Lost 5 Stone
Lost 5 Stone
Anthony is maintaining 3 years
“Doing the Motivation programme was the first time I saw something through from start to finish, and that proved an invaluable lesson for me. Now, three years later and fitter than than ever, I hardly recognise the person I used to be. I took up cycling and have done several charity cycles, including 200km Dublin to Galway in a day.
“I recently took my interest to the next level and tried my hand at racing. I was pretty dismal at it, but even though I was last, I kept pedalling round that track until I’d finished. To my surprise, somebody who trains racing cyclists took me on. I asked him why – my performance was nothing to write home about – and he said, ‘Simple – you don’t give up. You’re so driven.’
“I bring that right back to Motivation. It’s not about the diet, it’s about the programme, the homework, and the discovery that you can achieve this… And when you do, you realise that anything is possible.
“My wife Deirdre praises me for setting such a good example for our two daughters, Sophie, 10, and Grace, 6. There are times I can hardly believe myself what I’ve achieved – and I attribute it all to Motivation. Nothing else had shown me why my weight had crept up to over 17 stone.
“At Motivation I learned that I was rewarding myself with food. All those trips to the gym meant nothing when I followed them up with a takeaway meal, the greasier the better. Now I reward myself by buying a new gadget for the bike, or treating Deirdre or the kids.
“The weight started falling off and before long, people took a second glance before saying, ‘Oh my god, it’s you!’ I got that a lot. Now, when I look at the things I’ve achieved, I sometimes think to myself, ‘Oh my god, it’s you!’ – and I don’t mean physically. It turns out, I’m a never-give-up kind of guy. Who knew?
“Motivation released my potential and I couldn’t be happier with the person I’ve become.”
*Results achieved by following a tailored programme. Weight loss results may vary from person to person.
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