Faizaan Fatani had a lifetime of poor habits until he changed his ways to become a better father, son and husband for his whole family to enjoy.
Wake up call
Three years ago I was 240lbs with a 35% body fat at a height of 5’11. My father in law had a massive heart attack. He had three blocked arteries and just being around him in the hospital opened my eyes. I literally put down the Big Mac and picked up the dumbbells.
For the longest time I stayed away from all kinds of carbs when I was on my weight loss journey. I gave up soda, chips, and fast food. I only ate raw broccoli, cucumbers, celery and chicken breasts every day while incorporating 30 minutes of HIT cardio a day to my workout routine.
I had one cheat meal a day and stayed under 1500 calories a day which saw me lose more than 65 pounds in less then 6 months. Then I decided I wanted to build muscle so I started eating approximately 2500 (good) calories a day while sticking to the previous mentioned schedule.
Making a change
I now work out 7 days a week and it definitely started as a weight loss journey but now I enjoy every rep and set. It helps me relieve stress and keeps me motivated to see how far I can push my body to its limits.
After I play basketball on a Sunday morning I make sure that I rest for the remainder of the day so my body is recovered.
My young son inspires and motivates me everyday. I see how active he is and I want to make sure I am able to keep up with him when he gets older.
My wife motivates me by giving me the courage and support to conquer anything in life. She truly believes in me and this is the reason I will never let her down. My parents are always pushing me to be the best I can be which is a huge help.
For me there will never be an ends result. I love working out because not only is it a great stress reliever but its also beneficial to my body. I feel great and still train 7 days a week. To makes sure I’m always making strides towards my goals I make sure that I burn approximately 800 to 1000 calories in every workout.
I will not stop until I hit my goal of 180lbs at 7% body fat. My future plans are to keep lifting until I reach my goals.
Faizaan’s meal plan
This meal plan keeps my full all the time so I don’t bulge onto junk foods. My strategy is to get my macros in everyday and to keep my body fully hydrated and replenished. I treat myself to a cheat meal once or twice a week.
Typical morning meals
Meal 1: 22g scoop of whey protein
Meal 2: banana and BCAAS (12oz shaker)
Meal 3: 1 apple, granola bar and pre workout
Meal 4 (Post Workout): 25g of Sour Patch Kids, 45g protein isolate.
Meal 5: Rice with chicken or fish
Meal 6: Watermelon with nuts and BCAAS
Faizaan’s workout breakdown
Sunday: Basketball (Every Sunday Morning)