This Man’s Transformation Saw Him Lose Over 90kgs To Join the Army
William Guinn Jr. had a childhood dream of joining the United States Army, but there was a major barrier to entry: his weight. This is his incredible transformation story.
Guinn decided that he wasn’t going to let the Army’s weight limit stand in his way and has lost over 90kgs in his quest to join the military. A major reason for his motivation was to follow in his grandparents’ footsteps, according to reports.
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The married father-of-four was sworn in to the Army in Dallas, and explained to a US news outlet that he had a revelation in February 2016, realising he had grown tired of being overweight. He then committed to working out with trainers and hitting the gym at Planet Fitness six days a week, in order to shed weight from his 207kg frame. He also ate healthy foods and sought the advice of a nutritionist in order to achieve his goals.
In 14 months he shed nearly half his body weight, enough to enlist. It took incredible dedication — the outlet reports that Guinn would sometimes follows his two-hour gym session with an hour-long run.
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“It can be done, and yes, for those that didn’t know, [I was] trying to [get into the] military,” he wrote in a public post on Facebook. “[It] will be a great start for my career and to push [myself] harder than ever before. I will graduate… and start my career.”
As far as his body, he admits on Facebook, “I do see a change.”
Originally published by menshealth.com