The busy and changing schedule of a commercial pilot has its challenges. It’s almost the perfect excuse to stop a transformation from taking off. But Vaughan Robinson has shown otherwise in becoming a 2018 IsaBody Challenge® Finalist.
Vaughan believes that his changing schedule isn’t his biggest challenge. “Every day we’re offered chocolates and a whole lot of other unhealthy food,” Vaughan says. “I don’t turn down everything that’s given to me, but I’m certainly a lot more selective thank I used to be! The best part about Isagenix® is knowing that I can just pull out an IsaLean™ Shake and stay on track.”
Despite the physical toll of spending countless hours cooped up in the cockpit, Vaughan takes every opportunity to squeeze in some exercise. “In my spare time I also do a bit of demolition work for a mate of mine, so I try to make those days into a sort of ‘workout’,” he says. “This also helps to show people other ways to get their workouts in.”
“One day we worked at a place that had a kids jungle gym so instead of having lunch I went and did a workout,” he adds. “I ended up buying it off the bloke and took it back to our place! Being so active during the day becomes a workout in itself and stops me from having to worry about going to the gym later.”
Throughout his ten IsaBody Challenges, Vaughan always keeps his ‘why’ at the forefront of his mind. “I’ve seen people at sports games, sidelined because they’re not physically able to get on the field and run around with the kids,” he shares. “I made a decision that I didn’t want to be a ‘sideline parent’, I want to be an active one because I want to jump in and be involved.”
Vaughan’s healthy habits have already started to influence the behaviour of his two kids. “If I’m lying down on the ground both of them would jump on my back and say, ‘Do a press-up!’” he laughs. “And of course, they love being body weights for my squats. The other day the kids were the first ones to say, ‘let’s do some press-ups’ so obviously they’re seeing what we’re doing and it’s encouraging them to do the same.”
Vaughan admits that reaching his health and wellness goals has been made so much easier by his loving and supportive wife, who has been by his side every step of the way, and he doesn’t know how he’d get through a Cleanse Day without her! However, she isn’t the only person who has been part of his crazy journey.
“If you haven’t already put yourself out there in the IsaBody Challenge ANZ Facebook Group, introduce yourself and say where you see yourself in the future. Regardless of what stage you’re at in your transformation, you’ll be amazed at how much support you’ll receive. It will keep you on track and make a difference in the end.”
Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1 kg with an average of 0.9 kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix system. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.