This week our Stronger U Member Spotlight is shining down on Matthew Brogan, who worked with Coach Diahnn Thompkins.
What’s your name? (First and last names, pretty please)
Tell us a little about you in 5 sentences or less. Where are you from? Are you a parent? What are your hobbies? Anything unique about your life that you want to share?
I am from Montgomery, NY. I am married for just about 10 years and have 2 boys, ages 7 and 5. I enjoy the outdoors, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, etc.
What led you to join Stronger U?
My sister, Erin Brogan had great success and encouraged me to do it.
What dieting experience have you had previous to Stronger U? Was there a reason you were or were not successful? Why did you stop?
I tried Nutrisystem and the no carb diet. I failed miserably at both because I was starving all the time.
It’s clear Stronger U worked for you. Why do you think Stronger U worked so well when other programs or diets may have not?
I was able to eat real food and I was not really hungry at all.
Can you give some insight into your eating habits BEFORE joining Stronger U?
I went out to eat all the time and did not realize how fattening the food I was eating.
Now that you’ve joined Stronger U, how have your eating habits changed?
I go out to eat maybe 2-4 times a month for either lunch or dinner. I eat a lot more fish and I really enjoy it.
If you exercise or train for a sport, what does a typical week look like? Did Stronger U have any impact on your decision to start exercising or training for a sport?
I started running again. I went from jogging at 5.6mph to running at 7.8mph. Stronger U gave me the energy to do this and improve my speed on the treadmill.
How much weight did you lose with Stronger U?
How did your waist measurements change with Stronger U?
I lost 10.5 inches off my waist
What were 3 major non-scale victories you experienced with Stronger U?
I can run for 30 minutes at 7.8 mph, I am in smaller clothes than my senior year of highschool, I was able to get off blood pressure medication
Has your change in body weight or composition improved other areas of your life? If so, explain what areas and how.
I get lots of compliments on how good I look and how did I lose the weight. I definitely feel like I have gained more self-confidence.
Are there any tips or advice you’d give to new members of Stronger U to help them succeed early on?
Commit to the program 100%. Nothing will come without that commitment.
If someone is thinking about joining Stronger U, what would you tell them?
If I can do it, anyone can!