Body Transformation: Joe Cut His Gut!

When Joe hit 40, he was blindsided by a brutal realization: He was ashamed to take his shirt off in public. The fit cliff was staring him down and Joe took the challenge!

Name: Joe Terranova
BodySpace: gterranova

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AGE 39
211 lbs
AGE 40
175 lbs

Why I Decided To Transform

I was always thin and in shape growing up (I graduated high school at 119 pounds) and didn't have to work hard to maintain it.

Fast forward almost 30 years, I finally looked in the mirror and was truly honest with myself. I was overweight and out of shape. I was embarrassed to go to the beach or be seen in public with my shirt off.

After a physical with my doctor, who agreed I needed to lose weight and was not happy with my blood work numbers, I decided to get serious.

How I Accomplished My Goals

I changed my diet, workout routine, and started drinking two gallons of water each day.

What Aspect Challenged Me The Most

The diet was a constant battle. I had to give it my full attention and focus to get through the day without cheating. Saturday was my only cheat day.

My Future Fitness Plans

I want to continue on my journey to fitness happiness and success. It's a never-ending battle, but it's something I enjoy and value.

Suggestions For Aspiring Transformers

Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. The hardest part is getting started. Go to and find someone who motivates you. You'll be amazed what your body can do when pushed.

How Helped Me Reach My Goals has everything I needed. It's the best fitness website on the internet and provided me with daily exercise ideas and inspiration. The articles were great and BodySpace members were extremely encouraging.