Just some frequently asked questions, so I don't have to answer them for the millionth time 😄:
Q: How tall are you?
A: 187 cm (or just under 6'2")
Q: How old are you?
A: 31 currently (born on 8th of July, 1987)
Q: Did you have skin surgery?
A: No, I was lucky enough to not have a significant excess of skin after my weightloss. But you have to understand that it isn't always the extra skin that's the problem, it's the fat that's under it and that makes it sag. Once you lose all of that fat, that skin will stick to you far more than it currently does. Remaining big (muscular) after the weightloss also helps a lot.
Q: Did you wax your body?
A: No. I used a body groomer from Philips 😄
Q: How did you do it?
A: I wrote about this countless times, but the short answer: 13 workouts per week; 6 gym + 7 cardio only (fast paced walking for 75 minutes) and a diet that's really hard to explain in a few lines, but I was in ketosis while doing it (even though it's not really keto) + a weekly cheat day.
Q: What inspired/motivated you to start your weightloss?
A: This question always irritated me for some reason, because I always considered it had the super simple and obvious answer (I was tired of being fat), but I thought about it some more and actually remembered the exact moment I decided to change my life. It's really random and stupid, so it will have to be a post on its own 😄.
Q: Should you lose fat or gain muscle first?
A: In 99% of cases (random percentage), you will have to lose fat first. Everything will be much easier with a lower body fat percentage, including gaining muscle mass.
Q: Can you give me some advice bro/sir/man?
A: For the millionth time, please read my posts labeled 'advice'. You will find all of the advice there. Anything more than that is a specific problem that I have to charge for.
Q: Are you interested in men?
A: No, couldn't be less interested.
Q: Did you study sports science/nutrition?
A: No, I studied electrical engineering and computing, but I gained a personal trainer license later, while I was competing in strongman and powerlifting.
It's all I can think of right now, that's appropriate. I'll post some more if I remember 😀.
Show some love to🔥: @dominicanhulk_ 😁 The smiles are the same... the happiness is different!
🚨Long post 🚨
So if you’re just here thinking this is meant to show off my physical progress... thanks for stopping by 😉
For those that have been following my journey for the last couple of months I’ve been sharing different aspects of it on my post.
On this one I want to give a shoutout to @bertkreischer because it’s #Secrettime 😂(if you don’t watch standup...start now)
Anyways I’ll get to the point of this post, and the truth is I haven’t become a whole brand new person just because I am seen as “fit” in some peoples eyes. -
Still to this day I battle with shaking off my old eating habits of craving junk food & high carb foods constantly!
But what’s different 🤔
Well I’m glad you asked... my mindset is completely different now from that guy on the left side. I used to look in the mirror and KNOW that I was unhealthy and overweight, and still do nothing about it.
Ever since that day I told myself I was disgusted with what I saw in the mirror I promised myself there was no going back. - So what am I saying? That even though I may not have the perfect diet/ meal plan and fall to my vices with food at times. I’m here to tell you that you can be mentally stronger than you ever though and steer yourself in the right direction to be able to:
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED💯
🌏 Tag family and friends and support the #movement!! Spread positivity and share your before and after pic with us!!😀
REPOST FROM @porro92 !!
🔥TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY .
The moment you meet up with others that have the same mindset and goals. Altogether this squad has lost 847lbs in around 2 years. We all had excuses in our pasts. But we are so focused on the future that what’s in the past will never happen again.
Still very grateful I got to meetup with such influential people. Until we workout again 💪💪💪
EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS
You had me then. I was belittled by you. I cried every day. I had no confidence and you made it worse. You hated everyone and everything I loved. But deep down you were petrified to live without me.
Look at me now -Confident, strong and happy. MY son is healthy, kind and clever. Don’t think I can’t see you recoiling in fear when I walk past you. I know you’re scared. Scared because I’m a woman now and you? You’re just a boy. #truth
The most vulnerable post I have made. Saying I’m terrified to share this is an understatement. •••
Here are three versions of me at 3 very different times in my life. I was going to give a detailed description picture by picture however, I’m not here to tell you my sob story. I’m not sorry for the things I have been through and if it weren’t for the girls in the first two pictures; I wouldn’t be able to be proud of the girl I am now (third picture)
Preface: I was aware of weight and body image since 7 years old. In 8th grade, I discovered if I didn’t eat and over exercised, I’d be skinny, not knowing eating disorders were even a thing. Later in life I hit a low with my anxiety & depression disorders, resulting in the inability to leave my home and finding comfort in food: hence the first picture •••
One day, enough was enough and I knew what had “worked” in the past for me and took that to a whole new level. I struggled with my eating disorder and over exercise off and on for years. Never good enough, the scale never showing me low enough numbers. I would have huge panic attacks about food. When I couldn’t control the chaos in my life, I controlled my eating (or lack of) habits and exhausting my body. •••
The third picture is the me today. The one I am proud of. The one that uses exercises to strengthen me as a women; both mind and body. Eats food for fuel & because it’s delicious. A girl who learned (and continues to) how strong she can be.
You may think one photo looks better than the others. That’s okay. I will say though both overweight and underweight, I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t happy until I started accepting and loving myself as is and finding freedom in my food & exercise. •••
If the two girls in pictures 1 & 2 were able to become the women in picture 3; then I promise... you can too. I love you and you deserve to be happy in this world💕