I started getting into fitness around early 2013 when I was 20 years old. I had no definition on my body whatsoever and after booking a holiday to Hideout with my friends and boyfriend I knew it was time to get into shape. My boyfriend was extremely into fitness and weightlifting so I knew I couldn’t go away and stand next to him without having some sort of definition on my body. Can I just add, it takes A LOT of determination and motivation to start the gym, it will be a tough journey but worth it in the end! I didn’t have a training partner, which made life harder as having someone to work out with is the best sort of motive you could possibly obtain. However, I stuck to my guns and was persistent in my training, which consisted of cardio, cardio, oh and more cardio. After following various “thinspiration” accounts on Instagram, I dreamed of having a similar figure – skinny, hardly toned , no muscle mass, and literally no booty! At the time I wanted what was classed as “feminine” rather than “fit”, so I continued to abuse the cardio, extremely light weights and low calories. During all this time, my boyfriend couldn’t reiterate enough how changing my routine and weight lifting would allow me to achieve a better body…I realised he was right and my mindset changed after my hideout pictures were uploaded – to which I was startled by the size of my arms, legs and no ASS in sight.