A teenager has managed to lose half his body weight after realising he needed to make a change and started working out.
Ilija Rajkovcevic a student from Macedonia weighed 150 kilos when he decided he needed to make a change and started exercising.
In less than a year Ilija lost an amazing 90 kilos and transformed himself into a muscle bound model.
Ilija said he decided to turn his life around when he realised he could not bear to look at his 26-stone body any more.
I could not look myself in the mirror and look at myself sinking further, lonely with food .
From that day, I have been going to the gym every day, and fitness and practice became my way of life.
Now Ilija’s days are spent in the gym sculpting his physique and eating healthily so he doesn’t pile the pounds back on.
But working out hasn’t just given Ilija physical strength, it’s also improved his mental strength and his outlook on life.
I have been lonely my entire life, a target of jokes and mockery of others. One day, I told myself, that’s enough.
Finally, I was mentally prepared to cope with my kilograms, and I became mentally stronger as they melted.
Today I am a completely different man, full of confidence and self belief.
Well done Ilija!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.