the fitness journal
Transformation Tuesday - Thomas
Could you imagine losing 190lb in 12 months?
Let put that into context for you. That's over a stone a month!
Read the incredible story for yourself of how I helped Thomas achieve that goal, in his own words.
"My story started October 1st of last year. When I started I weighed 416 lbs at only 21 years old. I started by running with my cousin, John. Because I was so out of shape, we would run for 15 seconds and walk for 45 seconds. We did this for a month and a half and, in that time, I dropped 20 lbs. But running for me was miserable, so my cousin convinced me to start working out with him. He found www.davidkingsbury.co.uk and loved the workouts, so he got me to do it with him. I have been doing it with him ever since. When we first started though we just did the workout and didn't time our rest. After a month of doing the workout, I was down another 20 lbs. Because I was so out of shape, David did have to substitute some of the exercises for ones that I could do; like doing bench dips instead of dips and assisted pull-ups instead of weighted pull-ups. After a month, we started doing cardio after the workout too. Then, another month later, we started timing our rest. Somewhere in there, I took a hard look at my diet and realised I was eating awful things. David's guidance on food and food-timing helped take it all to the next level for me. Doing all that helped me to lose 20 lbs a month for 9 months! I am happy to say that my squat max has gone from 290 to 340kg. My bench max has gone from 155 to 215kg and my deadlift has gone from 345 to 405kg. I am now able to do an unassisted dip, a diamond push -up and bodyweight rows; all which I couldn't do when I first started. Again, thank you so much for the workout. It has changed my life and I don't know if I would be where I am at without it. Forever grateful, Thomas"
When reading the message from Thomas I thought to myself 'this is why I do what I do'. I have spent over 10 years helping people achieve their fitness goals and every time I get a member of the team like Thomas, I know exactly why I chose fitness as my job.
Whatever your fitness goal, you can achieve it, trust me. 100%
Tips to getting started Everyone has to start somewhere/sometime. Make that time now! Follow a plan designed for you, this will ensure results that build motivation. Be more active in every aspect for your life - stairs instead of lift etc. Learn about your food - understanding both what you are eating and also what it is doing to you is a really important part of living a healthy balanced lifestyle. Enjoy it all. Healthy eating and exercise are both good for you and also enjoyable!
Thomas is working with my online training plan currently - we are going to take his body to the next level!