Hi, my name is Justin Miller, and like many of you, I have struggled with my health and fitness. In my 20’s I was constantly going to the gym, lifting weights, and taking the popular supplements of the day. I was strong, gained a lot of muscle, and thought I was in great shape! However, I would go to the doctor for an annual physical, my blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was rising, and the doctor told me I needed to lose weight. At the time, I was quick to disregard his recommendations because I was working out and all my extra weight was “muscle”… “Who is he to tell me what to do?!”
After several years of this, my doctor was ready to put me on medication, and it was at this point that I started to come to the realization that what I was doing was not working. For a while, I gave up hope, stopped going to the gym, stopped supplementing, and stopped following any sort of nutrition plan. Soon after that point, an acquaintance of mine had a major heart attack! It was at this point that I KNEW I had to change or I was quickly going down the same path.
It was late 2010 and I had seen a commercial for P90X. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I needed to try something different! So I ordered it, completed about 70 days, but then started skipping workouts; however, I still lost about 10 pounds! Then I decided I needed to change it up again, and tried Insanity… again, I got about halfway through, I started skipping workouts and didn’t finish as strong as I should have, but lost about another 5 pounds! All the while, my annual physical results were improving! I continued in this way for the next few years, but my results started to slow and I figured that was as good as I was going to get (I would later learn that “Failing Forward” IS the path to success)!
Then in 2013, I heard about a program called Body Beast… it was all weight training and was focused on gaining muscle! I knew this was my sweet spot as I had been lifting weights for years! So I decided to jump in both feet with Body Beast, Shakeology, Energy & Endurance, and later Results & Recovery! This time I gave it 100% and completed all 12 weeks of the program and lost an additional 25 pounds!
I know what it is like to struggle with fitness and nutrition. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted… that I needed! I can relate to your struggles and I know it is hard to stay focused and motivated… life gets in the way! However, if you want it bad enough, if you are willing to put in the effort, then I can help you get there!