Family Status: Single
Location: United Kingdom
Starting Weight: 302 pounds
Current Weight: 180 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 122 pounds! I actually got down to a low of 154 pounds and then started lifting weights which helped me pack on muscle and I bulked up to 180 pounds! I had a 56″ waist at my biggest and now my waist is 32″ and chest 42″.
Gavin’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I got out of breath walking up stairs at school and began to struggle playing rugby which is a sport I love.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I couldn’t turn 16 weighing double the weight of my friends.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Healthy eating and doing cardio.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Balancing fitness and school.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
A few months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Slightly over a year.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
To get as fit and as strong as physically possible.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m much more confident now.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Don’t just say it or think about it, get up and do it!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very motivational.
Gavin’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Cut out all junk food.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat foods high in protein.
Weight loss tip #5:
Take up a sport you enjoy.
Gavin’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Eggs, porridge or fruit.
Low fat yogurt, meat (chicken or ham), fruit.
Normal meal but just a smaller portion.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Gavin’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Monday (Legs): Leg curls and extensions, power cleans, squats (over 8 sets of regular behind the neck) and front squats (about 4 sets), hack squats.
Wednesday (Chest and Triceps): Lat pulldowns, chest press, overhead press, pull-ups (close grip and wide grip), triceps pushdowns.
Friday: Deadlift day! Hack squats, leg curls and extensions, power clean and press, lunges, squat jumps, deadlifts.
3 rugby training sessions per week. Walking, jogging and running. Every other day I do ab work (planks and sit ups).