Being an athlete his entire life, Kwame wasn’t used to getting winded so easily when playing with his kids or riding his bike. A major shock came when his cousin who was the same size went into a diabetic coma and died at 35 years old. This was when Kwame decided to change the way he thought about food and exercise and give himself an overall goal of losing 225 pounds.
Kwame started by taking control of his eating habits. He started cutting down this portions, like eating only one or two chicken breasts instead of three or four, and replacing the bad things with good, healthier options. Vitamins are part of his daily routine, taking one multivitamin, B12, fish oil, CLA, Biotin, and DHEA. He started hitting the gym hardcore to build resistance, build muscle, and increase his cardio, and all the while getting constant support from his friends and family.
“The hardest part is when I would hit the different plateaus, I would have to keep pushing through. I had to tell myself that everyone hits plateaus and did research on different things people did. That really helped. I also started focusing more on inches instead of weight,” Kwame says.
Kwame recently played in a basketball tournament at University of Texas at Arlington and was able to play the entire games, a feat from last year when he could only make it halfway through. He is also riding his bike more and taking more classes at the Fitness 2000. We’re cheering him on with his healthy lifestyle changes and can’t wait to celebrate when he reaches his goal!