Weight is something I feel every girl tackles at least once in their lifetime. My weight has been an issue for me since I was about 9 years old. I was always the bigger friend of the group, which at such a young age I took no notice off, until I started secondary school. Also being a late developer I stood out more than others, being flat chested and fat was definitely not a good look. I was reminded more than enough times of my size during my five years in secondary school. I went through fazes where I wouldn’t eat, but that would only last the school day, as soon as I went home I raided that fridge aha. I realised that no matter how many pro- ana websites I looked at, I was now the type to have an eating disorder, I also realised that it’s not something you teach yourself to do which is what I tried to do.
I first started to lose weight ‘accidently’. My cousin was/is a taekwondo athlete, and persuaded me to join my uncles club. I started taekwondo when I was in year 10 so I was about 14/15 years old. By the time I reached year 11, there was a huge change in my figure. My body started to find a shape; id developed boobs and had grown taller, and was finally becoming (in my eyes) a good looking girl.
The build-up to my year 11 prom was when I was first introduced to dieting, or watching what I ate. I wanted to prove to everybody that I was no longer the ‘fat’ girl. I trained three times a week, and really focused on eating well. It was also the year I was introduced to makeup properly, and the beauty of eyebrows!
Since then I have really focused on my body and weight. This summer, I was the slimmest I had ever been; I even had a defined stomach! I know, hard to believe that down below is the same girl in the first picture. I think that working in a gym defiantly helped me, in 7 months I trained whenever I could, ate healthily and just looked after myself in general. And if I am completely honest the break up with my first boyfriend determined me to work harder, because let’s be honest, a hot body is one of the best revenges (I think anyway).
Unfortunately, since summer (the picture above) I have put on about 9 kilos. All of my alcohol consumption in university definitely has not helped. However, as I have gained knowledge of how to lose weight over the years, it doesn’t affect me as much as I know how to lose it in a quick and healthy manner. I will soon be my summer self again!