Today I want to introduce you to a great gentleman who loves to fly. Scott is a retired Air National Guard pilot who instructs our young up and coming American heroes in the simulators at Little Rock AFB. Scott is one of our most consistent Boot Campers along with his lovely wife Teresa. He consistently pushes himself to get stronger and in return is turning back father time. This is Scott’s fitness story!
How long have you been exercising consistently?
What influenced your decision to get dedicated and be consistently active?
To feel better about myself, lose weight and encouragement from my wife.
How much weight/inches/jean sizes have you lost?
Gone from size 38 to 34.
How much stronger are you?
I’m a lot stronger.
What is your favorite thing about Boot Camp?
Consistency and encouragement.
What Exercise most scared you at first?
Can you briefly tell me why you continue to do Boot Camp?
I am encouraged by my progress and want to stay healthy.
What are some of your biggest barriers to staying active and how do you overcome those barriers?
I get distracted with other things. I make it a priority to exercise and am encouraged by my wife.
Since becoming consistent with your exercise, what’s the biggest change you see in yourself physically and mentally?
My blood pressure has gone from around 140/85 to 115/70. I’ve lost 25 pounds and feel much better about myself. Best shape I’ve been in 25 years!
How would you classify your current eating habits?
Do you have a specific diet/eating strategy that you follow?
Advocare products and cut way down on carbs and have increased protein.
Do you have a favorite go to healthy meal or food?
I love chicken any way you serve it.
Do you have advice for someone contemplating starting a fitness/weight loss journey or advice for someone struggling to stay motivated?
Get started now! Don’t wait. Shop wisely for food and build good habits.
I want to thank Scott for sharing his fitness story with all of us. I have a couple of things I want you to take away from his story. First, he talks about the support and encouragement he gets from his wife. This goes back to the importance of a strong support system, it may be your wife, sister or best friend but a strong support system is essential to success. Second, he talks about success in things other than weight loss. Scott mentions his clothes size and his blood pressure improving. Fitness success can come in many forms. Last, Scott talks about shopping wisely and building good habits. The most important thing you can do is educate yourself about food and make the best choice possible no matter where you eat. Whether it’s McDonalds or at home you always have the ability to make better choices that moves you closer to your goal. Learn to count carbs and make great food choices every day. Once again I want to thank Scott for sharing and encourage him to keep up the good work!