One and a half years of progress here! .
I'm so happy iv documented my journey through pictures, as watching the number on the scale would kill my soul. Sure- there have been tears and tantrums along the way, but looking at these two pictures side by side, it puts the smile back on my face. .
Your body builds muscle when it's in a calorie surplus, so at least some of my indulging over the past year has been put to use and gone onto that pancake butt! .
I starting my weightlifting journey with the help of coach @aidan_donnelly_themaslab who built a seriously strong foundation, setting me up so that I now understand how to train myself. He still offers amazing guidance and I super hope if I can get myself back to Edinburgh, he will once again work his magic. .
For girls that fear the gym incase they get too bulky, iv trained hard over the last year and a half and I doubt many would even notice the minimal change if I didn't highlight it. Building muscle is a seriously long process, but im going to keep pushing. This will keep growing :)
Jumping on the #gainingweightiscool bandwagon. Looking back even I can't believe the difference between these 2 photos..
In the second photo I am 20lb heavier but a million times stronger, happier and healthier (both in body and mind).
In the before photo I had virtually no muscle, was under eating by about 700cals a day, with no attention on the TYPES of food I was getting into my diet and was doing hours of cardio in the gym.
Now my focus has changed completely. I try and get nutritious and wholesome foods into my diet, paying attention to the macro nutrients I am eating & never let myself go hungry, I lift weights in the gym and love feeling stronger and more powerful as I make progress. It just goes to show that number on the scales really doesn't matter