!
P.S. Please forgive me if you are to see any small mistakes or typo’s in any of the reading content as I am not a professional writer.