The Weight is Over – Part 16: Doni Dodges a Bullet

A few days after I started working out with Matthew Lister at Align Private Training, my blood was drawn at a lab for the Boston Heart Diagnostics test. Those two events were unrelated, except they both occurred a few days… Continue Reading


The Weight is Over: Part 10 – Instruments of Torture and Success

My previous gym experience consisted of me moseying through the machine circuit. There, I’d set the weight load to where I was comfortable. I’d complete as many repetitions as I wanted until I grew bored or until it became too… Continue Reading


The Weight is Over: Part 7 – Learning the Hard Way

Last week was a joyous one. I reported that I was down 7 pounds and 8.75 inches. I’ve been on this program almost five weeks. It feels a lifetime. Maybe because it’s been such a life-changer. I don’t know if… Continue Reading