We are often inspired by how our drivers stay in shape while on the road. Recently, while at Con-way Truckload headquarters in Joplin, Mo., Professional Driver Victor Martinez stopped by and shared his journey to better health with us. We have stayed in touch via e-mail and he shares his accomplishments and latest photos. Victor has been on a juicing and detox diet while staying fit using the P90X exercise series, and works to encourage other drivers to try it out.
Q1: What did you change in your lifestyle to lose weight/become fit?
A1: I got rid of sodas - completely. Basically, I changed my perspective on the foods I chose to eat. Portions are about the same but I am making healthier choices.
Q2: Do you have any special foods or habits that helped you?
A2: I eat a lot of fresh vegetables - no canned, all fresh: bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, avocados. Tons of fruits and vegetables and I never use salt.
Q3:Did you introduce or ramp up an exercise routine?
A3: P90X and Insanity work out routines mostly. I also created my own small routine so if I did not have time for the P90X at least I was doing something small to stay active. I work out 5-6 days a week, including during my home time.
A4: Stop saying tomorrow and do it right now! I was guilty of that, "Oh, I will start it up tomorrow,” or “oh, I will start it up next week."
A5: I’m going back to juicing all my fruits and vegetables and cutting out solid foods. I make a one week detox and start back in on healthy foods. For detoxes I use kale, beets, cucumber, carrots, ginger and one clove of garlic per drink and drink it all day.
I watched the show, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and they showcased a truck driver from England who weighed over 400 pounds. The guy was on a large amount of prescription pills. He dropped down to 200 pounds by juicing and now he travels the country and speaks as the ‘Juicing Trucker.’
Stay tuned for more juicing tips from Victor!