Author(s): April Ieremia
After years spent eating like the Hungry Caterpillar, I am sick of it. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and months are suddenly years. Then all of a not-so-sudden, I am 100.6 kg.
The time has come for transformation.
Former champion netball player and Silver Fern April Ieremia has struggled with her weight since retiring from elite sport in 1996. Fed up, April sets herself the challenge to lose 30 kg in 30 weeks. No gimmicks and no tricks – just eating intelligently and exercising regularly. She enlists the help of Scott Cottier, ex-SAS member and personal trainer, to whip her into shape.
April finds it hard, just like many women do, to stick to her goal and keep the weight off. Trips overseas derail her programme and see her weight spike; she rewards herself with sweet treats; she sits at home in tears, battling with herself to get off the couch and go for a run – in other words, she struggles.
April's weight loss journey will strike a chord with women everywhere. Follow April through the highs and lows of the 30 toughest weeks of her life – and find out how she turns tears into triumph.
April Loses It includes weekly training tips from Scott, plus a handy training guide that you can adapt to create your own weight loss programme.
A former champion netball player with New Zealand's Silver Ferns, April Ieremia started her television career as a sports reporter for TVNZ's ONE News and appeared on Moro Sports Extra and Sports Night. In 1997, she won the Qantas Media Award for Best Presenter. As a sports commentator, she fronted major sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games and the World Netball Championships. April has hosted and starred in an impressive list of television shows, including her own prime time TVNZ entertainment show, April's Angels, and the lifestyle/talk show April in the Afternoon on the Living Channel. She currently works for Food TV and has a regular column in the New Zealand Woman's Weekly.