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How Ray Lost 88 Pounds

#arangiohero Apr 30, 2024

When it comes to weight loss, what you do on your average day matters more than what you do on your best day.

If you want to drop unwanted bodyfat, be sure that you’re not continually spending more time thinking about what to do rather than actually doing.

Reality is, action precedes momentum. 

Consider the concept of momentum itself. It's the force that propels you forward, the inertia that keeps you moving even when faced with obstacles. Yet, momentum doesn't materialize out of thin air; it's born from the culmination of consistent actions.

In the pursuit of any goal, whether it's losing bodyfat, increasing strength, or managing the natural aging process, the initial step is crucial. It's the spark that ignites the flame of progress. Without that first action, momentum remains elusive, relegated to the realm of wishful thinking.

Think about your own health journey. You may have a lofty vision of a healthier, stronger version of yourself, but until you lace up your shoes and step into the gym, that vision remains nothing but a dream. It's the act of showing up, of putting in the work, that sets the wheels of progress in motion.

Moreover, the power of action lies not just in its ability to initiate momentum but also in its capacity to sustain it. Each action taken builds upon the last, creating a compounding effect that propels you further along the path to success.

However, it's important to recognize that action alone is not enough. It must be accompanied by intention and direction. Random, haphazard actions may yield sporadic results at best. To truly harness the power of momentum, one must have a clear vision of their goals and a strategic plan to achieve them.

If you aim to lose weight and get in shape, you must not only exercise regularly but also pay attention to your nutrition, get adequate rest, and manage stress. Each action is a piece of the puzzle, contributing to the overall momentum toward better health.

In essence, action is the catalyst for change, the catalyst for growth. It's the force that transforms dreams into reality and aspirations into achievements. Without action, momentum stagnates, and potential remains untapped.

Success is not a result of luck or circumstance but a product of deliberate, consistent action. So, whatever your goals may be, remember that the path to success begins with that first step. Embrace action, cultivate momentum, and watch as the world unfolds before you in ways you never thought possible.

Take imperfect action, do the work, and you will see the proof. The proof is in the outcomes, aka results.

When people ask me why I have dedicated my life to helping others get healthy, well, one of the reasons is the sheer joy I get from seeing someone have the guts and determination to accomplish their goals. I really love seeing the proof.

How Ray Lost 88 Pounds

Many people "talk" about their goals, but few have the heart to take action. Plain and simple, Ray is an action taker.

He's got a big heart, and plenty of guts and determination to do anything. Check out his jaw-dropping results:

Day 1

  • 39 years old
  • 284 pounds
  • 33% body fat
  • 140/90 mmHg blood pressure (with meds)
  • loud snoring

Day 180

  • 39 years old
  • 196 pounds
  • 13% body fat
  • 100/60 mmHg blood pressure (no more meds)
  • no more snoring (happy wife)

If you’re ready to make a positive change, may I suggest you do these four things.

1. Practice mindful nutrition

Do the calculations to figure out how many calories/macronutrients you need weekly to lose a pound of fat each week (or maintain excellence).

Readjust the calculations weekly as you hit your process goal.

Need some help?

I wrote an entire Nutrition Masterclass detailing your step-be-step plan.

2. Add four sessions of metabolic resistance training weekly

When you do strength training, be sure to follow the principles of progression and overload.

And progress/regress the exercises based on your ability to perform everything with excellent (read: not sloppy) technique.

I can customize your plan based on things like past injuries or available equipment.

Or some other situation where you need a truly personalized training program.

3. Get eight hours of quality sleep nightly

Training is stress.

Your cells recover from this purposeful stress in the deepest stages of sleep.

And be mindful of the daily habits that encourage/discourage a good night's sleep.

Booze within six hours of bedtime messes up your ability to get quality sleep.

Pre-bedtime screen-time or anything else that screws up your sleep/wake cycle, should be avoided too.

4. Surround yourself with a team of positive and like-minded folks

Your team should help you get closer to your priority-one goal.

They should encourage you to lead by example.

Ditch the naysayers and the ones who drag you down into the dirt.

Your friends and associates should make you better.

If this inspired you, please share.

On the other hand, if you're thinking that you could never achieve results like Ray, may I suggest you change your perspective.

Imagine you were born in 1900.

On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.

Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.

When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet.

And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.

At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish.

At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict.

On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, should have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.

Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900.

How do you survive all of that?


Imagine you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85-year-old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was.

Yet your grandfather or grandmother survived through everything listed above.

Perspective is an amazing art, refined as time goes on, and enlightening like you wouldn’t believe.

Let’s choose faith over fear and keep things in perspective.

To your success,

Coach Joe

P.S. I'm taking on a small coaching group. I'll guarantee your results from anywhere in the world. If you follow my plan, yet don't hit your goals, I'll refund your tuition. That's my iron-clad promise to you. All you need is an Internet connection and a good attitude. If you'd like to work with me to become the leanest and strongest version of yourself, you can apply here to learn more.



Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online longevity personal trainer, or you want to visit the best age-management personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.

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