It’ll be a whole new wardrobe for 27-year-old Kere Pikia, who has lost 12kg throughout his whanau’s Biggest Loser Challenge.
Father-of-two Kere, who moved to Invercargill (his home town) from Wellington in February, joined his whanau’s competition to lose weight, get in shape, and get healthier.
He loves the competitive nature of his whanau and wanted to be a part of it, he says.
He set himself some weekly goals, joined the gym (sometimes even popping in on lunch breaks from his course), and changed his diet.
He’s been taking fitness classes, weight and cardio sessions with whanau members, playing tennis and basketball, and eating wraps and sandwiches with fruit smoothies.
Kere has since lost 12kg “which I’m overwhelmed with”.
“I feel great, look a lot thinner, have a lot more energy and the best part is all the compliments I have been given about the noticeable change I have had.”
But there is a downside, he says.
“I can’t completely fit all my clothes any more so I’m going to need to start buying more MEDIUM sized clothes!”
Kere intends to continue his healthy living following the challenge to keep the weight off and stay healthy.
* Nga Kete’s Mauri Ora Nurse Dee Curwood stops in to perform health checks on each family member (in Invercargill). Some of the family have also signed up to the Southern Stop Smoking Service.