A Burnside dad has shed almost three and a half stone since lockdown started…. And he says it is the very best he has ever felt.
Gareth Rodgers joined WW a week earlier than restrictions had been introduced on March 23, weighing in at 23 stone and 5 kilos.
He admits he feared staying residence during the coronavirus pandemic would derail his weight reduction journey earlier than it had even begun.
“I thought ‘Oh well, there goes my weight loss and improved fitness levels….’,” he mentioned.
“But then I received my optimistic head on, spoke to my interior self and mentioned ‘I CAN and WILL’ make a success of this lockdown.
“I can both let it spoil me or I can get my head collectively and put myself in a good place to make the lockdown profit me.”
Now on furlough, the 47-year-old salesman is specializing in his well being and wellness – spending time cooking wholesome meals and becoming a member of within the digital workshops to assist him keep on observe.
He mentioned: “I now observe every part that goes into my mouth, and I’ve lower out all fizzy drinks, together with three power drinks I used to be taking every single day, elevated my water consumption and I take time to cook dinner and put together meals.
“It’s introduced my household collectively – we’re all spending a lot time collectively and we’ve got made it swimsuit and match household life.
“My two children Tyler and Jasmin assist me decide meals from the WW app, and we’re all consuming collectively and having fun with our meals far more.
“Our favourite meal just now is the turkey and sweet potato lasagne….its amazing.”
Gareth has misplaced 46 kilos in eight weeks, now weighing in at 20 stone and one pound.
But it is not simply concerning the quantity on the scales: His stamina has soared since he started strolling on a regular basis.
Gareth’s spouse Alison has additionally misplaced half a stone by becoming a member of him on his day by day stroll – and has observed a distinction in her personal health ranges too.
“Before I lost weight I was struggling to walk 2km, and this was taking me 12 mins to walk. I was actually getting out of breath,” he mentioned.
“I’m now managing to walk 10k every day, completing this in only 10 minutes and not getting out of breath!”
He added: “I haven’t let the lockdown take management of me. I’ve taken management of the lockdown and labored on issues that I do know I can affect.
“There’s no level worrying about what you’ll be able to’t management as it could drive you mad.
“I now feel a greater sense of freedom. I’m feel confident that my new habits will become permanent, and when I get back to some sort of normality this will be the new me.”
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