Thursday, 7 April 2016

Obese Woman Sheds 8st to Become Ripped Bodybuilder – Without Changing Her Diet

AN OVERWEIGHT woman looks unrecognisable after shedding half her body weight to become a stunning bikini competitor.

Donna Gillie weighed in at 16.5st but realised she needed to make a change when she felt uncomfortable just sitting at her desk.
The 30-year-old had struggled with her weight since her teenage years and admitted she'd often gorge on fatty and sugary foods despite not being hungry.
But she was determined to get fit so Donna kickstarted her health journey by joining the gym and she managed to shed weight without changing her diet.
Now the pretty blonde proudly flaunts her figure on stage in skimpy bikinis as she competes in top fitness competitions.

Donna, who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, said: "I began to struggle with my weight in my early teens.
"I knew early on I struggled with food – I always overate. My trigger foods are with no question sweets.
"I love chocolate, ice cream and cheesecake and always will. My turning point when I really decided to make a change and get healthy was at about the age of 22.
"I remember sitting at my desk at work at my new job and feeling very uncomfortable, and at about 16.5st and 5'4" it's no wonder that was the case."

Thanks to her newfound fitness regime, which saw her pumping iron in the gym as well as attending regular exercise classes, Donna ditched a massive 5st in two years.
But once she hit a plateau she knew she needed to kick her bad eating habits too by adding more fruit and vegetables to her diet.
Donna took up Zumba, step class and body pump. Then she began running and signed up for 10k races.
"I began with small steps, I didn't actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey," she explained. 
"I guess you could say I hit a plateau – so I started to change the way I ate. I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food."

Eventually Donna hit her target weight of 8st 2lbs, so she hired a trainer and decided to enter her first fitness competition back in 2014.
The gym bunny started weight training to sculpt her figure and wowed the crowd at the bikini show in Moncton, before going on to compete in the East Coast Classic 2015 last year.
She admitted being nervous the first time she stepped on stage but praised her coaches who helped prepare her.

Donna said: "I entered not because I wanted a plastic trophy or any recognition but something for myself – to prove to myself I could shape my body after all my hard work losing the weight I wanted to build my body.
"I truly enjoyed the process. I was 8st 2lbs the day of my show – exactly half the woman I was when I started working out.
"The fitness community is often thought of as very superficial but to be honest it a great support system and social atmosphere."

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