When Marines are talking, here’s one insult that carries a lot of weight: “Fat body.”
With that in mind, Marine Corps Times offers you up the story of Gunnery Sgt. Ken Young, who cut his body fat percentage from 19.5 percent to 6.8 percent, dropping 30 pounds in the process. And here’s the most impressive part: He did it in 12 weeks, working out 3.5 hours per week.
Gunny Young, 35, offers up his plan in complete detail to fellow staff writer James K. Sanborn. He also offers up the following quote about what led him to take action:
When I graduated from boot camp, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I loved that I would want into a story and people would ask if I was a Marine. But later, I started to worry when people asked if I was in the Marines or the Army. Finally, when somebody asked if I was in the Air Force, I realized I needed to do something.
A wakeup call? Sounds like it.