Kevin Tamte was not sure that the Training for Warrior Program was about at first, or if it was what he needed. He decided to submit his information through a Facebook ad and find out what Training for Warriors East Metro was offering! After Kevin submitted his information, we called him. He came right in to discuss the program, his goals and his background.
You see Kevin had been working out on his own,and lost lost a significant amount of weight.
Kevin had lost around (60lbs) and also had the help of a great personal trainer. Kevin still felt that he could do more and needed something to help him get to the next level.
After his strategy session at the dojo Kevin decided to commit to the “8 Week Transformation Program”. Kevin had some fantastic results and his hard work and commitment has paid off for him in a big way. We thought you might be curious to learn from his journey. Below are some questions we asked Kevin to share his thoughts on his journey and the results so far!
What were some of your struggles before you came to TFW East Metro?
One of the big struggles was knowing what to eat. I started with portion sizing and slowly cutting things out before I came to the dojo but that will only take you so far.
Another was cardio. I would do the elliptical and treadmill regularly which are great, but like the eating, it will only take you so far.
What made you reach out to TFW East Metro?
I saw a add on Facebook and I knew I needed to take the next step.
What are some of the significant results you’ve gotten since training at TFW East Metro?
-I eat a lot better and more veggies than I have ever eaten.
-I dropped 18lb and maintained muscle mass!
-I bumped my deadlift up to 425lb my last PR was 375lb.
-I’m working on getting better on my squats through improving mobility and doing them safely.
What are the top 4 tips that helped you transform?
1)I think the accountability part of it was a big one for me with eating and getting to the dojo to exercise.
2)Being in the group setting was good for me. I do have a good “go get it” attitude , but it helps when someone else is on your side and pushing you.
3)I also found encouraging other people in the dojo was motivating for myself!
4)The different kinds of cardio and changing it up so it doesn’t get old was very helpful.
Generally, I know I have gained a lot since I started this journey in 2016 but one big thing that I have heard before and I keep hearing it is that you can’t look at eating right and exercising as a diet. You are going to have the bad days and even weeks or months. So I have learned you can’t get to down on yourself. Just get back to what you know and start changing again. Then learn from your decisions. You have to think about it as a life style change and work towards that goal. It is not a sprint, it is a marathon.
Kevin’s thoughts regarding making your journey a lifestyle and not looking to a short term fix is a big part of being a Warrior. If you are looking to bring out the “Warrior Within” and make changes for good that will have long standing positive effects on your health, you have an opportunity. Our next 8 Week Transformation is going to start during the second half of January 2018. We only accept 30 applicants and would love to interview you soon to see if this program is a good fit for you!