Body Un­der Con­struc­tion

Ed Rosa re­built his body by cut­ting out the junk and putting in some hard labour

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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.

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