8. Mike Steele: "What made the this challenge simpler in my head was that I was desperate for a prolonged period of discipline and a healthier life style.
Never underestimate the power of planning. I travel a lot for work and sometimes plans change. Documenting my meal plan according to my location and having a contingency plan held me accountable to always make the right choices.
Diet has given me 90% of my results for sure. Not banishing wine helped as I treated myself to a glass or three over each weekend.
I found the biggest challenge was when I got the dreaded man flu. That knocked me about and pretty much derailed everything except my diet. That kept my results where they should be and it wasn’t long until my strength was back and training back up to speed.
I found this all about accountability and sending Paul pics of each meal certainly took this to a new level. Paul was genuinely interested in seeing me be the best version of myself and was always on hand to provide advice and keep things fresh in the gym.
My strength has dramatically improved as my weight has gone down which is an exciting result in addition to the visible loss of weight."
10. Oisin Farrell: “Paul’s approach has enabled me to set stretching goals, broken down into short term milestones. Targets included, goal weight, goal BF%, nutrition compliance, training compliance etc. I have a long term goal in sight but the short term targets keep my motivation levels up on a week to week basis.
Paul’s training plans take into consideration the time and facilities that are available to me while training alone.
Nutrition plans are also suited to my preferences and with Paul’s new cookbooks there is even more options and variety when it comes to the nutrition. Paul also recognises that there needs to be regular changes in the nutrition plan where additional calories may be added for a set period. This makes the overall plan sustainable long term and not just a quick fix solution.
As a follow up to the training and nutrition plans he also checks in with me on a daily basis to see if I am having any issues with either. Paul’s proactive approach and interest in my progress further drives my commitment and determination to hitting my goals.
Paul’s methods have changed how I approach training, nutrition and this enables me to incorporate the plans into my busy work schedule.
I look forward to continuing the progress already made with Paul over the coming months and years.”