Family Status: Single
Occupation: Volunteer and Food Photographer
Starting Weight: 220 pounds
Current Weight: 187 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 33 pounds! My waistline went from 48 to 35 inches and my shirt size went from XXL to a medium!
Christopher’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was born skinny and during my childhood days my parents never deprived us of food. When I hit my teenage years I became overweight and then went from being overweight to obese. When I tried to become independent years after graduating from college, I trimmed down but it wasn’t the healthy way. Asian countries like the Philippines are rice lovers and eating all that rice made me fat. When I decided to live again in our house, I lost control of my appetite by eating lots of different foods like pork and rice. Two years ago I decided to get fit because I have a dream career. My goal was to lose weight the right way. So when I found fun home workouts I took it to the next level. I wanted to get fit and build muscle.
What made you decide to lose weight?
It isn’t that easy to lose weight. It is torture. These are the words that ran through my mind two years ago. But I had a dream career so I needed to lose the extra weight. Another important reason was for my health issues.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I look forward to working out (doing home workouts) every day. Weights, cardio, Pilates and Yoga. I can’t find a reason to stop and I fell in love with working out. It feels like I can’t live a day without doing it. I also tried to avoid junk foods that give me pleasure but are bad to my health and make me fat.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The extreme workout routines. Some days my muscles are really sore and I’m tired but I have to push myself to do more. Sometimes, my friends also tease me for eating healthy food and avoiding junk food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
In a span of 6 moths.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
2 years. However, I was only 165 pounds early last year because I wasn’t gaining any lean muscle yet.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
From the time I gained weight from packing on muscle, it’s been 7 months now. My discipline and mantra is, “The more food you eat, the more you need to workout and burn those accumulated calories”.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Seeing the results and the feedback from my friends and colleagues.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
The physical change has been amazing. A friend of mine once told me, “You’re not cute anymore. You’re so handsome now”. I have much better posture now and I can bend and jump much higher.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
I created my formula which I share to everyone, it is 3 Ds and 2 Ps which stands for: Discipline, Determination, Dedication, Patience and Prayers.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Visiting ShapeFit.com has motivated me to reach my ultimate fitness goals. Reading their fitness articles keeps the fire burning inside of me. I am more determined to achieve the body I have always wanted.
Christopher’s Weight Loss Tips!
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Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t take a cheat day, take a treat day.
Weight loss tip #5:
Abstain from foods that will make you fat.
Christopher’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1/2 cup rolled oats, 2 eggs, banana, 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar diluted in 1 glass of water.
Either fish, lean beef or chicken with vegetables.
2 pieces of whole wheat bread with chicken and vegetables.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Whey protein powder.
Christopher’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 4 times per week.
I do cardio 2 times per week.