By Drew Luski
Over 12 weeks ago I was overweight, and lacking in self confidence. Jose Fuentes (World Renowned Trainer and Nutritionist)
I told myself that I would one day get my butt in gear and get into the condition I’ve always wanted to be. Well, days, months and years went by and I did nothing to change the way I was eating and working out. I’m a Firefighter. I believe it is necessary to be in the best physical shape I can be, not just for me, but also for the members of my team. If I lack endurance, it’s going to show, causing my team members to have to work even harder.
When I met with Jose; he told me 3 main things at the beginning : 1. I was retaining a lot of water weight (but that would come off). 2. I would be making big changes to the way I ate. 3. By January I would see the weight literally melting off.
My very first workout, Jose took things slow and explained each exercise and what muscles it worked. I was so out of shape, by the time I finished, my entire body was shaking and all my muscles were quivering. Each subsequent workout got easier and I began to enjoy the workouts. I even got to work with the other trainer, Rich Yobs. Rich is in his early 70s, but he made me sweat just as much as Jose! Both trainers have increased the weights and reps making me lost more fat and gain more muscle. I couldn't be more satisfied!
I have lost the weight. (Way more than I expected). As a Firefighter, I am able to accomplish tasks easier and without panting or getting tired as easily. As a Maintenance worker, I lift heavier loads and move things more easily without “huffing and puffing.”
I liked the fact that I was able to sit down with Jose and pick his brain about diet and supplements. Each week, he would help plan a menu with my input. We were even able to work in “cheat days” and I still continued to lose weight. Yes, I was able to eat Pizza, Chinese Buffets, and Italian Food!
Yes, I learned a lot, and continue to learn as I continue to train with Jose and making phenomenal improvements!
This is simply a lifestyle that I would hold on to for life!
Drew Luski/ Firefighter/
100 Lbs Total Weight Loss!
Lost 6 inches off my waist!