I wanted to get ready for a local competition. Unlike my competitors who had a single-digit bodyfat percentage, my body fat percentage of 21% meant that I was not going to be stage ready. I was clueless about macro nutrition, cardio and my weights training program was a mess. I used to follow random fitness celebrities’ workouts on Youtube. Then, I met my personal trainer Tim from Team UAF. I was apprehensive as I have heard stories about personal trainers making you sign, renew packages and blaming the unsuccessful transformation on the client’s failure to adhere to a diet. But my personal trainer was different. He was patient, nice and very reasonable. He designed my training program and diet and the workouts we had was fun and full of variety. I was accountable for my food intake and I shared my meals with my trainer and he shared his with me too. I enjoyed the process very much and we even joked about each others food intakes at times. When I ate badly, he would “fine me” with 50 burpees, 100 push ups and 200 squats, all performed without rest. I can never forget the punishment!
Mind muscle connection was key to developing stubborn body parts, which helped greatly in maximising every single training session. I learnt proper lifting form and techniques and how to avoid injuries while training. I could feel my chest muscles hardening up and lines appearing on my abs. I have never seen those before! This journey was not only fulfilling, but has also boosted my self-confidence.
My body started transforming after about 6 weeks of training. My diet was on point, my cardio program was well-balanced without burning off the muscle gains I’ve made, my abs started to show and my body fat percentage was heading towards the single-digit. Each time I looked in the mirror, I only became more motivated, and eventually I was at the best physical version of myself.
My take away is Diet + Training + a Good personal trainer = results.
Disclaimer: Please note, results may vary with every different individual