Losing weight or keeping fit is a very important thing that people really need. Everyone doesn’t want to be skinny and everyone doesn’t want to be called fat. But, to keep fit you have to work out regularly no matter how busy you are.
In this video we will show you about a topic called “The Man Who Never Give up”.
This video is about Jon Calvo. Let me tell you a bit about him. Jon Calvo moved to Seoul, Korea in 2003 and he has been a member of the USAG Yongsan community for about 9 years on-and-off. In that time he was a big guy in all his life. The highest weight that he reached is 340 pounds in 2010.
He has done the research on Youtube about how to lose weight, but he was not too sure about it. But then in 2013, he finished his weight loss journey at 150 pounds.
He has experience a lot of harder ship in the past two years and a half year. When he first began exercising, people were not too kind. He was ridiculed regularly on and off the military base on in Korea. There were times when people would call him ‘the fattest guy they have ever seen.’ There was even a time on base near the public library where two ladies in taxi rolled down their windows just to repeatedly call him a fat kid. It was extremely disheartening, especially since these even happened within the first month of his journey. He felt like quitting, but he didn’t give it up. To these days, he still does not know why, but he preserved against all adversity.
“If you find yourself susceptible to hurtful comments, a support system can keep you in a positive state of mind. It was something that kept me accountable and lifted my spirits on several occasions. I began a YouTube channel as a video diary where I discussed my success, failures, and frustrations. In the process, I received a lot of support from friends, family, and strangers alike.” He said.
Then he continued saying “If you are thinking about YouTube, the weight loss community on there is a very supportive group, so do not be afraid of mean-spirited people visiting your videos. I would highly recommend either doing this or, at the very least, tracking your progress through a notebook. Seeing your progress whether written down, recorded on video, or through photos is a great way to stay motivated. Trust me. As you succeed, you will be happy you documented everything!”.
There were a variety of methods h tried when losing weight. He tried a variety of diets and lifestyles in his two and a half year journey with varying success. All his methods had a few things in common. He drank a lot of water, having at least two to four liters each day. He also supplemented fish-oil and a multivitamin on a daily basis.
When he first started, he did a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet accompanied with lean meats to keep protein high. The diet was complimented with lots of cardio through walking and daily elliptical machine use, and over a period of 6 months, he lost 40 pounds. During the time, he was also set on limiting his caloric intake and eating six small meals.
His first plateau was reached at 290 pounds, and lasted about two months. He knew that something had to change if he was to continue the flow off weight loss. However, his second pleteau was one that lasted an entire year. From August 2011 to August 2012, he also gained 20 pounds. Back at 230 pounds, he was unsure if he would ever get under 200.
Also, we would like to bring some of his further word for you “If you are thinking about beginning a journey to health and wellness for yourself, I do have a few words of advice. Know that there are times when you will fail, but that failure is one with your success. A weight loss journey is like riding horseback for a thousand miles. If you fall, do not revert back to where you started by turning your horse around. Instead, get back up and continue moving forward. Your conviction, perseverance, and self-discipline are your greatest allies. No matter what method you decide on, do not ever give up. Lastly, the most important piece of advice: It does not matter when, how, or why you decide to change. The only thing that matters is that you do.”