I began my fitness journey one year ago.
- Stats(Before): 260-265 lbs, 5;7, 28-31% bodyfat
- Stats(Current): 167 lbs, 5;7, 10-11% bodyfat
Two years ago I almost died of an a-fib heart which almost resulted in a stroke. At the age of 23 I almost lost my life because of my terrible eating habits and lack of exercise. Fast forward a bit to one year later. This time last year I weighed close to 260 pounds, and carried around a staggering amount of body fat. On the day I married the love of my life, I looked through our photographs together and decided that I needed to transform myself. After years of binge eating junk food, fighting my addiction to sitting at my computer for hours on end downing around a case of soda a day, and allowing anything and everything to bring my mood down, I finally realized that if I did not change, I would most likely die at an early age. My son Dominic and wife Chryssi are the most important parts of my life and the main factors that pushed me to change who I was.
I started by only eating smaller portions, not even eating clean. Then one day I found "Pumping Iron" and this switch inside my head was flipped. So I began my fitness journey at our local gym, Anytime Fitness, and have since reached every goal I have set for myself. Without the wonderful friends and trainers I have met at Anytime Fitness, I may very well have given up along my fitness path. Almost every day I have people asking about my training and dieting programs. I am very proud of the fact that other people are seeking my help on their fitness journeys.
I began eating properly in August 2014, and began my training in September 2014. I have been tracking my meals for 160 days, and haven't missed a single gym session, even when I am feeling under the weather. In the past 12 months, I have come a long way, and this is only the beginning!
I am competing in my first All Natural Mens Physique / Mens Novice show in October, and cannot wait to see my hard work pay off. In my small amount of downtime from training I am studying to obtain my personal trainer certification. I aspire to inspire!!
If you would like to support me you can follow me on instagram at www.instagram.com/tbatcho07
I currently am a sponsored athlete for http://www.ichorathletics.org/
If there is any information you would like about my diet/workout plans please just ask, I love to help others!