If you don’t know already, I’m Jelly and just like you, I was once at the beginning of my fitness journey.
In my teens I had what would probably be considered a ‘normal body.’ Not overweight but equally I didn’t look how I wanted in a bikini. Cue my 20’s and things had taken a turn for the worse, I didn’t realise how much my drinking and partying had caught up with me.
It wasn’t until one day when I was visiting my nan and over dinner she commented that I was ‘looking fat,’ that I knew I had to make a change. I cut down on my drinking, started to watch what I was eating and began training from home!
The weight started to fall off and I felt better than I had in years, which motivated me to lose even more. I kept going and going, but I had become obsessed with being skinny and swung too far in the opposite direction. I was thin, intact I was too thin, I had lost all my strength and was eating so little that my immune system started to shut down, and I ended up being hospitalised. The doctors and nurses were amazing, they helped me recover and empowered me to deal with my eating disorder.
After I was discharged I wanted to start eating and training again, but to do it properly this time around.
I started researching what actually works and how to build a structured training routine - I stuck to this as best I could and started to see the results I was craving. I was building muscle in the places I wanted while burning fat at the same time, and it felt amazing.
As I learnt more I kept tweaking and changing little bits of my plan to make sure my progress didn’t slow down.
It’s taken a lot of time to get to where I am, but now I’m training, in the gym or at home, usually 4 or 5 days a week, enjoying eating fresh, healthy foods (with some treats every now and then obviously!) and am feeling better than ever.
I want to share everything I’ve learnt with you on my journey and help you achieve your own body transformation.