An Inspirational Story by Jeff Caron.

Meet my good friend Jeff Caron from back home in Fall River Massachusetts. Here’s his story and journey to reaching his health and fitness goals.

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Essentially, I woke up on Jan 1st at 295 lbs. I was sick of sweating after I ate, wearing huge terrible clothes and being tired all the time. I was embarrassed when I saw people and they commented on how big I had become. I decide to do something about it. I signed up for the Fall River Fitness Challenge. I figured that it would give me a time frame to work with; a weight loss schedule, followed by a plan to achieve the desired results. I also knew that if I “put myself out there” and say I am going to do something- then I am going to feel the pressure to do it.

I began watching what I ate. I ate more often- breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, post workout snack. I concentrated on some basic principles, but no set “diet”. I consumed most carbs before noon, reduced/eliminated sugars by kicking; cookies, milk, coca cola and ate a lot of protein by eating egg whites, tuna, chicken, steak (occasionally) ate more salad and veggies and did not eat at night. That was pretty much it.

I began interval training. Jump rope interval, jog/sprint interval and 30-30’s on treadmill with incline. I also lifted light weights/high reps with minimal rest and jumping rope between each set.

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With Marc’s help and the help of others I lost 98 lbs and got down to 196 lbs, this occurred from Jan 10th – May 20th. I have since put on around 10 lbs because some of the weight I lost during camp was water and I felt a little too thin at 196. I am currently trying to maintain a weight under 210 lbs: by continuing to eat small portions more often and staying active through exercise. I have recently taken to the street and hope to run 5k this summer before participating in a Marathon relay in October.