Family Status: Single
Hometown: Orange County, California
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 180 pounds
Tony’s Weight Loss Interview!
How much did you lose?
I lost a total of 120 pounds.
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy when I saw a picture of myself.
What made you decide to lose weight and get healthy?
By the love of Christ, no matter how big I got I wasn’t diabetic and didn’t have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I wanted to be healthy again and be able to move around.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my diet and how hard I worked out.
What was the most challenging thing you had to deal with during your weight loss journey?
Being tired and winded after only 5 minutes of working out.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started to see results within a few months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me 6 months to lose all the weight.
How long have you maintained your weight and how do you do it?
I have maintained my weight for 2 years. I continue to workout and watch what I eat. Eating a clean diet is extremely important. Keeping myself positive and highly motivated is also a big factor. A positive mindset will get you places because of the motivation you harness. The willingness to continue on the journey is important because there will be days when you really won’t feel like working out.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel and look good. Now I can run and move around without being tired!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s diet and nutrition information is very helpful.
Tony’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight Loss Tip #1:
Rest and recovery is critical! Remember that your body needs a lot of rest to recuperate. You actually don’t grow when you’re lifting weights. You make gains when you rest and let your muscles recover and repair.
Weight Loss Tip #2:
Give it your all! At times when you feel like just being lazy, make sure to get up and go for it. Even if it’s just a 15-30 workout, give it everything you have because it will make a difference!
Weight Loss Tip #3:
Don’t workout the same muscle group every day! Your muscles need to repair and recover so don’t train each muscle group more than twice per week (once is usually enough).
Weight Loss Tip #4:
Train your legs! Don’t ever neglect them because the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes are large muscle groups and when you train your legs it can release powerful hormones (testosterone and growth hormone) which helps to spur additional muscle growth.
Weight Loss Tip #5:
Do your cardio! Cardio is very important for burning off calories to help you lose body fat.
Tony’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
What do you normally eat for breakfast?
3 boiled eggs, 2 apples and a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter.
What do you normally eat for lunch?
6 ounces of baked chicken with a side salad (no dressing).
What do you normally eat for dinner?
6 ounces of salmon with a side salad (no dressing) and a small bowl of brown rice.
What do you normally eat for snacks?
Protein bars, fruits and nuts.
What type of nutritional supplements do you take?
I take whey protein supplements.
Tony’s Weight Loss Workouts!
What do you do for weight training (exercises, workouts)?
I do whole body workouts such as pull-ups, push-ups, squats, lunges and dips. I also never neglect my core either.
What do you do for cardio training (exercises, workouts)?
Explosive cardio exercises like sprints, running stairs and also some distance running.