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Ann’s Weight Loss Journey

I’d like you to meet Ann, a 65 years young Grandma who’s torn up the rule book and proved what can be achieved if you take your goal and grab it by the horns.

I’m about to share with you Ann’s weight loss journey. Spoiler alert, you might be a tad inspired after reading this…

She’s the mother of Sarah whose results you can read about here, Ann started working with me back in August 2020 alongside Sarah and since then Ann has lost an impressive 11kg.

I challenge you to find another 65 year old that’s in the condition that Ann’s now in.

Because when you get older you just put up with it right? That ‘middle aged spread’, the change in hormones and the ‘reduced’ metabolism just gets the better of you?

It’s impossible to lose weight and to maintain a healthy lean physique right?

WRONG.

Here’s the evidence that debunks all of these ‘stories’.

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Sarah’s Weight Loss Journey

To share these results of Sarah’s inspirational weight loss journey with you makes me incredibly proud of what she’s achieved. Sarah has defied social norms and proved that no matter what the obstacle, incredible results can be achieved.

To quote Ryan Holiday…

“The obstacle is the way.”


What was life like before making the change?

“Before making the decision to phone Dale, I was hiding behind baggy clothes and actively avoiding having my photo taken because I hated the way I looked. I felt ashamed of myself and wanted to hide in the background.

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Niamh’s Fitness Transformation

“I first contacted Dale after all the information he put out on social media during the lockdowns.  His enthusiasm and willingness to help people make the most of their health and fitness at that time really motivated and inspired me. I was impressed by his knowledge. His kindness and how much he cares about his clients was clear to see.  So I knew I could trust him.”

Back in March 2021 Niamh decided that it was time to start working with me. I’d known Niamh for a little while before that as we’d interacted in the gym and she’d followed my content. Niamh initially had one goal in mind…

To deadlift 100kg.

Her previous PB was 85kg but she wanted to join the 100 club. Our training commenced just before the gyms reopened due to Covid so we had the first couple of sessions outdoors before being able to hit the gym a couple of weeks later and that’s when the real work started.

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CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT CARDIO?

I can’t help but think that most people only associate exercise with weight loss or burning calories. They think that the only reason or the main reason to exercise is to simply expend energy so that they can lose weight.

It’s why the cardio machines in the gym are so busy on a Monday night, everyone is trying to exercise their way to weight loss or un-do the weekend. I recently completed a photoshoot which consisted of 16 weeks of preparation which resulted in me getting into what I can only describe as, the shape of my life.

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Weight Loss – How & When to Weigh Yourself

When people consider how to measure progress and set goals, the most common way of doing so is by simply weighing yourself. Now, the truth is, the scales in many ways get a bad rep because they are a fantastic measure of progress however we must be objective in the way we look at this

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3 Big Reasons You Keep Failing On Your Diet & How To Fix Them

PORTION SIZES

SNACKING

LIQUID CALORIES

When dieting people often focus too much time on the small things that don’t matter and don’t move the needle. They also focus on a particular type of diet and seek confirmation that it’s the ‘best diet’ compared to others which to be honest the reasons are purely individual because it’s always the best option that works for you and your lifestyle.

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Is Your Weekend Destroying Your Weight Loss Aspirations?

When your aim is weight loss you simply cannot ignore the weekend. Many people I’m sure can relate to the “I’ve been good Mon-Thurs” mentality. I mean it is pretty easy to stay on track with your nutrition whilst you are in routine and there are less distractions and desires to drink and consume a copious amount of junk food unlike at the weekend when temptation is at it’s highest.

I’m sure as you read this you will relate to what I’m about to say. You have what you deem a stressful job and by Friday (maybe even before Friday!) you are craving a beer/wine and a takeaway. Firstly I must make clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying either of these things, but stay with me. People don’t fail because they drink beer/wine and eat takeaways. People fail because they lose all control at weekend.

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The Only Diet That Works…

I thought about titling this article – What’s a Diet? But then I figured that, the title doesn’t really insinuate that I’m giving you what you want – The answer of course…

However before I can tell you what I think is the only way to go about this, first we must breakdown what doesn’t work.

An important question to ask is…

If a particular ‘diet’ results in someone losing weight but then putting it back on, was it ever a ‘good diet’?

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Weight Loss – The Undeniable Truth

Here is a harsh truth that you might not want to hear but you probably need to hear…

You are the reason that you haven’t achieved your weight loss goals yet!

It’s not…

  • Genetics
  • Starvation Mode
  • Cortisol/Stress
  • Etc

It’s the fact that you have failed the method to which you have applied. You have failed the system. I must say before I go on that, you failing a system is you being a failure as such, it is highly likely that a different method or system will be more applicable to your lifestyle.

But, there has to come a point where you stop burning through different ways of dieting or exercise. There has to come a point where you recognise that maybe the dieting methods and systems aren’t the problem.

The problem is actually your belief systems and habits around dieting. For you to get something from this blog you must open your mind up and be vulnerable to being wrong about how you perceive weight loss.

You have to remember that if your beliefs and habits around weight loss were rational then you will have already achieved your goal. This can be tough for some to admit and understand, but I promise you once you challenge your beliefs around what’s required, in order to achieve your goals, that’s when the magic happens!

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Why Does Weight Loss Slow Down?

It all starts so well doesn’t it?

10lbs down in the first 8 weeks then for some reason, it slows down or in some cases, stops.

Yet you are doing exactly the same thing as when you first started.

Which leaves you scratching your head trying to understand why.

I am going to try and explain why this is and what you can do about it to continue to get results.