“I dropped 5 Visceral Fat Levels.”
School teacher Lawrence Hunting at all times thought he looked higher within the mirror, but sooner or later looking back at photos of himself he reached breaking point. Jumping on a BFT fitness challenge and overhauling his weight-reduction plan, the 32-year-old was in a position to drop a complete of 10kg – achieving 9% fat loss and putting on 2.5kg of muscle.
That is his story.
What was your lifestyle like before the transformation?
Whilst I’ve at all times been energetic due to my job and playing rugby; it was when rugby finished for me that I had a problem with my weight as I kept eating the identical amount of calories as a retired rugby player that I used to be when playing.
The difficulty was that the training element of my lifestyle wasn’t the identical. So, I might essentially over-eat and under-train. I consistently tried to coach consistently after rugby and by myself but I missed being a component of a team and so I might fade out and in of coaching hard and being lazy.
What diets or exercise have tried prior to now?
Sport and specifically team sport has at all times kept me honest with my training. I’ve at all times needed to be fit and robust in order that I wouldn’t let my teammates down on the sphere. That at all times worked well for me. Consequently of playing a lot sport, calories in or out was never a problem for me and so I mainly ate whatever I wanted and still kept myself looking fit.
Lawrence BEFORE and AFTER the transformation.
What was the turning point?
I at all times thought I looked higher within the mirror than I actually did. It’s after I looked back at photos or videos of myself that I actually understood that I used to be actually a large number. I signed up for the BFT 8 Week Challenge and a part of the method was to take photos to start with. The photos were horrific and I kept fascinated about those photos any time I rocked as much as the gym and even had half a considered backing down or not taking myself to my training limits.
How did you do it?
1. Food. 2. Training. Throughout the BFT Challenge, BFT provided me with a meal plan based on my BMR. I used to be shocked to see what the actual meals and meal sizes needs to be in accordance with my BMR. We’re talking half the meals per day vs what I used to be normally eating and half the serving size. That was an enormous shock and I did it tough for the primary few weeks consequently, but I trusted the method and eventually I felt comfortable with eating a lot less whilst training hard.
A number of the biggest changes to my meal prep was across the snacks that I’d pack for varsity. I had develop into comfortable with buying a burger and chips for lunch and eating a bunch of chocolate bars as a day snack. By just interchanging those two meals for a packed salad for lunch and a yoghurt with fruit within the arvo meant that my day by day intake was reduced by 2000cals. 2000 cals over 5 working days equaled 10,000 calories per week. Magic!
Regarding my training – I’m a competitive bloke, who needs people around me after I train. BFT is a team environment and I followed an 8 week program that progressively overloaded me week on week. My heart rate on the board plus chasing a medal each session meant that I got my competitive fix that disguised me burning 750-800 calories a session.
What were the outcomes?
In the long run, I lost 13kg of body fat, dropped 9% body fat and placed on 2.5kg of muscle. I also dropped 5 Visceral Fat Levels. I’m a rugby coach now at my old style and dropping the burden, plus gaining the fitness meant that I could jump into training sessions with the boys I coach and never feel misplaced. I also jump into activities with the children I teach in school and may do it every lesson and I could go all day. Pretty good feeling.
What’s your best advice for others trying to embark on a metamorphosis?
If I had to interrupt it down, I’d give anybody 3 key points that worked well for me:
1. Take a photograph of yourself and reality check whether you’re comfortable with the way you look.
2. Work out how you like to coach. For me, I want a team-like competitive environment where there was an incentive to be my best in every session.
3. Reality check what you’re eating and the way much training you’re doing. I used to be delusional pondering that the quantity I used to be eating was similar to what I used to be burning and that the training I used to be doing was adequate.