MY JOURNEY TO MY BEFORE PHOTO
I never took a before shot, as I was so unhappy with where I was at that I didn't want a photo taken! But now I wish I had. But I found this image on my husbands computer, a photo of me from 2010.
I never realised how much body fat I was carrying. How could I be so blind? Why did no one tell me? We ate takeaway at least 3 times a week, soft drink everyday, lollies, after dinner snacking, large chip packets each, ice cream, skipped breakfast and would have chocolate for morning tea/breakfast.
Every winter after I had my son was the test to see if I could fit into the jeans of the previous year. Every year I had to buy jeans as they never fit. Then there was a turning point in my life where I mentally could not continue on this journey and said enough was enough. We sort out the services of a personal trainer, my requirements were that they were tough with me, but not 'biggest looser' tough (this was showing on TV at the time and they scared me!)
MY FITNESS JOURNEY
I lost most of my 'weight' in the first 12 months of my fitness journey, thanks to my PT Simone, who's home I went to train and sweat and constantly question what I was putting my body through. I also changed my eating habits, smaller portions, takeaway once ever now and then, no after dinner snacking, cut back on the lollies and soft drink.
I then joined a gym and continued to do the same excercises that I knew of before hiring the services of another PT in the gym. Over those three years I trusted my personal trainer to help me achieve my personal goals, both aesthetic and strength. I had a new confidence within myself and a new passion for weight training.