When I started writing this Blog, I had a few ideas in mind – I wanted to help others with eating healthier, I wanted to finish my studies towards becoming a personal trainer and my main objective was to motivate others to help them achieve their dreams and goals so they would feel better about themselves.
Below was the first time I shared an honest photo of myself online via social media and at the time March 2015 when posted, the response was overwhelming over 1000 people had viewed my story and shared it on, even Icelandic news page Pressan took up my story and shared it in Icelandic. (You can read it here) This took a lot of courage of me, mainly because those of you who know me personally will know that I was always slim pre pergnancy, I was modelling often I competed in Miss Scotland in 2009 and I was always very proud of what I had, I am pleased I did it as I want to share with my journey and be able to inspire others…
When I was due to give birth at the end of January 2013 I weighed 84kgs – I never restricted myself when I was pregnant, I ate what I wanted and when I wanted, but at the same time I was eating all the right food groups for my baby girl. She was eventually born almost 2 weeks late, and weighed 3.5kgs and I literally only lost that amount when she was born.
I tried to stay away from the scales as much as possible, as everyone kept on telling me you will lose all the weight and more from breastfeeding, and for me personally this was NOT the case. I began to work out around 4 months postpartum, just lightly for example a few spinning classes a week. I was married in June 2013, and I felt so bad and down with the way I looked, I even did not share many full length photos of me on my wedding day because of this, however now I am over that and it took me a long time to realise, that this body produced a human being and that itself is pretty amazing.
Anyway… fast forward to the beginning of this summer 2014, I still weighed 69kgs – when I began to take things seriously, I decided to change once and for all. I registered for the Reykjavík Marathon, and I completed in my section – it was a wonderful day and such an achievement for me, I joined a new gym that I LOVE, began reading a lot more about nutrition and generally starting to become more positive and push for results. And now I have muscles I didn’t even know I had! Now I feel strong, healthy and most of all happy. I find there is so much mind boggling information on the internet, which can confuse you. But I found a program that worked, and worked for me, and I can work out easily at home too. I started training with Margrét Gnarr which was a great kick in the ass an after only 4 weeks I could see so much improvement, I really recommend her she is a lovely person and can help you achieve your goals whatever they may be. http://www.margretgnarr.com/
In may 2015 pressan done an interview with me and I was so overwhelmed with the response over 1000 people read it and shared it, liked it and sent me lovely messages. You can read it here.
These days, I am in school myself learning to be a personal trainer at ÍAK – Íþróttaakadamía Kelir, so far I am loving it and it’s amazing how I have changed my views of training and nutrition for just being that little bit more educated.
I do not restrict my eating habits, if I want a (light)Beer, chips or sweets I will have some in moderation, but I know I will just work harder in my next session. Simple as that!
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If I can do it, anyone can!
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