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Kickstarting a healthy transformation

Date posted: 25 June 2014

A young Indigenous man from Port Augusta, South Australia, has undergone an amazing transformation, trading fast food and videogames for the gym and a healthy diet, and losing 30kgs in the process.

Around two years ago, Andrew Saunders had little confidence or motivation, his health was deteriorating, and he was on the track to become an unhealthy, and overtly shy adolescent. However, something clicked for Andrew, he was tired of feeling down physically, mentally, and emotionally, so he threw himself into his favourite sport, boxing.

'When I was 30 kilos heavier I felt unconfident and, actually, pretty…I dunno, I didn’t feel good about myself,' says Andrew. 'I’m way more confident with everything, talking – just everything. I feel way happier and I’m just enjoying myself at the moment.'

Andrew is currently participating in boxing matches across South Australia, and continues to train hard and keep up with his healthy lifestyle.

Source: Deadly Vibe


Last updated: 25 June 2014
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