“I hated seeing photos of myself in a bikini at the start of the year, but now I am happy to share pictures documenting my progress.”
Making a decision to change:
When I stepped on the scales after Christmas 2016 weighing 70kg (the biggest I’d ever been), I made the decision that something needed to be done.
I’ve never had a great relationship with my body. I spent a decade, spanning my teen years and university education, with an eating disorder and had such a low opinion of my body image that it wasn’t until I was 22 that I could look at myself in a full-length mirror. Fast forward two years after finishing uni and I was fully recovered, with a positive outlook on my life. However, body hang-ups, a common theme with many women and I think increasing numbers of men, still festered. A difficult period while living away from home led to a few too many evenings comfort eating and I convinced myself that my long cardio based workouts would be enough to compensate for the extra calories.