The #skinnyfat ➡️ #shape&muscle version.... swipe left⬅️
I got sub 60kg for the first time last summer, delighted with myself. "Sub 60" a huge goal... but I realised the number actually meant nothing, I still had bingo wings & cellulite. -
What I actually wanted to be was shapely, with muscle, fitter, stronger, be able to eat more and actually look like the amount of time I spent in the gym
I needed more muscle. Simple.
That meant eating in a surplus, training hard, expecting the scales to start to creep up each week and trusting the process. -
Creep up it did, 6kgs, 10% of my body weight. -
No freak outs, no excessive binging, just nutritious foods, continuosly learning and listening to my body... What carbs digest well, what makes me feel bloated, what vegetables have I not eaten for a while, constant variety, no restriction. -
Then a switch into a deficit, other than a slight reduction in food volume, nothing else changed, I ate the same foods just a bit less. -
No "on diet / off diet" mindset, just lifestyle. -
And the process of continuous learning & listening began again, what can I do to improve my sleep, my stress management, my time management, my digestion, managing social occasions to keep myself with a deficit each week. -
Slow, slow, incremental progress with periods of stagnation depending on what else was going on. In-between all this I worked two jobs, got a mortgage, traveled for several weeks, weddings, hens.... Life happens, i adjusted. -
No excessive cardio, 12-15k steps a day and wknd hikes. No excessively low calories (with the exception of low days in the next 3 weeks pre shoot). -
Transformations need time, patience, consistency... and support. Not 8 weeks, macro exclusions, hours of cardio or weighing spinach. A plan & a coach (@lockgannon)
Even though @larry_doyle_ & @affiliatecoaching is 24/7, no days off and I have to share my BF with 50+ internet girlfriends I wouldn't change it for anything.
It's throughly rewarding being part of something so positive & watching everyone's journey helps me keep on track with my own. -
Where to next?! #herestothenext12months