Jeff Mehl Shed 57 Pounds And Found A New Passion For Running!

Jeff made a commitment to himself to get in shape by the time he turned 40. Learn how he accomplished that goal and more by shedding 57 pounds!


Vital Stats

Name: Jeff Mehl
Email: mehljeff@hotmail.com
BodySpace: 5krunner

Before:
Age: 39
Height: 5'5.5"
Weight: 207 lbs

After:
Age: 42
Height: 5'5.5"
Weight: 150 lbs


Why I Got Started

Back in February 2007 I weighed more than 200 pounds; I was fat, unhealthy and unhappy. I made the decision to get back in shape by the time I turned 40. 11 months later I accomplished my goal and had lost over 50 pounds.

I Made The Decision To Get Back In Shape By The Time I Turned 40. I Made The Decision To Get Back In Shape By The Time I Turned 40.
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I Made The Decision To Get Back
In Shape By The Time I Turned 40.


How I Did It

I mainly did it with a diet low in carbs, high in protein and lots of cardio. I always hated running, but after seeing some results I actually started to enjoy it and still do today.

Once I lost most of the fat and started to see some muscle definition I decided to start weight training again after taking nearly 8 years off.

Once I Lost Most Of The Fat And Started To See Some Muscle Definition I Decided To Start Weight Training Again.
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Once I Lost Most Of The Fat And Started To See Some Muscle
Definition I Decided To Start Weight Training Again.


Supplements

I am very honored and blessed to now be sponsored by NRG-X Labs.


Diet

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I also made sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day consuming 1-1.5 gallons per day.

Jeff Mehl
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Jeff Mehl.


Training

My training during my weight loss was mainly cardio. I did a session right away in the morning on an empty stomach and then, if time allowed, I would run again in the evening. My running sessions were usually 3-5 miles in length.

I would always try to get to the 5k mark and then go from there. On weekends I would sometimes have longer runs of 8-10 miles and these I would do outdoors.

I usually do 5 sets per exercise and keep the rep range between 5-10. My current cardio schedule is 5 days per week of low intensity cardio early in the morning on an empty stomach on the treadmill at 5-5.7 mph for 45-50 minutes.


Suggestions For Others

Never give up! You'll have good and bad days with weight loss, but staying consistent was always the key for me. I set my goal and was driven and determined to reach it.

There were many days that I felt like giving up, but that was never an option. A person has to fight through it and keep pushing forward.

Never Give Up!
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Never Give Up!