Here is my story. My name is Mike Reid.
I went home to Ottawa for my 40th birthday this past September. My dad confronted me and asked me what am I going to do about my obesity. I told him, don't worry, I will handle it.,
I always figured that I could do this on my own. I would eat better and exercise. That was a lie. Sure I would eat better at meals,but I would eat potato chips and chocolate bars.
I was obsessed with the scale and would get discouraged by not losing weight. I would be so discouraged that I would actually eat more. I was having difficulty sleeping and always waking up with a migraine. I mentioned this to my doctor and he referred me to a sleep specialist for an at home pulse oximetry test. I returned to my doctor a couple of weeks after the appointment. He told me that I had one of the worst cases of sleep apnea he had ever seen.
I stopped breathing 157 times in 7 hours of sleep for a total of 108 seconds. I have also been taking blood pressure medication, my bp at the time was 165 / 108 and my resting pulse was 103. I also was taking medication to control severe acid reflux and a medication to prevent migraines.
This past march, I got a very interesting e-mail from Joel Therien, whom I have known since we were kids, he is two years younger than me. Anyway, this e-mail mentioned a new concept in exercising. I couldn't believe it when I read the info and watched the video introduction. I couldn't believe that it is possible to lose weight exercising only 7 minutes at a time every other day. Are you serious?
I signed up just to see what the deal was about. There are videos that you can pick and choose depending on your current fitness level.
I started off as a beginner and I found out that the exercise videos are better than any of the other websites that you have seen out there.
You know the ones I mean. Scantily clad women and musclebound models pretending to work out. The videos on 7minuteworkout.com feature real people doing actual exercises . You can tell they are not actors, but actual people showing others how to better themselves. I have been working out now for 9 weeks and eating a healthy and restricted diet. Last week I changed my routine to the intermediate level.
Something I never thought I would ever do. Sure I was sore after the first few work outs, but whenever you start a new level your body needs to adjust. Don't give up. To date, I have lost 60 pounds and 48.5 inches in 9 weeks. I am also off all the medication. My bp is now 118/74 and my resting pulse is 76, I encourage everyone to read the blogs, comment and write your own blogs. Document your own journey. You sill find that the more you blog and comment, the more you will gain fro this site.
My journey is different than other people's journey. What works for me, may not work for you. Find what works and stick with it. I can't wait to share this site with the world. This program is so easy to follow and is also a money maker once we go live. My journey is not over, I have a long way to go, but I now know that I could never do this alone.
Thank you Joel Thank you 7minuteworkout.com!