3 Things We Can Learn from Jeep's Transformation
When people see Jeep's transformation, (or one of mine) people often ask me..what did he do? It's as if they want some kind of easy answer that doesn't exist. Let me tell you three things I think we can all learn from Jeep's inspiring fitness journey from soft and weak to strong and ripped.
1 . Jeep's transformation is proof it's not just about the scale weight. If you look at the two pictures above, how much heavier would you guess Jeep was in the picture on the left than on the right? It's hard to believe it was just 2.5 kilograms.
However, by adding muscle, increasing his capacity to store glycogen, and optimizing his fat regulating hormones, Jeep was able to drop fat easier and faster than he ever had in previous attempts. He focused on changing his body composition and not on the number on a scale.
In the end, if you don't like what the mirror is reflecting, what difference does the number on your scale make? Jeep is proof of this.
2. It's not just about calories. When Jeep first started he was a "TOFI." (Thin on the outside, fat on the inside.) He had some fat on his belly and sides, yes, but he wasn't obese by any means. The biggest problem was that he struggled with insulin resistance and had to battle some major blood sugar issues. His Blood sugar would also crash pretty hard when he first started working out.
You see, Jeep used to be a "sugar burner," meaning his body functioned and relied on consistent carbohydrates for its daily energy needs and wasn't good at accessing his fat stores for energy. Therefore, when his blood sugar dropped ...so did he. He actually slept on the floor in our gym at least an hour after his first workout.
Jeep fixed this problem by making carefully planned choices of his new habits, such as adding fish oil to his meals, training with weights to improve his sensitivity to insulin and improve (not just increase) his metabolism and starting his day with a high protein and fat diet. Eggs!
Today, as a fat burner, Jeep stores more food as glycogen and less as fat, while burning more fat throughout the day. He can actually eat more food now than most people...and NOT store it as unwanted fat.
3. Jeep brings a positive mental mindset to everything he does. When Jeep first started, he was just as busy as any of the CEOs, company presidents and embassy people we train.
He was running his own restaurant, as well as a successful tutoring business ..all while working full time for a marketing company.
However, Jeep still made it into the gym consistently, never complaining about how tired he is and always gave his workout 100%. I don't ever remember him relying on any excuses. People like Jeep are successful in life AND in the gym because of this right positive mindset.
There you have it...3 things we can learn from Jeeps incredible transformation. Let me just say that we feel incredibly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to not just work with Jeep, but to befriend him. We hope he inspires you as much as he has inspired us to always give life your best...and expect great things to follow.
Thanks for reading!
a word from Coach Jeff about Jeep's body transformation