I’ve never been heavy, and I’ve always worked out, but I travel a lot for work, so I’d have periods where I wasn’t working out, or wasn’t working out as effectively. I was consuming too many high-fat, sugary things—specifically, foods like wine, cheese, and sugar.

© . A little competition inspired Jeff Mills to work out harder and smarter. He lost 25 pounds in 60 days and now has super low body fat.

This past May, I noticed that my pants were tight. I felt like I was getting a double chin—I’d never had one of those in my life. Clothes that had fit, from suits to T-shirts, didn’t fit. I didn’t sleep that well. I was unhappy. At age 49, I’d reached nearly 190 pounds.

My turning point came when my gym, Life Time, was running a program it calls 60day, where members can compete to transform their bodies and win prizes. I agreed with my trainer, Theo Marler, to do it, and as part of the challenge, I had to take three “before” photos—front, side, and back.

More in category

Double Amputee Taking on First Ironman at Kona Double Amputee Taking on First Ironman at Kona
October 12, 2019Runner's World
History Made: Kipchoge Runs Under 2 Hours at INEOS 1:59 Challenge History Made: Kipchoge Runs Under 2 Hours at INEOS 1:59 Challenge
October 12, 2019Runner's World
Jameela Jamil Just Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt In Emotional Tweet Jameela Jamil Just Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt In Emotional Tweet
October 12, 2019Prevention
Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers
October 11, 2019The NY Times
What Is Oat Milk and Is It Actually Healthy? What Is Oat Milk and Is It Actually Healthy?
October 11, 2019Runner's World
16 Healthy Prerun Meals and Snacks 16 Healthy Prerun Meals and Snacks
October 11, 2019Runner's World
Are You a Slow Walker? You May Age Faster Are You a Slow Walker? You May Age Faster
October 11, 2019Runner's World
10 Heroes Making Running Safer 10 Heroes Making Running Safer
October 07, 2019Runner's World
Here's how this guy lost 120 lbs. and got back into shape Here's how this guy lost 120 lbs. and got back into shape
October 11, 2019MSN
14 easy ways to jump-start your metabolism 14 easy ways to jump-start your metabolism
October 11, 2019MSN
Male breast cancer: What doctors need you to know Male breast cancer: What doctors need you to know
October 11, 2019MSN
Rupp’s Return to Chicago Has Not Been Smooth Rupp’s Return to Chicago Has Not Been Smooth
October 11, 2019Runner's World
Sarah Silverman talks needing to 'be funny to survive' in new documentary about mental health Sarah Silverman talks needing to 'be funny to survive' in new documentary about mental health
October 11, 2019MSN
5 gentle ways to heal emotionally after a miscarriage 5 gentle ways to heal emotionally after a miscarriage
October 11, 2019MSN
This Hair Styling Tool Can Give You Perfect Bouncy Waves for Less Than $30 This Hair Styling Tool Can Give You Perfect Bouncy Waves for Less Than $30
October 11, 2019Shape
How accepting my body exactly as it is has given me freedom How accepting my body exactly as it is has given me freedom
October 10, 2019MSN
New PSA warns that youth football is just as bad as giving a kid a cigarette New PSA warns that youth football is just as bad as giving a kid a cigarette
October 11, 2019MSN
Jennifer Lopez Loves These Leggings So Much, She Has Them In Three Different Colors Jennifer Lopez Loves These Leggings So Much, She Has Them In Three Different Colors
October 07, 2019Shape
How to Cope With Some of the Most Difficult Menopause Symptoms How to Cope With Some of the Most Difficult Menopause Symptoms
October 11, 2019Prevention
The lifestyle changes that helped this mom lose 234 lbs. The lifestyle changes that helped this mom lose 234 lbs.
October 10, 2019MSN
This Trailer Expands Into a Family-Friendly Camper This Trailer Expands Into a Family-Friendly Camper
October 08, 2019Men's Health