I thought I was fairly fit. I’ve always played sport and been active and since arriving in New Zealand in 2000, I have been working out at the gym around 4 to 5 times per week. I was doing cardio and lifting weights, in some cases heavy weights, and yes I knew I was carrying some fat, but I could get away with it.
Boy was I wrong – APRIL 2008
SYMPTOMS: Weight 117.5kgs Height 1.80 metres Blood Pressure 180/120 Fluctuating Blood/Sugar levels.
PROGNOSIS: Doctors orders to get below 100kgs or in 2 years I would have full blown Type 2 Diabetes and suffer a Coronary.
REMEDY: Having tried various other diets and lost weight and then put it back on, I needed to do something different.
A. Join Weight Watchers, Complete Life Style Change, Learn about portion control, Learn about filling and healthy foods
B. Increase Gym Work, Do more Cardio – spin 3 or 4 times per week, Weights – 1 or 2 times per week, Stretching to increase mobility – once per week
RESULTS: Three years on:
- Blood pressure normal
- Blood/Sugar levels stable – no Type 2 Diabetes
- Lost 27 kgs
- Played Div 3 Rugby in same team as my 2 sons
- New wardrobe – nice slim fitting clothes
- Fitter, healthier, happier.
BodyFix is a new gym, but is owned and staffed by ex Pro fitness people who have a wealth of knowledge in getting people fit – both in mind and body. Through the 11 years I have known them their help, knowledge, encouragement and advice on my journey have been invaluable, as has the advice, motivation, enthusiasm and help of my Weight watchers leader – Rachel.
To all of you a BIG THANK YOU for helping me turn my life around.