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GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Master Sgt. Michael Kamp, 434th Security Forces Squadron unit deployment manager, hits the weights to maintain his fit to fight standards. Kamp overcame his own odds and beat the scale, losing a total of 45 pounds in a matter of months. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Jami K. Lancette)
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Fit to Fight: SFS NCO loses weight, feels great

Posted 2/10/2012   Updated 2/10/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Senior Airman Jami K. Lancette
434th ARW Public Affairs


2/10/2012 - GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind.  -- Diet and exercise for some can lead to not only improved health, but also a better sense of well being, and this was true of one Grissom Airman who succeeded in his quest for weight loss success.

Master Sgt. Michael Kamp, 434th Security Forces Squadron unit deployment manager, overcame his own odds and beat the scale, losing a total of 45 pounds in a matter of months.

Kamp said his formula for success was exercising three times a week.

"I started out running short distances and over time worked up to a two mile run" said Kamp.

He discovered his recipe for melting fat and improved fitness test scores that worked best for his lifestyle and what he wanted to achieve.

"I watched what I ate, limiting the number of calories per day and totally eliminated soda pops," he said. "A balanced meal is always best, with equal portions from every food group."

Losing that much weight not only had its confidence boosting effects, but was physically rewarding as well.

"Overall I feel better," he said. "I have more energy throughout the entire day.

"My PT has dramatically increased from having trouble with pushups and sit-ups and a run failure to the end result of a passing score," Kamp added.

Kamp said his philosophy for himself and others that are marching down a road to a healthier life is straightforward.

"Never stop exercising and watch what you eat," he said. "Physical fitness is truly a lifestyle change, which is a change for the better."

The 434th SFS is a part of the 434th Air Refueling Wing, the largest KC-135R Stratotanker unit in the Air Force Reserve Command.

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(Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series detailing the fitness journey of four Grissom Airmen in their quest to be fit to fight.)



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