You've partnered with Myprotein to create your own bundle, why do you use/like each of the items?
Clear Whey Isolate - the only protein supplement I have ever tried in my entire life which does not have the typical taste and consistency of dairy. I am not a big fan of milk or milkshakes, so to be able to get 20-30g of protein in something which tastes like a sports drink or cold lemonade is immensely helpful.
Metal Shaker - a great alternative to regular plastic shakers as I find the metal versions are much easier to clean.
How did you get into fitness?
I was initially motivated by my favorite TV shows as a child, primarily anime like Naruto and Dragonball-Z. I never understood why people would watch and admire these characters, then turn off the TV when the show was over and then continue to live a life which could not be more different from those characters. I admired and respected not only their physiques and physical capabilities, but also the hard work and dedication it took to achieve it. I wanted to achieve something at least a little similar to these characters and building a strong, healthy, and fit body was one way I could do it.
How do you stay motivated?
Use progress to fuel further progress. The best thing you can do (especially when starting out with fitness) is to create a Positive Feedback Loop where you are constantly self-motivating by being proud of what you've achieved (even if it's very little) and using that as motivation to achieve more. You got your bench press up 30lbs? Great! Now use that as fuel to go up to 40lbs! You want to lose 20lbs? You've already lost 5lbs? Great! That is evidence that this IS working and you CAN do this and you should go for another 5lbs next month! You want to start running and improve endurance? Ok, work your way up to running just 1km without stopping. You did it? GREAT! Next month try to work up to 2km.
Don't compare yourself to other people, just look at where you are now, where you were before, and where you want to be in the future. THAT'S IT!
How does Myprotein support you in staying motivated and reaching your fitness goals?
For me, it’s a bit discouraging if I am not doing something at 100% and because I am not perfect, it can be a bit discouraging if something is off in my fitness regimen due to sub-optimal nutrition, recovery, or workout intensity. I can do everything I can do to ensure these factors are maximized, but even then, I’m not always going to be 10/10 across the board. When that happens, Myprotein can help me “pick up the slack” in areas where I may be struggling with that day (diet, workout intensity, protein intake, etc.) and this helps me stay motivated because I know I am at my best.
Favorite cheat foods?
I like to get the 1 kg family-sized apple pie at Costco and eat it by myself.
If you could work out with any celebrity, dead or alive, who would it be?
I think 90% of people (myself included) will answer this question with Arnold Schwarzenegger, so to be a bit different I will say Greg Plitt.
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