Hi Charlee Charlee Before
Firstly, well done on your achievements so far at Fitterbody Bootcamp. A fantastic start to the new fitter you – you should be really proud of yourself. I personally have loved watching you grow with confidence week on week and you getting fitter, faster and stronger. And last but no means least, your body shape changing dramatically!
Tell me something about yourself that our Ladies won’t know:
I have 3 children 12, 5 & 1.
I didn’t actually join fitter bodies to lose weight (although I needed to).
I have had a really rubbish year and was struggling to cope with the stress I was under. My Doctor offered me some tablets for anxiety & stress.
It was my mum who suggested I should try exercise as a way to help me deal with things.
And in doing so, it’s completely changed my outlook – both mentally and physically.
You are looking amazing, tell us about your goals and achievements so far:
I have dropped from squeezing into 18-20 size clothes to a comfortable 12- 14 in bottoms and a 10-12 on top. Buying my first size 10 top this week felt amazing – I don’t even think I was a size 10 at school!!
What is it that you enjoy most about bootcamp?
I love the variation – I have never done two days the same.
I love being pushed to lift heavier and do things I didn’t ever think I could do.
And the ladies – I have met some really lovely people who have helped along the way.
How much better do you feel about yourself? Charlee Now
There’s no words to describe how good it feels to not feel like the frumpy fat friend anymore.
I feel more confident and happy in myself which then works its way in to all aspects of my life.
I have a lot more get up and go as well and have even had the family out on walks, bike rides and even running.
What’s next for you?
I really want to be able to run.
When I joined end of January I couldn’t even run for one minute on a treadmill without feeling sick.
I’ve now got up to 45 mins without stopping.
I want to crack 10k..
and then a half marathon…
and then a marathon.
The resistance training and cardio have really helped improve my muscle tone and stamina so fingers crossed I can get there!
If you could make one recommendation to someone considering joining Fitterbody Ladies, what would that be?
Do it – but take measurements and record your body fat.
My first 3 weeks the scales didn’t reflect my hard work and I was gutted.
Usually this is the point I give up a diet or exercise routine.
But by seeing my measurements come down and I lost 2.5% body fat…. that kept me going and got me to where I am now!
The scales aren’t the be all and end all!
Charlee is a beautiful lady inside & out, who I know will continue to grow in her fitness journey 😊