Vickys weight gain come through both her pregnancies due to gestational diabetes, a total of 45kg with a little weightloss between pregnancies, which eventually lead to the below start numbers of her fitness journey;
Belly button 145cm
'My life before training was just sad, I was lonely & borderline depressed. I was ashamed of the person I had become, embarrassed for “letting my self go” I locked myself away in my home in fear of being seen.’
The turning point for Vicky was at the park watching her husband play with their 2 little boys and she couldn't, she was to big to run around with them much less play on the equipment. The very next day she loaded her boys into a double pram and started walking, she knew she just had to do something. She tracked her walks is a walking app on her phone and made it her mission to go further or faster each time. These early days had their complications, because of the size of her feet her shoes rubbed to the point her blisters bleed so she would walk in thongs for the next few days.
After loosing a substantial amount of weight just adding walking and cutting back some poor food choices she contacted local Personal Trainer/Online Coach Rowena Smart, and started her first Bootcamp class, over time she added a PT session and this is where nutrition started to become her new learning. After hitting a plateau Rowena could see how dishearten Vicky had become and started to pry deeper, shocked to find out Vicky was only eating 900cals a day. The process of really becoming a part of #TEAMSMART began, Rowena reversed Vicky's food intake up and educated her about IIFYM, Vicky now eats between 1900-2500 depending on what phase she is in. Over time Vicky added another PT, Bootcamp & Female Strength class bringing her weekly gym attendance to 5 days per week.
'I covered my body in big baggy black clothes, I never showed my arms or my legs, even in the 40degree summer I would wear a long sleeve cardigan over a maxi dress just to keep my arms covered.'
In 2017 Vicky floated the idea of doing a comp with #TEAMSMART but being concerned with the loose skin she had been left with at a now muscular 80kg she was hesitant. Rowena convinced her to enter the Swimwear division so she could wear a 1 piece, competing in a small rural show in Ballarat. Vicky stepped on that stage at 67kg. It was enough to get her hooked. After a 6month off season to build some more muscle Vicky is now preparing to be a part of the WBFF Sydney Transformation Division, rocking a 2 piece Glamfit Bikini! Going from the anxious, self conscious, overweight girl to wearing a custom designed couture bikini, is winning in itself, even with some remaining loose skin, Vicky still has the confidence to embrace the amazing body she has been blessed with.
Vicky now sits at:
Under Bust 78cm
Belly Button 71cm
And this is 4 weeks out from her competition.