Weighing over 28 stone (392 lbs. or 178 kg.), Umar Malik was once so heavy that he broke his shower floor. It came to the point that he got ashamed and upset with how he looked that he finally decided to make a massive change in his life.
Just like any transformations, Umar’s impressive weight loss didn’t happen overnight. His new fit physique is a result of pure dedication and hard work.
Umar became so big that his scales could no longer measure his weight.
Umar grew up in one of those households where kids were pursuaded to eat a lot. As Umar grew older, his appetite became bigger.
His weight had always been a problem, but Umar took his love for food to a whole new level when he turned 18. He ate whatever he wanted and didn’t do anything to compromise. Not surprisingly, he had gained ten stone (140 lbs. or 64 kg.) within three years.
At his biggest, Umar wore a size 6XL. Finally, in 2014, he decided it was time to make a change.
The final push that made Umar realize that he had to lose weight was when his shower floor broke down because of his weight.
A year later, Umar started hitting the gym every day and sticking to a strict diet of 3,000 calories-a-day.
By November 2017, Umar’s hard work and perseverance finally paid off, and he has the rippling muscles to prove how far he’s come.
Now, Umar works as a personal trainer. He is now wearing a size 3XL. And although he has already lost 169 lbs., he believes that there’s still room for improvement.
“Everything is a whole lot better. It has 100 percent changed my life but I am still very conscious of my weight, and I genuinely think I am bigger than I am now … In my job, when I am with clients, I often do get emotional because I have been there and I know what it is like and how it felt. Losing weight is a very daunting thing.”
7 Reasons Why You Should Lift Your Arms Overhead More Often
It’s easy and free!
We always search for something that could help us in getting fit and healthy. In fact, a lot of people buy expensive medications and enroll in numerous classes in an effort to achieve those goals.
Little did we know that some things that could improve our health are absolutely free — like lifting your arms overhead. Here are seven reasons why you should do this easy exercise more often.
1. Opens tight shoulders
5 Ways Regular Exercise Can Benefit Your Mental Health
Yes, regular exercise benefits both your body and mind!
While most of us have probably heard how regular exercise benefits the body, there just isn’t much said about how it can actually be good for the mind. Ask any mental health expert and they’ll probably agree!
Yes, physical activity can actually do more than keep you fit and healthy. The fact of the matter is that “movement,” according to a Readers’ Digest article, “is medicine for the mind.”
Here are 5 different ways exercise can keep your brain in terrific shape!...
7 Ways To Help You Stop Grinding Your Teeth at Night
#2 makes a lot of sense.
Teeth grinding, technically called bruxism, can have different causes but stress, crooked or missing teeth, and medical conditions usually trigger this habit. This condition has been recently linked to another unpleasant condition called sleep apnea.
Grinding your teeth at night seems to be like something that you shouldn't worry about, but it's actually a pretty big deal. Teeth grinding can not only damage your teeth but is could also lead to headaches and facial pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stop it. Some remedies may work better than others, depending on the underlying cause of your teeth grinding and symptoms.
1. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.