To say that tim did Amazing is a bit of a understatement. He is a true example of if you want something bad enough anything is possible. Tim is going to be a True Inspiration to so many. He is a hard worker, a man with great passion , great family man, a man that now has the confidence to accomplish any and all goals he sets for himself. To me its summed up with one word. INSPIRATION!!! Tim did the 16 week Lose Weight Feel Great Online Plan then extended it.
Here is a small Piece of his journey captured on video!!
My name is Tim Smith, I am a 43 year old father of two amazing kids and husband to the best wife a guy could ever ask for. I am a detective with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, currently in my seventeenth year.
I started my HitchFit journey on January 15th of 2011, approximately 10 months ago, and as I sit here today writing, I have never been happier in my life.
Approximately two months prior to starting HitchFit, I weighed 267 lbs, I am 5’7”, so as you can imagine I was a real “ball of fitness”. Today I weigh 183 pounds, and I have never felt better. I am still 5’7” though, and that is only because as of now Micah doesn’t have a get taller program. Seriously though, I am really in a great place in my life now, both mentally and physically. Although I knew that if I could get myself back into shape I would feel better in many different ways, I could not have predicted the benefits of the HitchFit program.
I have had a great life thus far, with many adventures, and good times. I was an athletic guy in my younger years; I played baseball, football, and wrestled in high school. I was never a standout athlete, just more of a grinder. I served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, before joining the Kansas City, Missouri Police department. When I got to the Police Department I put my heart and soul into it. I really wanted to be a SWAT officer, which I achieved in four years. I worked in SWAT for several years, and worked with some of the best folks you would ever want to meet. In my SWAT days we actually got paid to work out and stay in shape. We ate like crazy, and worked out hard to keep our weight in check. My career path later led me to become a detective. After doing so I took a break from working out. I did not however take a break from eating. I ate exactly as I did when I was in SWAT, minus all of the exercise. I started to get heavy, and began my downward spiral to serious weight gain. I was sitting at a desk, working on cases, and sitting in a car doing long surveillances. I ate fast food all the time and stopped paying attention to what I was putting in my body. This was a huge departure from both my SWAT years, and years spent on the streets working as a patrol officer.
A little over a year ago I realized that I was totally out of shape. I had friends and family telling me that I needed to lose some weight. My friends and family were far more concerned for my health than I was at the time.
The Police department held a health fair, and some of my co-workers told me they were giving members fifty bucks cash to participate. I may have been fat, but I wasn’t stupid, I will take fifty bucks any day of the week. I went to the health fair and got a smack in the face, a full dose of reality. I was fat, out of shape, and overall unhealthy. My blood work was not good, my blood pressure was high, and the list goes on. I now knew why I was so tired all the time, and it wasn’t from all of the exercise, because I wasn’t doing zip. The health fair nurse told me that I should go see my doctor, and start some type of exercise routine. I went to my doctor who echoed the nurse.
I left that health fair and doctor’s office darn near in tears. I thought to myself “you are a mess”. I asked myself “ how in the heck did you let yourself get to this point”. I decided that I no longer wanted to be the fat funny guy. I wanted a change, truly wanted to change. I was prepared to make sacrifices and stop living and eating like there were no consequences.
I really wasn’t looking for an organized program to lose weight. I am stubborn, and thought “you got yourself here, get yourself out”. I started jogging a bit and went to the gym. When I got to the gym I floundered around. I just didn’t seem to know what to do. This may seem odd because I had spent so much time working out when I was younger. The truth is though, I was already in shape back then and didn’t have to be super focused, I could go for a jog, or randomly do different weight exercise and stay in decent shape. I quickly learned that those days were way in the rear view mirror. This was a whole new deal. I needed focus and I needed to know exactly what I was going to eat and what exercises I would do when I hit that gym. I wanted no guess work. I wanted it all spelled out to me.
