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The Cure for Your “But”

  – By Ralph Osuch

Over the weekend, I was at my local REI store looking for a new pair of shoes for an upcoming race that I signed up for. While I was there, I saw a chalkboard sign that they had on display. It was titled “What’s your but?” On there were a bunch of excuses that people use on a daily basis on why they don’t do things. Anything from “It’s football season” to It’s too cold” and my favorite “I’m out of shape”. I actually stood there in front of the sign and read just about every single one of them. Why? Because I have used most of them. But you see, that was in the past. I was sick a nnnnnnnnnd tired of being sick and tired. I was tired of feeling bloated all the time. I was tired of continuously being larger jeans due to my belly growing and looking like I was a pregnant male. Most of all I was tired of seeing friends dying due to heart attacks.

I was on a family vacation for the 4th of July 2016 in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We met up with some friends for a fun  filled day. We took in the local parade, hung out at our resort, swam in the lake, went to a local restaurant for some great  tasting burgers, took in a waterski show and finished the night with a fireworks show. It was the “perfect day” We said our  goodbyes to our friends and they left to head back home. Little did I know that just 24 hours later he would suffer a major  heart attack and within 2 weeks he would no longer be here with us. I was devastated. How could this have happened? We  were just with him. Everything seemed normal. But he was gone. I will never get to talk to him, see him or share our love of  photography with each other. EVER!!!

That was a pivotal moment for me. That’s when I really started to cherish every single second that I have on this planet we call Earth. That’s when I stopped using all of those excuses that I was using and saw on that chalkboard. That’s when I started  taking my workouts seriously.

I was already a member at my local Cross Fit. I just joined a few months prior in April of 2016. But in July I really started to take it seriously. I continued to go 3-5 times a week for an hour each of those days. I was definitely getting stronger, but there was one “HUGE” problem. My waist wasn’t getting any smaller. In March of 2017 I had been retested and to my surprise my BMI (Body Mass Index) and my Body Fat didn’t change a bit. I was so upset. Not at my coaches, they have done everything they possibly could to help me. They made sure I was doing the workouts correctly and efficiently. I was mad at myself. I knew there had to be a better way to reduce the fat on my body in a safe and effective way. So I started to do some research. While I was doing my research, I ran into a friend of mine that I hadn’t spoken to for a while. He and I were talking about exercise and nutrition. He took the time to explain to me that there is a safe and effective way to reduce the body fat. He shared some info with me on some people who have had great results using certain products and did Cross Fit at the same time. I had a second meeting with him and he told me that he would help coach me if I chose to get started. I told him that I was ready. In just 16 short weeks I went from a 38” waist and 190#’s to a 33” waist and 170#’s. I don’t feel bloated anymore, I have tons of energy throughout the day, my workouts have been explosive since I started, I sleep like a rock now and I wake up ready to go each morning. I am so glad that I didn’t come up with an excuse when someone on the Prime Time team first talked to me about proper nutrition and how he could coach me to be the best that I could be. Life is way too short to make excuses. Make the most of every second you have here.

You’ve got this!


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John Gezik

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