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Our “Why” — The Story of Our Dad’s Life-Threatening Heart Attack & Paralyzation

We are not inclined to be fit naturally. If left up to our “genetics” we would get big as a house. No joke. Obesity runs in our family. So does heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke and metabolic disease.

Did you know more Americans die from heart disease than anything else? We know the dangers firsthand. When I was in third grade, I remember our mom telling us to GET IN THE CAR NOW because dad was sick and needed help.

We drove to the hospital while he was in the backseat clutching his chest. We waited in the hospital for hours, unfed, sleep deprived and extremely scared. Our dad almost died that day. His heart, it just stopped. The unhealthy lifestyle finally caught up with him. 

Growing up in Michigan, you’re not often exposed to healthy eating or exercise unless your parents teach you. Especially if you live in a food “desert” where you don’t even have access to healthy food at all. But you still have to TRY. 

Why? Because people who care about you are depending on you.

As if watching our dad almost die as kids wasn’t scary enough, several years later he was scheduled to have spinal surgery and it got delayed due to his heart condition. Sadly for him, that delay was too much. His spinal discs slipped and damaged his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the waist down. He can walk now after years of physical therapy, but not well. He’s been disabled ever since. 

We don’t just share exercises and recipes to help you “look” a certain way. We want you to have a better quality of LIFE because we’ve seen firsthand what poor choices can do to a persons health and how it can affect literally everyone who knows them. 

bikini before and after

If we are looking at the bright side, this experience made is who we are now. We take care of ourselves much better now and the thing is… We also look younger now than we did years ago, simply for the fact that we eat well, hydrate and strength train on a schedule. 

If you’re fed up or ready to make a change, we can help. For more information about what you can do, subscribe to our newsletter for free tips, advice and health information that can help.

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