Episode 180 – Poonam Patel: You Owe It To Yourself

Episode 180 – Poonam Patel: You Owe It To Yourself

On this episode I’m joined by RNTer Poonam Patel, who’s been on an incredible journey whereby she’s shed the skin of her old self to transform into a new woman with a new behaviour, mindset and identity. Losing near 30kg en route to her checkpoint, consolidating well and investing while using the physical as the vehicle, Poonam embodies everything about our transformation ethos, and is why I always say that the reason everyone should transform is because quite simply, you owe it to yourself. 

“You need ego to let go of your old identity”

Poonam Patel

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00:00 – Intro

01:55 – 15 years in the making

6:13 – Travelling and gaining weight

9:00 – Shedding the skin

10:42 – Seeking external gratification mindshift

15:58 – Time as a deception

17:58 – Ownership of your health and fitness

20:20 – Trial & error process 

23:06 – How to determine good information vs bad

25:03 – Identity shift 

27:23 – Using ego to let go of Poonam 1.0

29:32 – P.A.B.L.O. method

33:01 – Gratitude journaling

38:18 – Integrating changes to new identity

41:03 – Goal posts to inner growth 

42:00 – Physical as a vehicle 

44:00 – Poonam 3.0

45:22 – Advice to new starters

46:40 – Checkpoint advice

49:42 – Vulnerability

50:34 – Parting words


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.