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Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit. Again.

Where am I today?

Weight (lbs)

Beginning Weight: 181.6 lbs

Change: +34.2 lbs


Body Fat %

Beginning Body Fat: 8.4%

Change: +11.1%


Beginning Calories: 3000

Change: +3000

Waist Size

Beginning Waist Size: 33.5 in.

Change: +7.5 in.

Week 1

Week 8


On my journey of going from Fit 2 Fat I will be exposing some of the popular diets that exist today, and show people the common pitfalls and mistakes that people make when attempting to lose weight through these diets. Follow along to learn the do’s and don’ts and how to maximize the effectiveness of each of these diets!

Keto Week

Sept. 28th – Oct. 4th

During this week I will be teaming up with my friend Thomas Delauer to show you what foods you shouldn’t eat while doing keto.

Paleo Week

Oct. 5th – Oct. 11th

I will be working with paleo expert Mark Sisson who will teach me the common mistakes people make while doing the paleo diet.

Vegan Week

Oct. 12th – Oct. 18th

Darren and Danielle Natoni will be coaching me through this week on what not to eat while sticking to a vegan diet.

Vegetarian Week

Oct. 19th – Oct. 25th

Join me and my friend, Veggie Lisa, as she shows me how not to eat on the vegetarian diet.

More to come!

I have a lot of exciting things planned for this journey. Check back later for more updates or sign up and we will keep you up to date!

Why would I do this again?

I used to think health and fitness was just working out and eating healthy food until I gained 75 pounds on purpose. This journey gave me a great deal of empathy for what some of my clients go through when they try to lose weight.

Over the next 8 months, many things will happen that I cannot anticipate. But the one thing that is guaranteed is that I am going to gain 60 pounds in four months! What I hope also happens is that I lose 60 pounds in the following four months, but you never know. I am ten years older now than when I did my first Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit journey.

I invite you to follow along as I go on this journey from Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty. It will be emotional, entertaining, and inspirational.

What’s The PLAN?

Aug 27


This is when the journey begins. I will stop exercising and eat a standard American diet.

Dec 27


I turn 40! By this date I plan to have gained 60 pounds! This is when I will be at my heaviest.

Jan 04


The Weight Loss Begins! I invite ALL OF YOU to join me as I lose the weight again.

Apr 27


The last day of the journey! I will be celebrating a healthier me along with the thousands of you who participate!








Until I reach my maximum weight

Fit2Fat2FORTY Press Release

Fitness expert Drew Manning who skyrocketed into stardom when he went from fit to fat and intentionally gained 70 pounds in 2011, revealed today his plans to get fat again for his new challenge, Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty. The Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty journey will take Drew through...

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How I’m Training For My 100 Mile Run

Last June I attempted to run 100 miles in 24 hours... I was inspired by David Goggins story and y'all know I love to self experiment. So I thought why not? I didn't train for very long, only 1 month of running long distances, I was just winging it really. Needless to...

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Best Keto Granola Parfait!

One of the things I hear people mention they miss most on keto is granola or cereal. I get it, I loved having a giant bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch when I did Fit2Fat, and trust me,  I STILL miss it. Finding a good keto friendly replacement for some of those comfort...

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Recent POdcasts

EP276: Fit2Fat2Forty Week 7 Recap

In this episode of the Fit2Fat2Fit Experience Podcast, Drew and Julie recap week 7 of the Fit2Fat2Forty journey, and explain what it was like to eat a “dirty” Vegan diet. After giving us a brief survey of the physical results of his journey thus…

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EP275: Fit2Fat2Forty Week 6 Recap

In this episode of the Fit2Fat2Fit Experience Podcast, Drew recaps the 6th week of his Fit2Fat2Forty journey, reflects on how his body handled the Paleo diet, and predicts what next week will look like as he prepares for Vegan week. Drew and Julie…

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EP274: Fit2Fat2Forty Week 5 Recap

It’s Keto week! On this episode of the Fit2Fat2Fit Experience, Drew and Julie discuss what it was like for Drew to eat a “dirty keto” diet that consisted of over 5,500 calories per day – which yielded some pretty interesting results. In…

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