Family Status: Married
Occupation: Mechanical Designer
Hometown: Haubstadt, Indiana
Pounds or Inches Gained: Lost 31 pounds! Went from 22% body fat down to 12%
Starting Weight: 206 pounds
Current Weight: 175 pounds
Doyle’s Success Story Comments!
Weight loss is really hard. Anybody who tells you it’s not is probably trying to sell you a fad diet or some sort of “magic” pill. That said, it’s important that we remain realistic about both our goals and the journey itself as we strive to lose weight. Unrealistic expectations will often set us up for disappointment. Therefore, I set these realistic goals for myself when I started on this transformation challenge: I want to lose at least 25 pounds, because carrying all that extra weight around has made me sluggish and uncomfortable both at home and on the job. Also, I want to reduce my body fat by 8%, and I want to lose 4 inches off my waist.
Another one of my goals is to lower my cholesterol level and blood pressure. The good news is that these challenges are often far less significant than we think. Most challenges looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have! Furthermore, the 12-week deadline made it easy for me to be able to accomplish the goals I set out for myself. The desire to change my old flabby body into a more lean and athletic physique has motivated me to join and participate in the challenge. If you don’t love your body and treat it well, it will become very unhealthy as you get older.
Smaller is better by other standards, and I wanted that affirmation. If I take care of myself and pursue the challenge faithfully, I will give that affirmation to myself instead of seeking it through others. Again, most programs are so easy to follow that I decided to participate in it and take the challenge. I also want to become an example to my fellow health club friends that weight loss and body transformations can all be achieved with hard work and a well designed plan.
Doyle’s Muscle Building Interview!
When did you become unhappy with your physique?
As the years go by and your physique tends to spread out and I knew I had to stop this progression now.
What made you decide to transform your body?
I decided to do the Lean-Body Challenge (12-week transformation) online that was sponsored by Lee Labrada.
What were the most important changes you made to build muscle?
My diet was about 90% clean and consumed at least 1.5g of protein for every body weight pound.
What was most challenging about building muscle?
The soreness in the beginning and the motivation that is needed to carry on such a task.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
After 4 weeks I started noticing physical changes and it seemed to take off even faster as the weeks continued.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your muscular gains and how do you do it?
I just finished up.
How has your life changed now that you’ve gained muscle mass?
I have so much self-confidence at work, home and the energy I have has surpassed anything I could have imagined.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your muscle building goals?
ShapeFit supplied me with fitness advice, fat burning tips and healthy recipes!
Doyle’s Muscle Building Tips!
Muscle Building Tip #1:
Lift heavy with 6 reps/set.
Muscle Building Tip #2:
Control all movements.
Muscle Building Tip #3:
Muscle Building Tip #4:
Muscle grows during a recovery period, not during the workouts.
Muscle Building Tip #5:
Doyle’s Muscle Building Eating Plan!
8 egg whites and 2 yolks, 2-pieces of whole wheat toast (spray on butter only) and water.
8 Oz. grilled skinless chicken breast and 2 cups of steamed green beans and Udo’s oil.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Carbwatchers shake, peanut butter on rice cakes, almonds, white rice.
Doyle’s Muscle Building Workouts!
6 days per week for approx 1-1.5 hours in the evening.
6 days per week for approx. 1 hour in the morning. HIIT and Incline walking and some outdoor jogging.
Pro-V60 protein powder, Glutalean Multi-pro 32x Vitamin, Nitric Oxide, Protein Shakes.