Justin Holsomback was 27-years-old and running for the Georgia State House of Representatives when his wife asked him for a divorce. Weighing in at nearly 300 pounds and so horribly out of shape that he was skipping houses to talk to voters if the climb was too steep, Justin knew if he wanted to live past 40 things needed to change.
What did he do?
Justin had heard about this CrossFit thing and figured “what the heck” so he signed up and started pounding the Kool-Aid. Throughout the highs and lows — including one night where he binged on 4000 calories — he learned one very important lesson: “The number on the scale doesn’t make me happy — what I’m able to do with my body and time is what makes me happy.”
He also shed 125 pounds in the year since walking into CrossFit Addiction in Kennesaw, GA, though he’s now a member at CTC CrossFit in Marietta, GA.
A lot of us have felt, or are feeling like Justin; stuck in a rut where nothing seems to work.
For all the stories we’ve written about transformations like Justin’s, we seldom have an opportunity to applaud and hear from our Y chromosome counterparts. Women aren’t the only culprits of body image issues, so thanks Justin for stepping up to share your story.