The team here at MyFiveFingers.com is always thankful to the organizations and companies that sponsor this site and help us continue to grow the community. We wanted to highlight one of our recent sponsors, Farmboylogic.com, and invited their founder to share the story behind his change and foundation of their company. Meet Patrick Smith, Co-founder of Farmboylogic:
Being the fat guy was something I was used to. Sure I wished I was in shape, but it was just that, a wish, a fantasy. Something I couldn’t see as reality. But it worked, I had my place. I had friends. I was just the… well, the fat guy in the group. I was lacking in confidence, which was something that bothered me, and which I attributed to being fat. When it came to girls… well that suffered too. It was college when I finally decided it was time for a change. I was ready to try anything. I read a lot of diet books. Spent a few bucks on snazzy workout machines, but still wasn’t getting there. I’d lose a little weight, and then gain it back and then some.
Finally the shift came. I came to the realization that in order for me make a permanent change to my body, first I had to make a permanent change to my mindset. You see I could spend a month or so working my butt off, trying to keep to a strict diet but without the right mindset I would ‘Yo-Yo’ right back to where I was.
That’s when I really thought about my priorities and what was truly important in my life. I decided that living a long and healthy life was more important than indulging in instant gratification followed by greasy regret.
I began designing a program I could follow to achieve the level of health and fitness I wanted to reach. Starting with a set of declarations that would allow me to change my mindset, making it so health and fitness wasn’t a struggle but a way of life. You cannot build a skyscraper on a faulty foundation.
Then I worked on my diet. Finding a lot of research on the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet, as well as the elimination of processed foods, I decided this was logically the healthiest approach to take. So I dove in.
Finally, I decided on a simple workout routine of: Day 1 Upper Body weight lifting, Day 2 Cardio workout, Day 3 Lower Body weight lifting, then the cycle repeats, followed by a day off on the 7th day.
This was my program. Pretty simple, right? Simple, but it worked! In 3 months I lost nearly 30 pounds! I had finally done it and broken through the psychological barrier that the fat suit I carried around for over 15 years had held over me. I looked good in my new clothes and I was happy! I felt good, I felt healthy, and I felt like I could do anything!
I decided to take the program, fill in the all the little details, add in a few more tips and tricks I learned along the way, and publish it to see how many people I could help with my simple program.
The website went online this last October and Farmboy Logic LLC was born. I published the book-Guide to Natural Weight Loss in paperback through Amazon and as an ebook, which you can get at Barnes and Noble, Itunes, and through our website.
Currently I am working on a second edition of the book, to add a weight-less workout routine I have developed, a few informational additions, and to fix a few typos! Overall it’s been a fascinating experience launching an online business and I have become acquinted with some really cool people in the health and fitness world.
We have big plans for our small company and will continue developing helpful products that will allow people to reach the ultimate goal- happiness.
Thanks again to Patrick and Farmboylogic.com for sponsoring MyFiveFingers. Got an idea for products that they should consider creating? Share it in the comments below!