I’m a personal trainer who became inspired by fitness as a result of a “break up”, which is where I got the phrase “traded in my heart for muscles” from.
Whilst going through a break up I found fitness to be the best stress relief and cheapest form of therapy. I decided to trade in all my emotions in relation to my break up for gym membership and a long term relationship with spandex and sweat and so far so good, we’re still going strong! The amazing thing about breakups is they change you. Some let the break up break them but I chose to build myself up and focus on being and becoming a better me.
However, before my break up, I have always had issues with my weight. I weighed 11 stone at the age of 11. As you can imagine over the years I have tried it all, from crash diets to no carb diets to starving myself. However, I have found eating healthy and training properly to be the most effective way in achieving lasting results. I have managed to control my body and now my body does not control me.