Guest Blog Ten – Jeremy Reed

Posted: July 17, 2014 by dannytwoguns in About Me

It has been quite a while since we have had a guest blog/testimonial on the blog. It isn’t because we haven’t been continuing to change the way fitness is done and getting clients extraordinary results, it is because I’ve been slacking on asking people to write them. But I’ve been the case lately and we have a couple of great ones on the way.

First up is success story, Jeremy Reed who finally gave in, let me post his amazing progress pictures and wrote up a great guest blog detailing his story and success. When Jeremy first started he was extremely tight and lacked quite a bit of mobility but he has not only gained the mobility and range of motion he lacked but he has progressed to being pretty damn strong and getting amazing results in the process.

I’ll let Jeremy take over…

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“The concept of losing weight and getting in better shape is not new to me. Over the past fifteen years, I have joined (and quit) the gym at least five different times. I’ve also counted points and journaled what I’ve eaten at least three different times. Each time I would lose around 25-30 pounds and then get completely bored with the routine and stop. My weight would then creep back up to where my body seemed to be comfortable, where I’d started, right around 265 pounds (give or take five pounds).

In January of 2013, I was given the news that if I didn’t do something about my weight, I was going to have to start taking blood pressure medication. At 32 years old, this wasn’t something I wanted to do. So sometime in February, I joined the gym and started back into the same routine I had done in the past. I’d use the elliptical trainer for about an hour, then rotate between upper body machines and lower body machines depending on the day. I lost a few pounds, but nothing major because I hadn’t changed my eating habits and what I was doing weren’t the right things.

Several of my friends had success with a popular 24 day challenge so I thought I would give it a try as well. I started the challenge on March 2nd, 2013. I was going to complete the challenge, start eating healthy, and I was going to give up drinking Diet Coke. This was a HUGE step for me, because I was pretty much a Diet Coke addict. I could (and often times would) drink a twelve pack a day. I was on my way to losing the weight.

Everything went great for the first four days. I was going to the gym, eating healthy, and working my way through the cleanse phase of the 24 day challenge. On my way to work on March 8th, 2013, my Jeep was hit from behind while at a complete stop. This derailed my workout schedule for about two months due to having to undergo physical therapy for the injuries to my back that were sustained in the accident.

It was in May 2013 that I felt ready to get my workouts back on track. I noticed the Muffin Top Meltdown Contest flier for Danny Twoguns and Twoguns Training Systems while at the gym. I was also referred to the Twoguns program through a co-worker, Candy Kemp who had see amazing results herself. (Dan Edit – You can read here success story HERE) I decided to take the challenge.

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I was pretty nervous at first. You hear all of the talk about non-threatening and “judgement free” environments and encouragement at gyms that aren’t actually true, but in this case it was all true. Everyone at the gym is very encouraging. Everyone helps everyone else. Sure, there are times that it might seem that my level of complaining is over the top, but I truly enjoy every workout and look forward to the next. The program is great because the routines change every four-six weeks. This changes it up often enough that boredom doesn’t set in but long enough that we actually progress and get better.

When I started my journey in March of 2013, my waist was at 44 inches. I now have a 34 inch waist and have lost 65 pounds. My fat percentage has dropped about 15 percent and my blood pressure is completely normal. No need for blood pressure medication for this guy! My eating habits have greatly improved and I have learned to really enjoy many new foods that were never on my grocery list previously. It has certainly become a way of life for me. I am happy with the new, healthier person that I have become.”

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