Categorised in: Juice Therapy • Kettlercise • Personal Trainer • Pre & Post Natal Fitness • Weight Management
My summer FABtransformation
“I was determined to get back my pre-baby figure by myself and tried a number of methods, including slimfast – which my family asked me to stop due to my ‘ferocious mood’, skipping meals and fasting, calorie counting, and exercise ‘binging’. Not only was I overweight, I felt increasingly bad about myself in general. I’ve always been a confident person and I felt that my ‘spark’ was disappearing. It affected my work too, I didn’t want to do the things I enjoyed about my job, like making presentations and going to events. I wasn’t glamorous anymore and that honestly made me really sad because making an effort with my appearance had been part of who I was for such a long time.
In April this year I attended the Law Society ball, 5 foot 2, 11 stone 12 pounds. Usually one of my favourite nights out in the year I felt self conscious all night, didn’t talk to anyone new, didn’t dance and I could barely breath in the tummy control knickers – that night I came to the conclusion that I needed some help.
I spoke to FAB fitness that weekend, I initially thought that I just wanted to get the personal training I didn’t buy in to the nutrition that much to begin with. I’d convinced myself that my lack of exercise was the problem as I’d had to give up riding when I was pregnant and that the weight would just fall off me if I committed to regular activity. And it did… in two weeks I lost about 20 inches and my waist had reappeared. I was drinking lots more water and was trying to incorporate the advice I’d been given but it was difficult. I found myself becoming hyper aware of everything I ate but would still snack guiltily on ‘low fat’ crisps or have sandwiches at lunch – telling myself brown bread was a healthy option. I was lying to myself so much that I believed it.
Two weeks later and nothing much had changed that’s when I had a frank discussion with Mairi about what I ate. Its so important to record your mood as well as food because you can really see how one affects the other. Mairi identified that I had a slump in energy at a particular time of day so we changed my lunch and I had a Juice in the afternoon. This alone has made a massive difference. I started juicing to loose weight too but now I drink it because I need it in my life! I have bags more energy, great skin (people comment all the time) I’m happier and more ‘balanced’ I can honestly say I eat exactly what I want now and as much of it as I like. Its just that what I want is likely to be a massive salad with chicken cooked in coconut oil. I don’t want to put anything fat and unhealthy in my body because I am what I eat.
I had to sit down with my family and explain that I was unhappy about my weight and health because to begin with I was still offered all the things I’d been trying to avoid, they needed to break habits too. My husband stopped buying me chocolates and bought me flowers instead!
3 months later I’m definitely happier and healthier, I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved but I’ve had to let go a bit and let Mairi help me and just accept that she knows what she’s talking about. I’ve lost 33lbs and my figure is toned and I feel strong. Professionally, I’m doing great and my relationships at home have never been better 😉 I don’t care about becoming what I was before now because I like the new me. I can’t wait to get my bikini on in Vegas next month! Bring on the Kettle bells! “
You too could have your own FABtransformation by contacting Mairi at firstname.lastname@example.org and booking your own personal programme
The programme will be priced at £197:00 for 6 weeks and this will include:
2 hour initial consultation to discuss goals, your personal eating plan and review your food and mood diaries
1 cookery book,
6 weeks of home workouts
A 1 hour cookery demo
Motivational hints and tips & daily access to myself to ask any questions you may have
5 x 30 minute review sessions to ensure your HEC is in check and your progress is being monitored
It’s all about YOU!
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