At 18th 5lb, Mark reached the heaviest he has ever been. He tried all the familiar and unfamiliar diets, but found himself in a continuous yo-yo cycle for years; lose weight and then stack it up again.
Eventually fed up with it and because he wanted to change his life permanently, he decided to enlist the help of a personal trainer.
And since then he has not looked back.
“I had just turned 50 and it was clear in my mind that I had to make a lifestyle change, otherwise I would struggle in my twilight years,” Mark said.
“That’s when I was introduced to Nathan.”
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But by reprogramming his mindset, he found that he was finally making progress.
“I learned cardio is not the answer and there is no such thing as bad food,” he said.
“[It’s] just hold myself accountable for what I put in my mouth and how I was able to reshape my body without the need for sweat buckets on a treadmill.
“It’s never going to be a sprint, so I tuned in and customized my custom program when he told me through the weekly entries and we’re progressively starting to see the improvements that created momentum that I liked.”
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After achieving all the short-term goals, he started looking into the future and with the continued support of his PT kept “stretching” himself.
“At 54, I recently boxed for cancer research in front of 600 people and got a draw against an opponent who was in his mid-20s,” Mark beamed.
“The journey never stops because Nathan kept drumming in me and I’m happier than I have been in my life and I’m always looking forward to the next thing.”