"My story starts in 2015, when I was still a workaholic, averaging 12-16 hours a day 6-7 days a week - like I'd been doing for 2.5 years. I don't remember for how long, but I'd already been using Paleo Manila for at least 1 year, and still going. Fortunately, due to the diet, I was only a little bit chubby.
Unfortunately, the handful of doctors all agreed that it was too severe, and that surgery was necessary. So, in May 2016, I went ahead with the procedure and had 2 discs removed, 1 with an artificial disc, the other fused - my xray looks like something Wolverine has!
While the procedure was a success, it was a very very difficult and painful recovery. I was on extremely heavy painkillers for around 6 months, which completely messed with my hormones and system. I got fatter than I'd ever been in my life, and had a whole list of terrible symptoms, including chronic fatigue, low blood pressure, low energy, insomnia, anxiety, depression, uncontrollable weight gain.
I started the journey January 5th, 2017... And now 16 months, 45lbs, 20% bodyfat, ~300 workouts, 4 pant sizes, 3 shirt sizes, 7 waistline inches, later - I can honestly say that I look and feel WAAY better than I did in my teens or my 20's, let alone my entire life (of being chubby/fat). I've now learned soooo much about my mind and my body, how it responds to different diets and workouts, what makes me gain, lose, bloated, sleepy, hyper etc.
If a guy who’s had 2 spinal surgeries, an impinged shoulder, shin splints, quadriceps tendonitis, hormonal imbalances, and a whole list of other issues can do it –YOU CAN DO IT!!!"
JAN 2017 VS. MAY 2018