I’m Quentin Jackson and This is My Story
I started my weight loss journey back in 2007 at Valdosta State University. I was 18 years old and I weighed 356 pounds. I didn't believe I was unhealthy until I saw those 3 numbers on the scale with my own two eyes. I began to
do cardio on the exercise bike for 30-45 minutes 5 days a week on top of lifting weights. I wasn't the strongest but I was determined to change my entire lifestyle, and by the end of my freshman year I had dropped 50 pounds.
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Around the time I graduated in 2011 I reached 270 pounds. It was quite an accomplishment in my eyes, but once I moved back home after college I slowly lost the drive and determination I once had while I was at school. I found myself
back at 315 pounds!
Once I moved to Atlanta in 2013 I began my journey for a second time. This time I was doing more long distance running and started changing my workout regiments. My diet improved but it still wasn’t the best.
Over the next year I worked hard and educated myself a little more on eating healthy and working out. I found myself at my lowest weight since I began in 2007, at 260 pounds. Then I found Brooks, and he had a talk with me and told me to give him 12 weeks.
He promised I would see more results in a shorter amount of time than I ever had through my fitness journey only if I would trust him and follow the process. I accepted his challenge.
In the beginning I had no idea what counting macros were. I didn't know what carb cycling was or what a high-carb day consisted of. I found myself missing my weekly goals in the beginning and thought to myself I would never get this process down. But
I slowly started to pick up on how to count my macros, and he showed me what foods helped with my metabolism and what foods are good to eat so that I wouldn’t feel hungry an hour later. He taught me how to hold myself accountable
through the process, and slowly but surely I began to see results in my strength, energy, and physical features.
When I started with Brooks I weighed 260 pounds. As of today I'm 215 pounds on my way to my target goal of 205 pounds. I’ve been on a long journey from 356 pounds. I thank Brooks for taking a chance on me. He believed in me when I lost faith in myself.
I'm in the best shape of my life. I feel like I'm 18 again. I have no one but Brooks to thank for that.
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