Manda Morley

“I was never into sport or exercise in my early teens. When I started college I noticed that I couldn’t remain a slim shape and was gaining a bit too much weight. I started to develop insecurities, and would stress about my body daily; this essentially started an unhealthy relationship with exercise and food.

I got into running, 2-3 miles a day on a treadmill was enough. I was seeing results and liked it. I began limiting my calorie intake to an unhealthy amount; I was losing weight rapidly but felt great. When I started Uni in 2012, I was at my lowest weight ever of 8.5stone; I continued running and limiting my calories to as little as 1k a day.

It wasn’t until the second year that I realised the damage I was doing to myself, and if I continued I would be in a very bad way; so, I joined St Paul’s Gym (now my employer of 4 years). Here I began getting into weight lifting, albeit I was a complete novice and didn’t tend to have a training plan for years. The past two years I’ve educated myself on all things weights, and strength and conditioning – here I have managed to develop a healthy relationship with exercise (AND FOOD!), and am almost happy with my physique.

The one thing I have learnt over the years is that depriving your body of food in order to lose weight does nothing but damage your mental health; without the food, I wouldn’t be able to train as effectively as I do now! I’m halfway through completing my Level 2 & 3 PT diploma and enjoy channelling my energy by helping others who need guidance and personal tips in reaching their goals.”

 

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