Throughout my late teens and early twenties I found time to go to the gym and be active. I had a relatively healthy lifestyle and my weight was never an issue. The crushing responsibility of adulthood was yet to wreak havoc with my metabolic rate. My first desk job required a move to the bright lights of the big city. The hours were long and I constantly craved sleep. I had no time for the gym or healthy meal preparation. I was living in a vicious circle of too tired to go to the supermarket, too tired to cook and buying fast food on the way home from work.
After a few years of living this insanely unhealthy lifestyle, it started to show outwardly. My hair and skin were a mess, but worse than this was the weight I’d gained around my abdomen. My clothes were all a bit too tight (especially all my jeans). My self esteem had fallen through the floor, I was embarrassed to be seen without my shirt on, be it on the beach or around the pool. I felt as though I’d been hijacked by visceral fat. The spiral continued downward. My weight gain just didn’t seem to slow or stop. I perfected the art of covering my body with layers of clothing to hide the fat belly.
This really was a low point in my life, I felt as though I’d given up and was slowly letting my body slip to the point of no return, which as we all know is nearly impossible to recover from. A sedentary lifestyle coupled with a bad diet is a recipe for disaster, not only to your wieght gain, but to your health overall.
When I’d finally hit rock bottom, something just snapped and I made a decision to change my life. I pulled myself up and made a huge effort to snap this cycle and get back on the saddle. I changed my job and MADE the time to get fit and healthy again and get back in control of my life. I joined the gym and worked out three times a week. I filled my kitchen cupboards with healthy food. I needed to lose 25 lbs (11 kilos), after 6 months of the “new me”, I’d only lost 5lbs (2 kilos), not really the result I was after. What was going on? I’d made all these huge changes to my lifestyle. I trained hard at the gym, I ran around the park in the mornings (which I hated doing) and I watched what I ate. The lack of results took a huge toll on my motivation and commitment. Here I was killing myself and for what. It was so easy to slip back into a world of PROCRASTINATION and fast food.
After spending weeks on the net looking for some help/advice/answers on how to lose the belly fat, I came across The Truth About Abs by Mike Geary. I’d already tried a high cardio exercise regime, I’d reduced my calorie intake, I was only eating healthy food and was doing crunch after crunch, however I wasn’t losing the stubborn stomach fat. After reading about the Truth About Abs on Mike Geary’s site, I was intrigued.
When I committed to the program, the following happened:
- I developed a physique I’d only ever dreamt of having
- My self esteem and confidence went through the roof
- I had the healthy lifestyle I craved
- I had masses of energy
- I had more time to do the things I loved doing, because The Truth About Abs is not about spending hours in the gym or doing boring cardio
HOWEVER, it wasn’t as straightforward as I thought it would be. The problem I had, was that it took some time and research for me to get the concepts into perspective, understand and really get a handle on them and get started. Because of the very comprehensive nature of the Truth About Abs program, I got hit with information overload right from the start. I realised that I needed a basic primer on certain issues in the book as well as help getting over that first hurdle, which is always the major reason that a lot of people that buy The Truth About Abs, never get started. After identifying some of the issues and spending the first month researching them, I decided to write a “Companion” to The Truth About Abs. It provides a basic primer on some of the issues I struggled with, such as;
- Calculating your Resting Metabolic Rate
- Understanding how the six essential nutrients impact your body
- Calculating your daily calorie requirement
- Body Fat Percentages
To get my FREE “The Truth About Abs Companion”, you need to do the following;
1) Click on any of the links on this page to go to The Truth About Abs website
2) Order The Truth About Abs
3) Send me your receipt – send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and once I’ve confirmed your order I’ll send you the download link to The Truth About Abs Companion. Please note that I wrote the Companion so it is only available from me, no-one else is offering this. (if you do manage to get it from someone else, I’d be grateful if you’d let me know)
My review of The Truth About Abs
The book is split into two sections. The first covers nutrition and the second exercise. The first thing you notice is that the Truth About Abs is long (149 pages) and very comprehensive. In fact it is a little daunting.
The big question – Did it work for me?
At this point you really have to want to make it happen. The e-book can sit on your hard drive for months before you get round to it. You can procrastinate and delay, but like anything worth doing, you need to just get on with it and take it a step at a time. I probably had the toughest job from a fat perspective as I needed to lower my body fat by about 5% – which is the last bit of stubborn body fat that is particularly hard to lose unless you know how and Mike Geary’s book provides a complete blue print on how.
The Truth About Abs worked for me, because I made a commitment to myself and to be honest had wasted enough time already with all the other online junk. My target was my summer holiday, so that was motivation enough to get on with it.
I learnt that literally everything I had been doing before, was wrong. I was eating the wrong foods (i.e. soya milk – thought it was great for me, turns out that it is quite the opposite – just google it to check) and my exercise regime was doing absolutely nothing to help me lower my body fat percentage. I was using single joint exercises, like dumbbell curls that don’t really do that much as opposed to multi joint exercises like squats that can increase your resting metabolic rate by as much as 7x. I was fatiguing and starving my body to the point that my metabolic rate was slowing and was in fact gaining some weight. How crazy is that, but we all do it.
Once I’d got to grips with the concepts in the book and put my nutrition and diet plan into place, the results were astonishing. Within a week, my stomach literally looked less distended (maybe it was psychological initially). But by the end of month 2, my upper abs were starting to show and most of the fat on my lower back was starting to go. I felt great and my energy levels were constant.
It was in this month that it really started to happen and the great thing is, the more I started to see results, the greater my motivation. My clothes started to fit properly. I didn’t actually recognise myself in the mirror. Had never seen myself with a six pack – loved it. I’ve just hit my 30′s, I now weigh 170 lbs (77 kilos), I’m in the prime of my life and I feel incredible and my girl friend, well, she can’t keep her hands off me…..
The Truth About Abs is a lifestye change, rather than a quick fix/lose weight now text. Now that I understand how my body reacts to diet and exercise, I can continue to maintain not just a six pack, but a very healthy life in general. I enjoy the diet philosophy and the exercise regime, once understood, is a revelation. Results are motivation enough for most of us and there is no way that I’m willing to allow myself to revert to my pre Truth About Abs physique – not a chance :-)…
Will it work for you?
The Truth About Abs will work, if you make a commitment to yourself. Find something that will motivate you like a beach holiday and go for it. My original goal was to just lose my belly, but the six pack was a real surprise and a great one at that. The key is to take each day at a time. The Companion to The Truth About Abs will help you see the forest for the trees at the start of your journey and once you’re over the first hurdle there will be no looking back