If you ever think about ditching your diet plan, just think of Pasquale Brocco.
Three years ago, he weighed 605 lbs. and didn’t even want to bother leaving his apartment because he didn’t want to deal with the stairs. Working as a body guard, he subsisted on a steady diet of junk food and sugary snacks.
But he got the wake-up call he needed during a doctor’s visit, where he learned he was not only pre-diabetic, but had high cholesterol and blood pressure levels, as well as a fatty liver. And he hadn’t even hit 30 yet!
It was scary. I didn’t want to die. I was 27. I threw everything out. Everything in my house I threw out … I said I’m not going to do it no more.
Pasquale got rid of all the junk food that filled his fridge and cabinets and replaced them with veggies meat, quinoa, oatmeal and other healthy staples. And since he did all his grocery shopping at Walmart, he started walking there instead of driving.
That added up to six miles each day and helped him to shed a whopping 100 lbs. Once he started seeing the difference, it was just motivation to keep on going!
It’s amazing because I never walked six miles in my life and I was doing it every day.
Admittedly, it was hard to break his old habits, but he assures anyone else who’s on their own weight-loss journey, if he can do it, anyone can.
I’m the perfect example that you can. A lot of people aren’t 600 lbs., a lot of people don’t have 340 lbs. to lose. I’m no better than anyone. The only thing I did differently is that I started and kept going.
In addition to walking, Pasquale soon developed a workout routine that whipped him into even better shape. Once he was down to 7% body fat, however, he realized he needed to do something about the extra seven feet of skin left over from losing more than half his body weight.
Fortunately, a plastic surgeon was so impressed with his story that he offered to do the job probono!
Pasquale had to take several months off from the gym to recover from the surgery, but he was soon back to his new/old routine. And it couldn’t come soon enough, because “Possible Pat,” who’d done the seemingly impossible, now had thousands of followers on social media.
“I didn’t want to fail people. I didn’t want to let them down, because I know I’m helping and changing lives,” he explained.
Plus, he wanted to get into good enough shape to enter an upcoming body show competition. He did, and won, the first of his many wins in the years to follow.
So take it from “Possible Pat”:
If you want to lose weight and get in shape, set a goal, don’t waver, and stick to it until you can say, “I did it!” More then enough reason for me to want to be better!!!! Do it for your kids, do it for your spouse, do it for your loved ones, most importantly do it for you!!!
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