How I lost 50 pounds and gained a new outlook on life

#GetontheBox

You’ve probably seen some of my Instagram posts with the hashtag #getonthebox. I’ve been asked what this means by lots of people and so, I thought it would be good to spend the first blog post of “Tell Your Story” talking to you guys about what it means to #getonthebox.

After years playing football for Northeastern and Boston Universities, I let my health get away from me. Over the course of about ten years I went from a fit 225 pounds to a heavy 290. During that time, I found it difficult to motivate myself to improve.

Once I got married to Rachel, I tried to be the best version of myself. That resolve redoubled when my daughter Melina was born in 2013. I wanted to be the best husband and father I could be for them so I focused much of my attention on them while neglecting my health. Finally, in March of 2015 I decided to invest in my health and joined a gym called Metabolic Meltdown. As a result, I lost 50 pounds over the course of a year.  Not only was I able to shave weight, I was also able to start living a healthier lifestyle and got an entirely new perspective on what it means to be me. I decided to #getonthebox.

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