Back in 2011 I had decided I wanted to serve my country and devote my life to something greater than myself.
I started doing research on the different branches, and where I could see myself doing the best work. I had gone into the Army, Navy and Air force offices to see what they had to offer, but I was blown off by the recruiters because I had a big obstacle, I weighed 355 pounds.
I was told to “lose 100 pounds and come back”, but there was one branch that didn’t turn me away, the Marine Corps. There I was told that they don’t accept applications but only commitments, and that if I wanted to be a Marine I had to cut my weight down to about 201 pounds and then I could get a chance at earning the title of Marine.
Since that day I’ve worked my body to exhaustion countless times and I’ve ate, slept and trained just for the chance to go to boot camp. Finally on February 3rd 2014, I was able to swear my oath and receive the ship out date of June 9th. I had finally gotten my ticket to go! On May 1st 2014, I was called and was informed I’d be now leaving May 12th and to prepare to go.
Today is May 11th 2014, and I leave at 3 am to start my journey.
Innovative Results has helped me condition my body to the point where I’m ready for bootcamp. I’m ready to travel the long distances, and I’m ready for the hardships ahead of me. I’ve become stronger without putting on weight, my mile and a half time has gotten better by over a minute, and my sit ups have increased by 30 within the 2 minute span. I thank the team at Innovative Results for helping me become a stronger and faster man, and when I come home I can’t wait to get into even better shape and compete in events.
From 355 pounds to 191 pounds and I’m ready for anything.
Anthony T. Mansfield.
Congratulations, and Best of Luck at Boot Camp Anthony! The IR Team is so grateful to call you family!!
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