Gary Kirk didn’t cook. He would heat up food but never venture so far as to make something from scratch.
These days, Sunday is reserved for making sauces to accompany his reformed diet, recommended to him by his neurologist. More than six months ago, Kirk was suffering from nerve attacks, sight problems, loss of balance and movement in the face, as well as a loss of taste—all because of multiple sclerosis. Kirk also weighed 266 lb. at the time.
After searching the Internet for diet info, he stumbled upon the word “CrossFit.”
Kirk now goes to CrossFit Edinburgh in Scotland five times a week, and today the 38-year-old is 91 lb. lighter.
“I’ve gone from being totally unfit to gettin’ there,” he excitedly explains.
“I’ve just done it as hard as I can, knowing that things will change and knowing that the whole idea of this is to make the best of yourself. And there’s no point in doing somethin’ half-heartedly,” he says.
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Additional reading: Rewiring the Body by Chris Cooper, published May 19, 2010.