My name is Corey (Kirkenal) and I am an engineer and I work for Akadia.
What motivated you to find a fitness solution?
I started seeing the chubbiness of the face, cloths wasn’t fitting right, instead of going down the cloths were going bigger so I actually (started) and say, okay, I started out at probably about a 40 comfortable and ended up in a 42, ended up in an XL to a 2X and I think when I bought the first 3X shirt it was like, you know, what, something’s not doing well.
You start to look around and you start – things start to disappear around you and you say, oh, I need to go find them and then it’s my kids. I want to grow up and be able to see them and be healthy from that perspective.
Why Elect Wellness?
It was – I had to have been God that put us together because I can’t remember what I was doing or what I was looking for but when I came in I knew it was right in place. It was local, it was close, he did exactly what I wanted so here we are. Months later I’m not flaking out. I had some situations with personal trainings and it’s always been about the money and making sure I get through it and a little bit less about the client and this situation has been a lot, totally, different.
What do you like most about Elect Wellness?
He doesn’t let me give us, I think that’s the biggest thing. There have been mornings when I said, ah, I didn’t want to call, I didn’t want him to come, didn’t want to come and then here he comes, he knocks on the door. I had to cry or something or – but we ended up working out. He’s pushed me to limits that I wouldn’t have thought I’d been able to do.
So what’s changed since Elect Wellness?
When I started I was taking medicine for acid reflux, taking blood pressure medications and taking Ambien to go to sleep at night so now blood pressure medication is almost about stopped. The reflux has definitely stopped. I had sleep apnea and things from that perspective so probably from the weight loss probably less use of the mask and different things at night to make that sleep go better.
Today I’m probably down about 20 pounds but I’ve lost a lot of inches around the waist, around the chest, around the arms. You know, I used to look like Spanky on the Little Rascals with the chubby cheeks. The baby with the cheek… They can’t pinch my cheeks anymore. I’ve got my little form back, you know, and it’s just been good all the way around. I just – the feeling and excitement to go in there and put a pair of pants on and know that when you button it up that the button is not going to be a projectile that could injure somebody and it’s also safe for those around me because they would have got popped in the back of the head with a button.
The biggest benefit so far…
I think the biggest thing is going in and swimming in all of my cloths now. You know, all of those 42’s making me look like a rapper with sagging pants. And I had to go re-shopping, you know, Tom could take my blood pressure and pulse and everything but just standing back and watching how tight the suit would flex. But now I can actually fit in some of them. I had to move them to the side and go and get new jackets and pants, shirts. My wife said, you got shorter. You’re losing weight but you bought new shoes! I said, well new shoes have to go with the outfit, right? You know what I’m saying? She said, did your feet shrink too? I said, oh no but new pants, new look, got to work it out so it’s been good, it’s been really good.
I’m not at the stage yet where I put my tight shirts on so I can walk around because that’s not my style but when I put on my pants it looks good, it makes me feel good and when you look good and you feel good and at the start of my day I was almost miserable without a workout because it really gasses me up for the rest of the day. It’s definitely helped me change my lifestyle even though he won’t give me a Snickers anywhere, I haven’t had a Snickers bar in a long time but hopefully we’ll fix that one day soon. So when I send you an email, saying please send a Snickers bar.
Jamie: Christmas is right around the corner.
Corey: Christmas? Man, you are definitely married. What’s wrong man, what’s up with that? I know man! I took out another what, seven, six months ago? It’s just that I look in the mirror and I say look at how far you’ve come, do you want to give that up or not do that and the answer is definitely a no. I feel better, I look better, I like the compliments, I’ll take a queue from Justin Timberlake, you know, I’m getting my sexy back so, you known, once you get it back you don’t want to lose it so the wife is – hey, you’re looking good! I’m like, all right now! Yeah.
What would you tell someone considering Elect Wellness?
And what I would say to someone else if they really want to take it seriously, you know, there’s a lot of fad diets out there from, you know, eat milk only diet to drink milk only diets or eat goat cheese for six days and lose 100 pounds or whatever it is, right? There’s so much out there and when I do the research, because I’m a business guy, it’s just – it’s a multi-billion dollar industry and it just doesn’t know what’s good, bad or indifferent. What I can say is good old fashioned hard work, dedication works better than any diet. Take a chance and go out and change your life! He will definitely work you when he comes over here he’s my friend. I might now like him too much but at the end of the day I respect him and respect what he does. I appreciate all he’s done for me.
Note: Your results may vary, depending on the both the level of your compliance with our program and strategies, and the speed at which your unique body responds.