How Marcus Conquered His Weight Loss Targets – Hackensack College Medical Heart, Well being Matters, Vitamin
February 17, 2021
A firsthand report by Marcus Montgomery of Hackensack, New Jersey:
In early 2020, I told myself that I wanted to get back to my Zumba weight. In 2012, I had lost 48 pounds to Zumba and dropped to 205 pounds. I felt great and wanted to feel that way again.
When COVID hit in March 2020, I weighed 230 pounds but was enrolled in an intensive group fitness class watching the weight drop.
The only problem was that the gym was closed due to COVID and I didn’t have weights at home to work out with. So I relied on other things like pushups and walking. I worked out as much at home as possible, but over time that 230 pounds rose to an all-time high of 262 pounds.
Make changes that last
I had to take control of my life. I tried doing what I knew would help me lose weight, but I was unsuccessful. At that point, I felt like I was basically fighting for my life and then I decided to turn to nutritional advice.
All in all, I’m glad things happened the way they did. The reason I’m saying this is because Eileen Baker (Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Hackensack University Medical Center) was absolutely amazing and was exactly the support I needed. Their energy just attracted me and I felt like I could finally overcome this challenge and lose weight.
Since working with Eileen, I’ve made it my goal to spread the word about how helpful and inspiring she has been to me. With her help, I lost 13 pounds in four weeks. There is nothing like trusting the process and seeing the results.
A new routine
My current nutrition and exercise plan includes eating balanced meals that are portioned, waking up at 6 a.m. to do HIIT training and other cardio workouts like walking or running. I also started tracking my steps and I have aimed for 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day.
I want everyone who reads this story to know that if you really want to, you can do it. There is always time; It is exactly what you are willing to spend and what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve your goals.
Next steps and resources
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