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This is only the beginning of my Journey. I am proud of where I stand today as the progress and results from the past 9 weeks is more rewarding than receiving a trophy. Weighing 175lbs in April to weighing 132lbs the morning of the show, 4th of July is a huge change! So, being placed 5th shouldn’t be looked at as a “disappointment”. Instead, it’s a way for me to look back and learn from this experience and make the appropriate corrections towards my next competition. Not only in the gym, but also outside the gym. Make the effort to be better each day, as a person, employee at work, and an inspiration to others that there’s always room to keep moving forward. I am proud of where I stand today, as I placed where I deserve and I will strive to do better next time around!! Thank you to all who have supported me during my progress of stepping on stage for the first time and I want to thank Muscle Maker Grill for helping during my preparation by providing meal plans.
So today started like every other day. Wake up, step on the scale and see how we are. Then today’s number dawned on me, 179 pounds. That means I am officially 1 pound under half the man I used to be. 360 pounds was where I hit rock bottom. 181 pounds lost later and I am way out of that hole and now climbing. Portion control and muscle maker grill food and meal planning literally saved my life. Thanks to my wonderful support system, Mary Thompson Diane Starkey and Syd full of love and encouragement. I didn’t forget everyone that helped me along the way, I just can list you all. Thanks to everyone. Come on by and let us help you on your journey. If it’s to lean out, bulk up or remain in your healthy lifestyle we have a plan for you too.
Four years ago, after experiencing a heart-related medical emergency, I had to make some major lifestyle changes. Joining a gym and becoming more active was a great start, but that wasn’t enough. If I wanted to get healthy and stay that way, the other thing I had to do was to overhaul my poor eating habits. A big part of that success came when I discovered MMG and I became a friend “for life!” I can’t say enough good things about how great it’s been to enjoy all the healthy and very tasty menu choices available there. No more empty fast food for me! I can honestly say that Tom and his super-friendly crew at the Clifton, New Jersey location have really been great. I’m down 60 pounds so far and I’m not done yet, but knowing that MMG has been there for me along the way has truly helped to make my “fitness journey” a much easier and more satisfying one. Thank you, MMG!
Hi my name, is Ivan I was overweight and had high cholesterol, was out of shape and was not happy with myself. I had zero confidence. I worked out 3 to 4 times a week and was not seeing any changes no matter how hard I worked. I was getting discouraged and was really depressed. I was at work one day and decided to go early for lunch, I got on the elevator hit the button to go down to the lobby and next thing I knew the elevator had dropped 5 stories and I was on the ground. I got up to my feet, my heart was racing and tried to get out of the elevator and was not able too. Next thing I knew the elevator dropped again, all the way down to ground level. I finally was able to get out of the elevator. As I stood there and they checked me out to make sure I was okay, I thought about I could have easily died. I was still shaking from the fear. I thought about what my wife and kids what they would do if I no longer were alive. From that moment I knew I needed to make a change in my life in order to be able to live a long and healthy life with my kids and beautiful wife. Only problem was I was injured and not able to workout and second I had no idea how to eat healthy and enjoy my food. A few days passed and I was out running errands and wanted to stop somewhere to eat I wanted to make a healthy choice so I googled healthy restaurants on my phone. First one that showed up one the list was Muscle Maker Grill, I never heard of it but decided to give it a try. The menu was different and I decided to order the Rocky Balboa wrap. It was awesome, who knew eating healthy would be so good. I saw flyers that they had a meal plan and decided to give it a try and also started to drink a gallon of water daily. First week I lost 3 pounds, I was happy and excited with that and continued getting the meal plan. After 3 months I lost a total of 30 pounds. I no longer got the meal plan it became a little more difficult financially but still ate there 3 to 4 times a week. I continued to keep with healthy habits and learned that just because food is healthy it doesn’t mean it has to be disgusting. Eventually my back and neck healed and I was able to exercises, that along with a good diet my weight lost skyrocketed. When I initially started I weighed 240 pounds. Currently I weigh 180 pounds. I’ve lost more than 60 pounds. I’ve lowered my cholesterol, lost a ton of inches around my waist, and most importantly I got something back I haven’t had in a while my confidence. Muscle Maker Grill gave me a good foundation to start my weight lost journey.
And you’ve gained a loyal customer for life.
“ Thanks to Muscle Maker Grill I am one step closer to realizing my dream. I am entering a physique contest in mid November and my coach was insistent that I meal planned. Easier said than done with a busy work schedule and an even busier work-out schedule! I tried to shop and cook and just couldn’t keep up. Fortunately, MMG worked with me to customize my meals. Erica preps my meals every two days, exactly how I want; basically a combination of chicken or tilapia with brown rice and/or green leafy vegetables. I never realized how big of a difference eating right can make but now it’s obvious. With virtually the same work-out routine as usual this is difference eating right made in only two weeks. Whatever your workout goal MMG can help.”
“The MMG Meal Plan changed my life.
I’ve never felt better, eating the food I want to eat and living the life I want to live.”
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