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  • Writer's pictureLewis Graham

How Izzy dropped 8lb, gained insane confidence & completely changed her mindset

Are you struggling to feel confident in your own body?

Perhaps you've tried many different diets in an attempt to change the way you look and feel?

But for some reasons these diets never seem to work and you always end up back where you started and sometimes in an even worse place physically and mentally.

When Izzy came to me around 3 months ago she was also struggling to feel confident in her own skin. After the birth of her daughter around a year ago, she had found it very difficult to come to terms with how her body had changed and she desperately wanted to feel like her old self again.

"as a mum I would always put other people first above myself, but now I realise that if I put myself first then I will show up better for my family"

Izzy had tried many different diets in the past. Slimming World, fasting among other restrictive diets would always leave her feeling low in energy and frustrated as she couldn't stick to it for long enough to get the results she was looking for. This led to her having a really poor relationship with food, scared that if she ate more she would gain weight.

This time things had to be different. We needed to create a plan that worked for her, that was tailored to her needs, her likes and dislikes as well as fitting in with her current, busy, lifestyle.

So we did just that.

We committed to training just 2x per week at the gym, focusing on full body movements that she enjoyed with the goal of getting stronger over time, this helped to build her confidence as exercise was now more focused around celebrating what her body could do rather than seeing it as a necessity to lose weight.

When it came to her nutrition the main goal was encouraging her to eat more than what she usually would when dieting. Years of over restriction and binge eating had led her to believe that less food is better if you're trying to lose weight, without realising that this approach was the main cause for her poor relationship with food.

We had to be very careful about counting calories as Izzy previously had an eating disorder, but with the right guidance and support we managed to overcome these barriers and create a much healthier relationship with food and eating.

Via my online coaching we were able to be in constant communication so that we could discuss any problems that would arise during our time together. Despite having a busy period with work, raising a young family as well as having social events to navigate, we've managed to make incredible progress which goes to show how valuable the right guidance, support and accountability are when it comes to achieving your goals.

3 months on from when she started and she’s managed to drop 8lbs of body fat as well as completely changing her mindset towards dieting.

She now enjoys the process and understands that losing weight is a choice and you have the power to change if you want to. Her relationship with food is in a much better place and she now realises that she can go for a meal out or a couple drinks with friends and still achieve her goals. She's recently added in a third gym session and increased her calorie intake to maintenance which would have been a scary thought not long ago.

"Since the age of 13 I've never been able to look into the mirror and be happy with the body I'm in, now I'm the most confident I've ever felt in my own body. I can now look in the mirror and be happy with the way I look"

Here’s a little bit more of what Izzy had to say:

“𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙. 𝙄𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙚 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙄’𝙢 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙜𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙄’𝙢 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙄’𝙢 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙩”

“𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙇𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡, 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙡𝙮 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙”

Izzy’s hard work, willingness to learn and investment in herself is something that’s so inspiring to see. It goes to show that with the right guidance and support you can achieve things you never dreamed possible.

10 years of consistent frustration, and not being able to look at herself in the mirror and be happy with what she sees, completely turned around in 3 months with effective online coaching, and now she’s set up for life!

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