For Theo, maintaining longer term results meant a total transformation of
mindset, lifestyle and habits.
I must admit that my physique and fitness had always been inconsistent and unsustainable before the transformation journey. Coming out from the months of lockdown due to Covid-19, I found myself in the worst shape of my life – weighed around 83kg. This was no surprise to many of us who share the same fate. Many of us stopped exercising, started binge-watching on Netflix and find pleasure in food. If you’re thinking to yourself, ‘yeah, that is me too!’, I would encourage you to make a stand.
One day, I came across the idea of Infinite Game explained by Simon Sinek. I started to self-reflect and concluded that fitness is something that we will do for the rest of our lives. Hence, the practice should be focusing on the long-term outcome(s), and it must be enjoyable and stress-free to achieve sustainability. It is a lifestyle rather than a series of mini races to the finish line.
With this mindset in place, I decided to start on my fitness transformation journey. I started on both cardio and strength training and began to watch my diet. Instead of a short-term goal, I was more focused on the long-term goal instead. As a result, I was not worried nor forcing myself to lose a certain amount of weight by a certain date. This made the transformation journey an enjoyment rather than a torture.
My fitness and physique improved drastically during this journey. But more importantly, I am able to maintain my fitness level for the longer run. I felt that this transformation journey helped me in altering my mindset, lifestyle and habits. I strongly believe a successful transformation journey trickles down to striving to be in the pink of health.
I wanted to inspire others to adopt a consistent and sustainable approach towards fitness, which made me encourage people on my own Instagram page. If you are reading this and would want to change, I strongly encourage you to start.