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Hiram Taught Himself About Fitness And Lost 233 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Hiram Taught Himself About Fitness And Lost 233 PoundsName: Hiram Santisteban
Age: 30
Before Weight: 432 pounds
Height: 6’3″

How I gained it:
My history is one of those that proves that with perseverance, sacrifice and the right tools we can achieve the change we seek. My passions are: education, helping my Latino communit, and inspiring others about the advantages this amazing country has to offer. I arrived in this country — like many others — with limited knowledge of the English language. I had to teach myself –my mission was to have sufficient understanding of the language so that I once I came to this country from Puerto Rico I could achieve my desired goals. After living in New Jersey and New York for a few years, I moved to California, where I pursued a bachelors of arts in Spanish public service, a masters degree in public administration, a certificate in project management, a doctorate of public administration and a second masters in urban and regional planning. All that I ever wanted in my life I achieved, yet I never focused much on my health. In Puerto Rico, I was raised by a grandmother who always encouraged me never to leave food on my plate. Although her meals were relatively healthy, I never really focused on the potential harms it could do to me. Growing up, my family always gave me a difficult time about my weight, telling me I needed to lose weight because at any moment I could die of a heart attack. I never understood why they would pressure me to lose weight, yet they were the ones providing me with food and always giving me a “guilt trip” if I refused to finish all the food on my plate.

Breaking point: Four years ago I reached the weight of 432 pounds, a pant size of 58-60 and a t-shirt size of 6XL. At that point, my doctors told me if I didn’t change my life — or turn it around — it was possible that I would die. Yet those words did not resonate with me. It wasn’t until I saw a gentleman playing with his kids at a park. The gentleman was overweight and he could barely keep up. This is what did it for me. I decided enough was enough, and I had a personal moment of crisis, where I decided it was time for a change.

How I lost it: There were many tools on the market. I researched countless articles, read plenty of books and developed my own system. My system involved eating regularly, five or six meals a day, with a bit of exercise every single day (walking, running, stretching, etc.). And I lost a considerable amount of weight. However, my body reached a plateau, as I was no expert in nutrition or fitness. Thus, I was force to seek other alternatives. This is where I found P90X, and I now wear a size-32 waist, and t-shirt size small. I cannot stop smiling, and being thankful for such powerful alternatives out there. Now, I am in the process of writing a book about my journey so that I may share it with others. Today, I dedicate my efforts into educating people about weight loss, especially my Latino community as I feel not much attention and education has been provided to them. Obesity is a disease that it is slowly destroying our youth, our country and specifically my Latino community. I knew firsthand what it was to be a candidate for high cholesterol, pre-diabetic, high blood pressure and potentially a heart attack. Thus, we need to do whatever it is we need to do to end the trend of obesity. I am very ecstatic that I am a walking example of it.

Source: huffingtonpost

Originally posted 2013-03-01 15:27:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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