Some clients come to you with some really specific physique and fitness goals, such a getting to eleven percent body fat. I want to get boulder shoulders, I want to perform a pullup, I want to bench 225 lbs, and so on. The nice thing, from the perspective of a diet coach and trainer, is that the guys and gals who are as specific as possible with their goals are usually the ones who achieve them.
RB was no different. Not only did he express dedication to his training and nutrition, he practiced it, lived it, and breathed it. He was always thorough, kept meticulous records of his food, training, and body composition, checked in with me on a regular basis so that we could make sure he was steadily dropping body fat, and most importantly, was a pleasure to work with.
Here’s my interview with him:
Sumi: So, why me? How did I get so lucky to meet such an awesome, driven athlete?
RB: I sought the expertise of Sumi Singh for an aggressive, effective, and efficient nutrition and workout regimen. This was the content of our initial consultation. Based on the lack of results I noticed on my own, I realized that my challenge stemmed from my nourishment consumption. I soon learned that Sumi was the solution to my challenge.
Of importance, I am a self-motivated individual where maintaining a fit lifestyle is paramount. This time, however, I wanted more definitive, specific results. What I learned from Sumi are permanent, lifestyle changes which I carry with me at every meal. The most significant change has been my nourishment (food and supplement) consumption and portion size. I eat MUCH healthier now. I thought I ate healthily before, but my regimen lacked some basic elements and my portion sizes were too large for my body. Further, my workout routines had become static.
Sumi: So, you’re a big fan of working out regularly in the gym. What did you have to change to reach your goal of 11% body fat (from 18%).
RB on Training:
On my own, I was working out 4 to 5 times regularly for 30 to 45 minutes prior to my program with Sumi. Of note, this was a gradual progression. Originally, I started working out twice a week due a busy work schedule. As I began to feel more lethargic and winded from simple everyday activities, I increased my workout frequency to 3 times per week…then 4…then 5. At one point, I reached 7 times in one week and STILL no results.
RB on Nutrition:
Under the auspices of Sumi, she taught me how to be mindful of my caloric consumption coupled with a dynamic workout routine. The results are irrefutable. I began to notice significant progress within two weeks. By the time I reached the first milestone date, I overshot my original goal. This occurred with the second milestone date as well.
Sumi: What’s the most important thing you learned about yourself while reaching this goal? And any advice for those with goals as specific as yours?
RB: The best lesson I learned throughout this journey is will power. I am reassured that one of my strengths is pure will power. In conclusion, I have 3 pieces of advice that I have found priceless:
1) Be consistent…start small and continue with small progressions
2) Be persistent…do not allow obstacles to discourage you
3) The secret to success is 1 and 2.
Sumi: Please, don’t stop now.
RB: My journey with Sumi Singh has been quite enlightening. Not only have I surpassed my fitness goals, but I have also acquired some unexpected benefits as well. I feel more alert in mind, agile in body, and confident in spirit. Sumi has unlocked a whole new person within me, for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you Sumi!