Jay recently completed the Training For Warriors Jacksonville 8 week Transformation program, so we asked him a few questions about his experiences. Check out this interview below!
8 Week Transformation Results:
-17.2 lbs of Body Fat
-5.8% Percent Body Fat
TFWJAX: What is your favorite exercise?
JB: My favorite exercise is the dumbbell chest press.
TFWJAX: What is your favorite healthy meal or snack?
JB: My favorite healthy snacks are unsalted nuts and sardines in water.
TFWJAX: How did you learn about Training For Warriors Jacksonville (TFW JAX)?
JB: I found Coach Colin when I did a search for personal trainers on Thumbtack.
TFWJAX: What made you sign up for the 8 Week Transformation?
JB: I knew that I needed to get in shape and change my eating habits. I was just looking for the right program and environment. TFW and the 8 Week Transformation Program seemed like the right fit for me. The coaches are down to earth, approachable, really know what they’re doing, and the facilities and equipment are top-notch.
TFWJAX: Describe your early experiences (or first impressions) at a TFW Group Training?
JB: I remember thinking that the coaches were challenging but fair. My classmates were friendly but focused. I just wanted to make it through the entire workout. I knew that it would be tough, but wondered if I could actually make it through that first week.
TFWJAX: Describe your nutrition prior to starting the 8 week challenge?
JB: I mostly ate fast foods, pizza and junk food. I would eat Baked chicken, rice, mixed vegetables maybe 2-3 days a week. I would go days without drinking water, but I loved my sodas and milkshakes.
TFWJAX: Now at the end of the 8 Week Transformation, what will you take away from this experience?
JB: These 8 weeks have truly flown by for me. I still have a long way to go. I’m the strongest I’ve ever been, and the most confident that I’ll be able to sustain this lifestyle change for the rest of my life. I credit a lot of that to the TFW family and all the support I receive.
TFWJAX: How did the 8 Week Nutrition Challenge help you in reaching your goals?
JB: The 8 Week Nutrition Challenge changed how I felt during workouts and then throughout the day. When I was eating unhealthy, I also wasn’t working out so it was harder for me to notice how sluggish and heavy I was. After the first week of workouts I realized I NEEDED to change my eating habits or I wouldn’t make 8 weeks. Following the nutrition challenge went a long way with increasing my energy for the workouts and throughout the day. I truly recognize the difference in having sustained nutrition throughout the day.
TFWJAX: What advice would you give to someone looking to start a journey towards a healthier lifestyle?
JB: It is possible, but extremely hard to make the necessary healthy lifestyle changes on your own. The right guidance and support from people that understand and sincerely care about you as a person makes all the difference in the world. I believe that I have found that support system here at TFW San Marco.
TFWJAX: What nutrition tip(s) would you give someone that is looking to make a lifestyle change?
JB: Pack ready to eat small meals and a gallon of water to have with you throughout the day. It’s much harder to spend money on something else when you already have ready to eat meals with you. Drink your water throughout the day as well for the same reason. Plus, sometimes when you think you’re hungry you may just be a little dehydrated and need more water.
TFWJAX: What was your greatest accomplishment, either physically or mentally, over the 8 Week transformation?
JB: I feel that my greatest accomplishment was the mental focus to remain consistent. The physical and mental endurance to come in and work hard every weekday morning has been important for me as far as setting the foundation for continued progress.
Congratulations on all your success, Jay! The Training For Warriors Jacksonville Coaches look forward to supporting you on your continued journey towards a healthier lifestyle.