Update: new photos available! This post is now officially outdated. Come see the new shots here!
Narcissism, thy name is Matt!
But there’s practical value, I think, in keeping my progress with the Primal Blueprint both relevant and up-to-date. I’ve been talking a lot about the benefits of forgoing grains, unchaining yourself from the “three square meals” mentality, and generally just taking active steps towards reclaiming your health — and what better way to show just why you should do it than to put up a few photos of my own results?
This’ll be a short post, by nature. I’m hoping — with fingers crossed — that the results will speak for themselves.
Here’s where I started (time estimate: early April of 2010). I didn’t weight myself, unfortunately, but you can probably imagine why. This was after a solid semester or two of eating the ‘healthy’ way, my hands firmly locked on my copy of Eat This, Not That! and my brain forever full of just how many calories were contained in each and every thing I ate.
It worked so well!
The Primal Blueprint dropped into my life, then, the accidental result of Googling Vibram Five Fingers. The rest, as they say, is history. Here’s where I was on October 8th, about 6 months after the original photo.
And, at long last, here’s where I am now — a fresh photo taken this very evening of December 13, 2010. That’s eight months after the original photo, though only about seven solid months of Primal eating (and about a month of daily Intermittent Fasting).
Life is good.
What to make of all this?
Primal works. April of this year saw me overweight and unhappy, lamenting my body but not really looking forward to the usual grind I thought was necessary to get in shape. You know the routine: you spend an hour sweating and cursing on the treadmill, trying to convince yourself that it’s worth it, a magazine open in front of you that’s filled with sexy, slender models and page after page of “10 Steps to the Perfect Body!”
Sucks, doesn’t it?
But there’s a different way to do it. I’d even call it a simpler way to do it.
Just how simple? Well, you’re just going to have to read my upcoming ebook, aren’t you?
(Here’s a hint, though: you don’t have to count calories. You don’t have to count carbs. You don’t have to weight yourself. You can have the body you’ve always wanted, and it can be far simpler than you’ve been lead to believe. You just need two things: patience, and a firmer understanding of just what that body wants. My book should make that second part just a teensy bit easier.)
Over 50 people have agreed to handle Christmas a little differently — a little better — this year. I’m aiming for 100. Ready to join in? (You might just make my birthday wish come true if you do!).
And hey! I have an ebook called “Simpler” coming out on January 1st, 2011. That’s pretty awesome, but you know what’s extra awesome? You can read it early! Every single person signed up for my email subscription list will find a copy of the book waiting for them on December 25th — Christmas morning and my birthday! Get on this list, people!
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