Transformation Tuesday is a very popular hashtag that people use all over social media, surprisingly on a Tuesday.
I googled what the term meant just to be sure I knew it’s definition for sure. Google told me:
Transformation Tuesday is a popular trend and hashtag (#TransformationTuesday) that people use on Instagram and other social networks. … Basically, if you can communicate the message that something or someone in the photo has changed over time, it qualifies as a potential post for Transformation Tuesday.
I also clicked on the Urban Dictionary and this is what it had to say:
I have nothing to do on a Tuesday so lets make every Tuesday a Transformation Tuesday and do something to change today.
So as you can see, it is a hashtag you are meant to use when posting about something or someone that has had a transformation. Well this week I am taking this hashtag and using it to promote myself. I genuinely have gone through a transformation and today is Tuesday so it is the perfect time to use the hashtag.
From the 26th July 17 to 27th October 17 I went from weighing 13 stone to 10.5 stone. I lost 7 inches from around my tummy and I gained my confidence back! I’ve had a true transformation. I can fit into all of my old clothes again which is great because it’s like I have a new wardrobe!
How have I managed to to do this in only 3 months? It’s really quite simple. Diet and exercise. Many people ask what my secret is and the truth is there is no secret. Everybody knows that changing your diet and making better food choices will help you lose weight. Introduce exercise into the mix and you’ll hit your goal in no time.
It sounds simple, right? Well it’s not. You have to commit 100% to it and I think that is where many people fail. They think they want to lose weight, but when it comes down to it they aren’t actually willing to make the changes to achieve their goal. I was one of those people and one day I just woke up and thought “fuck this, I’m not being fat anymore” and I did something about it.
Over the past couple of years I virtually did no exercise and made terrible choices when it came to food. I wouldn’t just eat one chocolate bar, I’d eat eight of them. Rather than eat one McDonalds meal I’d order two large meals and probably some chicken nuggets too. That pack of 5 donuts? Yep, I’d eat all of them.
As mentioned, I got to a place in my life where I wasn’t going to be fat anymore and I began to make changes. I contacted a PT that day (It was a Monday) and arranged to meet him the next day to have a chat about my goals. I had my first training session with him by the Wednesday.
Now I know that some goals aren’t achievable instantly. The famous saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ is a great way to remind yourself that some things in life take time to achieve. But just because something won’t happen over night doesn’t mean you can’t do something today to get you closer to that goal.
For me, I knew I wouldn’t be skinny overnight. I looked what action I could take in the moment to get me closer to my goal. So I sent an email to a personal trainer. That email was my first step on my fitness journey and it got me closer to my goal. Once that email had been sent I was closer to my goal than I was before I sent it. Such a tiny step, but it started my journey.
Whatever your goal is in life you can achieve it, no matter how big or small it may be, as long as you understand you have to put in the work. The problem with today’s world is so many things can be done instantly and usually at the click of a button. Because of this everyone wants everything now. Like right now. But when it comes to important things in life such as creating a relationship with people, becoming successful with your work, or a fitness goal, you cannot click a button and have the results you want instantly.
You want a proper human connection, I guarantee you will not get it over snapchat or Facebook. You want to look sexier? Adding a filter to a photo is no help in the real world, sweetie. You want to be famous? Getting another 100 followers on your Instagram means very little in the real world. At least for now.
This post is about me showing off my transformation, but I feel something I have learnt, which I already knew but it was just reinforced, is that when it comes to important things in life nothing happens instantly. But just because your goal won’t happen over night doesn’t mean you can’t start getting closer to it right now!
If your dream is run your own business, don’t be negative and list all the reasons why you can’t or it might be difficult. Say to yourself ‘what can I do today’ and then do it. Look at the things you can do right now that will get you closer to where you want to be.
If you want to lose weight, take that first step by changing something a small as having no sugar in your tea or coffee. If you really want it you will do whatever is necessary to get you there. No excuses! Don’t look at problems, look at solutions.
Hopefully I can be a bit of inspiration to anyone who is looking to lose weight and feels like they are a million miles from achieving it. Loo at me! An overeater who uses food to cope with depression managed to lose 2.5 stone in 3 months. That’s insane! Now I committed 100% to my goal which is why I achieved it so quickly. You don’t have to be as full on with cutting out foods as I was, but you can still make changes right now that will help you.
I have to give a huge thanks to my personal trainer Nathan who kept me motivated and helped me through my fitness journey. Look what we achieved in three months, Nath! I wonder where I’ll be by the summer?!
If you want to know more about my transformation then please click here to see my video testimonial I made with Nathan.
I’ll just finish off by saying, if you really do want something in life then go get it. No excuses.