From: Charles Bram
Head fitHealth Coach
Dear Soon To Be Friend,
I PERSONALLY know what it’s like to be out of shape and
feel like a fat blob. Look at this picture of me at a bar (I used to
frequent these places quite a bit in my young adult years) … I
wish I could say that this was a picture of me at my worst, but I would be telling you a huge lie. I continued to get bigger for several months, putting on nearly 10 more pounds. BUT I can’t find any pictures of me in worse shape because I pretty much avoided the cameras. Maybe you know how I felt …
Believe it or not, I was only 33 years old in this picture. Many people told me I looked like I was at least 36. I remember one night I had a bet with friends of mine that were a few years older than me. I asked the bouncer who looked older. He immediately told me I
looked older, probably a couple of years older. Then he asked me if he was right. I was so embarrassed. This was probably the first time I realized I had a weight problem. It had come on gradually over a few years. Pants got tighter, I bought new ones, you know the
Somewhere in the first couple of weeks of January 2007 I bent over to tie my shoes, realized that I was having to hold my breath, sit up, breathe and begin again a few times before I could finish tying my shoes …
I couldn’t believe how badly I had let myself go… no matter how hard I tried
to fool myself, I was no longer anywhere near slim and hadn’t been for a very long time …
As an engineer, I decided to see how bad things were by the numbers. My blood pressure had sky rocked, my resting heart rate was worse than an average person’s heart rate while they are up and moving around, my heart rate after climbing the stairs was as high as if a normalperson had just gone for a run. All these things scared me to death. My waist measured a whopping 43″, and at only 5’8″ tall, I weighted 207 lbs. Not only was I obese, by some estimates I had the same health risks of a person with diabetes (doctors have been quoted as saying patients with diabetes age 10 to 30 percent faster than those without – no wonder I looked so much older than I was).
I also noticed I was wearing the same few clothes all the time. Even though I had more clothes than anyone needs, I couldn’t wear most of them. And all the clothes I was wearing had style names that included something similar to “relaxed fit.” I now know this is code
for, I was too fat to fit into the regular sizes, but the clothing manufactures didn’t want me to feel bad about it.
Perhaps the worst thing to happen to a man’s ego is that I was pretty much being ignored by the opposite sex. Even my own wife frequently made comments to remind me that I didn’t look this way when she met me 15 years ago. I really wish she had sat me down one day and told me I needed to lose the weight. And finally my Father did tell me that I
was way too heavy for my age. But I wasn’t ready to listen until I couldn’t do simple things like tying my shoes without significant effort. Some might even say I was a bit stubborn
This sudden and terrible realization made me very Sick…
In fact, I lost 50 lbs of fat and put on more than 10 lbs of functional muscle …
Coach Charles Before and After
Hardly Anyone Believed I Could Lose An Entire Medicine Ball Of Fat But I Did.
And that’s JUST the beginning… Now I feel like I’m 10 years younger, I have tons of energy and I even stand almost an inch taller…
And what’s really exciting is what’s happened to my self image… Let’s just say when I look in the mirror I’m pretty damn stoked with what I see… My social life is better, my love life is better, my health is better, in fact EVERYTHING is better. I’m even willing to have my picture taken in public now.
Coach Charles and Tiffany Seen In Public Together
Join me in the new found freedom of being fully active in life again.
To Your Health!