I’m just an ordinary girl, trying to get fitter (and help other people to as well!)
<< Thats me
I’m 26 years old, and I currently live in Downtown Dubai
I know, right?!
The past few years of my life have been pretty incredible; working in France, Mallorca, Switzerland & Ibiza and then the big move to the UAE after meeting my fiancé, Matt.
Before my time working abroad, I had lost a lot of weight for my sisters’ wedding, and I looked really good for it. I felt physically fit and I was comfortable in my skin. At my heaviest, in October 2011, I was 73kg (11st 6lbs/160lbs). I got down to 57.5kg (9st 1lb/127lbs) through a sustained diet and plenty of exercise for the wedding in May 2012.
Fast forward over two years of seasonaire life (bread, cheese & wine in the mountains and fast food, sangria & beer in the sunshine) and I’d undone all of the hard work that I’d put myself through previously, but gained a whole load of memories!
So when I went back to the UK for good in November 2014 (or so I thought) I created this blog…starting off as a place for me to offload and stay accountable for my food and exercise diaries, and morphing into recipes, reviews and eventually promoting my Personal Training business here in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. What a whirlwind!
As in every fitness journey that you read about, I have had my ups and downs. My previous mentality meant that nights out turned into weekends of binging, and moments of unnecessary restriction. Throughout the last 5 years, I’ve learned a lot about the healthy balance of nutrition and exercise and what actually works for me. Unfortunately, this kind of thing is not a cookie cutter, and so I believe that everyone should invest the time to figure out how their body & mind works.
I started off as just someone who wanted to get fitter for her own personal gain, but whilst being here in the UAE, I have studied hard and achieved my Personal Trainer qualifications. It’s all been VERY exciting and I am so happy to be taking on clients both in person & online, and to help them on their own fitness journey.
If you are interested in kickstarting your weight-loss, gaining some extra knowledge in the gym or simply need some additional help and motivation – feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about my Personal Training & Online packages here.