Up until my early twenties I was always very active participating in several dance classes, so I could get away with eating pretty much what I wanted.
I then moved cities to complete a Masters degree and stopped all the dance classes and the most exercise I did was walking to and from university. I made excuses to myself saying I was too busy with work and studying in order to avoid doing any exercise. During this time I continued eating what I wanted and the weight started to gradually pile on, clothes got tighter and I went up several dress sizes.
Every Monday I would start my ‘diet’ and try to eat healthily but by Wednesday night I was sitting with a take away and a glass of wine for dinner.
I started to become very lethargic, had low energy levels and just wanted to sit on the sofa and watch TV.
This was in complete contrast to how I was only a few years earlier. I then didn’t want to go to the gym or a dance class because I didn’t want to be the ‘fat one’ so it ended up going around in a vicious circle, but I knew I needed to make a change as it was only going to get worse.