‘Don’t stop’: Raymond Gutierrez looks back on weight loss journey
As the year nears its end, TV host and entrepreneur Raymond Gutierrez reflected on his fitness journey, saying he’s ending this decade with a fit body after leaving behind “poor lifestyle choices.”
He posted a photo of him showing off his current fit physique alongside an old one of him before he made the decision to lose weight, as seen on his Instagram page today, Dec. 27.
“How I’m ending the decade vs. how I started,” Gutierrez said. “Sometimes I still can’t believe it.”
The TV host first pointed out that he “started this decade disliking a lot of things about [himself].”
“Poor lifestyle choices caused me to gain a lot of weight in my 20’s,” he said. “I was battling with inner demons and I turned to drinking and eating as a form of escape.”
Gutierrez also revealed that his poor lifestyle choices had led him to such a point that he could not walk a flight of stairs without having difficulty breathing. However, his situation turned around when he made the “best decision of [his] life” three years ago.
“I took charge of my situation and focused on my health and taking care of my body,” he stated. “I didn’t stop until I reached my goal.”
Despite his already fit and strong figure, Gutierrez said that his fitness journey is still an “everyday battle.” He noted that “it doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.”
Addressing those who may be struggling with their own health journey, he said: “So if you’re reading this and feeling hopeless, know that it’s never too late to turn your life around.”
“Drop the excuses you’ve created for yourself, focus on your goals, gain that momentum, and don’t stop,” he added.
Gutierrez began documenting his workouts online after declaring he was “sick of being fat” in a vlog post on his YouTube channel in February 2017. Throughout his weight-loss journey, he cited his close friends such as siblings Erwan and Solenn Heussaff as good influences on his overall fitness. /ra
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