Dad Paul's 10-Week Body Shows 'Health is Wealth'
Business owner and father, Paul, achieved a six-pack in just 10 weeks of training with Ultimate performance.
Paul achieved his transformation training at our UP Sydney gym and was voted Sydney Client of the Month for September - an accolade we award to one client from each of our gyms every month in recognition of their hard work and commitment.
Read on to find out more about how we helped Paul to transform his body, and the positive impact the results have had on his work and family life.
What were your starting expectations when you joined UP?
To get the right diet plan and body transformation program.
Based on the body transformation before and after pictures that you see from Ultimate Performance I had very high expectations. I expected to lose weight, get a six-pack and put on muscle size.
My main motivation was to get a shredded body to be honest but as I went through the program I was educated on micronutrients and nutrition by my trainer Mark.
How did you feel both physically and mentally before joining UP?
Physically I didn’t feel strong, I thought I looked okay but I obviously wasn’t happy with my body physically. However mentally I was tired, lacked the energy and that fire in my belly. Very stressed with running my business, tired and a bit drained or flat.
What was your diet and lifestyle like before you started your transformation with UP?
I thought it was good. 18 months ago I gave up alcohol for good, and it was a huge change in my life and one I should have done years ago.
This decision giving up booze had a dramatic effect on my lifestyle and overall health, however, I always knew that if I could find the answers on the right diet for me personally that would have another dramatic impact on my health and lifestyle. I
turned to UP to get the education. If you Google 'diet' then you get all diet plans that are not specific to your body type, your body transformation goals, your health and your specific lifestyle.
My trainer took all that vital information and designed a specific nutrition plan to ensure that it complemented my goals.
After only a couple of weeks into the program, I realised it [my previous diet] was very poor, not planned, not organised and never measured.
Once I learnt about micronutrients and being an all-or-nothing guy, I really stuck to my plan that my trainer set out for me.
My lifestyle is very full-on; it’s never calm. I am married with two young children and started my own business from the ground up and that takes a serious amount of hard work, late nights, worry and stress.
What was your diet and lifestyle like before joining UP?
After two weeks coming off carbs and operating on a high 'good fats' diet I found I had much more energy; longer lasting, anyway. I have excelled in work, and I feel much more focussed and not as tired.
I have the fire back in my belly which is only a positive for me. As a husband, father and leader I give more.
I am not as tired as I was before the transformation and ultimately, I feel so much better about my body, health and state of mind.
What effect did this have on your health, performance, lifestyle and energy inside and outside the gym?
Health is wealth.
Once I started seeing the results, you start to feel good, feel healthier, perform better, and become more disciplined about what you put into your body, which can only be a positive.
How did you find the training and fitting it around your busy lifestyle?
Easy. Perfect, in fact.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I was [previously] spending two hours in the gym and only doing a fraction of what you get through in the transformation workouts.
Are you happy with your results?
It's cliché, but I was amazed what my trainer achieved with me in only a 10-week period, I was amazed. I loved my results and still do. It’s the discipline in diet and workouts that I now know I enjoy. I like routine, and I like being disciplined and healthy.
I love feeling in shape, strong and healthy.
My trainer was awesome through it all, always pushing in the right way. The guy is phenomenal with knowing what to do and how to do it, and his nutrition knowledge is outstanding. Obviously, I couldn’t have done this without his plan, knowledge and motivational support.
What were the most important things you learned during your transformation?
Diet is key, as are micronutrients. Be strict, be consistent and listen to exactly what your trainer tells you to do. The trainer is the expert. I was told what I could achieve in the 10 weeks, and I honestly didn’t think that was possible. I was 15.5% body fat and then was around 8% in a 10-week period.
No abs, 10 weeks later, abs.
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