So as per my previous thread, any 2018 brides that want to diet together please post and join in!!!
So - if I go first! I used to be very overweight - at my biggest I was a size 20 and weighted 17 stone. After some health issues I started going to the gym (after trying ever. single. fad diet out there and failing miserably) and following a "clean" diet with one weekly cheat. Weight trained 3-4 times a week, very little cardio and I lost 7 stone - did a bodybuilding figure competition and then settled at a normal weight of 11.5-12stone. All was well... Then I had surgery in 2015 and got right out of the gym routine and I am now sitting at 14stone 7lb :(
See I am naturally lazy person. I liked going to the gym when I was slimmer - now the sight of me in the mirrors makes me want to poke my eyes out with sticks. So, I am back eating clean, doing cardio and weight training 3-4 times a week again. So far its a struggle to motivate myself to go to the gym but my PT is very good. She is taking before pics of me this evening so we can keep a visual record. She will probably measure me as well and then I will weigh in at the weekend for the first "weeks" result.
The diet I follow is around 100 calories and is the stereotypical chicken, beef mince, rice, veg/salad, salmon that people mock bodybuilders for but for me (when I follow it) it really works.
I will preface by saying I am NOT a PT but I have been training for 6 years and can help people with general gym related stuff and also diets and so forth. Please ask me any questions if you have any, share any tips you have, and maybe post a little about yourself so we can get to know our diet buddies a little better :) x