Chad Martin’s Transformation

My venture to start this process initially started as a ‘threat’ by my wife.   We had planned an Alaskan cruise in June 2023, and she wanted to go on a zip-lining excursion.  Of course, it has a weight limit, which I exceeded.  The fact that she had also lost 50 pounds as well, provided me that initial motivation.  I had become stagnant with any activity with both my kids out of the house, and now working from home versus having to go into an office every day.  Needless to say, that excursion was booked, so the pressure was on me to make sure I can participate.   

I knew I needed changes in my lifestyle in order to have any chance of meeting the ziplining goal.  I had to change my activity levels and improve my overall diet.  I began my journey on March 1st, and while it has been a short 4 months since I began, the journey has been very rewarding to this point.

The changes I have undergone physically are personally satisfying, and I am amazed with what I have been able to accomplish in a short 4 months.  When I began, I knew I had muscles in my body but had forgotten they were there.  After the first few workouts with Rachel, the muscles reminded me they existed.  I had little to no muscle tone and no cardio endurance from what had become a very sedentary lifestyle over the past several years.  My balance was ‘off’ due to the lack of body strength.  There were days I struggled to put on socks.

As the sessions with Rachel continued, my strength and endurance increased. I changed my diet, and was definitely more conscious about what I am eating, when I am eating, and how much I am eating.  I have learned it is ok to indulge, or treat myself, occasionally, but would resume my new habits the next day.  In addition to my training, I have added daily walks of 2 or more miles to my fitness routine.

The way I feel has changed immensely.  While it would have been easy to give up, I looked forward to my sessions with the team.  So motivational and encouraging.  I could go on and on bragging about the Outlaw FitCamp Team, but this has been the most non-threatening environment I have ever encountered. 

With the personal success that I have accomplished, my goals are to keep my training and nutrition routine that I have established and lose another 40 pounds by the end of 2023.   

My four-month journey has netted a weight loss of 28.8 pounds, and an incredible 20.75  inches lost.  I feel so much better today than when I first walked into Outlaw FitCamp.  Without the guidance and support of that team, I am not sure I would have had the success that I have had.  While the scale and tape on certain days were not my friend, it is the long-term goals and progress toward them that keep me going. I am moving so much better than I have, and do not struggle to put my socks or pants on anymore.   It is a very satisfying feeling.  I know this is one of the best things I have done for myself in a very long time.

-Chad Martin


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