Happy Sunday & hello to all my new followers 👋. If you don’t already know, here’s a little bit about me. 🤗 ⠀ I live in London, U.K., & run my own business from a private PT studio in the city coaching clients in person, online & host lifting workshops once a month (my next one is Sept 15th! Link in bio for info & tickets). ⠀ Aside from training some badass clients I also compete in IFBB bikini. ⠀ My last show was last October at the Amateur Olympia Asia where I placed second in my height class after the girl who took the overall. I am taking this year out because for me, life is not about chasing that pro card anymore. ⠀ After 5 shows last year, I realised I had spent pretty much the whole of last year mentally focussing on one thing - stepping on stage. I’m very all or nothing so it was the only way I would have done it & I’m glad I did, as I took home 4 trophies out of the 5 shows. ⠀ Upon reflecting on my year however, I realised the physical & mental energy I had spent on prep & competing meant the time & effort spent on my business wasn’t up to a standard I was happy with. At 27 years of age, there is SO much more I want to do with my life beyond just getting shredded to be judged on stage. ⠀ So this year I made the big leap of leaving the commercial gym I’ve been freelancing from for 5 years, starting hosting my own female lifting workshops, spent/spending 8 weeks of this year travelling & seeing the world, ticking off the restaurant bucket list in London, etc. ⠀ I have to admit not having a training goal has made it a lot harder for me to prioritise & focus on some sort of regular training regime. But I’m loving not having the pressure of not training when I don’t have the time to. Like most of you, some days I find harder to motivate myself, but other days I feel like I can take over the world. ⠀ So here’s a little throwback to my shredded days last October. This is the result of 4-5 days of weight training & 360-450 minutes spent on cardio a week.. for 12-15 weeks. I do miss looking like this but for anyone who aspire to look like this permanently, I just to want to remind you that it’s not sustainable & you DO have to work hard.