Daniel H. was never a “health nut.” He was always active, balancing two part-time jobs, sports and academics all the way through high school, and his father owned a construction business, meaning Daniel’s afternoons and weekends were jam packed full of manual labor. Still, he never watched his diet or thought about what he ate. Fortunately for him, his active lifestyle canceled out those calories and kept him in decent shape. Then one day, it all changed.
Five months after graduating high school, Daniel’s parents bought a local grocery store, and he traded in his long days of working in the sun for a new job that came with a cozy chair and air conditioning.
“I was sitting behind a cash register all day, just eating anything and everything I could possibly want,” he explains. “Then about two months later they opened a pizzeria in the store, and the eating continued. Next thing I knew I had gained more than 60 pounds.”
Realizing he needed to make changes, Daniel tried dieting on his own. Unfortunately, it didn’t stick.
“I would go on a diet for a couple of weeks, then break down and end up gaining twice the amount I had lost,” he says. “At one point I was really low, and thought ‘I’m miserable when I’m dieting, but I’m happy when I’m eating. Who cares if I’m fat?’ which was a bad place for me to be.”
That’s when Daniel joined the Snap Fitness in Lockport, N.Y. and finally got on a workout and eating plan that were right for him.
“Snap Fitness helped me shatter my old habits,” he says proudly. “I’ve lost over 70 pounds in the past seven months, and created a new life for myself. I’ve never felt better.”
When it comes to getting started on the path to losing weight, the first step is always the hardest. But just like Daniel experienced, having the right group of people around you can make a world of difference.
“I want to thank the Snap Fitness crew for helping me get back in shape. They’ve been great, and I couldn’t have done it without them.”