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My Strongest Self

A journey in weight loss, self-discovery and learning to love myself more every day.

Weight Loss Journal

In this section you can follow the first year of my weight loss journey. How I lost nearly 20 kilos through personal training sessions, exercising and following a Mindful Chef healthy eating plan.

Read about how it all started, check out my 3 month progress update, my 6 month progress update, my 9 month progress update and 12 month progress update.

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A 12 month review of my weight loss journey

I'm 17 kilos lighter, more fit, more flexible, more healthy, more muscly, more toned, more energetic and more happy.

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The best personal trainer in Cardiff? Or just a big donut?

I mentioned last week that my PT is a sadist. Well, this week I find out that he's also a bit of a donut.

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The week where I tried Mindful Chef ready meals

So this week, instead of all of the eggs at lunch times, I've decided I'm going to give Mindful Chef ready meals a try. Mindful Chef ready meals are a bit different from...

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My weight loss journey - 9 months progress update

It's just over 9 months since I started my weight loss journey back in January. Now it's that time again - time to check in on how things are going.

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The week where I grew like a tree

You may remember how only a couple of weeks ago my PT tried to crush me to death. Well, he didn't quite succeed on that occasion. I survived. So today he's having another go.

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The week where I did pole dancing

"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great" - to say that I'm 'not great' at pole dancing would be the world's biggest understatement.

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The week where I tried Mindful Chef smoothies

I've never made a smoothie before, so on my first attempt I spent a few minutes staring blankly at my new NUTRiBULLET blender and my Mindful Chef smoothie portion, wondering...

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The week where my PT tried to crush me to death

"You're going to really feel the pain in your legs after today's session!" he says, rubbing his hands together with glee.

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The week where I jogged to the fairy tale castle

Somehow, whenever I'm attempting to jog up this hill, there always seems to be that one super-fit jogger who shows me up, and today is no different in that respect.