Meet Paul Reynolds. He is one of my favorite people, an amazing photographer, and he will be turning 40 this year.
He also was one of the 2013 RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation winners in the total weight loss category.
During the 12-week challenge, Paul lost and incredible 49 pounds. By September of 2013, Paul had gone on to lose an additional 46 pounds for a total of 95 pounds lost! The best part? He’s been able to maintain this current weight.
Here is Paul’s story.
“I had been overweight most of my life; well into my youth. I had been obese for nearly 15 years prior to the 2013 challenge. Losing the weight was a great barrier for me. However, with belief in myself, a loving support group, commitment to the RESET weight-management program, and consistent physical activity I lost weight, forged a new healthy lifestyle, and won the 2013 RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation.
Winning the challenge and going to Sanoviv had a momentous impact on me. I no longer doubted that I could do it; I had won!
Although 49 pounds was a great victory for me, I was not content. I still had plenty of weight to lose. It was easy for me to continue what I was already doing. I had found great success in the RESET weight-management program and I realized that I could maintain the healthy lifestyle I had been practicing over the course of the 12-week challenge.
I continued to follow the RESET program once I returned home from my fantastic stay at Sanoviv. Over the course of just a few more months I lost an additional 46 pounds. I still have more weight to lose, but my mindset is different and so is my approach. I am no longer racing to a finish. I am working life long to my ultimate goals.
I figured as long as I am always moving in the right direction, then I’m doing pretty good. Although my weight has not changed since September of 2013, my body has. I have put more emphasis on sculpting. My motivation is practical strength to support my bucket list of adventures.
During the 2013 RESET Challenge I focused only on brisk walking as my exercise. Over time, that walking turned into jogging and then into running. I had found an activity that I became passionate about. I had never been a runner. In fact, I hated running. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of finding an activity that you can get excited about. Being excited about a physical activity that gets you out the door and burning calories. Good eating is only one component. A person must move and exert energy to truly see change.
I am an adventurous person by nature. Prior to my weight loss, my weight held me back from participating in almost all outdoor activities. I no longer have this problem. A great weight has literally been lifted off me. The sky is the limit. I am free.
I am greatly motivated by opportunities, adventures, and experiences. I regret wasting my youth away to being a couch potato but, I am not wasting another moment on the past. My future is very bright. I have set many goals that I intend to accomplish.
Some goals I already have completed, like running a half marathon, climbing Angels Landing in Zion’s National Park, and sail plane gliding. In 2014, I plan on running a full marathon, rafting a remote wilderness canyon for 10 days, and running to the summit and back of Southern California’s tallest Mountain, a 11,500 foot elevation climb, in the same day.
Again, I am motivated by opportunities, adventures, and experiences. I am teachable and continue to learn about my body and about my health. I practice my healthy lifestyle every day, with the occasional splurge day.
I trust my health 100 percent to USANA and I use the USANA products every day.
My top tips are:
- Replace the foods you love with healthier low-glycemic versions
- Get active and push harder
- Drink lots of water
- Use the USANA products every day.
Thank you USANA for the opportunity to participate in the RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation! It changed my life!”
Paul is an amazing example of what can happen when you make the commitment to get healthy!
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*The RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and our European markets.
*Individual results may vary. RESET weight-management system lowers your daily caloric intake and recommends moderate exercise for best results. Average results are 4.5 lbs. in five days.
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