If you know The Man Shake, you know Matt Jurd.
This bloke is an absolute inspiration and legend. He works in a pub and lost a FULL KEG of beer from his body weight! The most impressive bit is how much time he has dedicated to helping others in their weight loss journey.
Listen to episode 4 with Matt Jurd below
Weighing in at 170kgs….well it was daunting. I think you always underestimate your weight.
The mountain seemed so big, insurmountable. I was in an 8XL shirt, the only place you can go from there is to lose weight, or layby a coffin.
I started by trying to work out a routine. I saw Adam post a video on YouTube about intermittent fasting, so I thought I’d give it a go as well. Midnight snacking and late-night treats were always my biggest problem, along with soft drink.
10am shake, 12 snack, 2pm shake, 4pm snack, 630pm dinner.
That’s what I have done for the last 8 months.
The routine, and removing decisions from my day have helped keep me focused.
I know during the day it’s only ever another 2 hours until I get to consume something, it makes it very manageable. Add in lots of water and it’s a lot easier.
I’ve been very strict though, which might not be for everyone. 1 treat meal and 7 beers in 8 months. I’ve cut out bread, sugar. Drink black coffee and teas now. I used to smash soft drinks all day. Now it’s water or green tea.
We all started this journey with different weights and destinations, that doesn’t make any of them more important than the others.
Some people are starting their journeys at my current weight. Some people are starting their journeys heavier than when I started.
We are all different but have one major thing in common.
I now weigh 88kgs….it’s amazing to think.
I’ve lost 82gs or 41 bags of potatoes.
That’s almost half of my body weight!
I’m feeling amazing physically and mentally.
It shows you that if you commit, stay focused, motivated and determined, nothing can stop you. If you will it, it is no dream.
This was a monumental task, and I couldn’t have done it without the constant love and support from my wife and kids and extended family. They have always been there when I needed them and have played a massive part in helping me achieve everything I have. I can’t thank them enough for their encouragement but hopefully having me around a little longer is reward enough for them.