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My Y Story: David Jones

David’s Y story began just over a year ago. Overweight, David’s doctor had diagnosed him with type 2 diabetes. He knew he needed to make a change, so he decided to head to the White Rock YMCA. Over the course of nine months, David built up a workout and diet regimen and lost 62 pounds.

“Doctors are amazed,” David said. “Cholesterol reduction, lower blood pressure, and perfect A1C blood glucose. One year ago the doctor said I had diabetes, but there has been no sign of that in the last 6 months. No medications except the gym.”

David enjoyed his time at the gym so much that his family decided to start coming as well. “It’s a family affair. My wife and daughter take cycling classes and my daughter also started Zumba.”

David’s approach to fitness has been simple, but effective through his consistency. “15 minutes of cardio and 60 minutes of weights six days a week. And, of course, a low card and high protein meal plan.” He is proud of his weight loss as well as the amazing effects this journey has had on his health. “With hard work and dedication, we can make type 2 diabetes disappear.”