“I did it slow, just with restricting my food, no gym or exercise. This did make me feel better and I did lose weight but what happened was I was just a smaller version of myself, my shape didn’t change, I still felt like I had loose skin and this made me even more conscious”.
This is a common thing we see with people before they make strength training a part of their fat loss/ health routine: there is science behind it too.
If you create a calorie deficit but do no exercise then you signal your body to lose fat but you don’t provide the signal to preserve muscle (exercise) your body will catabolise (break down) both fat AND muscle.
Which means your physique is very similar to how it was it is just that you are a smaller version of yourself. This usually means even though someone has lost say 2 stone they dont look how they thought they would - their physique hasn’t necessarily changed.
What this meant for Jess was loose skin which actually made her more concious than before she lost the weight.
Her friend Rosie eventually managed to convince her to get her to come down and try Platform.
“From the first session the vibe was just sooo different to anywhere I’d ever been. I didn’t feel like I was going to the gym, I felt like I was going seeing friends. It never helt like a gym or hard work but it was actually the hardest I have ever worked in my life”
Through that hard work which she didn’t even realise she was doing Jess got some serious results and this time people actually noticed
“When I lost 3 stone from nutrition alone no one ever said to me ‘oh you look like you’ve lost weight’ but now after not just losing fat at Platform but building muscle people started to notice and ask me what I’d been doing! Platform gave me that bit that was missing, my shape has changed, not just fat loss”
She is seeing muscle now for the first time ever and she loves it.
“All I talk about now is the gym and what I am going to do. I don’t think people in work don’t actually believe what I get up to in the gym, what I lift and how hard we work. They here about the themed workouts and the socials and say ‘oh are you going to the social club again’ but honestly I recommend Platform to everyone!”