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Werner de Beer of internet solutions provider, Wiselink, is a man known for his jolly demeanour, but it is his determination for a better life that sets him apart from so many others. This can be seen in the recent dramatic changes in the popular community member’s life.
Werner has literally become half the man he once was, losing over 80kgs in his quest to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. He points out, “My wife, Anita, was my biggest inspiration in losing weight. I also reached a point in my life where I knew I had to turn my life around. My health was deteriorating, and it was a moment of self-realisation where I needed to make the necessary changes.”
Looking back on his journey, Werner explains few scales could reflect how much he weighed before he undertook his life-changing path. “Some scales would show ‘error’ when I climbed on. I then got a scale which showed that I weighed between 170 to 177kgs.”
Making the necessary lifestyle changes, he enthuses the first step was the hardest. “Changing your mindset is the most difficult, but once you have done that, it just becomes easier. But it is important to remember; there is no quick-fix diet. It is all about lifestyle changes and getting your body used to the changes your mind has made.” His wife, Anita, stresses these lifestyle changes include eating correctly and a regular exercise regime—highlighting it is also essential to look at the process from a medical perspective, as each person’s body is different. “What works for one person might not work for another,” Anita affirms.
When it comes to exercising, Werner states, “I started walking, and I initially said I was not keen on cycling. But when I hurt my ankle one day while walking, I started cycling, and it is something which Anita and I now enjoy together.”
Now weighing a healthy 92kgs, Werner declares he feels like an entirely new person. “Everything in my life has become better, from my sleeping habits, my spiritual beliefs, relationships with others, and my way of life; I can’t believe I carried all that weight around with me.”
As he embraces a life of positivity with Anita, the 56-year-old encourages others to follow suit and change their lifestyle for the better, allowing them to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful existence.
With Werner de Beer shedding over 80kgs, becoming an image of health, the Newcastillian – Online News salutes him in his efforts in rising to the challenge and becoming a happier and healthier Newcastillian.
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