Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose

Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose

Drew Manning

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0062194216

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website, Fit2Fat2Fit.com, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one year in order to better understand the weight-loss struggles of his clients and the online community. Drew embarked on this journey to prove to clients, website followers, and people across the country that it is possible to get back into shape—and his bottomless desire to kindle a new hope for his readers comes through on every page of Fit2Fat2Fit. With before and after (and after...) photos to that tell their own striking story, and intimate reflections from Drew’s wife Lynn, Fit2Fat2Fit is more than a spectacle or a gimmick; it’s an inspiring story, and sound proof that anyone can reach the level of fitness they desire to make themselves happy.

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those moments—the ones when you physically, mentally, or emotionally feel yourself failing—that you need a yin, an encourager. That’s not to say that you need an enabler—someone who’s going to excuse you for breaking down too often in your meal plans, or skipping a week’s worth of exercising. My parents, no matter how encouraging, never gave us the option of giving up or failing—they just made it easier to succeed. An encourager will be there to listen on the difficult days and to remind you

own workout that day, but I couldn’t help wondering if I was ever really going to make an impact on someone other than myself. Dangers of a Black-and-White Worldview An interesting thing happens when you grow up and have children of your own. A part of you tries to remember all the important lessons you were taught, hoping to impart some of that wisdom to the next generation. Another part of you swears to avoid some of the choices of your parents, happy that you have the power to cure the

parents that brought on a sobering reality. Because we were all teenagers once, we know the tricks and arguments we used to torture our parents, so we try to protect our own children from themselves. Case in point, Sarah. She had two parents who approached her teenage years with an iron fist. Knowing what a teenager could pull, they tightened their grip on everything. They enforced significantly earlier curfews than other parents, made sure that their child came home every day to do homework,

Drink 16 ounces water. Meal 1: Spinach Shake (about 400 calories) Multivitamin Digestive enzymes Meal 2: Midmorning snack (about 250 calories) 1 handful almonds, 1 handful beef jerky, 1 small handful raspberries Meal 3: Spinach Egg-White Omelet (about 400 calories) Digestive enzymes Meal 4: Midafternoon snack (about 350 calories) 1 banana with 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1 small handful pumpkin seeds Meal 5: Cheat/Treat Meal (about 700 calories) Eat whatever you want as long as

calories) Multivitamin Digestive enzymes Meal 2: Midmorning snack (about 300 calories) 1 handful strawberries, 1 handful pumpkin seeds, 1 low-sugar, high-fiber protein bar (preferably with a ratio of 1g fiber/1g protein, but no less than .5g/1g) Meal 3: Turkey Breast and Berry Salad (about 400 calories) Digestive enzymes Meal 4: Midafternoon snack (about 300 calories) Celery with 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1 handful roasted pecans Meal 5: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken (about 400

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