Now that I'm able to feel what life is like I'm sure I'll never return to that state
By: Jennifer Rogers
I started on this journey to improve my health, not really knowing where I would end up. A co-worker overheard me complaining about being tired and wanting to find a gym and he asked me to give him a try, for free. He introduced me to strength and conditioning training, and Dr. Eric Berg. I was 235 pounds of laziness, unable to move around easily, with a ton of health issues. Only 30 years old at the time, I thought my life was over. I figured it was all downhill from there. Sonic went ahead and showed up to the first training session unaware of what to expect and not very well prepared. We went over some simple movements but mostly talked about food. He told me to trust him and instructed me to Google Dr. Eric Berg when I got home. The next day I began intermittent fasting, starting with waiting until lunch to eat, the gradually being introduced to OMAD. I was eating within the healthy limits of the keto diet. This was difficult at first but as I grew accustomed to only eating once a day I no longer experienced hunger pains. The only supplements I focused on were Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Potassium. I lifted heavy things a few times a week, nothing too strenuous, no super crazy workouts. I lost 100 pounds in 9 months, no skin left sagging, just me. This isn't the best part. I am off all medications I was taking before. I'm no longer taking antidepressants, steroids for asthma, ADHD medicine, nor do I suffer from IBS. My fatty liver has reversed and I'm no longer prediabetic. I'm no longer having issues with my gallbladder and acid reflux, I'm off that medication too. My doctor was telling me I was also showing signs of osteoporosis. This is no longer the case, my bone density test now came back in a normal range. I have the energy to move around freely and I thoroughly enjoy life. I've since started training jiujitsu and recently won my first competition. I feel good. I used to always want to hide in the shadows. While I still don't want the limelight I can honestly say I am finally okay with being myself. Now that I'm able to feel what life is like I'm sure I'll never return to that state. I am still in utter shock.