For years, Australian man Michael Jeffries was a single, hard-drinking metal head struggling with depression and a lack of self-esteem.
However, after he took a hard look in the mirror, he realized that he wanted to make some major changes to his life. UNILAD caught up with Jeffries, who has been documenting his transformation on Facebook, to learn more about how this guy managed to quit drinking, lose weight, and feel better than ever.
“I was sick of the fat jokes and it got to a point where I thought enough was enough I decided I needed to make a change, and I haven’t looked back since!” he told them.
His changes included working with a personal trainer to create an eating plan and a heavy resistance training program. Over the course of four years, Jeffries dropped 60 pounds, bringing his weight from 235 lbs to a much healthier 176 lbs. However, with that dramatic weight loss came an unforeseen consequence.
“After losing the weight I still had the skin sagging down below my waist line, which made it hard for me to see how much progress I’ve really made!” he revealed. “I would have people say to me, ‘Oh, wow, you’ve done so well. You must have so much confidence now.” But the truth was I didn’t!”
So, to deal with the excess skin, Jeffries flew to Thailand for a tummy tuck surgery. He can’t recommend the experience enough.
“If someone has had a big weight loss journey like me and was left with loose skin and it made them unhappy,” he said, “I would 100% suggest to them to look into getting a tummy tuck.”
The next step? Michael is now determined to get back to the gym and become a professional bodybuilder.
“For now I’m going to keep slowly building my way back in the gym” he said. “Once I’m back to 100 percent, I’ll look to train hard and build up as much muscle as I can and look to compete within the next year or two.”