PETALING JAYA: Former All-England males’s singles champion Hafiz Hashim isn’t an unusual badminton coach however one who strives to be a superb instance.
The 39-year-old nationwide junior coach confirmed one can drop extra pounds if she or he units their thoughts to it.
And he did it by shedding 10 kilos inside a month.
Hafiz, who stands tall at 1.88m, had placed on a couple of kilos throughout the motion management order (MCO) in the beginning of this yr. It was not a lot however he knew he might be obese if nothing is finished about it.
He overcame the battle of thoughts and began exercising, reduce down on his meals consumption and stated no to his favorite Teh Tarik, juices and carbonated drinks.
“I weighed about 92kg in the beginning of the yr and gained about 4 kilos inside a month. I felt uncomfortable, lazy and bloated, ” admitted Hafiz, who coaches the Beneath-15 boys at Academy Badminton Malaysian (ABM) below Datuk Misbun Sidek.
“We’ve digital coaching for the boys but it surely’s not like a full-day exercise. I used to spar with my boys however now, I instruct and watch them do their exercises and whereas at it, I might have a couple of sweetened drinks.
“I had little bodily exercise at residence. I used to be additionally caring for my three youngsters, together with my one-year outdated daughter, as my spouse needed to work at home.
“I used to be overeating too. I’ll have a heavy breakfast and one other meal at 10am. Then, it’s lunch at 12pm. At 2pm, I’m again on the kitchen in search of meals.
“At 4pm, it’s goreng pisang (banana fritters) and what not. Then, it’s dinner at 6pm and about 10pm, I’m again to ransack the kitchen once more. It was like six meals in a day!
“However on Feb 2, I made a decision to vary my MCO way of life. I placed on my jogging sneakers and run for a couple of kilometres within the mornings. I finished all of the snacking, reduce down on meals and simply saved ingesting water.
“The primary few days have been robust. It was a battle to observe the brand new routine. I remembered my enjoying days, and the way I pulled by means of many obstacles. I used to be mentally robust sufficient to tug it off. Finally, I felt lighter, higher and fitter.
“And on Feb 24 once I weighed myself, I stunned even myself. I misplaced 10kg!”
Hafiz stated he is aware of the significance for coaches to be bodily match.
“Gamers are watching. Coaches should set the appropriate instance. I’m not overweight or obese however further kilos may have turned me right into a sluggish individual. And that’s not what I need as a coach, ” he stated.
Now, when the gamers report for responsibility subsequent week, a slimmer and fitter Hafiz will be capable to maintain tempo with them.