Everything in my life seemed pretty smooth except for the fact that I was the only fat man at the company I worked and this bagged me my 'ex-nickname', The Fat Randy (the nickname came as a result that we're 2 employees name Randy at the office so anytime any of the staff wanted to refer to me, they will the say "the fat Randy").
I used to be among the 70% of adults aged 20 and above who are overweight in America.
If you'd ask me, I wasn't happy or sad about it. I simply accepted myself for who I was.
Until 9 months ago when my family doctor diagnosed me of high blood pressure, which was a result being overweight. He also explained to me that my chance of developing heart disease was on the rise.
This sent chills down my spine.
I could be happy chugging down my KFC chicken with some big pepsi cola and the next I may be in the emergency room.
I didn't hesitate to make a turnaround in my lifestyle. I threw out junk foods, moved to healthier diet and, of course, started a fitness program. I weighed 176 pounds at that time and I am 5 feet, 10 inches tall.
My new lifestyle continued for good 6 months but I was gaining and losing weight haphazardly –this month, I am 174; the next, I'm 175.
It was bullshit! I could no longer put up with this personal fitness program because it was feeling like a tough job. So I stopped! Yes, I did and, to be honest, that was a loser step I took.
After Charles didn't see me jog for a while, he came to my house one morning and wanted to know what happened. So I told him how frustrated I was. He asked me if I have a fitness tracker, and I was like, "what that?"
Then he told me little about it and said I should find out more about what he called 'FitBit Charge HR'.
FitBit actually looks like a wrist-watch as you can see above, and it basically helps in calorie burn, heart-rate, sleep, and distance tracking.
Oh… I finally had a coach that would give me that inner drive I need to stay amped up and ready to work towards achieving my weight loss and fitness goal.
My routine which used to feel drudgery is now more like an exciting game of upping myself every day towards a fitter, healthier and happier life.
I have been religiously using my baby for 3 months now and it has changed my life. I am so much more aware of my health and body status.
Now, I am winner! I've lost over 30 pounds, thanks to FitBit. All of my workout plans didn't seem like hard work.
My love for FitBit keeps growing stronger and I lately decided to upgrade it to the latest version. But before I ordered for my new baby, I decided to do research on other fitness tracking devices that also does calorie, heart rate, distance tracking.
Man! I ended up becoming loyal to FitBit because of it user-friendliness, calendar reminders, silent alarm, better battery life, beauty, flexibility, amongst other cool features.
I only needed to charge FitBit Charge HR for about 30 minutes which lasted for 3 days. And now with the new version, it lasts more 5 days…amazing!
Everyone at the office still calls me Joe-Fat though …lol… but they really commend and admire the fact that I was able to lose that amount of weight –big thumbs up to my secret coach that only cost me $149.95.
I almost forgot to tell you that I now have a normal and stable blood pressure and my whole life is next-to-perfect –if you don't want me to say 'perfect'.