Transformativecan start to sound the same after a while. Someone got motivated, they started dieting, and then they hit the gym hard. But every now and then there’s a super inspiring journey that grabs your attention and really gives you pause. That’s exactly the backstory for Ronnie and Andrea Brower, the powerhouse couple who lost a combined 578 pounds.
After getting married on May 13, the couple has made headlines for their tale of love and health. They met shortly after Ronnie started documenting his weight loss journey on a public Facebook page called 600 lbs to Success. Inspired by his mission, Andrea reached out about her own goals. The pair immediately hit it off and have since worked together to stay on track.
“We just kind of helped each other through the journey,” Andrea told People.com. “Towards the end, we were really each other’s support system, along with our trainers Nick and Jill.”
At his heaviest, Ronnie weighed 675 pounds. For Andrea, that was 250 pounds. Today, they have both reached their fitness goals (Andrea has lost 120 pounds and Ronnie a cool 458) but continue to workout side-by-side at the gym.
So what exactly did they do? Both followed a strict ketogenic diet, which consists of the following restrictions: low-carb, high-fat, moderate protein, and vegetable-centric.
When he first started working out, Ronnie would simply lift his arms while sitting, then he’d get up out of a chair and sit back down repeatedly. From there he started going to the gym and worked out for three hours per day. As a result, he lost 100 pounds in the first 100 days.
Both Ronnie and Andrea enlisted the help of personal trainers to help push them through workouts, remain on a schedule, and tailor exercises to meet their goals. But the couple also made it a priority to hold each other accountable — and still do. Instead of relying solely on their trainers, they encouraged one another every day.
and gym time remain…