This has been an incredible transformation process to be involved with. The photos taken were the result of a year long process and has seen Sean drop a huge 26 lbs! The biggest transformation has been Sean’s mindset and attitude towards training and nutrition.
When Sean first came along for a free personal training session, he was always honest and open. He was the first to admit that personal training “wasn’t for me”. A whole year later, and look at the difference. This is Sean’s view of the process:
Why did you sign up for personal training with Dackattack?
New years eve I was trying on shirts to go out in and out of my wardrobe only one shirt fitted ( and that was a stretchy shirt). This was the kick I needed to change things around. It just so happened that at the same time Chris was starting a new business as a PT so I went to a taster session. I was a little sceptical at first but now I’m definitely a convert to personal training.
What has been the biggest change in your life during your transformation?
Apart from now all my clothes fitting. I’m now stronger and fitter than I have ever been. I’m also convinced I’m taller too.
What has been the worst part of the transformation
Although the results have been big year on year. It was hard when I had few weeks with no weight loss and getting my head round that muscle weighs more and trying to ignore the scales.
What would be the one piece of advice to give to others, looking at making a similar transformation?
For me, realising that consistency is more important than crash dieting over 12 weeks. It may give you quick results but it’s not sustainable. Being able to steadily lose weight and maintain is more important. And if you do have a heavy weekend or miss a training session it’s not the end of the world.
That’s one of the main reasons I like seeing Chris once a week if I’ve had a bad weekend it almost gives me a fresh start going in to the week ahead.
How has your relationship with food changed?
I used to eat a lot and I mean a lot.
Now, if I know I’m going to go out or have a big meal. I’ll eat less in the day either before or after.
And knowing I could eat at any time, so where before I used to have two or even three helpings just stick with the one and knowing if i get hungry I can have a snack.
So what I eat hasn’t changed. But the amount I eat definitely has.
What is your next goal?
This year I entered a boxing program going from never boxing to having a fight at the end of the training period. The training was pretty intense for this. I still managed to see Chris once a week. What I thought was really good, the training sessions weren’t just generic programmes. From the moment I started the boxing training, he tailor made a new programme for me and the one to one sessions all with the set desire to make me fitter and stronger for the boxing.
This year now I’ve lost the weight I want to tone up more and continue to get stronger. We have the deadlift challenge in January which is going to be an awesome achievement.
There are a few keys reasons Sean has had such great success, and these seem to be common with anyone that makes massive progress.
Sense of Humour
No matter what workout I got Sean to take part in, he always carried it out to the max and had a smile on his face at the end. To be able to crack a joke during a gut wrenching circuit is an important skill to have. He is one the few people I have met that seems ‘unbreakable’.
Sean is a professional at taking holidays. There must have been at least 5 holidays this year and I think they have been important. They have given Sean a chance to push the reset button and take that physical and phycological break. By having short term mini goals to reach, they keep you focussed on a smaller target whilst working hard to the bigger picture.
If you want to make a similar transformation or want to enquire about personal training then get in touch today.
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