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Drew Manning’s Weight Loss and Fitness Journey

Losing Weight at 40 is Hard, But Not Impossible

You may recall Dunn Pellier Media’s fitness client, Drew Manning, from Fit2Fat2Forty. In anticipation of his 40th birthday, he set out to gain weight over 4 months to prove to himself and to his clients that you can get fit after 40!

Drew is well on his way to proving his point, bringing his fitness followers and followers on Instagram along for the ride. In the weight gain part of his plan, he showed four diets – vegan, paleo, keto, etc. – and demonstrated all of them in an unhealthy way.  He also dropped all of his fitness routines.  He wanted people to see how not to do these diets in order to gain weight.

In his “back to fit” portion of the plan, he is showing everyone these same four diets but this time following them the right way.  And he has added back his fitness routines and the motivational part to keep everyone moving!  He was able to demonstrate that when done correctly, you can get fit no matter your dietary preferences – with a few tweaks, of course.

Drew is presently 28 weeks into this 8-month journey. Let’s see how he’s doing!

Photo courtesy: Drew Manning’s Fitness Journey

9 Weeks into the Back2Fit Journey

And 9 more weeks to go to get his fitness back! Drew is currently down almost 39 lbs! 23ish more pounds to go!

Beginning Results (Aug 27, 2020):

– Weight = 181.6 lbs
– Waist = 33.5”
– Hips = 38”
– Body Fat % = 8.4%

Heaviest Results (Dec 27, 2020):

– Weight = 244 lbs
– Waist = 46”
– Hips = 47.5”
– Body Fat % = 26.2%

Current Results:

– Weight = 205.4 lbs
– Waist = 38”
– Hips = 41.75”
– Body Fat % = 15.4%

Physical/Emotional Changes – Get Your Fitness Back

Here are Drew’s Physical/Mental/Emotional Changes as he grows his fitness routine:

– This week I did Keto + IF
– Digestion was way better this week
– Not as hungry in between meals
– More mental clarity this week
– Sleep efficiency dropped this week but could be due to stress from preparing to move soon
– Still continuing to make my bed, take cold showers, meditate, gratitude journal, positive affirmations and walk every day

Are you interested in joining Drew on his fitness journey?  You can join the program at any time – even after he loses all the weight!

For more information, visit Drew at the Back2Fit program.

We are rooting for you (and Drew) here at Dunn Pellier Media!

Can You Dance 85 Pounds Away?

Yes. Yes, You Can. With BodyFX!

Meet Sharon. She is a 62-year young grandmother of three who lost 85 pounds and got off blood pressure medication. And do you want to know how she did that? With a little help from her friends at Body FX and their “Figure 8” dance fitness program!

A couple of years ago, Sharon weighed 246 pounds. Today, she weighs 161 pounds and has gone from a size 22 to a size 8! She is living proof that you can indeed dance your way to a healthy body!

Sharon is just one of the thousands of success stories from the members of BodyFX, an online membership-based fitness platform that combines private coaching, nutritional planning, and over 200 workout sessions to help their members achieve lasting results.

Sharon had been obese for most of her life, from early childhood through to her adult years. She tried all kinds of programs to help her lose weight, but nothing seemed to work. She would lose some weight, yes, but then she would gain it all back.

Then she found Figure 8 by BodyFX, a dance fitness program that combines basic footwork from popular Latin Ballroom dances (Salsa, Rumba, Samba, and Paso Dobles), and the rest is history. She enjoyed the program so much that she could actually see herself making it a part of her life.

And that is the key: you cannot be consistent with something you don’t like! And now, Sharon says:

“For the first time, I can look in the mirror, smile, and like what I see instead of diverting my eyes.”

Not only did Sharon lose weight, but she also was taken off her blood pressure medication about a year after working out with the BodyFX program! Sharon has now made it her goal to share her success to motivate others, and she did so on Access Hollywood!

If you’re interested in learning more about BodyFX, visit https://bodyfx.com/

What a transformation!  Go Sharon Go!  We love BodyFX and how they are helping people get fit and lose those pesky pounds!

Brain Fog, Cravings and Emotions, Oh My!

Drew Manning’s #Fit2Fat2Forty Challenge Check-in, Week 10

Photo Credit: Drew Manning Instagram

As the holidays approach, and the call of all those yummy holiday foods are beginning their initial tantalizing whispers, we thought it would be a good time to check in with our very own Drew Manning of Fit2Fat2Fit! Drew is currently in week 10 of his 3-month challenge to gain weight again! He’s out to prove that you can get fit after 40, hence the title of this latest challenge, #fit2fat2forty! He turns 40 himself at the end of December, and will be embarking on a 3-month journey to get fit again and drop all the weight he has gained during this time alongside any and all of his followers who want to drop weight too!

