CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hector Aviles has struggled with his weight for most of his life, but after a stark wake-up call from his doctor last fall, he knew he had to make a lasting change.
"My blood pressure was so high it reached hypertension status, " Aviles recalled. "My doctor said he would put me on pills unless I could prove to him that I was in a diet or exercise program."
That same week, Hector saw me on WBTV News First at 4:00 talking about the last TeamNOSugar 30-day challenge of 2017. He immediately got excited and decided to take the challenge. Not only was his doctor's stern warning motivation, but Hector said it was also knowing the challenge was just 30 days.
"You can do anything for 30 days," he said. "I knew that would keep me focused because there was an end point in sight."
TeamNOSugar worked, Hector lost 20 pounds in 30 days! He reached out to me via Instagram excited to share his transformation photos, and when I asked him to share his story on WBTV, he jumped at the chance!
His enthusiasm and passion was clearly evident and he said he's not finished yet. He has 40 more pounds to lose before he reaches his goal and says he now believes it's possible even at the age of 39!
See our interview above.
Editor's Note: Please consult your doctor before starting any new health and wellness plan.