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September 10 2012 2 10 /09 /September /2012 21:32

 Filiberto before and after picture - September 13, 2012 Blo

 

As a coach, I’m blessed with great clients.  Many of them have lost a great deal of body fat and vastly improved their life.  One person in particular however, is truly notable because he is not only sincerely committed to improving his life, but he devotes 100% of himself to it.  This person’s mind is so fixed on his goal that he takes what I suggest without question, without making up excuses, and without offering any justifications.  

I would like to introduce you to Filiberto who has become a ‘’wellness leader by example’’ to those around him. Filiberto has agreed to let me share his story with you about his journey to wellness. 

When Filiberto first came to see me on May 24th of this year, he weighed 327.5 lbs.  On September 4th, in just a little more than 3 months, the scale revealed that he weighed 265.2 lbs.  However, more importantly, his body composition results revealed a loss of 10 litres of water, and 34 lbs. of pure body fat!  A truly remarkable feat!

Q. Filiberto, what made you decide to lose weight?

A. At the beginning I was just trying.  I thought it would be impossible, but then I started noticing that it was actually happening.  I started picturing myself as a ‘’regular person’’ and that thought really motivated me.

Q. What has been your biggest change or progress?

A. Up to now I have lost almost 30 kilos (62 lbs.) in about 3 months. I’ve never lost weight that fast, so I think losing is not just my biggest progress, but also my biggest motivator.

 

Q.  What did you find was the most difficult for you?

A.  Well, when I started I thought it would be difficult to find the groceries because I used to eat a different kind of food, but I was wrong.  I can find all I need very easily and it’s not that different.  You just need to change what you choose, and voilà!

Q. How do you feel now?

A. I haven’t reached my goal yet, but I feel really amazing because now I’m pretty sure I’ll do it! It has also been really rewarding when other people have started noticing how much I’m changing.  When I get compliments it’s like getting trophies (lol). Definitely, there is no going back.  Now I see this as a lifestyle, and I think this is the best thing I have EVER done for ME!

Q. What advice would you give to others?

A.  It may sound cheesy, but the truth is that it’s only a matter of time and will power.  If you are motivated and your will isn’t broken, then what are you waiting for? If you make a BIG effort, the results will be BIG as well. 

Along with a personalized ‘’low glycemic-low inflammation’’ Eating Plan, not a diet, designed to teach Filiberto how to eat in a healthy way right from the start (5 nutrient-dense meals per day), he has personally committed to exercise daily.  His exercise regimen is a combination of cardio, to which he added Modu Seye’s high intensity, functional training YouTube entitled ‘’Moduvated Resistance Band Workout’’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DoBpuv0NxE&feature=share

This will have for sure helped Filiberto get ready for Moduvated bootcamp, a 3 times per week session he is excited to incorporate into his program; a goal he had all along.

Since I don’t rely on a scale, you might be wondering how I track Filiberto’s progress.   First of all, the scale doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story of my clients’ journey towards wellness. Therefore, I use a special body composition testing machine when my clients first come to see me and then I use it to follow their progress.  This is an essential part of my program, as I want to make sure that it’s fat mass, and not muscle mass that my clients lose, which often happens with restrictive diets.  Since Filiberto undertakes a high level of activities, it’s now time to increase his caloric intake to make sure he slows down the loss on the scale and continues to burn fat and convert to muscle. 

Filiberto may not have realized that he is a ‘’Massive action—Massive results’’ type of guy, but he sure is, and it's just the beginning!  Keep it up, Filiberto, you rock!! 

Yours in vibrant health,  

Isabelle.

 

 

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