With the holidays on the horizon, we’re thinking he timed the “weight gain” portion of his challenge quite perfectly! You can bet he’ll be having seconds and probably even thirds of all that pumpkin pie, eggnog, and gravy!

Before we lose you in your daydreams of holiday foods (sorry about that!), let’s check in to see Drew’s progress:

Week 1:

Weight = 181.6 lbs
Waist = 33.5’’
Hips = 38”
Body Fat % = 8.4%

Week 9:

Weight = 217.6 lbs
Waist = 41.25”
Hips = 43.5”
Body Fat % = 18.9%

Mental/Emotional Changes:

  • Still sleep-deprived
  • Libido is dropping
  • I get stressed easier
  • Feel tired during the day and almost need to take naps
  • Can’t fall asleep at night even though I’m exhausted
  • Constant brain fog
  • Lack of motivation to do chores/work
  • Major food cravings
  • Eating my emotions

Ugh, there you have it, folks. Proof that though the food may feel good on your tastebuds, choosing unhealthy foods comes with a price, many of them listed in Drew’s list of mental and emotional changes above.

If you could use a little extra kick in the New Year to get fit and healthy, you might want to consider hopping onto Drew’s challenge when it begins on January 3rd! JOIN THE JOURNEY!

Whether you are just generally interested in tracking Drew’s journey or you have a personal “steak” in the game, follow him on IG @fit2fat2fit and subscribe to his podcast for more intimate details.

Fitness Expert Drew Manning Announces New Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty Challenge

This Time Drew Will Gain And Lose 60 Pounds As He Turns 40

Drew Manning Fit2Fat2Fit

Fitness expert Drew Manning who skyrocketed into stardom when he went from fit to fat and intentionally gained 70 pounds in 2011, revealed today his plans to get fat again for his new challenge, Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty.

Drew Manning Video on Fit2Fat2Fit Forty Challenge

The Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty journey will take Drew through the highs and lows of gaining weight over four months beginning at the end of August, and then attempting to lose that weight beginning in January 2021, while focusing on four diets (Paleo, Keto, Vegan, and Vegetarian).  He will showcase all the things you shouldn’t do when good diets go bad (hence why you would gain weight) while following each diet.  Under the guidance of a medical professional and armed with eight years as a fitness and nutrition expert, Drew will examine the mental, emotional and physical struggles of those who gain and lose weight while examining the added challenge of age as he approaches and then turns 40 in December.

“I gained so much knowledge when I first did the Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit experiment, gaining and losing 70 pounds,” said Manning. “I was on the brink of diabetes and other weight-related medical conditions and felt lethargic for the first time in my life.  Now, I have empathy for what some of my clients go through when they try to lose weight.” He added, “this new challenge came about when I started to explore turning 40 and how your body can change with age and I’m focusing on some of the most popular diets and the pitfalls and how to be successful with each of them.”

“I have no idea what will happen this time around when my fat cells are awakened”, continued Manning, “because it’s easier to gain more weight when you’ve been fat in your past.”

The entire Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty journey will be documented across social media channels and Fit2Fat2Forty.com beginning on August 27, 2020.  A program launch video can be viewed beginning today on http://fit2fat2fit.com/forty.

On a weekly basis Drew will do a live weigh-in and a food challenge to showcase how a specialty diet can go wrong.  He will also take you along on his food shopping trips and take you down the aisles. Throughout the months, he will be joined by Dr. Mike Cobble who will guide him as his doctor and other notable experts like Mark Sisson (Paleo), Thomas DeLauer (Keto), and others in their respective fields to interject with knowledge and insight into what he is experiencing.  Drew will also undergo a series of cognitive tests throughout the journey under the eye of four-time U.S. National Memory Champion Nelson Dellis, to investigate the role weight gain plays on memory performance. The last day he will gain weight is his 40th birthday on December 27th and then it’s really on…Drew will then switch gears to follow the four diets properly to lose the weight he’s gained and will invite everyone to join him on January 3, 2021, to become healthy and fit alongside him.

Drew has a very clear intention this time around to show how and why empathy is critical for those who struggle with physical transformation. He knows now from personal experience that people who are overweight are wrongfully judged, misunderstood, and too often labeled as lazy or less than because of their weight. He truly believes empathy can help bridge that gap by aiming to understand a person’s mental and emotional state of mind, and how they influence their weight gain in the first place.

Drew Manning Fit2Fat2Fit

About Drew Manning:
Drew Manning is a fitness trainer and Keto Diet, expert. Drew made major headlines eight years ago when he embarked on a journey to gain 70 pounds to understand what his clients undergo and experience the challenges himself. “Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose” is a New York Times Bestseller, released in 2012, and his weight gain and weight loss journey were made into a TV show for A&E.  Drew has been covered by every major media outlet and surprised himself with how it was equally an emotional journey as physical.

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