1 Week Down, 11 More To Go!
My names Robert, I’m 24 years old and from Leeds, West Yorkshire. I was one of the fortunate few who was accepted onto Bio-Synergy’s 12 Week Challenge several weeks ago. Last Monday I started the challenge, and I’m currently one week in. Let me tell you a little bit about my journey so far.
At the ripe old age of 24, my carb-rich diet and the insatisfiable sweet tooth has caused me to gain a fair amount of excess weight. I’ve been floating around 17.5 stone for some time now. I’m about 6ft 1″ and have quite a large frame so I’ve (kind of) been able to carry it off, but I knew that I needed to shift a good 10kg of fat, mainly from around my waist. Friends and family will usually be polite and not talk about your weight, or they may even have got used to you carrying a bit extra, but you know yourself if you need to trim down, and I knew that I needed to.
Like lots of people out there, I’d found it really hard to stick to diets and attend the gym on a consistent basis. I’d start a new diet but really struggle to have the discipline to stick to it. My main problem with eating was that I didn’t know when to stop, particularly when it came to sweet stuff! Losing weight isn’t rocket science if you eat healthily and workout consistently, you’ll shed those extra pounds. However, for most of us, it isn’t that straightforward. I knew that the Bio-Synergy 12 Week Challenge would be just what I needed to get into shape for the rest of my life.
Just tonight I was in the supermarket and realised how difficult it is to eat healthily. Everywhere you look you are being tempted by foods loaded with sugars and bad fats. As Ann (the nutritionist) said to me, it is usually excess carbohydrates that cause people to gain weight. That’s why in week one of my challenge I’ve made a conscious effort to cut my carbs right down. Now I only get my carbohydrates from vegetables and some fruit. The only time I have the more traditional carbohydrates is when I put two tablespoons of oats in my breakfast shake.
The Bio-Synergy supplements are excellent. I highly recommend the Whey Better Protein if you want super-high quality protein with zero sugars and fats. It tastes great and mixes perfectly, and really helps me move towards my weight loss goals. Plus, you don’t need much of it since it’s 87% whey isolate, which is the best type of protein for muscle gains.
Ann the nutritionist has really helped me so far. She analysed my food intake before I started the challenge, and showed me what I needed to change and explained in detail why that change was necessary. Rather than set me a strict diet, she has so far let me make my own from the advice that she gave to me. Cengiz the strength and conditioning coach has set me some pretty tough workouts, but I’m really enjoying them. I train five days a week and have Thursday and Sunday off. Three of the days involve cardio, machines and free weights and the other two days involve some pretty intense bodyweight exercise circuits, such as press ups and burpees.
The first week has been really good, and I feel really motivated to eat well and exercise in order to shift these extra kilos! The amazing news is, I’ve already lost 2kg and I’m down to around 108.5kg. What a result! It just shows you how expert advice, excellent supplements, healthy eating and exercising can really help you to get in shape! The Bio-Synergy Creatine is helping me to get through the tough workouts, and the Thermogen has been raising my energy levels (as well as helping to burn fat). It’s the first time in my life that I’ve gone a week without anything sweet! On Ann’s advice, I’ve cut out tea and coffee and am drinking plenty of water.
It also keeps me on track to think that you guys are reading this blog and are hopefully inspired to start your own weight loss journey or apply for the 12 Week Challenge yourself.
I’ll be back next week with another update on my progress. Thanks again to Bio-Synergy for this excellent opportunity. Hopefully, I’ll be down to around 100kg in 11 weeks’ time!