Three years ago, Dr. John M. was going through a rough time in his life both mentally and physically.
”I weighed 295 pounds and I was miserable with my life and with myself,” he shares. “I lacked the energy and motivation to enjoy life. I was eating all the wrong things and spending way too much time on the couch. To help me get out of my rut, I decided to start riding my motorcycles again, which was probably my worst decision ever.”
Dr. John ended up wrecking his bike and tearing his superficial Peroneal nerve, which left him with partial paralysis of his right leg. While some people would use this tragedy as an excuse to give up, he did just the opposite.
”I decided that I wasn’t going to let life beat me down.”
Dr. John began physical therapy and quick realized that he had more energy and felt better thanks to the endorphin rush he got from working out. Once he ended his therapy, his next step was obvious: it was time to join Snap Fitness.
”I joined the Snap Fitness in Tupelo, MS and have been coming to the club an average of four times a week for the past two years,” he says proudly. “I do 40 minutes on the elliptical to help with my ongoing rehab, and approximately 20 minutes of lifting weights. That, combined with eating the right things has helped me look and feel better than I ever have before.”
Aside from looking and feeling better, Dr. John’s self-esteem has come full circle in the past three years.
”I have never felt this good about myself mentally or physically,” he says. “The one thing I’ve learned is that there’s no gimmick that works when it comes to losing weight. It’s all self-determination, motivation and striving to hit your goals. That’s worked wonders for me, and I look forward to continuing my journey of a healthy lifestyle at Snap Fitness.”