Daniel Cvetanovski loses 17kg by changing his lifestyle

How long have you been a member of Health Mates?

3-4 years – joined 29/08/2011

What was it that inspired you to join?

I wanted to become fit and strong. Build muscle and muscular strength.

Why was this important?

I wanted to be healthier as well as look and feel better.

What have you achieved so far with your training?

I have seen a huge change in my appearance. I have increased my muscle mass and have had a complete change in my lifestyle losing 17kg since January this year.

What are you currently focusing on with your training?

I am focusing on burning fat and getting lean while maintaining a balanced diet and not becoming too stringent with maintaining a certain body image.

I am currently training 5-6 days per week, doing a combination of weights and cardio every session. I like to do interval training (10-15mins) before and after my weights.

How do you maintain a balanced diet?

I don’t believe in “fad” diets or “quick fixes”, I don’t eat 7 meals a day or take supplements. I have found that having 3 good meals a day, eating healthy food from home is working well for me. I don’t restrict myself from going out on the weekends but I do always try to choose better options. (no Macca’s or KFC)

What are your goals for the future?

To remain fit and healthy, stay focused and enjoy all aspects of a healthy lifestyle such as healthy eating, physical exercise and a healthy mindset. I am hoping to always keep variety in my gym sessions and continue to set realistic goals.

What advice would you give to someone in a similar situation as you were?

Weight loss and gym work means a change in lifestyle. What works for someone else may not work well for you, so trial and error will help you succeed.

Is there someone you’d like to nominate as Member of the Month? We’d love to hear! Email your nomination and why to Raquel; raquels@rwc.org.au

There is no guarantee that physical exercise will achieve specific outcomes. Results will vary depending on personal commitment, genetics, nutrition and lifestyle factors.