“I was 37 years old, and I was at a low point in my life. Life was completely out of balance. I was working 10 plus hours a day and using food as a reward. I gained 50 pounds, and I was obese.”
Greg was burned out physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. He had no time for friends, and he only saw his family on holidays.
“I was so heavy and out of shape that I couldn't do my favorite things like surfing, yoga and snowboarding. I was embarrassed and frustrated because nothing seemed to work. I had failed at so many diets, even working with a triathlon coach five days a week didn't work.”
Greg started to believe there was nothing he could do, and that his overweight body might just be attributable to his genetics. He was beginning to give up.
“When I heard about the Program, and saw the science behind it, and met Dr. Wayne Andersen, I decided, “Why not give this a try?” I was blown away and with the dedication and support of my Coach, I lost 50* pounds in 10 weeks.”
Greg was thrilled to have found the Program. He had a Coach that kept him on track and the program was convenient and portable. He had tons of energy.
“By adopting the Habits of Health, I've been able to keep the weight off. Today, I feel like I can do anything. I can do yoga. I can surf. I can wakeboard. I can snowboard.”
Greg also became an OPTAVIA Coach (and one of my mentors). Being a Coach has not only been very rewarding for Greg personally, but he’s also been able to help others improve their lives as well. This has helped keep him accountable to his own healthy lifestyle.
Now Greg’s mission is to help others who feel like they're stuck and their life is out of balance. “I love helping people get healthy and creating Optimal Wellbeing.”
*Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.