Desmond Koval - Partner, Saks Gloweli Consulting
World Bank, Senior Technical Advisor/Consultant Civil and Environmental Engineer/Economist
Just under a year ago I had the chance opportunity to meet this Pro World Champion who humbly heard me out, heard me waffle on & on about my aspirations & ambitions, resulting in me kindly asking if he would enlighten me on how to train, when to train, what to eat, when to eat, when to sleep, went to sh*t (lol not) but you get the idea…
And the rest as they say is history…
I am humbled by his philosophy, his patience, his coaching, his care and guidance these past 11 months on my journey- the evolution alone and the education I have received has far expanded beyond the gym filtering into many areas of my life.
Mindset. It’s first and foremost- before the physical, before the nutrition -its mindset. This has been the number one lesson I’ve had each second under his care. We can all seek out teachers & guides in this life to help open the doors to our desires, -but it can only be ourselves that can walk through the door to what we ultimately want & what we choose to give energy to in life. I’ve learnt anything is possible with discipline, patience & persistence. I’ve learnt a lifestyle and it’s now my life.
From his care and guidance I have also learnt how blessed we are on this planet for the wholesome living foods & minerals our Mother Earth has provided us to nourish and strengthen the body without the need for all the commercialism “hype” of protein powders, pre workouts, post workouts and factory/ pharmaceutical processed synthetic supplements & fads. There is just no need for me and I have simply learnt to live off the land with all the wonderful natural living foods available to each and every one of us. Everything has a balance.
Combined with mindset and good living nutrition I have learnt that my only complimentary number one supplement I need is something I have always loved doing, – Pumping Iron:) I love working out and waking up each day feeling strong.
It has taken me 17 years through life’s peaks and troughs to make this dream of mine a reality and I am overjoyed at the experience of competing yesterday and the whole journey it has been so far. Words cannot express how grateful I am for Bodiku Fitness Management….being my amazing coach Komang and his beautiful wife Natalie for their unwavering support of everything over the months to make this happen and to also travel here with me to the U.S.
Thank you… This is only the beginning:)”
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