A lot can change in 18 months, Franny is an inspiring example of that.
She weighed 150kgs in January 2016, but through diet changes, exercise and good ol’ fashioned hard work, she has now lost around 57kgs.
And there’s one simple trick that she used to keep herself on track and she recently shared it with her 29,000 Instagram followers.
“There are days I don't want to get up at 4am to workout I put my screen saver as a really old picture of myself so the first thing I see in the morning is someone I NEVER want to be again, guess how fast I get out of bed?” she wrote.
“Little piece of advice for those of you just starting your weight loss journey, document everything,” she added. “Document anything you "can't" do so the day you can do it you have something to look back on and be proud of. Record yourself, take progress pictures, do anything and everything that will motivate you in the future if you ever need a pick me up. Record yourself at the gym even if everyone gives you that look, remember why you're there and who you are there for.”
Franny also shared the changes she made to her diet and exercise.
“When I first started out trying to lose weight, I decided to cut down on carbs,” she told Women’s Health. “A low-carb, high-fat diet allowed me to continue eating some foods that I enjoyed, like cheeseburgers and tacos—just without the bread. Instead of rice, I made cauliflower rice and I switched from pasta to zucchini noodles. Once I saw the scale start to move, I kept doing what I was doing because it was clearly working. Then I swapped soda and juices for water or other flavoured, zero-calorie drinks.”
“As time went on, I started to allow myself complex carbs, such as fruit or oatmeal, on days when my workouts were more intense. I find that at this point in my weight-loss journey. allowing my body to have a carb-up day really helps me stay on track.”
She also says she started exercising simply with cardio before moving onto more strenuous Cross Fit training sessions.
“I always leave feeling extremely strong and accomplished after every single session. This is where I truly fell in love with weight training. Now, I always look forward to lifting days and the new opportunities to challenge myself.”