Hi! Let me introduce myself, my name is Julia (although most people call me Julz) and I used to be fat (twice)* but now I’m not ..
You see I forget that since I’ve been not fat for quite some time now, that the friends I have accumulated in the years since then have only ever known me as the handstanding burpee extraordinaire that I am today 😉
It wasn’t until I uploaded a time hop photo of Isabelle and I six years apart onto my Facebook page that I realised so many of you were unaware of this portion of my life.
At the time I didn’t even understand why I was receiving so many “likes” and comments since I didn’t even deem the timehop photo to be a true before photo as I’d been much heavier than that when I was actually fat (as opposed to being fat because I’d lay on the couch whilst grown some humans and may have eaten more than required to grow aforementioned human beings).
Below is a more accurate depiction of a before/after comparison
Even when I was pregnant (complete with full term baby still inside me) I was still about 10 kilos off what I weighed in the photo above – it’s pretty crazy to think about it actually. I know I’ve blogged about this before but as I can’t be arsed trawling through my posts to find it, I’ll give you the quick round up.
Not long after that before photo was taken I decided to lose weight, not because I was unhappy or because I had to buy boys clothes because I couldn’t fit into ANYTHING in any conventional womens shop, but because I lost an important squash game at a National competition and my (at the time) husband said if I was 10 kgs lighter I wouldn’t have lost.
So I lost the 10 kgs and just kept going … which is incidentally how I fell into bodybuilding but that’s a completely different blog .. It does seem like a lifetime ago since I was that person – although I guess technically it’s two lifetimes, (Elias and Isabelles) and a husband ago! Time sure does fly when you’re upside down all the time. 😉
Since losing the weight (twice) I tend to sit somewhere between a size 10 and a size 12 although if it’s a REALLY good Christmas I sometimes start the year closer to a size 14 but I’ve found if I stick to the 80/20 rule of eating I can stay in the “normal person who looks like they do some kind of sport” category but honestly, as long as I can bust out burpees with the best of them (or at least the second tier best of them) I’m not too fussed about what it says on the tag of my clothes.
In fact as I looked backed over my photos for this blog post regardless of how big I am, one thing remained the same .. my smile.
Till next time