Student, 21, reveals he lost SEVEN stone in a year

Student, 21, reveals he lost SEVEN stone in a year

Sports coaching student, 21, whose ‘uni lifestyle’ of boozing and takeaways left him worried he wouldn’t be taken ‘seriously’ reveals he lost SEVEN stone in a year thanks to a healthy diet and exercise

  • George Millward, 21, from Banbury in Oxfordshire, hit 22st due to ‘uni lifestyle’
  • Sheffield Hallam student wore XXL sized shirt and 40inch trousers at heaviest
  • Slimmed down to 15st 2lbs in a year using set of dumbbells and resistance bands 

A student whose weight ballooned to 22st after he fell into the ‘uni lifestyle’ of heavy boozing and takeaways has shed a staggering seven stone – in less than a year.

George Millward, 21, originally from Banbury in Oxfordshire, looks unrecognisable as he shows off his new trim figure after he shifted the pounds using just a set of dumbbells and a set of resistance bands.

The Sheffield Hallam University student weighed a whopping 22st 4lbs and wore a XXL sized shirt and 40 inch trousers at his heaviest last May.

But now, a year on, he comfortably fits into a size 34 inch jeans and a large shirt after his astonishing weight loss during lockdown and is down a trimline 15st 2lbs.

‘I caught Covid the week before the first lockdown. I had symptoms but nothing I couldn’t handle,’ said George, a sports coaching student. ‘Afterwards I’d try to go for a few walks and I couldn’t breathe and that kickstarted my health kick.

Sheffield Hallam University student George Millward, 21, originally from Banbury in Oxfordshire, whose weight ballooned to 22st after he fell into the ‘uni lifestyle’ of heavy boozing and takeaways has shed a staggering seven stone – in less than a year. Pictured, before his weight loss

The student weighed a whopping 22st 4lbs and wore a XXL sized shirt and 40 inch trousers at his heaviest last May. Pictured, George before his weight loss

Now, a year on, he comfortably fits into a size 34 inch jeans and a large shirt after his astonishing weight loss during lockdown and is down a trimline 15st 2lbs (pictured)

‘I didn’t like how I looked and how I thought of myself but now I feel so much better when I look in the mirror. 

‘It was a total lifestyle change. I did four or five days of weight training and walking a week.

‘I’d get up, have a healthy breakfast, weight train for two hours and then go for a walk for two or three hours. I would walk every day.

George was into his fitness before he moved to Sheffield for university.

DIET BEFORE: 

Breakfast: Nothing

Lunch: Sandwiches stuffed with ham and cheese, two packets of crisps

Dinner: Chicken and chips, then George would order a pizza or burger at around 10-11pm  

DIET NOW: 

Breakfast: Poached egg on wholemeal toast

Lunch: Fruit

Dinner: Chicken, vegetables and rice or a jacket potato. 

 

But too many boozy nights out, a lack of exercise and a bad diet saw his weight spiral out of control.

He would skip breakfast, often because he slept in after a heavy session, then stuff his face with sandwiches, crisps and pizza throughout the day.

George (pictured, before his weight loss) was into his fitness before he moved to Sheffield for university, but too many boozy nights out, a lack of exercise and a bad diet saw his weight spiral out of control

The student (pictured, at his heaviest) would skip breakfast, often because he slept in after a heavy session, then stuff his face with sandwiches, crisps and pizza throughout the day

George (pictured, after his weight loss) now runs social media accounts on Instagram and You-tube to promote both a healthy lifestyle

On top of that, he stopped working out like he used to and eventually he got to the stage where he could not face himself in the mirror.

He added: ‘I’d always been very prone to putting weight on, I was always the big kid at school, but I became a proper gym head at 16 and 17 and was in good shape.

‘It was when I got to uni that the weight ballooned. I stopped going to the gym, I was hungover most days, I’d eat rubbish and then go out boozing again at night.

‘My family were concerned for me, they had been for a while, but it was only when I got that low that I thought I needed to do something about it.

‘I’m studying to be a sports coach too and I thought, who is going to take me seriously as a sports coach looking like that?’

After a health scare last year when he contracted Covid, George moved back home during lockdown and began training four times a week and walking daily.

George stopped working out like he used to and eventually he got to the stage where he could not face himself in the mirror. Pictured, at his heaviest

George Millward of Sheffield cut out junk food and introduced exercise into his life resulting in a huge weight loss. Pictured, now

After a health scare last year when he contracted Covid, George moved back home during lockdown and began training four times a week and walking daily. Pictured, now

He also totally changed his dietary habits and began eating healthier, lighter meals and swapped the sandwiches for fruit.

He also started training every day at home using his 10kg dumbbells, resistance bands and would go on daily walks.

The weight soon dropped and despite not being able to run for more than a minute when he first started, he completed a 10km run in October.

George added: ‘My step brother asked me to do a training programme to help him get fit so I thought ‘this is the time for me to do something’.

The student also totally changed his dietary habits and began eating healthier, lighter meals and swapped the sandwiches for fruit. Pictured, now

‘I’d always been able to lift fairly heavy weights, but I only had a pair of dumbbells that were 10kg and some resistance bands. I would do lighter weights, but more reps.

‘In May when I started, I couldn’t run at all, but I did my first 10k run in October which was amazing.

George now runs social media accounts on Instagram and You-tube to promote both a healthy lifestyle.

He has also raised money by walking and running 247 miles during the second lockdown for MIND charity who help people struggling with mental health issues.  

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