Fed track of his growing weight, an Oklahoma man chose to invest in a diet plan for 3 months – and stayed on track by filming one video each day.
Hunter Hobbs finished college 2 yrs ago, and discovered the long hours at his desk job – plus daily lunches out – had negatively impacted his waistline.
“Over yesteryear year I had reached a place where I’d some super unhealthy habits,” Hobbs, who works in an oil and gas company, tells PEOPLE. “The whole full-time working routine caught up in my experience.”
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He had been fairly slim in college because of a more active, outdoorsy lifestyle, but had not dieted before.
“I decided for once within my life to actually just commit to 3 months,” Hobbs says. “I came up with the idea to document it, and that i thought, if I can stick to this and make a change, I’m able to end up with something really cool. Which was a big motivating factor.”
Hobbs dedicated to daily workouts, concentrating on weight lifting and finally including cardio exercises to burn fat. He also started cooking all his meals, which were heavy in lean proteins and healthy carbs, like chicken, eggs, yams and oatmeal.
“While my friends went to lunch every day I had been the only guy eating inside my desk,” he says. “I only agreed to be super consistent about it, which made a massive difference.”
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His weight reduction journey sadly meant saying goodbye to his social life for a few months, and avoiding the meals temptations all around him.
“My roommate doesn’t eat very healthy at all, and he would always eat well in front of me. One night I came home and that i told him I was really craving a pizza so badly but which i had to resist. And that he said, ‘Oh, that sounds good’ and ordered a sizable pizza and ate it at the front of me,” Hobbs recalls, laughing.
And the beginning of his diet was tough, because Hobbs didn’t start seeing results for 3 weeks. But he stayed strong, other than a few candy indulgences to keep himself “sane.” And 42 lbs. later, he’s thrilled with the change.
“I love how I look now,” Hobbs says. “My self-esteem is 100 percent better. I feel full of energy and motivated, and far more confident.”
With his weight reduction challenge now complete, Hobbs says he will relax a little and start going out with his friends again. But he plans on generally sticking to his healthier lifestyle because he’s “in the habit now.” Plus, he’s learned how you can successfully slim down.
“Everyone’s body responds differently, but I know that consistency is essential,” Hobbs says. “If you are making it a routine you’re definitely going to see some real progress. My transformation was intended to be a little extreme, but you can definitely stay motivated and see progress if you stay consistent.”