Forty-two year old Lee has lost 42lbs- one for every year of his life - Using Myzone.
“I was shocked and embarrassed about my size”
“I have always looked upon myself as a fit and healthy person, but over the past three years, changes to my lifestyle and diet meant that I had put on a few pounds - 42 to be exact - a pound for every year of my life.
As this had been gradual weight gain, I hadn’t noticed how much weight I had put on until some pictures taken at a Christmas party revealed all. I was shocked and embarrassed. This, coupled with some banter from friends about my size, encouraged me to change my lifestyle and get my confidence back.
The first thing I did was to clear out all the junk food in the house. I filled up a bin bag with sweets, chocolate, crisps and any other temptations and gave them away to friends. I started training every morning at a Bannatyne health club, eating clean and playing the occasional game of football. I also purchased a Myzone belt and started to record my fitness journey via the app, sharing my workouts and photos with friends.
“Myzone got me out of bed on cold winter mornings”
A body composition assessment gave me key baseline stats for my body fat, visceral fat, weight as well as general fitness indicators. This is something I’ve done periodically during my fitness journey to chart my progress.
I quickly started to enjoy the routine, really focussing on cardio, functional training and activities that would burn the most calories. The Myzone belt was a crucial part of my journey, and often the driver to get me out of bed on those cold winter mornings.
“Myzone pushed me to be the best I can be”
Seeing live feedback on the screens in the Bannatyne health clubs and watching my MEPs go up on the app – I averaged just under 1,000 MEPs a week - was hugely motivational. Beating my friends in the process helped too! Myzone pushes you to be the best you can be each workout. It helped me to get the most out of my workouts by keeping the intensity high.
“I don’t leave home without Myzone”
It was tough, especially the diet, but the results soon started to show. Ten months to the day after starting my fitness journey, I have lost 42lbs, reduced my body fat by more than 10 per cent and have lost nine inches from my waist, dropping from 38 to 29 inches. I feel so much better; I have much more energy and I’ve got my confidence back. Myzone has been key to my success and I don’t leave home without it.
“If I can do it, anyone can”
Working with Myzone has shown me how much I can achieve. I’m now starting to build lean muscle as my next goal. If you think you can't get fit and lose weight, you never will. But if I can do it, anyone can.