Ryan H.

Ryan H.

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Grateful.Pride.Energy (the final post) 

  • Sep 2nd, 2012 at 5:40PM

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First of all, there are so many things to be GRATEFUL for over the last 3 months:
- my family: my wife cooked and measured delicious meals and provided constant support and words of encouragement.  And my 2 year old daughter who got so excited about "jumping daddy" and whenever I worked out at home, she was right next to me mimicking every exercise    
- past PCPers: Jason F, Jason B, Bill W ... thanks for the subtle hints to get in shape.  And surely your PCP results were a nice inspiration to stay strong during the full project
- Emerald PCPers: whether through comments, encouragements, and especially your own personal "never give up" attitude, I found a lot of strength to give my best in search of the PEAK
- special thanks to friends and colleagues who needed some patience during the rigid routine and mood swings... 
- and last but not least, thanks to team PCP for creating this amazing "project". You are f***ing brilliant. The approach to nutrition and fitness is not rocket science, but the way the project is constructed and managed is even better.  You have loaded me with a lifetime of knowledge that I will always be grateful.  I haven't physically pushed myself this hard in over 20 years and the resulting moments of pure satisfaction were absolutely priceless.  

I can now look back over the last 3 months with a sense of PRIDE:
- I found an elusive daily discipline in exercise...including working out 90 days in a row !?!?
- except for a glass of wine on 2 occassions, I cut the booze for the other 88 days
- I religiously stuck with the diet and made sleep a priority again
- and the results:
* Body Fat %:  24% >> 14%
* Body Age:        44 >> 31

As I now enter post-PCP life, I am filled with ENERGY to continue to exercise, eat, and sleep well.  The body and mind can be re-trained and priorities can be re-shuffled to again allow for a lifestyle of fitness.  Even if the calendar says you are getting older, you can get younger.

Some thoughts I leave behind for the next generation of PCPers:
- follow PCP first; they will lead you to the PEAK; through our own attempts, the PEAK was elusive; now is the time to purely listen and follow
- the PEAK is far away: create many mini finish lines and keep on going slow & steady
- target to burn -- pain is progress
- if you want to change, you must first change your environment; find your "space" to PCP
- focus in the moment and get deep into the flow
- reprioritize everything and skip early
- spoil yourself first with good health and later...those around you will benefit

Some thoughts I take forward:
- jump rope is magic
- staying fit requires a daily consciousness to balance
- eat often & fresh from the farm / run from the hi-tech factory
- sleep is training (too)
- no excuses, no regrets

THANKS ALL AND KEEP ON GOING TO THE NEXT PEAK

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7 comments

Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
Founderover 9 years ago

Excellent work Ryan, you crushed it man. Dropping 10% body fat in 3 months plus the tone you've carved out is only possible by getting the details right day after day. No one will understand except the people who've done it. You're in an elite group man!

Thanks for being a great PCPer. Bravo! Congratulations and COMPLETE.


    Stuart S.Stuart S.Alumni
    over 9 years ago

    great work ryan..an awesome result...looking fantastic...some great takeaways too...terrific final post...


      Karen S.Karen S.Alumni
      over 9 years ago

      Hi 5's to you Ryan. Awesome effort. Your compare photos are great.  May you reach the peak one day if you choose.


        Sarah K.Sarah K.Alumni
        over 9 years ago

        Great post! Love it Ryan! Your final photo looks great. You've worked hard and your body proves it. You get out of PCP what you put into it. Glad you gave it your all. 

        I love the line where you said, "eat often and fresh from the farm / run from the hi-tech factory." How true.

        Great working with you the past 90 days. Have fun reaching your next peak whatever that turns out to be.


          James K.James K.
          over 9 years ago

          Congrats Ryan. Photos of your back is especially impressive as is the 14% body fat...nice.


            Mary Ann M.Mary Ann M.
            over 9 years ago

            Amazing Job!! As Patrick and Sarah said, your effort is totally apparent in your results! Wow!!! Brad Pitt has got nothing on you! 


              Anshul T.Anshul T.Alumni
              over 9 years ago

              Check out the back muscles!

              well done mate: 


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