About Me

My name is Charles and I'm a husband and father of two. I have a goal of living to see my grandchildren, something my father didn't get to do. I've completed Insanity and continue to work out and eat healthy.

When I was young I was one of the lucky ones that could eat anything I wanted and not gain a pound. I graduated high school at 6'1" 165lbs. That changed slowly for me, so slow I didn't even notice. By 2009 I had reached 204lbs and had high blood pressure, frequent heart burn, headaches, depression, regular anxiety attacks and a variety of other minor health problems. My doctor put me on blood pressure medications, but i couldn't handle the side effects and stopped taking them. I started walking and climbing stairs daily and watched my portion sizes. It helped with my weight, I lost 20lbs. However I still felt like crap and my blood pressure wouldn't go down.

That's when my wife saw the infomercial for Insanity and convince me that we should give it a try, so we ordered it. We started that program in early 2010. We were eating healthier foods, exercising and losing weight. I worked my way back down to 170lbs. My blood pressure dropped to almost normal. My depression disappeared and so did my headaches. I felt good. After completing the Insanity program I dropped back to working out 3 times a week and was able to maintain my weight and health.

Eventually things started to slip after our summer vacation. I had a hard time getting back into the rhythm of working out regularly. After a while I was back up to 190lbs, my blood pressure was back up and most of my other problems had returned.

Eventually I started to get interested in my health again. I started working out and studied many books and blogs on diet and exercise. I learned about low-carb, primal and paleo diets and haven't looked back since. I've created my own diet style that combines various elements of all of them.

Today I am down to 165lbs, but more importantly I feel great. My headaches, depression, anxiety and high blood pressure are gone. The very fact that I am writing this is evidence of my transformation. Before the recent changes in my lifestyle I couldn't even write an email without having a panic attack.

I'm living proof that diet and exercise are more than just a weight loss tools. They can improve your overall health and change your life.