From Jan. 9 until April 12, Ogletree followed the guidelines of a 12-week transformation program by Body for Life and said he is now in great shape.
“I did really well on that one because it was never a question of what am I going to do today,” Ogletree said.
His membership to Snap Fitness 24/7, where he exercises with his wife, Nikki, played a big part in the outcome as well.
“The best thing you can do is get a plan,” Todd Ogletree said. “Something you will follow and something you can see. Keep a log so that way you can actually see when you eat this or when you do this. You can see the weight going up and down.”
Nikki Ogletree said it was her husband’s idea for them to get back into shape to hopefully avoid the disease of diabetes which plagues both of their families.
“Also when we watched those [obesity] shows they were reality checks,” she said. “We were like ‘no we are not doing the buffet thing today.’”
Now to maintain, the Ogletrees keep an eye on those competing for money on www.bodybuilding.com and use that for personal motivation.
“The biggest thing for me is it gives me something to shoot for,” he said. “Even if you’re not going to win but you are still pushing towards that goal. I would look at the page everyday.
“You track the people doing it and they are tracking you,” he said. “You see their pictures getting a little better so you’re like ‘my pictures got to get better’ so you work a little harder. Always keeping something pushing you a little bit more.”
Nikki Ogletree said the website allows participants to give one another tips for reaching goals and there is always something motivational to read. And her husband will recite some of it when they are in the gym.
“When we are training, he will say ‘work smarter not harder’ and ‘keep pushing, keep going,’” she said.
“When you are in here you need something to help you get it done,” he said.
Todd and Nikki Ogletree have been attending Snap Fitness for nearly three years. They have been married 17 years and have three children.