Mike Novak | The Fitness Asylum

Mike Novak

I just want to start by saying thank you. Your program works!! I have been working extremely hard and I feel great!

A big thank you to my support team at home (Traci), and to my team captain (Alicia) and to Team Perry, as without them I don’t think I would have had half the success that I did.
The reason I joined the Fitness Asylum Body Challenge was a wake up call I got from a photo. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well in this case it was definitely true.

The photo was from a wedding in September of 2015. I was shocked when I saw it. I didn’t even recognize the people in the photo. They looked happy enough, but my first reaction was “Who are these fat people?” Then my next question was “How did I let this happen?” I hung this photo on the fridge and it is something I look at every time I open the door. It reminds me of the consequences that can happen when making poor choices. It was just the slap in the face that I needed to choose a healthier lifestyle and become the best me I can possibly be. After all, I am worth it!

My “Why” is easy. It’s my family. My girls – I have two teenage daughters and their happiness means everything to me. I have to be and want to be how all other males are judged. So, sorry boys, that means setting that bar high! (Bring your A Game!). My son – we had him later in life, so getting in better shape so I can play with him and be involved with everything he does was and is extremely important to me. I don’t want to miss anything. And finally, for my beautiful wife, my biggest inspiration, my muse… I want to look good NAKED. ?

I have met and exceeded my initial goals through nutrition. I didn’t participate in boot camps or specialty classes. Outside of taking the dog for a walk a couple times a week, I didn’t really do anything. Not for fear of working out, but because when I do work out, I tend to get “jacked” ?. And although weight is just a number, my objective with this challenge was to lose weight. So, I read (more than once) and followed the packet. I tracked everything – good and bad, stayed disciplined, held myself accountable and committed to the program. I have gone from a snug size 44 pants size down to a size 38 with room to spare. Incredible!

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. This training is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before undertaking rigorous physical training.