Reuben says 40kg loss was not easy

Big Rigs - - BIG RIGS | HEALTH SPECIAL -

REUBEN White is miss­ing some­thing from his life.

Since start­ing train­ing at Me Fit­ness at Spring­field he’s lost a whop­ping 40kg. He has won two back-to-back chal­lenges at the gym and is now in the run­ning to win a third, which has never been done be­fore.

Weigh­ing in at nearly 180kg be­fore he started, Mr White said it hadn’t been easy.

“I was nearly 180kg, my big­gest weight. The hard­est was the start. But it got eas­ier. Ev­ery­one’s gotta start some­where.”

Mr White started train­ing for an hour in the morn­ings and at­tend­ing classes at the gym at nights.

“I was go­ing to the gym con­stantly and stuck to their eat­ing plan,” Mr White said.

While he’s not go­ing as fre­quently now that he’s started work­ing 12-hour shifts as a truck driver, he’s still eat­ing right.

In­stead of eat­ing deep fried food and carb-loaded meals he’s eat­ing clean.

“I feel a lot more en­er­getic and I’m not as tired,” he said.

While Mr White has al­ways had health is­sues, that’s not what led him to join­ing the gym.

“I’ve al­ways had gout and my dad had di­a­betes so I could get that any time, and I have high blood pres­sure,” he said.

“But that wasn’t my main push. I was sick of be­ing over­weight and tired of not be­ing able to do fun stuff.”

The bas­ket­ball player said he could now run on the court, some­thing he could never do be­fore.

His goal is to lose an­other 20kg.

PHOTO: ROB WIL­LIAMS

GREAT WORK: Reuben White has lost 40kg.

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