Shedding practically six stone in simply over 20 weeks is a troublesome activity beneath regular circumstances.
However attaining that objective after the federal government introduced a country-wide lockdown midway via takes a monumental effort.
Michael Grey, from Portlethen, couldn’t have imagined how far more tough his weight reduction journey would get when he began in in January this yr.
However now he has been rewarded for his focus by his native Slimming World group, as they named him their Man of the Yr 2020 following the primary ever digital competitors within the organisation’s 50-year historical past.
Michael, 32, started the yr weighing 21st 15lb with a 46-inch waist, and has now dropped to 15st 8lb and a 36-inch waist because of a brand new consuming plan and train regime, alongside the recommendation and encouragement of his fellow members.
He mentioned: “I’ve been doing train and exercises in the home, however when it bought all the way down to solely being allowed out for an hour it was actually fairly proscribing. And since I dwell by myself, it’s actually fairly difficult on the psychological facet of issues in addition to the social facet of it.
“It was a wrestle at instances, however with household being fairly shut and the folks within the Slimming World group, it’s been actually good. And with Nicola (Garrod, who runs the Portlethen group), the conferences haven’t simply been about meals optimising, she’s been talking rather a lot personally as effectively.”
After being made redundant from his offshore job, the place the cooks would assist him select more healthy choices for meals, shedding weight has given Michael one thing else to give attention to whereas trying to find work.
He added: “Cooking meals from scratch is one thing I’ve at all times been into however I’ve bought extra into since I’ve began Slimming World.
“Each second morning I’m performing some form of exercise, whether or not it’s push-ups, squats or lunges. One of many guys I used to work with is a health teacher and he’s given me loads over time – it’s only a case of getting myself to do it.”
The nationwide title winner for Slimming World’s Man of the Yr 2020 competitors will introduced within the coming months. The general winner will obtain a £four,000 money prize.
Nicola mentioned: “He has completed brilliantly and we’re all in awe of his transformation. And whereas a lot has modified in the previous few months his willpower and motivation has remained the identical – he’s an actual inspiration to the group.”
Michael’s day by day meals – earlier than
- Breakfast: Bowl of Frosties (possibly going for seconds too)
- Lunch: Sandwich meal deal from Asda or a Subway. Asda sausage roll, hen and chips.
- Snacks: Crisps, chocolate, something that may be grabbed and able to eat.
- Dinner: Supernoodle, takeaway.
Michael’s day by day meals – after
- Breakfast: Boiled eggs
- Lunch: Fruit and veg, extra fish – particularly tuna.
- Snacks: Slimming World Hifi bar.
- Dinner: Takeaway equal ready from scratch at dwelling – recent fish with selfmade chips, pizza on a wholemeal wrap.