Does Get-Fit Guy’s Advice Really Get You Fit?
In this special episode, you’ll discover how 55-year-old triathlete Jim Mcintosh used Get-Fit Guy’s advice to lose over 130 pounds in his health quest to lose weight and achieve his dreams.
In this special episode, you’ll discover how 55-year-old Jim McIntosh used the advice you’ll find in my book, Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body, to lose over 130 pounds and become a competitive triathlete.
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If you want to learn how to get fit for your body type and how to achieve your goals no matter your age or weight, then this article is for you!
The audio podcast of this episode includes information you won’t find in the article below. So make sure to download the podcast for a personal one-on-one interview with Jim McIntosh where he details his amazing success story.
Gaining Weight No Matter How Much You Exercise
Despite his relatively busy lifestyle, Jim’s activities slowly began to be constrained by his rapidly ballooning weight. Although Jim felt as though he was working out harder and harder every day, his weight simply continued to climb no matter what he did. At the age of 51, he was 5'10 and weighed 340 pounds.
At this point, a frustrated Jim finally went to the doctor and was informed that he was officially considered to be morbidly obese, and should highly consider scheduling a bariatric bypass surgery.
But instead, Jim set out on a quest to find answers to the mystery of his rapidly expanding body fat stores.
And that’s when I met Jim.
Nutrition and Exercise For Your Body Type
At the time, I was working as an exercise physiologist and a weight loss and triathlon coach in a sports medicine facility. I performed a “metabolic rate” test on Jim and found that he had a very slow metabolism, which Jim later discovered was due to thyroid and hormonal issues from a combination of genetics and poor diet.
To jump start Jim’s health recovery, I designed a nutrition and training plan based on his body type, showed him studies and literature about the topic, and connected him with a network of both allopathic and alternative medical practitioners to develop a complete weight loss solution. Jim became a voracious student of health, diet, and fitness subjects.
Within a year after we began working together, Jim was 100 pounds lighter, and had also been bitten by “the triathlon bug.” He started bicycling and, using my workouts and nutrition advice, began training for a local sprint triathlon. After that race, Jim was officially hooked. About 8 weeks after that initial race, he completed an Olympic distance triathlon, and then ended that first season by completing 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike portion of a Half-Ironman triathlon (because we were still focusing on weight loss, I did not want him to get injured, so we skipped the run).
The following year, Jim’s body had started to adapt to the rigors of triathlon training and he lost another 32 pounds as his exercise volume and intensity slowly increased. Jim won his age division at both a sprint and Olympic distance triathlon. And during this same time, under my guidance, he alleviated the symptoms of his major health issues, including testosterone deficits, gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), gluten intolerance, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Completing Your Goals, No Matter Your Age
Two and a half years later, Jim became an official Ironman, completing Ironman Canada (a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) in a time of 14:35. This week, Jim will complete the Leadman triathlon (a 3.2 mile swim, 140 mile bike, and 14 mile run). And Jim’s ultimate goal is to continue to lose weight as he qualifies for and competes in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Jim has started a website to help people who have decided that they’re not going be derailed by weight loss and health frustrations anymore; who have decided they’re not going to throw up their hands and give up on their dreams or on life; and who have decided that they still want to achieve something great, no matter what their starting point is. You can visit Jim’s inspirational site at aintdoneyet.net.
If you have more questions about my interview with Jim or the article above, or want to know how to get fit for your body type and achieve your goals, then leave your comments below or join the conversation at Facebook.com/GetFitGuy!