Tom Kulik, whose weight rose to 143 pounds, reveals how he dropped 60 kg in just 13 months

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A personal trainer who was once a ‘full-time overweight gamer’ has revealed how he lost a whopping 60 kg in just 13 months.

Tom Kulik, 30, from Geelong, Victoria, tapped the scales at 143 kg and regularly eats party cakes and energy drinks. He swam on the beach for years with his shirt on to hide his XXL physique.

Determined to improve his health, Tom changed his lifestyle, dropping 12 pants sizes, sculpting his abs and becoming a professional personal trainer.

A personal trainer who was once a 'full-time overweight gamer' has revealed how he lost a whopping 60 pounds in just 13 months

A personal trainer who was once a ‘full-time overweight gamer’ has revealed how he lost a whopping 60 pounds in just 13 months

Determined to get on top of his health, Tom changed his lifestyle, dropping 12 pants sizes, sculpting his abs and becoming a professional personal trainer.

Determined to get on top of his health, Tom changed his lifestyle, dropping 12 pants sizes, sculpting his abs and becoming a professional personal trainer.

Determined to get on top of his health, Tom changed his lifestyle, dropping 12 pants sizes, sculpting his abs and becoming a professional personal trainer.

Tom had struggled with his weight all his life for his remarkable body transformation.

He started to channel his energy into gaming as a way to avoid going out – and he sat for hours playing World of Warcraft. [WOW].

‘I started gaming because I didn’t like to be seen. I played WOW up to 24 hours a day and had little interest in sports or recreational activities, ” Tom told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I ate a lot of junk food. I ate a lot of sausage rolls and party cakes and all day long I ate Thai food, pizzas, chips, chocolate bars and energy drinks – anything that suited me. ‘

After his dramatic weight loss, Tom began a career as a full-time personal trainer in hopes of helping other young people put on their own weight.

After his dramatic weight loss, Tom began a career as a full-time personal trainer in hopes of helping other young people put on their own weight.

After his dramatic weight loss, Tom began a career as a full-time personal trainer in hopes of helping other young people put on their own weight.

Tom said he would never take off his top on the beach and he was ashamed that anyone saw what he looked like, even his family.

Swimming with a shirt on was all I knew, and the thought of being seen shirtless in public terrified me.

“Swimming with a shirt on was all I knew, and the thought of being seen shirtless in public terrified me,” he said.

“I refused to have my photos taken because I didn’t want to face the reality of my ill health.”

Over the years, he tried to lose the pounds with weight-loss programs and diets, but nothing seemed to work.

His turning point came in 2010 when he decided to make a New Year’s resolution for himself to lose weight for good and hasn’t looked back since.

“I remember standing in the mirror, looking at my reflection and thinking how sick I was from what I saw, I was just tired of it and thought enough was enough,” he said.

His turning point came in 2010 when he decided to set himself a realistic New Year's resolution to lose weight for good (pictured left in 2016 and right in 2018)

His turning point came in 2010 when he decided to set himself a realistic New Year's resolution to lose weight for good (pictured left in 2016 and right in 2018)

His turning point came in 2010 when he decided to set himself a realistic New Year’s resolution to lose weight for good (pictured left in 2016 and right in 2018)

Tom initially dropped to just 73 pounds with 'no muscle', describing himself as 'too skinny' (left).  But over the years, he worked his way up to 97 pounds, achieving rippling abs, muscular legs and muscular arms (right)

Tom initially dropped to just 73 pounds with 'no muscle', describing himself as 'too skinny' (left).  But over the years, he worked his way up to 97 pounds, achieving rippling abs, muscular legs and muscular arms (right)

Tom initially dropped to just 73 pounds with ‘no muscle’, describing himself as ‘too skinny’ (left). But over the years, he worked his way up to 97 pounds, achieving rippling abs, muscular legs and muscular arms (right)

Tom’s top tips for losing weight and eating healthy

Make a life commitment: Tell yourself you are making a life decision to lose weight instead of making a temporary change or seeing it as a short term. This often results in people not taking it long enough to see the results they are looking for

Start small, take baby steps: Start by simply reducing your sugar intake. Don’t eat full sugar drinks and switch to a low-sugar or diet option to start with, and once you adjust to this new habit, switch to water.

Cheat days lead to overeating: A cheat meal as a reward is fine, but that’s not an invitation to eat a very large pizza, half a cheesecake with a thick chocolate milk to wash it down

Make good choices: You can treat yourself to the foods you love within reasonable limits. But don’t lie to yourself filling your face with burgers and ice cream and try to convince yourself it’s ok

Avoid Overeating While Eating: If you plan to eat out and know that you are likely to be overeating, try to cut back on calories the day before dinner.

Tom began modifying his diet, scaling his portion size, and preparing healthier meals, and began doing short walks and light bodyweight workouts at home.

Within 13 months, he dropped 12 trouser sizes and 60 pounds.

“I never thought I’d go from being a full-time gamer and foodaholic to someone with a love of health and fitness,” he said, describing his new body as a “dream.”

Tom said he was sometimes moved to tears when he looked in the mirror and saw his new toned physique.

“My transformation has changed my life in more ways than I thought possible,” he said.

Tom initially dropped to just 73kg without muscle, but over the years he worked his way up to 97kg, gaining rippling abs, muscular legs and muscular arms.

“I feel incredible, I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

‘I never thought I would one day be one of those fit guys with abs on the beach. I never thought I would look and feel like this now. ‘

After his dramatic weight loss, Tom began a career as a full-time personal trainer in hopes of helping other young people put on their own weight.

‘I have made it my mission to help anyone who is serious about changing their lives by sharing firsthand what I have learned and being there every step of the way on the journey to the body of your dreams’ , he said.

I hope my story can inspire or motivate some of you to reach your fitness goals. It’s amazing what can happen in 12 months.

“All it takes is to make a life decision, stick to it, and the most important thing is commitment, not to give up on yourself.”

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