Being at my heaviest, weighing in at 176kgs I decided to make changes to my life. I had everyone telling me about my obesity, but I just didn’t want to listen. I decided to take matters into my own hands, because it was well overdue and I was so unhappy with myself. I realised I neglected my body for such a long time that it was time to make a change.
I started my journey in 2011 when I decided to join a fitness program called Fit 4 Life from there on in kilos started dropping. I started going back to the gym which I am a member of Fitness Plus for 5 years and started utilising my membership. I was in the zone training at the gym and going to Fit 4 Life and eating properly. I can actually say I was feeling good about myself I had more confidence. I was getting fitter, stronger, eating healthier and shedding the extra weight I have been carrying my whole life.
I would like to thank my mentors during my journey which is still a continual process of my life. Thank you to John and Fiona Mann of Fit 4 Life, Flo Ellis, Wendy Cox-Ropata and Tommy Alapati of Fitness Plus. These people have been a source of encouragement, motivating me and pushing me to my limit. But most importantly I would like to thank the Lord because without him I wouldn’t be able to lose all this weight if it wasn’t for his strength.
I am 29 years of age and now sitting at 87kgs have lost 89kgs to date and still long way to go till I reach my ultimate goal. I have learnt that this is a lifestyle it’s making changes for the better and living life to the fullest.
I would like to encourage and challenge those who are battling obesity to start somewhere, make small changes and go from there. Set a goal and to never give up and doubt yourself, because you can do anything if you set your mind to it. If I can do it then so can you!
To get the same help with losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle, give Flo, Wendy or Tommy a call today on (09) 267 0154!