Western Leader : January 13th 2011
5 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 13, 2011 NEWS NEED AFFORDABLE SELF STORAGE? 117-133 Hepburn Road, Glendene Storage units perfect for house lot or vehicle or both For enquiries, please contact SAFESTORE CONTAINERS LTD 0800 360 640 www.safestorecontainers.co.nz • Three unit sizes • 24hr / 7 day access • Safe and Secure • Commercial/Household Voucher entitles bearer to: $100 off your 3rd month rental PLUS $100 off your 6th month rental Offers only valid for new contracts on a 6m unit at Glendene. Only one coupon per agreement. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 31st March 2011. Terms & conditions apply. $ $ Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL13/1 Henderson 313 Lincoln Rd New Lynn Margan Ave 116 Hobsonville Rd Hobsonville (Hobsonville Hours 7am-7pm 7 days) Pioneer Plaza Henderson All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Courgettes $1.99bag Fresh Round Beans $1.69bag Hawke's Bay White Peaches $2.99bag Nashi Pears $3.99kg Central Otago Sweet Cherries $12.99box Red Capsicums $1.99bag Large Watermelons $4.99ea 300g Large Fortune Plums $2.99bag 1kg 800g 800g 800g ROCKYYZ MOBILEZ & MORE SAMSUNG E1070 $39 LG GR500 $259 (Cheapest phone ever) (XT compatible also) We do cellphone repair at reasonable price Hire purchase and layby Shop Online at WWW.HITECHMOBILES.CO.NZ PHONE 09 837 6100 OPEN 7 DAYS 369 Great North Road, Henderson, Auckland 0612 3309589AG Now Available Soft Serve Ice Cream Inexpensive Art on the walls Ideal for Christmas Over 9000 DVDs Come to your friendly local cafe bring a friend and browse the DVD's 6\138 Sturges Rd, Palomino Shops Henderson • Ph 836 1250 d The friendly Cafe with Great Coffee Search for fitness changes life BEFORE ... ... AND AFTER By CATHERINE HEALY New life: Paul Ah Kuoi lost 51kg. He became a bodybuilder and recently competed in his first international competition. Photo: CATHERINE HEALY A workplace psychology course led Paul Ah Kuoi to radically change his lifestyle, lose 51 kilos and become a bodybuilder and model. Now he is inspiring others to lead healthier lives. Mr Ah Kuoi's transfor- mation began in 2006 when the 35-year-old went on a course which inspired him to look at the parts of his life that needed to change. I'd been big for most of my life. I'd tried several diets and failed. I decided to keep a food diary for a week. I identified the bad habits and what was holding me back.'' As the Henderson resident made dietary changes and started exercising the weight fell off. He went from 147kg to 96kg in eight months. His before and after photos have brought him a huge following on Facebook, with many people contacting him for advice. Now Mr Ah Kuoi has taken his weight loss journey to the next level. I met my trainer and men- tor Jo Stewart. She convinced me to try bodybuilding and within three months I was competing.'' Mr Ah Kuoi took part in the North Harbour Cham- pionships and Country of Ori- gin in Sydney in October. He won the division for competi- tors from other countries, not including the Australian national competitors. After becoming a bodybuilder, Mr Ah Kuoi was also spotted by a photogra- pher and has started model- ling. He says small dietary changes made a big differ- ence. Switching to light blue milk and diet drinks, cutting out takeaways, using a smaller plate, one teaspoon of sugar in my coffee instead of three, taking fat off meat and baking or grilling all helped. And heaps of hours in the gym, four or five days a week.'' Although he is a keen singer and no stranger to performing, Mr Ah Kuoi still found it difficult to strip down to a posing pouch on stage. A week out from the bodybuilding competition Jo made us strip down to our undies and pose on the street.'' Mr Ah Kuoi's family have noticed a huge change in him, both physically and mentally. His looks draw a lot of attention and his wife jokes that he's almost too confi- dent. People are always coming up to me when I'm at the pool and asking me what I eat and how long I train for,'' he says. My daughter is 12 and she gets embarrassed. She's told me to stop coming to her school,'' he says. She doesn't want to watch me bodybuilding because she says a girl shouldn't have to see her dad in his undies.''
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