Man loses 22 pounds keeping resolution

By Kelly Bryant – email | bio

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Whether you've kept your New Year's resolution, most of us are constantly trying to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Hattiesburg resident William Vineyard works out daily at One 80 Fitness in Hattiesburg. After an injury kept him from exercising for an entire year, this past New Year's Eve, he stepped on the scale, and weighed more than he ever weighed at 194 pounds. He said that was just the motivation he needed, saying, "When you step on a scale, when you walk by a mirror, and you look at yourself in the mirror, you're like, it's time to make a change."

So, he decided to ditch the average program and create his own. Vineyard says with his coaching and education background, a grading scale was the most logical fit. He said, "I wanted something I could grade myself every day on. So I based it on 100 minutes a day of cardio, 100 crunches on my upper, medium, lower, each oblique, and I based it on 100 percent effort when I hit the weights. Any kind of thing I do, I wanted to do 100 percent."

He's calling it the "A+ & Nothing Less Program." The goal is 100 days.

Vineyard said his new program not only gives him a better attitude, he likes the fact that it's getting him outside more. Vineyard runs eight miles daily on the Longleaf Trace when he's not at the gym.

Three hundred and twenty miles, 42,000 calories, and 22 pounds later, Vineyard has just reached day 50. And when asked what would happen after day one hundred, he said, "I'm basically coaching myself, and this is my regular season, so if I reach it and I do well, hey, you gotta go to the playoffs right?"

And with every additional step, here's hoping he makes it to the World Series.

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