Jim was in an auto accident in January, 2008. He had gained weight, lost strength and endurance. He was suffering from anxiety and depression and wanted to make a life change.
Jim began with the Biggest Loser Getting Thinner Challenge in October, 2009 at NPPT. At first, Jim was just focused on losing weight and inches due to the contest. Jim accomplished those goals while increasing strength and flexibility. Jim is now back to his pre-accident weight. The real accomplishment is in the loss column. Jim is losing many days of anxiety and depression attacks.
JIM’S WORKOUT SCHEDULE
• Afterburn 3x week
• Strength Training at NPPT 2x week
JIM’S KEY TO MOTIVATION
Feeling better and having a first class trainer, Rebecca, keeps Jim motivated. Rebecca keeps Jim in the game and cares about his progress.
HOW NPPT HAS HELPED WITH JIM’S SUCCESS
It started one day when Rick created a custom program, led by Rebecca, and designed to meet Jim’s personal goals. “If not for Rebecca’s and NPPT’s personal attention every step everyday, I would have fallen off the wagon.” This had been a past pitfall of Jim’s.
JIM’S LONG-TERM GOALS
In one word: sustainability. Jim’s long-term goal is to develop a consistent, long-term program for life. “One day, one meal at a time.”
JIM’S TIPS & ADVICE
At first, Jim wanted to reach a specific weight loss on specific dates. Rebecca and NPPT have taught Jim to “take the journey one day, one meal at a time” and let the program drive success. Jim also keeps a daily email log of his progress: nutrition, work-outs and issues. He emails that daily or discusses the progress log with Rebecca to evaluate his performance.
Jim advocates patience – we all want it now but it comes quicker than expected. Stay the course. Listen – be receptive to the NPPT plan. Communicate – let the NPPT team know what’s working and not. Don’t over think the program. Make it simple and easy. Just put yourself in the hands of expert professionals. Don’t be frustrated – follow the direction of the NPPT team and take it one day at a time.
Great job Jim!