Body Transformation: Reacting To The Warning Signs

Ronel found himself falling victim to his growing waistline, and all the chronic health woes that result. He changed his dietary habits and lost 80 pounds!

Name: Ronel Pesigan
BodySpace: rnl04

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AGE 39
240 lbs
AGE 41
160 lbs

Why I Got Started

In 2007, I decided to get back into the gym, because I started to play in a basketball league and wanted to be in shape for it. I weighed about 185-190 lbs.

While playing, I noticed I wasn't the same player I once was. I never thought weight was much of an issue being at a size 36-38 for the last 12 or so years.

After the league was finished, I got comfortable thinking I could eat whatever I want since I was working out. Next thing I knew I was eating more than I was working out. I was sitting around more than being active.

About a year went by and I began to have headaches and pains in my body. As the headaches and pains became more frequent I decided to see my doctor. Little did I know that this visit to the doctor would change my life forever.

The doctor told me that I was at the borderline in all aspects (hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and obese). He said I was over 235lbs and that I was close to a heart attack or stroke. I immediately thought of my family history and the recent passing of people close to me due to their health. I then realized I was on that same path.

My physician strongly recommended that I take the steps needed to lower unhealthy indicators or else I will get worse or even die. He stated that I needed to drop to 180lbs and to start eating healthier. As the doctor explained this to me, it hit me. This was my wakeup call to make a change and, most of all, to save my life.

How I Did It

In July 2009, I committed myself to working out & changing my diet. With the help of my best friend and others close to me, consulting with trainers, using and joining the BodySpace community, I searched for workout programs and diets I could follow.

It took about 3 months to adjust my lifestyle, and to this day, a fit and healthy lifestyle is part of me. It has totally changed me as a person. I have become more confident, healthier, and a better person.

In October of 2010, I joined DG Boxing Gyms and started boxing. Adding that to my fitness regimen helped me with discipline, technique and cardio training.

Suggestions For Others

Choosing to live a healthier lifestyle wasn't and is not easy. With hard work and consistency you will get to where you want to be. After going through my transformation I want to continue to inspire others to live healthier and to love life and not be afraid of it.

So I hope this inspires and motivates you to choose to live a healthier lifestyle and to choose to live! Find your motivation and just do it!

  • Motivation, Determination, Consistency = Transformation.
  • Never give up!
  • Remain Steadfast on Your mission to getting lean, and you most definitely will.
  • The road to fitness and a healthier lifestyle is a marathon not a race.