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May 20th 2013 – a day I’ll never forget.
No this wasn’t the date I started college. Nor was it the day I was at a family wedding or celebrating winning silverware with my club.
The 20th of May 2013 was the date I stepped foot into the gym for the first ever time and subsequently made a lifestyle change which transformed my entire life (I know it’s weird that I remember the date!).
Little did I know that the scale of impact this small act had on my skinny, scrawny eighteen-year-old frame who lacked confidence, wasn’t comfortable in his clothes and always opted to wear long sleeves on nights out to cover up his small arms would have!
Since stepping foot in the gym, I can say with absolute certainty that this apparent small act has given me the confidence to get a Level 8 Degree, the self-belief needed to have played senior football with my club for seven years and the faith to quit my permanent job as a teacher and pursue my passion of becoming a full time Online Coach.
Since becoming an Online Coach, I’ve coached over 200 professionals and helped them build an athletic body, wear their clothes with confidence without telling them they have to cut out carbs and cocktails!
Tomorrow I will be launching a new and improved version of my recently refined and updated signature program - my Peak Performing Transformation Program which teaches professionals how to do the above - build an athletic body and wear your clothes with confidence without cutting carbs and cocktails.
I first launched this program in July 2020 under a different name – Lean For Life. Coaching over 200 clients along the way has allowed me to have gotten amazing feedback on how to refine, update and improve the program continuously.
Now I have created a unique program based off the back of this into what I would call the best program I have ever created. I know that is a bold statement. But I truly believe this is the best programs I have designed to date and you will too.
Before I tell you about how you can become an Insider and get access to your own personalised program, I firstly want to introduce you to 7 Success Stories whose stories prove these methods work and that you’re no different.
As you read their success stories, you will notice how these clients overcame many hurdles along the way. For instance:
Anyways, enough of me talking! Without further ado, check out these amazing transformations.
What you eat is undoubtedly important, but what about when you eat?
Especially if you’re active and have an upcoming training event?
In this blog post I’m going to address workout nutrition from three angles:
When it comes to losing weight, toning up or gaining muscle, some universal principles are generally accepted – they are:
How do you achieve the above? You track your calories and make sure you’re eating the correct amount for your specific goals.
That simple, right?
Not so fast! While the above universal principles do hold true, here are three things you didn’t know about calorie counting that can impact the number of calories you consume on a daily basis.
These little-known facts are not included on the estimated calorie count you see on MyFitnessPal or on the back of packaging yet can have an influence on your overall results and progress.
Losing weight is a challenging task.
It can put a lot of stress on our bodies and mentally, it’s draining.
But losing weight itself is only half the battle – for many people, the bigger challenge is actually keeping weight off in the long-run.
Why? Because after a period of dieting, it’s common for people to regain some, if not all the weight they lost. Often referred to as “yo-yo” dieting, research indicates that up to 90% of people who lose weight regain it.
So how do you make sure you beat the odds and become one of the 10% who lose weight and keep it off?
While exercising and continuing to train are extremely important, for the purpose of this blog post I’m going to purely focus on nutrition.
I’m going to describe:
Maintaining healthy habits can be challenging enough for busy professionals who work from or close to home.
But when travel is added to the mix – for work, social related activities such as hiking or going on holidays and staycations, maintaining a healthy diet can be even more difficult.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Whenever you are travelling, there are some easy-to-follow tips which can be implemented to make the best possible choices and to keep you on track with your goals
In this blog post I’m firstly going to educate you on the three major macronutrients and what each one does. This will allow you to make better decisions when it comes to deciding what to buy.
Secondly, I’m going to guide you through the importance of thinking about how your food has been cooked. This can have a HUGE impact on the net calories per meal.
Finally, I’m going to give you some specific tips on how to eat healthily while travelling – whether at a restaurant, grill, deli, supermarket or even if you want to bring your own pre-packaged snacks.
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