Just Say “NO” to 40

butler879 Posts: 64 Member
edited May 2020 in Success Stories
About 8 years ago I did a “Just say NO to 30 post”. I had just turned 30 and I was smoking a pack a day and in the worst shape of my life. Turned that all around and got really fit. 4 years into being healthy and fit I injured my back and could not get it recovered. A year ago I was convinced to do physical therapy couples with Chiropractics & Massage Therapy. I started seeing some progress with the pain. I made it back into the gym and stayed there. Despite the exercise, my diet had been so poor I had hit my heaviest weight of 228 this January. I made a commitment to get in the best shape of my life before I turn 40 this year. I completely changed my diet using MyFitnessPal, and lost 45lbs. Now I’m 183lbs and feel like I’m in my best shape. Here are my before and now pics.



  • CBLC83
    CBLC83 Posts: 60 Member
    Ha! I noticed the smile first then the amazing accomplishment then also noticed that you have painted your walls since the before and after pics 🤦

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Amazing transformation.
  • janstewart62
    janstewart62 Posts: 88 Member
    Fabulous !!
  • MidlifeCrisisFitness
    MidlifeCrisisFitness Posts: 1,114 Member
    Well done!
  • jenwalkingfurther
    jenwalkingfurther Posts: 225 Member
  • striving4_success
    striving4_success Posts: 12 Member
    Great job!!
  • Tiffanylynn1024
    Tiffanylynn1024 Posts: 167 Member
    You look amazing! Your smile is gorgeous 😊
  • MaltedTea
    MaltedTea Posts: 6,287 Member
    The 40s get pooped on a lot as a challenging decade of life. Meanwhile, it looks like you're just starting your best decade. Good on you!
  • That's what's up!

    Great job!
  • mspenelopeparker644
    mspenelopeparker644 Posts: 11 Member
    Hell yes!!! Good for you!!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
  • tams_89
    tams_89 Posts: 2,899 Member
    Awesome, you look great
  • Shape2013
    Shape2013 Posts: 1 Member
    Welcom to the 40s!
    Nice job. Very inspiring!
  • jperdomo79
    jperdomo79 Posts: 59 Member
    Welcome to the 40's amd amazing work!
  • cannonk40
    cannonk40 Posts: 1 Member
    You look fantastic ! Great job !
  • Kmkonowal
    Kmkonowal Posts: 7 Member
    Wow great smile! And wow what progress! So inspiring! Well done!
  • Karen_can_do_this
    Karen_can_do_this Posts: 1,150 Member
    Yep adding to the great smile group.
    But also omg!!! Look at those guns!!!
    You look incredible! I'm so glad you found a solution to a longstanding back injury.
  • Sand_TIger
    Sand_TIger Posts: 842 Member
    Looks like you went from Dad Bod to Rad Bod. Nice work! And welcome to one of your best decades! I turn 41 in a couple weeks and I've never felt better, even at "only" halfway to goal weight.