Nick Roubanis & # 39; father died at the age of 74 years. His father's last ten years, he explained, are "very hard for him." His father's health is one of the many reasons why Roubanis a 5 & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; Guy from Whitestone, New York, says he had to lose 269 pounds at his worst point.
And he did lose weight: all it took was a few hundred kettlebell turns and a new commitment to his own self-esteem.
"I think about him every day. He's motivated me to make that change, and I've committed myself to being the best dad for me, the best husband, and the best overall version of myself, "says Roubanis. But let's take a back seat and find out how he reached that 269-pound mark at all.
Roubanis spent the decade after college working on everything except his health. He got a job that was a bit exhausting and exhausting. That meant his health was a backseat to work, and both fast and processed foods became a normal part of his routine.
At the age of 32, when he beat 269 pounds, he was an asthmatic who took medications that allowed him to breathe twice a day, and a rescue inhaler at least 1
"I had numbness in my arms at night. When I went to the doctor, they started talking about blood pressure medicines and doing tests that I did not think I needed at an early age, "says Roubanis.
At the same time as his health was apparently at rock bottom, something else happened that quickly pulled him out of his rut: In 2012, he married his wife – and figuratively CrossFit.
"At first, I just went to the gym and thought I could keep a similar diet," Roubanis said. "I had many challenges to overcome, including injuries to my back and legs, mainly because I had neglected my fitness for so long. I lacked self-confidence and motivation because I could not keep up or was just in pain.
But Roubanis & # 39; s trainer Anthony Lucic of CrossFit Bell in Long Island City did not let that self-esteem last too long. Instead of bending, the couple quickly got to work. Within weeks, Roubanis claimed to see results, and in an apparent short time lost 60 pounds to reach his new normalcy of 208 pounds.