Isn’t body shaming everywhere?
Yes. Even people close to you do that! Are you taking it silently?
But some people take the route of a toned revenge body.
Hayley Westoby, 25, from Sydney, Australia, ballooned to 119 kgs in her first year of university thanks to the student staples of booze and junk food.
She had a silly, body shaming conversation that motivated Harley to choose fitness. Her ex-boyfriend taunted her about weight gain. It was a slip of tongue. But she felt horrific.
She shredded 65 kgs naturally, by ditching her vices and swapping them for grueling gym sessions.
Now she weighs a healthy 54 kgs and has an enviable toned size 8 physique.
Weight gain had been a gradual thing for her since starting university due student diet of junk food and booze.
After the incident with ex she decided to set an achievable target of losing 5kgs and was amazed at how quickly it came off. Then she kept going, educating herself on exercise and nutrition along the way.
She said: “After taking junk food and alcohol out of my diet, I was amazed at how quickly I started to lose weight. Fitness has been a huge part of my journey. Once I started adding it back into my life, I fell in love with it all over again.”
She said: “Most days I wake up at 5.30am to make sure I can train before work.”
Hayley still has off days where she struggles to go to the gym, just like everybody else, but she’s helped by her partner Nathan, 35, who encourages her to stick to her goals.
She follows a protein heavy diet plan.
She said: “I eat a bowl of homemade oats and for lunch, I have 200 grams of lean meat with veggies and something similar for lunch.
“It’s such a change to my old diet of pastas and bread and my body has reaped the rewards.”
“People don’t realise how many calories and how much sugar is in that glass of wine or beer that they love.
“It was hard to quit at first, as I’ve always been a social person. But I realised that I could still go out with the girls and not drink.”
In the end, she added: “If my ex hadn’t made that comment, I don’t know if I would have been where I am today. I’m thankful for it leading me on the journey I’m on.”