Transformation (Not Tuesday though). I thought it might be a good idea to share some progress pictures because I doubt many of you have seen me in a bikini before.
It is a hard post, because sharing your bum pictures is well, kind of intimate but for some reason these are the only photos of my body I currently possess in abundance. Also it is a good indicator of how my body changed in a year. I hope it will give an extra spur of #motivation to people how want to change but don't have that extra boost to start.
Photo# 1: it's me currently, fairly happy with the physique. Eating what I want in moderation and counting calories (not as religiously as during prep). Most importantly, I feel happy and strong. Lifting weights 4x week and running (20mins x 5 week). Current weight 50kg max
Photos# 2: just after the competition, happy but exhausted, eating 1200kcal and still exercising the same amount of time is hard, really HARD. It is also not a maintainable shape, I try my best now to find a balance between maintaining desired physique but at the same time enjoy food and life in general. Very easy to become obsessed over every little thing during prep (at least in my case) so do take care of your mental health afterwards. For instance, I booked a holiday straight after and couldn't be happier ☺️ stage weight 48kg.
Photo #3: the hardest photo to share yet it is how I used to look a year ago. It is not the most flattering picture but it helps to show the progress I have made. I wasn't unhappy but far from being comfortable with my own body. I was eating as I was convinced "intuitively" (I pile of bullocks, if you have never eaten healthy how can your body now what is right or wrong for you?). I wasn't unfit though, could walk 5 miles easily, climb a bunch of stairs BUT my mental state and the way of thinking was far from ideal. I was going to the gym because I "had to" and would reward myself for doing so with a treat. Also, I was convinced I was eating "healthy"(ish), plenty of fruits, nuts, fish and meat etc and rare takeaways (I will make a post about that later). Weight here is 53-54kg. Continue ⬇️⬇️⬇️