3 Huge Mistakes That Held Me Back From Getting In Shape

Gabe Johansson
3 min readMay 9, 2024
Me circa 2009. I don’t need glasses or contacts, but I sure did need to figure out the whole fitness thing. I only got heavier from here until I decided to make a change…

Thinking back to before I got off the literal couch I spent too much time on and got myself in shape…

There were some major mistakes I was making that not only held me back, but were the cause of my weight gain in the first place.

Let’s break them down, starting with an easily overlooked problem:

1. Drinking too much

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Gabe Johansson

Man. Husband. Father. Went from skinny fat to fit. Now I'm on a mission to help 1000s get in great shape. Join 131+ readers: https://GainsWithGabe.com