Adam starts his fitness chal­lenge— bring the pain

Adam White is go­ing from fat to fit with a tai­lored well­ness pro­gram with the Pure Group.

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My whole body aches. It hurts. Ev­ery­where. I can­not straighten my arm be­yond 90 de­grees with­out pain, pain, PAIN. Squat­ting down? For­get it.

I know what you’re think­ing, but nope, this isn’t my first work­out. This is the day af­ter my first work­out. This is the pay­back. Turns out that us­ing your mus­cles af­ter many years of NOT us­ing them… your body’s go­ing to com­plain about that.

Day 1 wasn’t so bad. I met my per­sonal trainer. His name is Felix Yu. He’s a re­ally chilled out guy, and his bi­ceps are the size of my head. It’s in­tim­i­dat­ing and re­as­sur­ing at the same time, which I guess is what you want from a trainer.

We stand on a ma­chine that de­ter­mines the muscle and fat con­tent of your body. I have, sur­prise sur­prise, a lot more fat than muscle.

I also weigh 99 ki­los, which is about 20 too many—but hey, we’ve all got to start some­where, right?

Felix takes me through some ba­sic ex­er­cises and weights—it’s a chance for him to work out just how much of a weak­ling I am.

As for me, I’m just try­ing to keep up.

Af­ter the work­out I meet chef Moises “Moy” Mehl of Nood Food. Over a meal of more kale than I’ve ever eaten in my life, chef Moy runs me through the big­gie: the diet. “I don’t want to calo­rie count you,” he says. But what he

want me to do is cut out most of the carbs in my life, re­plac­ing them mostly with fiber— veg­gies, in other words. Prefer­ably raw.

I love rice, pasta and noo­dles with a pas­sion, which might be the prob­lem. This is gonna be harder than I’d thought.

But I’m thank­ful for three things: 1) I like to cook, 2) chef Moy gives me some ideas for some food to play around with, and 3) I’m ac­tu­ally look­ing forward to it. It’s only up from here, so I’ve only got gains to make—and weight to lose.

Af­ter­wards I meet my Glam­orous Fi­ancée for a bowl of pho. Well, she has pho. I or­der a lime soda, no sugar. My new life starts here.

The pain? That comes to­mor­row.

I’ve only got gains to make—and weight to lose.”

Next time:

The Ad­just­ment Bu­reau

Get in­volved: Twit­ter/In­sta­gram @adamawhite, #LivePure (or# MakeAdamFitAgain).

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