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You may remember 12 weeks ago, we introduced you to LG’s husband Ned who was looking to make some changes to his health and fitness lifestyle. Ned is a member of our US Military Special Operations and with a new baby and a new position in a new city, he lost sight of his health and fitness goals and recently decided to make some positive changes and let YBC® follow along.
At the start of his transformation, Ned started establishing some more regular workouts and cutting back on his beer intake. At the midpoint, he had lost a few inches and a few pounds, and had built a stronger commitment to eating healthy and working out. So today I'm back with Part 3, the final installment, where we’ll see how Ned ended up after 12 weeks of hard work and commitment. If you have any questions for Ned or comments on his routine, let us know below!
Find out how he feels at the end of this 12 week transformation and how he sees his fitness and nutrition goals moving forward:
1. Overall, how do you feel?
I feel great! I am back on a good routine. I have a scheduled workout regimen and pretty regular eating habits. I only lost 10lbs overall, but I did lose 10” - which I’m pretty proud of.
2. Describe your current health and fitness habits compared to Day 1?
I’m doing a much better job of exercising consistently and I’m much more disciplined with my nutritional intake. Whereas before if I worked out, great, but if I didn’t, it didn’t matter. My diet was way off too. I just kind of ate whatever even though I knew I needed to make better choices. Now, I have a regular workout schedule of 4-5 days a week and only have beer on the weekends.
3. What are the biggest changes you’ve noticed or felt?
I’ve noticed I’m stronger in my workouts and I have a lot more stamina than when I started 12 weeks ago. I don’t tire as easily as I was before and my pants fit better!
4. What does a typical workout day look like now?
Now I’m taking advantage of the workouts at the Pentagon gym and doing two 60 minute HIIT workouts per week and two 60 minute CrossFit workouts per week and then 1-2 “ruck” marches with Teddy in my backpack infant carrier. Before I moved and started this position, I was doing CrossFit five days a week and was in great shape so it’s nice to be getting back to that level again.
5. What does a typical food day look like now?
Breakfast is still Bulletproof coffee, greek yogurt and protein shake. Lunch is a big portion of grilled chicken with coleslaw or asparagus. I don’t really do snacks because I’m busy at work and then dinner is a large amount of protein - ahi tuna, salmon, chicken - then asparagus or grilled mushrooms. My wife keeps telling me I’m not eating enough for my weight and activity but I’m just not that hungry.
6. In what area do you feel you could’ve done more?
I absolutely could’ve been more disciplined with my nutrition. I did two “cheat” days a week and probably could’ve just done one—or none. We’re also getting into the holidays so we had Thanksgiving with family and I also took a guy’s trip and there was nothing nutritional about those trips!
7. What are you most proud of?
I’m really proud of the workouts I’ve been getting in. I’ve been consistent and as a result, I’ve noticed how much stronger I am in my workouts and it feels great. My wife and I did a WOD the other day and usually we are neck and neck but I finished a full round ahead of her. In her defense, she is 5 months pregnant!
8. How has your health and fitness outlook changed?
It hasn’t really changed at all because I originally came from a place mentally and from experience physically where I know how great I feel working out and how much my lifestyle and work life depend on being strong and fit. It’s just harder as I’m getting older in age to maintain my physique with my nutrition. It’s always going to take work on my part and I’ve accepted that.