Tims FULL Video testimonial
I was telling some of my peers about my struggles, when someone mentioned HitchFit to me. I got on the website, and saw my neighbor Brandi Wisdom. I was floored. I could not believe what she had achieved. I was amazed. I then saw Chad Evans pictures. I was shocked again. That was the day that I thought “I can really do this”. Brandi and Chad are two real people that I know. They are not some person far away in a magazine or on some “Fat pill” infomercial. I knew this was real. I started seeing pictures of other fellow officers like Brandon Windors, Chris Vandraska, and Ryan Alden, who also completely changed their life. They all decided to take control of their lives. I knew that I could and would do the same thing. I am fortunate that the HitchFit gym is local, so I drove there to meet this Micah guy in person. When I got there to the gym to meet with Micah, I was in awe. There was a wall filled with hundreds of people that transformed their lives. I couldn’t believe it. I stood there staring at these pictures when Diana walked in the gym. She introduced herself to me and I briefly explained to her what I wanted to achieve. We talked for a bit about food and how I was a social eater. I loved cooking and eating food. I loved big gatherings with family and friends, where everything seemed to be focused around food. Diana told me that it wasn’t the food that is important, and that instead it was the friends and family that are the important thing. She promised me that I would still have fun just being around those folks, and it was the relationships, and friendships that make those types of events so important and fun. Diana looked me square in the eyes and said “Are you telling me that the act of chewing and swallowing food is what makes you happy?” I had never thought of it like that, and it made me feel week. I was mad at myself, because she was right, and I had not seen it for myself. Micah then came into the gym and we talked as well. He is so positive and down to earth. He made me feel comfortable instantly, and convinced me that I would get back into shape. There was no doubt in his mind that if I did what he told me to do, I would transform myself and get my life back. He just needed me to believe in myself, and focus on the task at hand. I left that day and knew that HitchFit was for me. I signed up for the online program and never looked back.
I was highly motivated. I wanted to not only get my life back, but wanted to teach my children a lesson. I wanted to show my kids that through hard work and dedication you can achieve great things. I wanted to walk the walk, and show my kids how to dig deep into themselves, to tap into will power. I wanted to show them that through sacrifice and effort they would strengthen not only their bodies, but their minds as well. I would not fail and I would not quit.
Results came quick for me, mostly due to the fact that I was so heavy to begin with. I had big losses in the first couple of months, losing over thirty pounds in the first couple of months. I was pumped. When I started the program I prepared myself mentally for setbacks such as illness and injury. I knew that something would come up and try to impede my progress. The first setback came in the form of a broken rib. I was sparring with a buddy, who tagged me in the rib. Let’s just say it hurt, it hurt bad. My poor wife slept on a cot in my son’s room for two weeks while I lay spread on my back due to the pain of sleeping. I literally slept like I was making snow angels. Did I mention that I have the greatest wife in the world? Even though my rib hurt badly and I could not lift, I still maintained my diet. I was able to take long walks, but was not able to run at all. I would watch movies while walking on the treadmill, and just tried to do what I could. It took about six weeks before I could really start running again, and doing certain types of lifting. I still lost weight through that whole ordeal. I healed and got back on track. I emailed Micah a lot. He always got back to me in a timely manner, and always motivated me to push myself, reminding me that a strong mind would push me through. He has been amazing through the whole process.
As more weight came off the harder I could exercise. When I first started I could barely run a mile. I remember I would actually smile and say to myself, “Well it will get easier tomorrow”, and it did. Through the leg exercises I was doing my legs got stronger, and improved my ability to do more cardio. I went from doing one mile runs to daily five milers, and several ten and fourteen mile runs. I turned those long runs into a type of meditation, clearing my brain of the week’s negativity. My favorite quote running through my mind “If it is to be it is up to me. “
I started to surround myself with like-minded people, and stayed away from the negative influences in my life. I avoided those places that nearly did me in. You will not find inspiration at a bar, or a burger shack, I promise. I looked forward to seeing the guys and gals in the gym every morning. I am lucky, when I go to the gym I get to work out next to the people who inspired me to get in shape. I had Brandon Windors and Chad Evans pushing me and checking on me all the time. I saw Brandi Wisdom as I ran through the neighborhood. Many of my peers were also working out and achieving fitness goals as well, and they all motivated me. I found inspiration all around me. My health to date is spot on. I feel like I found the fountain of youth. I no longer take any medication, and I know that I have added years to my life. My children now see the value of hard work, and dedication as well, and I notice how hard they now push themselves to be better, whether its school, music, or athletics. I have become a better detective. I know that my peers now feel like they can count on me in critical incidents to have the physical ability to both protect myself and them if needed, which means more to me than any will ever know. I am a better husband. The benefits of getting back into shape have dramatically improved my marriage. I will let you all read between the lines on that one.
The last ten months has been the single greatest challenge in my life. HitchFit has changed me and transformed me into a far better person in all aspects of my life. I am a regular guy. I am no super athlete, or freak of nature. I just committed to the program and lost a bunch of darned weight. I promise you, as Micah promised me, if you do what he or any of the trainers tell you to do, you will transform yourself and get your life back. It will happen; you just have to make it happen!
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