'Feeling Uncomfortable On Holiday'
For many of us, we want to look and feel our best for our well deserved holiday. A holiday is supposed to be a time where we totally switch off, relax and spend time with our family and friends. Unfortunately, Doncaster member Georgia Simpson spent the most of her holiday wanting to improve her health and well-being.
“I went to Florida in September 2019 and just didn’t feel comfortable or healthy. Nothing felt as easy to do as it did before. Things like exercising, buying nice clothes and even crossing my legs was a struggle.”
“When I saw the pictures I decided something needed to be done before it got too late. It made me finally accept I was bigger than I thought I was.”
Starting My Weight Loss With Xercise4Less Gyms
After her holiday, Georgia got herself signed up to the gym and began to start her fitness journey. Small steps were taken to help her to begin to feel confident and focused on the task at hand.
“I wanted to lose 3 to 5 stone.”
Georgia used weights and resistance machines to kick start her regime, finding them extremely beneficial and noticing results quite quickly.
“I found the dumbbells the best piece of equipment for weight loss. I noticed results and the praise I received from other people motivated me to continue.”
We know losing weight is a real difficult battle, and the diet can be more problematic than the exercising. This is something Georgia knew she had to grasp in order to reach her targets and goals.
“I had to be strict on my diet. I started to see results and although I had a spell where I went off the rails a bit, I then became more conscious about what I was eating.”
“My diet gave me more energy, especially due to eating whole foods rather than processed food. I also reduced my sugar intake and cut out junk completely.”
Working out at Xercise4Less has helped provide Georgia with confidence and the ability to train in a friendly, inclusive environment.
“The Xercise4Less community is friendly, I like how I can come to the gym and get on with my own workout and other people around me seem to do the same.”
Finding Motivation And Self Belief
It is one thing to begin a fitness journey, and another to perservere with it. Having unconditional support from your family and friends can help spur you on to perform above your expectation levels, and guide you to your targets on days where you are finding it difficult or contemplating excuses to avoid going to the gym.
Throughout her weight loss battle, Georgia has always had the support of her family, especially her parents.
“Everyone has been so supportive. My parents said I looked so much happier and healthier because of the weight loss. This meant a lot to me.”
“There were times of struggle. Sometimes motivation to go to the gym is lacking when you’re busy with work but I always feel better after I’ve been and I use that as motivation to go.”
The Next Step Of The Journey
Whilst she has made incredible progress, Georgia still feels she has a way to go to be at her optimum weight.
“I feel really good but I’m not there yet. I feel so much better and happier. I would just like to lose a little bit more.”