AGE: 33 | LOCATION: WELLINGTON
Phil is a dad of 3 gorgeous children and is excited to be part of the challenge because he'd love to have more energy to spend playing with his kids.
Working with the Wellington Free Ambulance, means that eating poorly is often the easy option to fit in with his career as an ambulance officer. “Shift work shouldn’t be a barrier to eating well and exercising frequently, but I’ve found it hard to balance these things with home life. Having met with the team, I feel confident that I’m going to be able to take small, sustainable steps every day to help me work towards a healthier lifestyle overall.”
Dave Letele's Top Tips for Phil
- Be Prepared: Prepping meals to take to work will mean less chance of sneaking to the bakery!
- Get back on the horse: If you’re feeling unmotivated or have a slight setback, don't let a bad day turn into a bad week, month or year. Keep going!
- #NoExcuses: Don't let excuses get in the way. Get out there and get moving!
- Lost 4kg & waist measurement down 4%
- Mood lifted significantly
- Exercising regularly & improved eating habits
Phil's wellbeing has dramatically increased. He has more energy for his kids, he's less grumpy around home and has an overall better mood.
Nutrition: Phil has significantly improved his eating habits, and along with his wife has found "the importance of meal planning to ensure healthy food choices and taking food to work, rather than grabbing food from bakeries etc"
Health & Wellbeing: Phil's learnt how to make small, achievable changes to reach his goals. One of his biggest successes was learning to get straight back on track after a dietary or exercise "slip". He's sleeping better and no longer struggles with constant headaches.
Start small! Don't make drastic changes, you're more likely to make sustainable changes if you start with small steps.