My name is Bronwyn Doherty. I am 23, from Glasgow and this is my transformation story!
Before Bromwyn’s Transformation
At the start of this year, I was in a really bad place. I had just been dumped, cheated on, the whole shebang. Having been in a relationship where I had been treated pretty badly but was convinced everything would be fine eventually, I started to feel like it was all my fault.
I already suffered quite badly from depression and anxiety so being overweight and constantly feeling I wasn’t good enough was just the icing on the cake. Turns out being dumped was the best thing to ever happen to me.
After having been the ULTIMATE dumpee cliche, I hadn’t eaten or slept for 5 days. I ended up collapsing in work and that was the kick up the butt I needed. I realised that this wasn’t me. I wasn’t that person and I didn’t recognise myself anymore.
Bronwyn’s Amazing Transformation Story
The next day I was up with a good breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast and I was a tag along at my gym with my brother in law. I loved it so much. I lifted more than I thought I would and realised I was much stronger than I gave myself credit for.
My bro-in-law then took me on as a project for his PT course and set me up a training plan. I had already got my nutrition down just out of luck to begin with. Not sure if it was the not eating or the desire to change because I was learning about my body but it was really easy for me to not eat rubbish. I then started learning more about what it means to nourish and fuel your body.
To stay consistent, it was really important to me to remind myself of how far I’ve come and how far I want to go. I knew that if i wanted to reach a healthy weight that I would have to keep my focus. It became quite easy after a while because not only was I changing my lifestyle to improve my health and fitness, it had become a passion and I loved it so much that I would be second nature.
Bronwyn’s Awesome Transformation Results
I had lost 2.5 stone which is what I wanted to lose to be a healthy weight and from then on it was just about building more muscle and sculpting my body the way I wanted it.
Since transforming my body, I am happier than I have ever been before. Not because I was skinnier or I looked better but because I felt healthier, stronger, more confident. Most importantly, I am not depressed anymore. Going through this journey with my mental health as a focus has just inspired me to become an advocate for dealing with depression and anxiety in the fitness industry (#2016goals)
Bronwyn’s Advice For You & Your Transformation
Trust the process, you WILL see and feel a difference. Celebrate the little victories and the non scale victories and above all, don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 23. Much like life, it’s a journey NOT a destination. We all walk a different path and your main focus should be yourself and not some insta famous fit person. These people can be great to look up to and aspire to but at the end of the day everyone is different. Be yourself x