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Almost 10 weeks and over 10kg difference... Okay so it’s taken me all day to decide to whether or not to actually post this. Mainly because I’m really embarrassed about where I’d got to in the first pictures. It doesn’t even look like me and at the time these pictures were taken I didn’t feel like myself at all. I had gotten myself into a really bad place, both mentally and physically. I was hating my job and because my work was at the gym I ended up going about 6 weeks without training. My diet was a mess, comforting myself with food, eating 3 meals a day with no consideration for what I was putting in my body. This is the worst I’ve ever looked and I was struggling a lot with anxiety and depression.
When I started this cut, I’d lost a lot of the muscle I’d spent months building and the sudden change in diet and inactivity had left me with more body fat than I’d ever had before. So I set out to help myself, to try and build back up as much muscle as I could while getting rid of all that extra fat.
Nine and a half weeks on, I’ve stuck to my diet 100%, with only 1 scheduled night off for a night out with the girls. I’ve worked my butt off in the gym, been consistent with my cardio and well I’m damn proud of how far I’ve come. Not only do I fit in my jeans again but I also happier and a lot less anxious!
It’s been hard work getting here but it’s got me into such a good place. I’d never before let my mental health deteriorate my physical health so badly and until now I didn’t realise how much the two interlinked. But once you start working on improving your body the mind will start to follow. For anyone who’s struggling or feeling a little lost right now I can’t stress enough how much investing in yourself and your health with benefit so many areas of your life.
This is only the start of my journey and I’m chuffed that I’ve managed to get to this quicker than I thought I would. Now it’s time to manage the reverse diet and make sure there’s no rebound over the Christmas period. So ready to smash a new year with new goals! This is just the beginning! Big things will be coming in 2019 💪