Hey, I betcha today’s subject line got your attention.
You know it happens all the time. Maybe it happened
to someone YOU know.
Well, the quick fix isn’t a divorce – although in some
cases it really, really helps. You drop a ton of baggage
and a ton of lard at the same time.
An example of this can be found in the e-mail I have
posted below – sans the person’s true identity.
This is (anonymous). I know you know who I am.
OK, I have had your stuff for years. I just quit training because my
wife wouldn’t. We were married for 14 years, and she gained about 5
to 10 pounds per year.
I tried to cook quality meals, she would eat them, then grab the
chips and dip.
Finally I gave up and joined her, My weight went up to about 295,
ONE HUNDRED POUNDS above what it should be.
Check your records to see when I bought another copy of Combat
Conditioning – http://www.mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html
and Gama Fitness – http://gama-fitness.com – that will give you
a time line.
I was on the road in CA for about 5 months. I began the program in
my motel rooms in May. About June 1, I was 288 and doing about 50
squats, 20 tables, and 10 hindu pushups a day.
It was a start.
A few days later, I was finished with the tour. I was expecting my
wife to fly and meet me in Salt Lake City to drive back (home)
with me. I had planned to talk to her about the next part of our
lives together. I never got the chance.
The night before she was to fly, she called me and said “Do not come
home, I never want to see you again, I want a divorce.”
My world shattered at that moment. I drove 28 hours non-stop to get
home. When I did, she REALLY let me have it. It was clear she
wanted me out; so in 72 hours all my things were in storage, and I
was in a motel.
I had a choice to make, and trust me I fought with it. One was to
take my .45, put it in my mouth, and end the pain. That would have
been very easy.
However, the Gama Fitness book was in my bag, and as you know
the goal part is first. So I had a choice, do I end my life, or do I
start a new one?
With the help of friends, good Doctors, and a few good medications,
I chose life. PLEASE to anyone reading this. If you are suffering
from depression, GET HELP. I have spoken to people who went like I
was for 5 years or more. You do not have to do that.
I got an apartment, and began a new life. I put your sayings on my
Fridge. I filled out the goals in the Gama book. I did my workout
the second my feet hit the floor, and again before my nightly
I began walking 30 minutes a day. I also went on Nutri-system.
This was really because I do not make money in the summer,
she knew that and didn’t care. I had to make my money go further,
and as the ad said, 6 weeks of food. Now I just shop, but I
know how much to eat, and what to eat, and when.
Ok, shall we cut to the endings.
Judo camp. EVERYONE was STUNNED at how I looked. My size
6 (japanese not europe) judo gi, ACTUALLY WAS BIG ON
ME. I taught EVERY DAY twice a day, two hours at a time! I also
taught special classes, did a magic show, and just worked my butt
(A famous judo player) who was at camp, actually called me skinny! He
was in my room every morning at 7am to make sure I was exercising,
and corrected my form (don’t know if I liked that..ha ha). He got me
a rubber cord and showed me how to use it in place of weights, wow!
At the end of camp, he came up to me and said how different I was
from last year to this. He then quietly said “I know this hurts, but
it is a good thing for you.”
BUT, that is not the best part. I mean NOTHING I have ever won was
better then this next part.
First, when I began, I was 295, size 50 pants, 3x/4x clothes, you get
At camp I was 250 and down to 2x, waist 44
Now, this week I was 239, a 42 inch waist. I look like a teenager
dressing in my Dad’s clothes! I do 100 squats, 50 reps of the ab set
(from your Combat Abs book), 25 hindu pushups, then the bands.
I do that twice a day. Every two weeks I add reps until I will really get it
OK, now, this week I had to see the soon to be ex-wife. Papers to
sign. I met her at our bank.
Again, NOTHING I HAVE EVER WON OR DONE was better than the look on
her face when she got out of her car and saw me.
I swear her mouth opened and her jaw dropped. She just stared at me.
She caught herself, walked up, and with a stunned look on her face
said “you look great.”
I can only imagine what she was saying to herself if that came out of
When we were leaving the bank, she walked in front of me, BIG
MISTAKE, I took a look at her almost two foot wide ass and her 250
pound body on that 5″5″ frame, and my brain said “You can do MUCH
better than this.”
I will too.
My one year goal is to be 185 by next Judo Camp.
Matt, God Bless YOU, for being a vital part of my healing process.
PS: I e-mailed this to you over a month ago. TODAY I am 230, 40 inch
waist, 150 squats, 100 reps of the ab set, 50 pushups and the bands.
MJF: Mr. Anonymous, I’m very proud to hear of what you’ve done. I’m
thrilled to know you chose life over death and fitness over flab. I wish
the best for your ex. Hopefully someday she’ll “get it.” If you ever marry
again, I know you’ll be on target no matter what. Keep kicking butt.
Well, my friend, tis all for now.
P.S. Big announcement. The MFIC is no more. Well, what I mean is that
it has changed a lot. I am now doing a monthly video newsletter instead
of the paper and ink version. Members are going nuts. You can view
the newest video online right now by enrolling in the Matt Furey Inner
Circle – http://mattfureyinnercircle.com – it covers details on the
Royal Court that no one has ever seen before. And I’m not even warmed
up yet. Go check it out NOW.