I started out by watching and working out to John’s videos until I had the workouts memorized. I used light weights at first and added more on over time. I did the AM/PM Workouts during the week before and after work and would do the 45Min Fat Burning Workout on the weekends. For cardio, I started walking 2 miles a day about 4 days a week until I built up to my current 3 to 4 mile runs 5 to 6 days a week. I also started a low carb/low fat diet based on some of John’s information and a little from my own experiences over the years.
I began following this program on Dec 26th 2004 and by the end of March 2005 I was down to 180 lbs and my waist was down to 32″. By June 2005 I was down to 165 lbs and my waist was 30″. My blood pressure was down to 118/70 and my total cholesterol was 188. At that time I started working out with more weight and have put on about 8 lbs of muscle putting my weight up to 172 lbs with my waist still at 30 inches.
My typical routine is a 20 to 30 min AM workout in the morning with a 30 min run and 45Min Fat Burning Workout in the afternoon. Even on days that I do not have time to do this I get in some kind of 30 min exercise. I have also used John’s AM/PM Workouts on business trips and they have been very beneficial at keeping me on track when I am at hotels without exercise equipment. My wife, family, and friends have been astonished at my results and I have told them about using John’s videos.
UPDATE FROM SCOTT
My name is Scott Egli, I’m 45 years old, and I have been battling weight problems since I graduated from high school in 1977. I had seen John’s commercials several times prior to starting my program and they looked good to me so I ordered the AM/PM Workouts and 45Min Fat Burning Workout videos to help me achieve my goals. I am 5′ 8.5″ tall and when I started on my program I weighed 225 lbs and had a 37″ waist. My blood pressure was high (150/92) and so was my total cholesterol (220).
SCOTT’S UPDATE LETTER AFTER CELEBRATING HIS FIRST YEAR OF FOLLOWING FMS …
I’m 46 years old and in December of 2004 I ordered and started working out to the AM/PM Workouts and 45Min Fat Burning Workout videos. I am 5′ 8.5″ tall and when I started on my program I weighed 225 lbs and had a 37″ waist. My blood pressure was high (150/92) and so was my total cholesterol (220).
I achieved most of my goals by June of last year and emailed you my story. I just celebrated my first year on the program and wanted to update you on my current situation. The results of my last physical were excellent and considering that it was just 2 days after Christmas I was very impressed:
Total cholesterol = 186
HDL = 89
LDL = 80
Triglycerides = 84
Blood Pressure = 118/62
Weight = 167 lbs
Starting last August I added John’s Awesome Hour Upper Body Home Workout to my routine and have shown good results to date. I continue to run and use Johns videos on a daily basis. I’m including photos that were taken on a recent ski trip to Lake Tahoe. My conditioning definitely showed up on the slopes as I had one of the best times skiing in over 20 years.