I began my fitness journey two years ago because I wasn’t healthy: I starved my body on a breakfast bar per day and filled myself with hot drinks of tea and coffee. The way I viewed myself and the way I treated my body was terrible – All in hope to lose weight and feel better about myself. But the truth is, that in doing this I spiralled further and my body physically and mentally was struggling immensely. It tired me, strained my relationships, pressurised my job and I felt as though this was a state I couldn’t recover from.
Finding exercise allowed me the space to breathe, gave me goals to focus on, and helped me shift my mindset to to build a healthier relationship with food. I am not perfect, and my eating isn’t either – but on a road of constant development I have felt myself continually striving and working towards being completely free from restriction. It’s a work-in-progress, and I’m not there yet. I’m human, and just like everyone else I have bad days too. But I won’t give up.
The past two years have flown by, and my body has changed incredibly. I’ve worked out almost daily in accordance to Kayla Itsines’ BBG (Bikini Body) Guide and it has changed my life, outlook and fitness levels more than I could have ever predicted. I have come from a time where my body was eating itself; consuming my own muscle and vital fats in desperation, to now seeing visible muscles all over my body which are here to stay. Aside from visible physical progress, I have watched myself develop from not being able to do one pushup to now maxing out at 25 reps – I am immensely proud. But above all, I am thankful to Kayla for the inspiration, and strength I have been able to apply to my mind. The way I look at myself and my body has improved, and my increase in understanding of Health and Fitness is helping me to nourish my body and begin to love myself again.
I’m at the point now where I can feel myself striving for something more, and in knowing myself, my mind and my body, I want to take a step towards focusing my mind on strength. I wrote a blog post recently on weight training and the common fear which millions of women experience – ‘Will it make me bulky?’, and in researching this topic I realised the many benefits weight training has on our bodies and general health. My body is damaged from it’s neglected past, I realise that, and I want to build my strength back using weights to benefit my overall body function, health and wellbeing. Above all, I want to break-free of a mindset which has held me captive for a very long time, and it’s time for me to take that step.
Last night I started Kelsey Well’s PWR programme which is a part of Kayla and Tobi’s SWEAT Health and Fitness regimes. Kelsey inspires me just as Kayla does every single day to be the best version of me, and I am very excited to be taking part in PWR Week 1. I completed my first PWR workout last night which was Back and Shoulders, and to be completely honest I LOVED IT! I felt strong, and feel so excited to begin this next stage in my journey. I filmed a short clip featuring some of the moves in last night’s workout too, so if you want to check it out, the video is posted below! ✨
Tonight is Legs and Abs and I seriously can’t wait!💪 Do any of you guys do PWR or BBG? Let me know how your doing, I’d love to hear!