Paul Used the 12 week Couples Bootcamp Program to Get RIPPED
Start (9.25.12) End (12.15.12)
Weight 174.8 154.0
Body Fat 15.6% 7%
Waist 33.5” 29.5”
Hips 38.5” 36.5”
I must admit that doing this transformation wasn’t my idea. In fact, when Crystal started talking about training for a fitness competition, I didn’t have much desire to join her in the training. After looking at transformation pictures on the Hitchfit website and continuing to look at myself in the mirror, I decided I would join her for the couples transformation. The exercise side of things has never really been a problem, although the past couple years I haven’t been as consistent in the gym as I used to be. The nutrition was the area I’d never paid much attention to. We had started eating clean at home, but I work as a firefighter, so during my 24-hour shifts at the fire station, I would eat whatever was cooked for me. Sometimes it was semi-healthy, and other days it far from healthy. I specifically remember coming to work one day and the main item on the menu was pork wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese. And a few of the guys love to bake. And there’s a tradition in the fire service that you buy pie and ice cream for your crew when you have a “first” in your career (first time on the news.) We’ve had a lot of probationary members coming through our station lately, resulting in a lot of “firsts” and a lot of pie and ice cream. I knew that if I started this transformation, I’d be packing my own meals from home and not taking part in any of the station meals or treats.
I made the decision to join Crystal for the transformation. My goal wasn’t necessarily to lose weight, but I knew I wanted to be leaner. I had weighed around 180, give or take a few pounds, since graduating college. Micah said in his plan for me that he’d have me down around 160 by the end. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to be that small. Crystal and I started together, then 2 weeks into the program, I got sent on a wildland fire for 12 days. On the big fires, you sleep in tents and they bring in catering companies and feed you camp food. Not very healthy or clean, and definitely not in line with the plan Micah had built for me. When I got home, Crystal was finishing week 4. I decided to start over, knowing I’d finish a month behind my wife. Things went very smoothly, with great results almost immediately. The weight and body fat percentage started dropping consistently. Eating clean at home was easy because we didn’t keep much unhealthy food around. Eating clean at the station was still a challenge, but most the guys were very supportive, even asking a lot of questions. One morning I was starting my shift at the fire station, eating my breakfast of oatmeal and egg whites. I ate my eggs, then we caught a medical run. When we returned a few minutes later, I sat down to my bowl of oatmeal which somebody had topped with a big serving of whipping cream and a cherry. All in fun, of course. Some days the workouts felt great and some days I had absolutely no desire to be in the gym. Crystal and I kept ourselves motivated, and knowing that we were sending our weight and body fat percentage to Micah on a weekly basis kept us on track. Now that we’re done, I’ve decided to move on to a bulking program, which Micah built for me. I’m looking forward to the change in workouts and seeing more amazing results in the next few months.
Inspiring from Washington State!!
Program that Paul Used