Meet Zach – a huge goober and nerd, and a formulation/polymer chemist.
For you non-science nerds, this means Zach makes coatings for magnet wires and gets to play mad scientist at his job. I can’t speak to the quality of his maniacal laugh, though.
Zach’s story isn’t like some of our other heroes – there wasn’t a specific moment from a doctor’s visit or a ‘call to action’ where he drew a line in the sand to get healthy. In fact, Zach thought everything was fine:
“About a year ago I thought that I had life figured out, but I was very much overweight and just topped the scales at 300lbs. I thought I was happy and I did everything I could to convince myself that I was. I used food and video games to escape the stresses of life.”
When crisis struck, Zach’s marriage came to an end – he coped not by eating his feelings or bingeing on Netflix for days on end; instead he chose to level up his life. He turned an incredibly painful experience into his motivating drive; each day he shed weight, got stronger, and pieced his life back together.
Many of us have had to deal with incredibly tough moments in our life – from the loss of a relationship or the a loss of a loved one, to dealing with illness and pain along the way. Although it sucks at the time, it also gives us a chance to become stronger than before.