Angelo and Kalvin Sanders, known to their followers as the Vision Twins, are all about energetic, positivity-fueled workouts; but as they explain in a new episode of transformation webseries Brand New Me, getting to this place has been a long road for them both.
“Growing up we were always the big kids,” says Angelo. “What made us get that big in the first place, I really think it was from our dad going to jail. We just ate whatever we wanted, eating eating eating, because we were filling a void that our dad was missing in our life.”
On an average day, the brothers estimate they were eating between 7,000 and 8,000 calories. After years of being bullied about their weight, they decided they needed to make a change.
“I remember thinking, I wonder what I could look like by the time I graduate high school,” says Kalvin. But while he lost weight after he started working out, Angelo continued to gain.
“November 2016, I just decided to go to the gym with him one day,” says Angelo, “and by December, I’d lost 50 pounds.”
At his heaviest, Angelo weighed 350 pounds. He has since dropped 160 pounds to to 190, while Kalvin went from 325 pounds to 185 pounds — a loss of 140 pounds, and a staggering combined weight loss of 290 pounds.
In 2018, they started making content on YouTube, sharing their journey with people in the hope that it would inspire others to make positive changes.
“I think one reason why people love what we do is that we are so vulnerable with our loose skin,” says Angelo. “We show it off like nothing. We decided to go with the name ‘Vision Twins’ because it encompasses who we are. It’s not just about what you do, it’s about how you live life.”
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