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UB FIT: My First 90 Days at UBX
Over the past few years, I’ve done multiple different home workouts from Insanity, Asylum and T25 to some bodyweight-based or TRX-based workouts and trained for and completed a couple half marathons. I’d seen varying results with the workouts, mostly due to a poor diet, and had lost quite a bit of weight while training for the half marathons. But after completing the workout programs and completing the half marathons I struggled to find a new workout or challenge I wanted to embark on. So, while trying to find that next goal a week off turned into a month which turned into a few. I knew I had put on a few extra pounds but was hit with a dose of reality when I was weighed at a doctor’s visit and the scale reported 251 pounds. That was the wakeup call I needed. I had to get serious and that’s when I turned to UBX.
I’d trained with Luke multiple times over the past several years and had always seen results. When checking out the website I noticed they offered group personal training. Seemed to fit what I was looking for. Structured, personal workouts with access to fit camp style workouts as well. So, I had the physical workout part figured out. But the one thing I was always lacking was commitment on my meals and eating properly. Luke sat me down and we discussed what I needed to do with my nutrition to really see the results I wanted quickly. With his sample meal plan and suggestions, I setoff to see if I could actually commit to eating properly.
The first couple of weeks were tough both physically adapting to the workouts and mentally with the change in diet routine. Both got easier each day. I found keeping my menu simple was easiest for me. It became routine and I didn’t have to stress about creating different menus. I’ve been able to stay fairly consistent with my diet and it’s helped accelerate the results I’m seeing in the gym. The trainers at UBX also checking our food journals also helps keep us accountable and on target with our diet plans. I’ve also found the group training has helped motivate me more than working out alone. I tend to push myself harder around others than I might if I were training alone and have enjoyed the friendly competition between others in my group as well.
In my first 90 days at UBX I’ve been able to drop over 23 ½ pounds and lost nearly 7.5% body fat while maintaining my lean body mass. Indicating nearly all of my weight loss came from body fat. The workouts continue to evolve and remain challenging. And with the staff of UBX I’m hoping to continue to modify and hone my diet into something I’ll maintain the rest of my life. I’m not where I want to be yet but I know the staff at UBX will get me there!
Update on 180 days at UBX – Now down 41.4lbs and 10.6% body fat. Still making progress!