Kate Parry from Xercise4Less Hull has achieved an amazing 6 stone weight loss and dropped 5 dress sizes within 5 year
“I never really had much interest in going to the gym, I used to eat Chinese takeaway for lunch four or five times a week. I’ve always blamed my weight gain on of my laziness, poor diet and long nights on the computer playing The Sims and talking to friends on MSN. I got to a point where my weight was 18 stone.
At first I wasn’t bothered about my weight but all my friends at school had boyfriends and I never had one, no boys were ever interested in me. I got to a point where going out with my friends made me feel uncomfortable because I always comparing myself to them. Leaving school made me more conscious about my weight, I was often being called ‘fat’. This is when I finally decided I needed to make a change and I found the motivation to join Xercise4Less.
Honestly, I think it was me who motivated myself, I had it in my head that I wanted to lose weight and feel good about myself and once you see results from all the hard work it makes you even more motivated to achieve more. I had a personal trainer helping me for six months and that’s when I learnt everything about the benefits of weight training. I now train four to five times a week depending on my schedule.
I also changed my diet which resulted to be a very important part of my journey. Now I usually eat porridge for breakfast, tuna, rice and vegetables for lunch and then dinner usually consists of Quorn with potatoes and vegetables. I don’t even weigh myself anymore, I don’t believe that the number on the scale represents anything at all…it’s just a number really and in the past I’ve got to a point where I became obsessed with weighing myself and it made me unhappy. I go by how I feel and how my clothes fit but last time I got weighed I was around 12 stone.
Fitness is something I am passionate about and I’d love to help others who don’t think they can lose weight and feel good because you can achieve anything. You just have to have the right mind set!