My Story

The Fit Thing was born out of my love of the great outdoors, fitness, diet and motivation.

Back in 2014 I started running. I loved the freeing feeling that it gave me. There's just something about being plugged into your headphones, in your own world, pounding the problems away with every rhythmic step. I got pretty into the running side of things and ran 2 half marathons. However, not knowing enough about what to eat, when to eat it, I lost weight.

Half Marathon Oxford

With each wobble that dropped off I wanted to loose more and more weight. I didn't know when to stop, or how to stop. I got down to a very low weight, one I am not proud of. However, everything that happened back then really made me who I am today- which is something I am proud of.

I became amenorrheic and pretty unhealthy. Terrible nails, hair and relationship with food that was pretty damaging to both my health and my social life.

Then, at some mid point in 2015 it was as though a switch went off somewhere. I didn't want to be scrawny anymore. I didn't want people to tell me how small I was. I didn't want to be ashamed of my arms and embarrassed of my twig like legs anymore. I wanted muscles, I wanted weight and I wanted to feel good.

I can tell you, eating like a bird and pumping out the cardio doesn't make you feel too good.

I went on a mission. Lifted weights. Ate carbs. Became friends with protein. Learned about nutrition and its very important role in exercise.

transformation- 8 months of weight gain

With the support of Matt my fiance and my family, I developed new goals. Goals that weren't about cutting out foods, or running for miles and miles on an empty tank. I wanted to be able to do a push up, a pull up, a headstand. These new goals really helped change my mindset about food and exercise. I mean, muscle needs carbs to function and protein to grow. My previous diet wasn't going to help me in the slightest with these new goals.

Weight lifting soon became my new passion, my new driver. I was no longer embarrassed about working out in front of big men lifting heavy weights- we're all on our own journey, we all start somewhere.

One of my favorite fitness quotes is:

"You don't have to be great to start, you have to start to be great."

After a few months of weight lifting and training my own body I thought, hey, I love this. I LOVE working out by myself and with others, why can't this be my career? Why do I have to sit at a desk all day?

Dec 2014- June 2016

So I found a reputable PT course and really threw myself into it.

Now? I am a qualified Personal Trainer with the skills and knowledge to not only help people loose fat, but to help people gain muscle. Muscles over bones, every time.

I love passing on my knowledge to others about how to reach their goals, then actually seeing the results that come from something I have done.

Now I am a heavier weight and I can't explain how much changing my lifestyle, mental state and habits has helped me.

If you have any questions about how I gained weight gradually, and how I changed my mindset, drop me an email. Or if you are looking to build the body you want I'll be happy to share some tips with you.

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