I can say that I have absolutely enjoyed the programme.
At the beginning I struggled with eating breakfast but that has slowly changed and become part of my routine and I actually really enjoy the the food and nutrition part of the programme – I have learned to cook some amazing new recipes, I love courgette and cucumber noodles and most of my meals are something I look forward to. I am never hungry or bored and make sure that I help myself by making it different and interesting.
I always look forward to training if I haven’t trained for a couple of days and feel so good afterwards. I really like that Andrew always explains what is happening and why I am doing certain type of exercise if I ask. It is never the case that I go to training demotivated or not enjoy the time in the gym.
Overall the programme has been a brilliant learning curve for my nutritional needs and function of my body. I have lost 15.5kg and 20 cm around my waist as well as a considerable amount around my hips.* I have learned to think more positively about myself as I am doing something towards becoming healthy. As well as the weight loss and physical appearance, I feel much healthier – I have become stronger, fitter, have more energy and I am less tired – this is especially the case with afternoon energy slumps
It has made me believe that I can help myself if I put my mind to it. For me these are changes I would never even have hoped for and I am very happy about them. The whole programme has really made me rethink what kind of person I want to be and what I want for myself – I can do better than I have done so far for myself.
It has given me the most incredible results and it is not hard once you are motivated and want it for yourself.
I would encourage everyone who is thinking about it to sign up, as the Arete programme not only helps you change your body and be healthier but also provides a lot of useful additional knowledge: it is easy to maintain the principles for yourself. The nutritional principles, exercises and all the knowledge shared is something that stays with you.