Total Transformation – Tom Fields

“We are living in such a politically correct society where we are deluding ourselves into believing overweight people are not discriminated against,” says Steve Siebold, a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and author of Die Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People. “Many employers look at obese candidates and immediately think, ‘this person failed in controlling their own health, how are they going to run a division,” he says.

In addition to being perceived as ineffectual, Siebold says employers are also concerned that obese people will be sick more often, which will result in lost productivity and higher healthcare costs.

Also, one of the major myths about overweight people is that they are lazy and don’t have the self-control and the stamina to do the job well. While many people don’t subscribe to that belief, there are others that unfortunately think that way.         –

When you read these stories all over from the Internet, you know why obese people absolutely have no self-esteem.  I pretty much had NO self-esteem.  I hated going shopping for clothes. I basically bought “whatever” fitted me.  I wore a lot of sweatpants and basically had one “good” outfit for years. I couldn’t do simple stuff such as bending over tying your shoes, putting your socks on, going out to eat and trying to fit into a booth, making fun of yourself first before anyone else does thinking that will work, and worrying or thinking that everyone is making fun of you.  The list goes on and on and these are what obese people go through each day. Now, compound that with health problems associated with being obese and being discriminated because you are an obese person, it is tough to develop any self-confidence. For most of my life, I’ve always been overweight, felt ashamed, angry with myself and helpless.

Old Tom Fields

I am Thomas Randolph Fields, I was an obese person. My home town is Lebanon, PA. I binge on Snickers bar, Pizza to Boston Crème Pie. I’m a pretty simple guy, I love being around family and friends.  Most of my down time or free time, when I’m not at the gym, I am with family and friends.  I have family in Michigan, Ohio and California so I do a lot of traveling.  This fits in nicely with two of the things I love doing most, taking pictures and traveling.

Old Tom Fields side

When you are an obese person, your views in life are totally jacked. Lack of self-confidence, constantly self-conscious about appearance, unable to do certain physical activities, always being tired, and life is just too miserable.

I needed to do something about it. I needed to lose the weight and be healthy at the same time.  This is when I met Ernest Groff from keys to fitness in Wyomissing, PA, 13 months ago. I have few closest friends. One of them is Bob….we’ve been friends for over 25 years.  He’s a type of guy who would/will help anyone with any problem.  He’s dependable and reliable.  He’s the type of person who will not judge you. He treats everyone pretty much the same as one of his family member.  Thirteen months ago I wouldn’t have thought about putting Ernie’s name as one of my closest friend. Not because we didn’t get along but because we really never hung out after high school.  After spending as much time as we have working out together, his teachings and my fast adaptation, going through the ups & downs of training, and struggles of every-day life, my success have to be credited to Ernest Groff. He has helped me achieve my goals and the way he has changed my life, I will forever be grateful as well as I will forever remember Ernie and his team at Keys 2 fitness.

What goals have I conquered?

Tom Fields

My accomplishment of losing 102 lbs. is my most proud accomplishment thus far. Now, I feel alive, happy, proud, important and looking forward to the future!  My esteem is sky high and my self-confidence has never been higher. It took a lot of blood sweat and tears along with will power I never thought I possessed and determination and it was all worth it!

While accomplishing my goals, two main things I learned about myself is, I do have will power and determination. I’ve been trying to lose weight for the past 20 years and never followed through to the end.  From the first day I walked through the door at keys2fitness, I already started to see the changes.  Even though my first couple of changes were small,  with my positive attitude and excitement, I knew this time, it was going to be different.

I was most impressed with keys2fitness is the work ethics of the staff and ridiculous fast results. The second I walked in the door until I walked out the door, I was working, sweating and improving.  From the day I started keys2fitness on July 5th 2012, I’ve became more health conscious.  Making smart healthy choices not because I have to, but because I want to plus now I can.

It all starts with showing up (accountability) and you need to understand what, why and when you should eat and exercise (knowledge) and when you train with Ernie, Mia or anyone of the personal trainers at keys2fitness you’ll understand the real meaning of the word “INTENSITY

My starting body weight was 270 lbs. Right now, I am comfortably at 168 lbs.

Tom Fields102

My new goal in life is to continue to eat sleep and be healthy.  I’m looking into running in some 5ks and possibly some 10ks. I also want to have six pack abs just like Justin Mitchell who has competed his bodybuilding show. He is younger than me but if I can pull this off, I know I can show others how I can accomplish any goal I set aside with help from keys2fitness.  I encourage others to become fit  and live healthy long life.

New Tom Fields

Finally, my philosophy in life is to be happy, smile and help the ones around you to do the same thing.  Live in the moment, don’t take anything for granted.  Join me, I will show you how to shed over 100 lbs. with proper exercise program from Keys2fitness. I am creating a new health fitness group who are willing to change their lifestyle. Ernest Groff will be our honorary fitness guru who will demonstrate the important exercise program and healthy fitness diet. Look for my announcement soon.

Ernest Groff’s quote, “You must be willing to fail to develop, this is why we play the game of life.” I encourage all of you who are reading this, just do it and don’t be afraid. Have a goal so that you can achieve your greatness and happiness. If you are an obese person, you can change for the better. All you have to do is choose to do something about it. – SjC

5 Responses to “Total Transformation – Tom Fields”

  1. Marlene July 26, 2013 at 2:10 am Permalink

    I am not an Obese person, but I am not in shape either. After reading this story, I am now motivated to work out again. Who is this Ernest Groff?

    • Ernie Groff July 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm Permalink

      Marlene. My name is Ernest Groff. I have a training studio in Wyomissing, PA. I’d like to meet with you there to discuss your goals. Where are you located?

      • Marlene August 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm Permalink

        Thank you for replying Ernest. I am located in NC, near Fayetville. I am originally from PA but I had to relocate due to my job (CRNA) here. I want to come back to PA but I am unable to land my job there. I love to check out your facility if I can land the job and I am really looking hard. I went to your website and read all of your stories there. Quite impressive. Everyone there has a story to tell and the website is very professional and easy to navigate. I would love to meet everyone. You run a good business there or at least it seems like it from your website.

  2. mike hartman July 26, 2013 at 8:44 am Permalink

    Very good article! It was a pleasure watching Tom Fields transformation right before my eyes. Ernie and Tom made a great team!! Congratulations Tom and enjoy your future of speed, happiness and good health!

  3. Craig August 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm Permalink

    How much is to join this gym?

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