I am Kervin August, and this is my Story about Losing Weight.
It all began in June 2013, While on holiday in Cape Town. I was at 158kgs without realising how overweight I really was.
One day, I was playing with my godchild, and I just became extremely tired trying to run around with him and keep up with him.
I was always tired, and felt sleepy, had serious back pains and some days I’d feel sick.
I made a promise to myself that day, that I need to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
When I went back home to Johannesburg, the first thing I did was sign up at Virgin Active Gym.
At first it was so hard for me to force myself to gym. I started using Whey Protein and a Fat Burner, not realizing that my diet is the most important part of losing weight.
I was a guy that loved take aways, hot chips, bread, gas cooldrink and all the unhealthy foods you can imagine.
After the first 3 months, I saw very little change, I was disappointed, but I learned to push myself.
I would download motivational quotes and pictures to remind myself why I’m doing this, why I need to lose weight.
I started to eat healthy (see my diet in my eating plan section below) and I became more active, and started to push myself even more.
In March 2014, I moved to Bedfordview, and this is when I became 100% committed. I started to gym 5-6 times a week. Slowly the results started to show, and once you see results, it becomes addictive!
The high point for me was when I visited Cape Town again in November 2014. When my god son saw me, he looked at me and asked: ‘where’s your tummy?’
My family and friends complimented me on how much weight I lost, and it made me feel proud!!
When I returned to Johannesburg again, I weighed myself for the first time, and found out I lost 45kgs!!! I was over the moon!! I could finally take off my shirt in the bathroom at gym, and shower and even sit in the steam room.
Today I’ve lost 52kgs so far, I was 158kgs, I am now 106kgs! And my goal weight is 95kgs.
All it takes is motivation, discipline, hard work, commitment and a strict diet!
My Diet/Eating Plan:
I don’t eat bread, fried food, takeaways, oil foods or rice.
I don’t drink any gas cooldrinks, I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t smoke.
I eat Lots of fruit and veggies every day, I drink lots of water and I’m very strict about what I eat and drink.
My Work Out Plan:
I gym 6 times a week, 1hr 30min a day.
I do 40 minutes Cardio every day, and 35 minutes weight/muscle training( every day different muscle groups) and I do 15 minutes stomach/abs exercises every day.
The only Supplements I use is Nutritech Whey Protein and Supplements SA Thermogenic Fat Burner (which works wonders!)
My Advice to those wanting to lose weight:
It has to start somewhere, it starts with YOU!!
You have to want it with all your heart!
Commitment, hard work is required to achieve your goal. A good diet and exercise program is needed! You have to believe in yourself, don’t listen to negative people or comments, be strong, motivate and uplift yourself every day, every moment!!
SleekGeek is amazing! I heard about it from my friend, on how people motivate each other, and it is amazing! I’ve recommended SleekGeek to all my friends and family! I am glad I found an organization that helps, assists and motivates others to live a healthy lifestyle!
Thank you for reading my story, I hope this helps you in your journey to become fit!!
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