Gino’s weight loss journey started one morning before work. He had an incredibly busy day ahead of him – and couldn’t find the energy to get himself out of bed. With a demanding work schedule, and a young family to keep up with, Gino realised that he could not ignore his health any longer.
Gino knew it was time to take action.
After speaking to a work client who had achieved success on a Wesley LifeShape Program, he made a call that would change his life forever.
Before his program, Gino couldn’t see anything wrong with his lifestyle, but now admits how embarrassed he is about his previous diet choices. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have done the program so much sooner.”
“It’s not until you go through something like this that you realise life can be better in so many ways. I never looked at myself and thought I was fat – I thought that was just me, just how I was. I now know life can be better,” says Gino.
Six months prior to starting his program, Gino found himself on occasions looking at the Wesley LifeShape website. “I had a busy, full life – I thought it was going to be a lot of effort. I had a fear; I worried that by doing this program, I would just be told all the things I couldn’t do. You see people fail all the time when they try to diet and I feared that would be me.”
Although he had some reservations, Gino went into the program wholeheartedly and he saw results almost instantly. Starting off at the 96kg mark, Gino achieved an incredible weight loss of 26kg. But it wasn’t the weight that really surprised him – it was the ‘unintended consequences’ of what he gained from losing the weight.
“It wasn’t just about me” he says. “The relationships with my family became so much deeper; I became a better father and a better husband. I had the energy to get home in the afternoon and play with the girls.”
Gino’s family has been incredibly supportive of his weight loss journey, including his 3 year old daughter.
“My daughter now knows almost every type of fruit and points them out to me” he laughs.
“The reality is so much easier than what you think” Gino explains. You have a support team that puts it all into words that you can understand. I started to live. I started to see stuff. I would get up and go for a walk. It became about living and enjoying the things in life I had missed.”