Vinh lost over 15kg and found a level of self-discipline he never knew he had!
“ Mindset wise it's given me the push I needed to turn my initial goal into a lifestyle I'm proud of and that I can sustain”
Vinh made an effort to get more active during lockdown and managed to lose some weight as a result. But when the lockdown ended and he was able to live more normally again, he fell back into old habits and regained all the weight he had lost.
Vinh joined ATP and was immediately introduced to our D.N.A (Daily Routine, Nutrition, Activity) Coaching, which he says is the key to his success. He now feels able to sustain the positive changes he has made to his lifestyle (and his body). We spoke to him after his amazing transformation:
What made you decide to join ATP Personal Training?
My friend went through an impressive transformation with ATP and I was astonished at what he had achieved. I knew that if I worked with ATP Personal Training I would get great care and truly personalised support from my Coach, and if I did what they told me I could get results quite quickly.
What were the greatest challenges you faced?
It was challenging to change habits that had been around for so long, such as a ‘quick drink’ after work or 4 or 5 snacks that quickly turned into 40 or 50. The diet was different from what I was used to at first. I found that my old habits eventually became infrequent ‘treats’, and then it was eventually possible to avoid them altogether.
The training was also hard - especially when my ATP Coach Jacq wouldn’t let me rest as long as I wanted to between exercises!
Did you find the D.N.A (Daily Routine, Nutrition, Activity) coaching helped you to achieve your goals?
Absolutely! These three aspects are the key to success. I found that daily tracking and monitoring are small habits that induce many others, and also make you accountable towards your greater goal. Nutrition was the hardest part for me, but actually it is still easy to keep a balanced and tasty diet. Activity is not only pushing hard at the gym, but also the steady state cardio and the amount of sleep you get. These are major factors to not forget.
What has been the greatest difference in your life since working with ATP Personal Training?
My discipline towards my goal. In the past, I would always come up with objectives that turned out to be impossible because of my lack of determination. ATP and Jacq have provided the perfect amount of support for me to achieve this goal.
My friends and family have never seen me this determined before. They have seen me let myself go in the past without caring too much and they have seen me set objectives that I would drop after a week. This time is very different and I feel a thousand times better!
What advice would you give to yourself when starting out?
There is no hurry. The new habits and mental model you are getting into are meant to stay with you forever, so you don’t need to rush for quick results. Enjoy the process so that it sticks and helps you to perform better in the future.
Be clear with the objective. You cannot start if you are not totally committed towards it otherwise the path will be extremely hard for you. Once you are about what you want to achieve, break down the path into small achievable steps and then work to transform these changes into habits.
Are you confident in your ability to sustain these changes?
Yes, I am absolutely certain that I can sustain my new lifestyle. I have already felt so many of the immediate benefits in terms of wellbeing, health, stamina and happiness that I don't want to give that up. I know that I will need to find the right balance for me and this is something that I plan to work on. I would like to get into yoga and calisthenics; from there I will work on gaining strength and mobility at a sustainable pace.
I have many goals in life, and achieving this one with ATP Personal Training gives me the confidence to shoot for and achieve the others.
Would you recommend this experience to others?
Definitely - I actually started recommending it to friends after only a few weeks. It is a challenge but it has a huge impact on general wellbeing, and anyone who wants to achieve their goal enough can benefit from this kind of experience.
At first I expected to face any hardships on my own, but the Coaches at ATP Personal training have a tremendous amount of care for their clients and I felt really supported by Jacq. She took a long time at the beginning to understand what I wanted to achieve and she tweaked my training programme throughout the process based on my performance. She closely monitored how I was feeling every session and her guidance and follow up was invaluable.
“I have many goals in life, and achieving this one with ATP Personal Training gives me the confidence to shoot for and achieve the others.”
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