At about 45 years of age I thought I was at the end of my life. 96kg and numerous health issues, walking was even becoming a struggle. I'd been on the waiting list to have my size G breasts reduced and the day finally came and I was transformed, well the top half of me anyway. I then decided there was more to life than waiting to die so I set out to bring the rest of my body in to line with my new B cup girlies.
The first thing to adjust was my diet, Id always been the fat kid and had been constantly told to leave nothing on my plate. Well my plate size halved. I set about working my arse off to become a strong, fit 50 year old and a positive role model for my grand babies.
I'd soon lost 30kg so I got a tummy tuck, but it didn't stop there. At 50 I went to uni and got my nutritional
medicine degree and entered my first figure comp.
I'd always looked at fit strong women and thought god I'd love to look like that so I looked into the different Feds and comps. I then approached a PT at my local gym and we got underway. I stepped on stage 40kg lighter and about 30 years younger. My first comp prep, although getting results, was not ideal. I struggled with a severe calorie deficit limited strength and no reverse out diet.
I almost went back to my old ways but I then found a wonderful supportive coach, Sandra Waters from Natural Resistance Training and have built some solid muscle and lost a lot of stubborn body fat. It makes a huge difference having a coach who has competed and is also nutritionally trained. I'm looking forward to competing in June - moving up from figure division to female body building. Exciting Times!
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