Rob asked me to bring along a food diary of the previous weeks food intake to the first session where he went over it with me. It didn’t take long to see that I had very poor eating habits where I’d either miss meals during the day and then binge in the evening or would eat convenience food instead of something better for me. A meal plan was set out where I would have a breakfast, lunch & dinner consisting of proper food such as fish, lean meats, eggs and plenty of vegetables in order to ensure I was getting enough calories for the training I would be doing.
The training to begin with was about finding out what I was capable of physically. I have played 5-a-side for years but in the last few had found it harder to compete as I became breathless quite quickly and didn’t have the stamina to keep up with everyone else.
Each session with Rob saw me work on different areas, legs, arms, shoulders etc. Not only was I being introduced to each piece of equipment but was being shown the correct technique needed to use it effectively and without hurting myself. Rob is always ready to give encouragement when you need it and pushes you hard enough that you know you’ve had a good workout without over doing it.
As the weeks have gone by, each session has seen the amount of reps increase or heavier weights being used. Rob also suggested I also do a Saturday morning boot camp with Colin and after a couple of months things started to take off. I noticed a huge difference as my recovery time decreased dramatically between exercises, I was breathing better & had more stamina when it came to training and playing football.
Overall I’ve lost over 2.5 stone in weight so far and feel better and more confident in myself thanks to Rob. Before I didn’t see a time when I’d ever be working out in a gym, now I can’t see one when I’m not.
Start weight (17/09/14): 116.7kg/257.2lbs
Current weight (12/03/15): 99.6kg/219.5lbs
Total Lost: 17.1kg/37lbs