About Us

Hello, and welcome to Eat Move Lean. My name is Sean and I’m going to show you how I’m going to lose weight, get fitter whilst giving you detailed guides on all things nutrition and training

If you are a new reader and want to keep track of what I write in the blog, why not subscribe to receive future updates below;

 

Eat Move Lean was established in 2016 with the goal to show others that weight loss is achievable and sustainable by publishing my own journey (fails and all).  But also to provide easy to understand fitness and nutrition advice that anybody can understand and action upon.

I want Eat Move Lean to be your go-to resource for actionable tutorials, motivation, and weight/fat loss support.

My Story

I grew an active child, always playing with friends, and into sports.  I was also what you call a ‘fussy eater’ growing up. My mother says that all I liked to eat was different variations of sausage, baked beans, and chips.

Considering my diet and eating habits were so bad, I excelled at playing rugby and got picked to play for the local county twice. Winning the Dewar Shield (Welsh Champion) at 16 and another Welsh Championship at 17 whilst being an integral member of the team.

Around this time I started to clean my diet up and started to train seriously with the ambition of playing professional rugby.  I even decided to study Nutrition, Physical Activity and Community Health at University to expand my knowledge on nutrition and exercise.

I never actually made it to professional rugby, not because of any dramatic injury, but because I just wasn’t good enough. When I realised this, I decided to stick playing local rugby with my friends and have a good time instead (totally regret this)! It was all going fine, we won our youth league (I won player of the year that year amongst Welsh U19 players), we won the senior league the year after,

Running with the rugby ball

bursting through a gap, on my way to score a try.

This is when I really stopped looking after my body so much, yes I trained hard, and played harder but my recovery drink after games was lager and a singalong.

To cut a long story short, I started getting injuries. I broke both my ankles, sprained the ligaments in each ankle and right knee, developed Achilles tendonitis (both feet), patellar tendonitis in my right knee, sprained my medial ligament in my right knee and sprained facet joints in my back numerous times.

Playing rugby with father

My father brother and I all played together on his 50th birthday.

Come 2014, I’d had enough. I quit rugby and my weight went up, up and up. No matter what I tried to do, I couldn’t get fit, I couldn’t stop the flow. I was becoming a chunk.

That didn’t stop me trying, though, I immersed myself in training and nutrition research. I even undertook the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. The more I learnt, the fatter I became.

Here I am today. Pretty much injury free and more determined than ever to lose weight and become athletic again.

Using all the nutrition and training knowledge I have gained, I want to document every step of the journey, for accountability and to help others do the same.

Please follow along

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions by emailing sean@eatmovelean.com