Weight loss is hard. It is even tougher when you do not know what you are doing and just blindly follow the weight loss tips you find on Google, as was the case for Kirk Anderson. Kirk wanted to lose weight badly, and like most beginners, his go-to was Google. He spent months following various diets and workout routines, but he didn’t see any improvement until he decided to take a different approach to fitness and come at it from another angle.
Instead of blindly going into fitness and weight loss, Kirk researched what workout routines would get him to where he wanted to be. He also surrounded himself with like-minded individuals and other experts in the field.
Kirk has spent over 4,000 hours listening to and reading health and nutrition-related information. He recalls watching countless fitness videos and listening to health and nutrition podcasts, which he says greatly helped him start his journey and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Kirk was clinically obese and struggling with lifestyle-related diseases. He had struggled to lose weight for many years. Kirk had tried all forms of workout routines and diets, but still, he couldn’t lose weight.
According to Kirk, the frustrations of not getting what he wanted motivated him to start looking for other paths that might get him to his goal. Kirk went back to the gym, only he was looking for something different this time. He did not only want to lose weight. He wanted to do it the right way and even build his muscles.
Kirk approached a fitness trainer at the gym and asked her if she could coach him. Kirk also teamed up with two male bodybuilders who helped him understand more about fitness, teaching him the best exercises.
Two years later, Kirk had lost over 40 lbs and gained 30 lbs of muscle. At age 45, Kirk leg pressed 1,000 lbs for 10 reps. He has also deadlifted 415 lbs for two reps, squatted 315 lbs for two reps, and bench press 315 lbs for two reps—all this at the age of 48.
Now at 49 years old, Kirk is the healthiest he has ever been and has managed to fight off the lifestyle diseases he used to struggle with, such as high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. He has launched an online fitness and training program focused on helping moms and dads shake off the excess weight to not only help them look great but feel even better. Having walked the journey and witnessed life on both sides, Kirk uses his experience to assist and inspire others who want to live a healthy lifestyle as he fights obesity in the country.
When Kirk was 37 years old, he shed over 65 lbs, which was a great start. However, he regained all the weight. But he didn’t give up. Kirk decided he was no longer going to be an obese businessman, and there was no turning back even after this huge blow. Kirk has worked on his transformation, and more than 10 years later, he is where he has always wanted to be. His journey shows us that it is never too late to start, and a minor setback shouldn’t stop you from living your dreams.