You know what it’s like.
You’re going through a tough breakup. All you want is some comfort food and a film to distract yourself from the heart-shattering pain.
Dwayne O’Connor remembers it all too well.
After discovering his girlfriend of four years was having an affair, Dwayne lost his passion for exercise. He also lost his love for his job as an fitness instructor.
But the 26-year-old has sculpted the ultimate ‘revenge body’ after taking up a punishing health and fitness regime.
He is now in the best shape of his life and has dropped 3 stone 7 lbs and three quarters of his body fat.
He told MailOnline FEMAIL: ‘It all started five years ago, I was a young man in a long-term relationship.
‘I was working as a local fitness instructor, I also played basketball regularly and lifted weights three times a week just to keep myself healthy and look decent.’
‘My relationship was four years old at this point but just like most love stories it ended in heartbreak.’
‘I came to realise my partner was having an affair and once I confronted her about the situation she posted her keys through the door and said it was over.’
‘My confidence, pride and self-worth were at an all-time low. I stopped playing basketball and l I even stopped going to the gym other than to go to work.’
Dwayne turned to food for easy gratification. He quickly began to pile on the pounds and began bingeing on junk food.
‘I started to put on weight and before I knew it, I had stretch marks on my stomach and three chins.’
‘I started eating junk food on a daily basis and every time I looked in the mirror I would be disappointed in myself.’
He added: ‘Physically, mentally and emotionally I was at breaking point. My friends didn’t like to see me down, so they helped me get a few sessions back in the gym, it really did mean a lot.
In a bid to get back into shape, used USN sports nutrition products to boost his health.
‘I was still overweight, but I was lifting five times a week getting stronger all the time and most of all I was getting my confidence back,’ Dwayne recalled.
‘However, when it comes to self-confidence and personal development every hour is an hour where you can do something to be better than you were the previous hour.’
‘Anybody can do it they just need to be structured and consistent, have faith and work hard.’
‘I went on a journey looking for progression instead of perfection and that’s where I found balance. I’m much more comfortable within myself and I try to send that positivity out to others.’