Body Under Construction
Ed Rosa rebuilt his body by cutting out the junk and putting in some hard labour
THE GAIN I’ve been overweight for most of my life. Too much inactivity coupled with lots of junk food resulted in my weight ballooning to my heaviest at 140 kilograms by January 2011. With my job entailing driving from site to site on a daily basis, it became all too easy to eat badly.
THE CHANGE After years of feeling uncomfortable and telling myself that I was happy with the way I was, the real change was totally unexpected and unplanned. Two good friends signed me up for a “12-Week Body Transformation Challenge.” I dived right in and only then did I begin to realise that this is what I needed and wanted.
THE STRATEGY The day before the challenge started, I made the conscious decision to give up on beer and junk food. The first few bootcamp sessions were hell, but doing it with friends as a support basis made it bearable. As soon as the weight began falling off, the light came on and so the obsession grew with getting fit. I increased the number of sessions and signed up for another seven bootcamp challenges. I also participated in the Impi Challenge and did various different exercise programmes so I didn’t get bored.
THE REWARD I have more energy and confidence. I sleep better and have become more aware of what’s needed to lead a healthy lifestyle.
THE RESULT I lost 56.5 kilograms. I dropped from a size-52 pants to a size 36 and from a 3XL shirt to a medium.