Brian Enlists In the X!

Brian has one amazing story! He was an Air Force Officer and Pilot living out the dream in the skies, but after being medically disqualified to continue as a pilot, Brian’s health and fitness began to slip. But, being the leader he is, Brian took back control and is an amazing example of what it means to live with purpose and has set a great example for his family AND all of us! Way to go Brian!

 

 

Brian’s story: In his own words

There are a few things in life that I am very passionate about.  My God, my wife, and my son are the principal reasons I get out of bed every morning, long before the sun rises, and strive to be a better man, husband and father than I was the day before.   My faith and family will always come first!

The bible states that “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I was once a fit and healthy man, and I believe I glorified God in my image.  But eventually, I fell prey to the temptations, stresses, and pleasures in life and my body was neglected.

In 2007, I endured an untimely, career ending blow to my life as a US Air Force officer and pilot.  I was medically disqualified from flying military aircraft.  I had worked my whole life to achieve that dream, and it was gone in an instant!

During ensuing stressful search for a “new life as a civilian”, my weight steadily climbed from 170lbs and 12% body fat to 195lbs and 22.4% body fat in less than one year.  I was eating WHAT I wanted, WHEN I wanted, and always finding an excuse to skip a trip to the gym (job search, stress…lazy).  Eventually, I found a new career in Sales/Engineering where we ate out EVERY DAY!  When traveling, we ate out EVERY MEAL.

One evening while standing shirtless in front of my bathroom mirror, a feeling of utter embarrassment swept over me.  I didn’t want to be seen by my own wife (or anyone else’s wife, actually) with my shirt off!  I was embarrassed to take my son to the pool!  I was always exhausted.  I had chronic headaches, backaches, neck pains, and occasional chest pains. The man I was looking at in the mirror was just a “doughy” shell of the strong, athletic, confident (…and yes, devastatingly handsome?…LOL!) man that my wife had married less than 10 years earlier.

It broke my heart to know that I was setting such a poor example for my 5 year old son.  He watched and mimicked everything I did.  He deserved a better example.  He deserved an example of a man that glorified God in his body…and I NEEDED to be that man!  I was DETERMINED to be that man!  My weapon of choice to help me fight to become THAT man…was P90X!

The P90X plan was “simple”, but it wasn’t “easy”.   For 90 days, I committed to the program 100%.  I worked out for 1 hr per day, 6 days per week.  The other 23 hrs per day, I followed the nutrition guidelines (with slight modifications) to ensure my body had the proper fuel to ignite EXTREME RESULTS!  I never missed a workout.  I never cheated on my diet.  I endured through severe headaches, back pains, neck pains, sinus infections, late nights, and early mornings…whatever it took.  I was a determined to win this battle!  Most importantly, I found a Team Beachbody coach that inspired me.  One that would support, encourage, motivate, educate and congratulate me!  I was determined to take control of my body and my life, but I couldn’t do it alone.  It was comforting to know that Coach Wayne Wyatt and his team were right there with me every step of the way.  He set an example that was worth following.

The results…were staggering! I was amazed at how effective this program was!  The fat melted away, muscles grew, energy levels surged, my aches and pains virtually disappeared!  I was getting ripped!  After 90 days I was weighing in at 168lbs and 9% body fat.  But I wasn’t done.  I had won the battle, but the war raged on!  For the next 30 day I committed to INSANITY: THE ASYLUM to improve my athleticism, strength, speed, and agility.  By day 120 my weight was down to 158lbs and my body fat was below 8%…now I was more ripped than ever before in my life.  I was pushing 40 years old, but I felt like I was in my 20’s again!  I was strong, athletic, healthy, confident, energetic and proud.  Best of all, I was setting an example for my family to follow.  I was now THAT man they NEEDED me to be.  Now, you’ll find me shirtless in front of the mirror quite frequently (just ask my wife, LOL!)…except now I’ll have a big smile on my face!  Thank you Coach Wayne for helping to make my life better, and making me a better man.

I had great success and have had a lot of positive feedback from my transformation.  I have become very well educated on nutrition and fitness.  I know what works and what doesn’t.  I’ve been on both sides of the health spectrum, and let me tell you…the side I’m on now is where you NEED to be!  So many people want to transform their health, but for many reasons they aren’t successful.  I CAN help and I WANT to help!  This is a war that is worth fighting.  With the right weapons, fuel, mission plan, and leader you can fight for a better life and win!  At GetRippedNation.com I have assembled an International Coalition of fitness and nutrition warriors utilizing THE BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE weapons and leaders at your disposal.  If you are ready to fight for your life, join GetRippedNation.  You will succeed, and we’ll NEVER SURRENDER!

check out Brian’s site at www.getrippednation.com

 

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