Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? 123 lbs leaner and better than ever!
- Romeo C.
- Height 5’6″
- Age 46
- Starting Weight 275 lbs, Now 152 lbs
- Went from a 46″ waist to a 31″ waist!
- LOST 123 lbs in 12 months!
“I saw the (Before) picture that was taken of me at my oldest daughter’s birthday party and I knew my life was completely out of control and something had to be done! The next day I went out and bought a weight scale, I was startled to see that I weighed 275 lbs. I am only 5’6″ so I was huge!”
After 3 months of watching calories and only eating fruits, vegetables, chicken, salmon, and turkey Romeo had lost 25 lbs and knew he was on his way to success but he had “stalled out” and had hit a big plateau. He’d read the only way to overcome plateaus was to workout.
“I had mastered the eating and I was eating very efficient foods so there was no other alternative but to start a workout program”,but which one? There were so many options and after researching I decided that I would give one of ‘Ryan Shanahan’s Kettlebell programs’ a try, but before doing so I went to see my Heart Doctor to get his recommendation.”
It is recommended that everyone check with his or her doctor before starting a workout regime, for Romeo this was critical as he’d had two stints put in his arteries at age 42 and was on a blood thinner, beta-blocker and cholesterol medication as well as annual stress tests to check for degradation.
“Well thankfully my Doctor was happy to see that I had lost 25 lbs and upon seeing the results of my stress test he concluded that my heart was 100% and he gave me the ok to begin working out. I asked him if I could come off the medications that he had prescribed me and he took about 1/2 a second to tell me absolutely not LOL! …A few days later my ‘Ryan Shanahan Kettlebell’ kit arrived and I popped in the intro and I was off and running.”
“I found out real quick that I was out of shape, but I kept going for the entire 20 minute session as best as I could cheating only when I had to, but by the third or fourth week I no longer had to cheat. I was gaining confidence and momentum as my strength and endurance increased and my plateau had snapped! I was back on track to losing weight. Upon completion of the first six week cycle I had lost an additional 15 lbs.”
Romeo was challenged with a 2 week vacation at an all inclusive resort but found that by eating right and walking the beach for an hour each day he was still able to lose 3 lbs. “I knew then that my metabolism was elevated and I was stoked to get back to my Kettlebell routine! I was feeling great about myself so I challenged myself to complete the next six weeks program in three weeks… I did this routine for four cycles and found myself feeling stronger than ever … I had lost 77 lbs…” (Romeo increased the size of his kettlebell and added the treadmill to his routine).
“After two cycles I returned to my Heart Doctor and he was amazed at my progress, I weighed 177 lbs …he then concluded that my heart was now at 114%. This time he took me off the blood thinners and the beta blockers, and he reduced the cholesterol dose in half…He did interrogate me as to what I was doing to have such success and I smiled and told him I eat right and I do Kettlebells!
Which I then had to explain what that was and he said for me to keep doing it because he was very impressed with the results!”
“Today I continue to be fired up about doing my ‘Ryan Shanahan Kettlebell Program’ and I won’t ever stop! I have lost a total of 123 lbs. I feel great and I look awesome in comparison to what I looked like 12 months ago in December. I went from a 46″ waist to a 31″ waist and the muscle tone all over my body is unquestionably all due to doing the kettlebell routines. Take a look at me now!”
Update: Romeo is now off all medications and only takes 1 daily aspirin! Since achieving his goals for weight loss and health improvement he is down to KettleWorx 3x a week for maintenance!
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