My #girlgains story is very much still in progress, but already I feel happy with how far I’ve come.
Discovering the world of fitness and nutrition has been a part of gains that aren’t just physical, but in my state of mind and confidence as well. Over the course of a few years, I became an unhappy and unhealthy girl; the balance in my life tipped the wrong way, and as a result I no longer treated my body in the way it needed. Losing not only too much weight, through a bad relationship with food, but also all my strength from years of horse riding, gone from no longer working out.
Through help and discovery of a world that was based on gaining not only a strong a fit body, but a balanced and nourished mind, I am back to the person I thought I had lost. Taking steps to change my lifestyle also allowed me to gain confidence, and return to my studies. This time, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, a course which I am passionate about and love so much. My ambition is to be a Nutritionist, to help people achieve wellbeing; whether that is sports people, children and teenagers, or the wider public.
To me the #girlgains movement shows strength, not just in the obvious way, but through choosing to live your life the way you want, and being empowered by an amazing community at the same time. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you are stronger, that your body can do more than last week; the confidence this brings is invaluable.