In April of 2012 I was 8 weeks out from my first Fitness Model Competition, I had already completed 15 weeks of Training and I had reduced Bodyfat from 21% down to 13.7% by following what I already had learned over the last 12 years of being in the Fitness industry. However I was stuck at around 13% for over 4 weeks and no matter how hard I trained and dieted my Bodyfat just wouldn’t shift, in fact it went up at one point.
I was advised to seek help from a competition coach, in my mind there was only one person for the job… Daine McDonald from Clean Health in Australia.
It was a very simple process, Contact Daine, tell him I was stuck, 10 days later we had our first “Skype” Consultation. 7 days later after putting in a couple of minor changes I was down 1% Body Fat, 4 days later another 1 % down and so on. 1 month after I had initially contacted Daine I was down to 10.5% Body Fat!
Every 2 weeks I had a consultation with Daine, we also kept in touch via email. Even though there was a 9 hour time difference between Dublin and Sydney we were able to keep in regular contact. He made tweaks to my nutrition, training and supplement regime to keep my metabolism boosted, he advised a Heavy Metal protocol, and this was definitely the turning point. My energy was starting to increase my sleep was improving, I felt the fat literally melting off me!
On the day of my competition I weighed in at 97kg and at 9% Bodyfat, this meant a total fat loss of 4.7% in just 6 weeks of working with Daine; the equivalent of 10lbs of fat!
On stage I was competing with guys aged between 19 and 23 years of age, I was 41 and very proud of my achievements!
Thanks Daine, I owe you a lot!
Dublin, August 2012