Congratulations to Andrew Gillis on his 12-week transformation! Andrew’s goals were to regain his strength and endurance after his shoulder surgery. He has come a long way and has realized how important the role of proper fueling makes in a comeback! Andrew’s wife and son joined in on the journey all with amazing results!
Lost 10.4 pounds
Lost 7% body fat
Gained 3.8% muscle
Lost 6 years in body age
Lost 2.75 inches – waist
Lost 1 inch – hips
Lost 1.25 inches – chest
What have you learned about yourself throughout this process?
Food is our fuel. If you run on garbage you are going to feel and look like garbage. I had shoulder surgery on September 27 and it was very disruptive to my life in general. I figured shoulder surgery was going to be like going to the dentist, in and out with a relatively quick recovery. Although, the surgeon said it would probably be a 6-8 month recovery…I figured I could do it faster. What my surgery did was impact my sleep pattern and I had 2/12 months of disrupted sleep. It was a horrible experience and prolonged the healing process. During this 6 mouth recovery I felt very out of shape and frankly was not watching what I ate. I recall a friend making me hot fudge sauce after my surgery and I thought well why not eat it….and why not add some ice cream too … she is a great cook and it was delicious. After, being away on February break I knew it was time to get back in shape and it had to start with me eating. I was fortunate that my wife and son did this 12 week program with me. Our daughter took part in eating well but did not do the program officially.
I like food more than I used to. I look forward to having my Berry RX bar with maple almond butter on it when I return from the box each day. I realize that I am not going to reach my goals at the box without eating well. In addition, I know that eating well is going to impact my long term health.
Continue my training: goal is multiple muscle ups and 20 strict HSPU’s. I certainly now understand how important eating is to be successful inside the box. Cindy always would say trust the process…. Well now I am putting the time into training and eating and I am interested to see where this takes me. This program / process has been a large investment in time and was very well worth it for our family as a whole.
A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on December 30, 2009 after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda. Seven new stars will be etched onto the memorial wall at the CIA where every star represents grieving friends, family and colleagues dedicated to fight against the enemy, forever in their name.
Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.
7 Rounds for time:
7 Thrusters 135/95
7 Deadlift 245/165
7 KBS 2/1.5