Down 26.5 lbs and running faster than ever
For the last 4 years, Sean has been trying to reach his ideal weight of being below 165 pounds. Even with all the wearables and trackers, he wasn’t able to get there on his own. Getting to below 10% bodyfat can be quite a challenge without expert guidance.
Now, with coaching and accountability in his pocket every day, Sean reached his goal weight in less than three months. He is also running faster and longer than ever before. Sean's health and athleticism continue to improve as he finds new goals and continues building a healthier lifestyle through better food, sleep and training. Here we’ve interviewed him to share some of what he’s learned...
“ In the past, I've had personal trainers that suggest eating right, working out regularly and sleeping early, but they didn't keep me accountable. With Gyroscope, you're kept accountable, and the results show it ”
- Starting weight185.7lbs (84.2kg)
- Starting bodyfat15%
- Current weight159.2lbs (72kg)
- Current bodyfat8%
- Weight lost on X26.5lbs (12kg)
- Bodyfat lost on X7%
- Devices UsediPhone, Withings Scale, Withings HR Steel
“ With Gyroscope I can just snap a photo before I eat, upload them at my convenience and get detailed breakdowns of carbs, fat and protein. It's so simple!”
Starting with food measuring, food tracking, sleep tracking and weight tracking to get a solid baseline of health.
Working out at home
Getting used to exercising regularly and increasing gradually over the month at home.
Resistance Training at Gym
Before COVID, building the habit of exercising regularly and making the most of the gym. Structuring an ideal workout program and evolving it to gain strength.
Nutrition & Eating Out
Eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy. Analyzing common patterns to start healthy eating-out substitutions.
Tracking and optimizing everything about sleep, especially heart rate, HRV, temperature, and evening routine.
Runnning > Racing
Running with a focus on an initial, shorter race and building up speed and distance over time for longer races.
“ I've beat my long term goal of trying to get below 165. I've had this goal for 4 years and have gotten close but never reached it. ”
Interview with Sean
What makes X so special?
I like that I have a virtual personal trainer that can look into all my stats such as sleep, eating habits, nutrition, mood, and exercise to give me personalized insights anywhere and at any time.
The food tracking is also the best food tracking available. I've tried other apps, and entering in details manually takes a lot of effort. With Gyroscope I can just snap a photo before I eat, upload them at my convenience and get detailed breakdowns of carbs, fat and protein. It's so simple!
What has changed with your body or lifestyle since starting on X?
I've become more lean and fit, and I've also had a stronger motivation to be disciplined about my exercise and eating habits.
In the past, I've had personal trainers that suggest eating right, working out regularly and sleeping early, but they didn't keep me accountable. With Gyroscope, you're kept accountable, and the results show it.
What is the most unexpected benefit you've gotten from using X?
I've beat my long term goal of trying to get below 165. I've had this goal for 4 years and have gotten close but never reached it.
I've also started running faster than I've ever run, and it all started with me just trying to consistently hit my step goals Now, I'm setting speed goals and distance goals that are much greater than I could have imagined.
“ I've also started running faster than I've ever run, and it all started with me just trying to consistently hit my step goals ”
What's special about your experience with your coach?
I feel like Jolene has all the insights into my digital well being. She can see when I start to create bad eating habits or bad workout habits and can correct them right away. She also personalizes goals to my lifestyle since I travel a lot.
What features in X have been most integral to your success?
The food tracking and fasting windows have been the best features.
What are you doing differently since you started?
Typically I'll eat healthy for a few weeks then revert back to bad habits. Now I am very conscious about what I eat. I stay accountable to keep track of everything I eat.
What would you say to people who may be on the fence about joining X?
If you've struggled to stay motivated with workouts, food tracking and haven't being held accountable for sticking to your habits, a coach through Gyroscope can help keep you on track. And compared to an in person personal trainer, Gyroscope Coach is very affordable.