When I first started training in August, I was thinking that I’d lost 40kg and that I could never go back to my old body.
I was wrong.
I have never felt heavier or faster.
I can feel my muscles and I feel strong.
As time went on, I lost 40 kg and by September I had lost almost 30kg.
For the first time in my life, I felt like I was really getting my weight down.
A year ago, I weighed 110kg.
That was at the end of a training cycle, and I thought that I would never gain any more weight.
However, it was at that moment that I realised I was losing weight.
That’s when I knew that I had to change my approach to losing weight and improve my nutrition.
At the end in September, I managed to lose only 3kg and then in October I gained another 2.5kg.
Since then, I have lost more than 60kg, and the weight loss rate has been around 20 per cent.
But I can’t believe it’s happening to me.
My diet has changed.
I now have a simple, consistent and well-balanced diet, where I eat three times as much as I used to.
I also eat a very low-calorie diet and I eat less meat and dairy products.
The key to my success is to eat the right amount of calories for the right times and not to have too much or too little.
All my eating has changed since my first training cycle.
When I first got started training, I would eat three to four meals a day, and then on Fridays I would have a little snack.
Since then, my food intake has been consistent.
Every week, I eat about 200 calories.
That gives me around 40 per cent of my daily intake of energy.
On top of that, I also drink a lot of water.
So I don’t need to change any of my eating habits to keep up my weight loss.
As a result, I feel much more fit, and when I train I can perform better.
During the first two weeks of training, my muscles were sore, so I would stop and rest for a few minutes.
That helped me to focus.
Now, I’m training more and I’m getting results, and by the end, I look like I’m ready to take on the world of rugby union.
If I want to lose more weight, I will keep training and do more to maintain my weight.