Irish student living in London shares 2st weight gain to show another side to transformation photos
A student has shared a before-and-after photo online showing her two stone weight gain , to hit back at the myth that weighing less means a person is healthier.
In 2013, Amie Wiley, from Co Clare, weighed 8st 9lbs, as she followed a strict, low calorie diet, and ate minimal carbs and a small amount of protein.
Now, the 18-year-old weighs 10st 9lbs, thanks to her balanced diet of protein, carbs and unsaturated fats. Wiley works out five days a week, sculpting a separate part of her body during each session, according to Mail Online.
Wiley, who lives in London, has documented her fitness journey on Instagram, where she has over 10,000 followers.
Happy #transformationtuesday my loves 💓 when I told you that I used to be so skinny with matchsticks legs I was not lying 😂😂😂 I genuinely used to be so skinny it was crazy 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ so here's my 4 year transformation. From skinny to strong 💓💓💓 #gainingweightiscool I couldn't be happier with how I currently am looking and I much prefer stronger Amie to skinny Amie 💁🏽 also can we appreciate the over filtered before picture 😂😂😂🤦🏽♀️ back in the bebo stunnah days when filters were very very overused 😂😂😂 anyways I shall leave this here! Picture 1: a skinny Amie who over did it on the cardio and ate very little VS Picture 2: a stronger Amie with much more muscle, who lifts weights and that eats much more food! (Carbs have my heart ❤️) HAVE A GREAT EVENING ALL💓🤗
Writing on Instagram of her decision to ditch gruelling cardio sessions and take up weight-lifting, she said: “Back in 2015 I decided to make the transition from cardio to weights.
“I just loved the idea of being toned and leaner and not just being a skinny girl who would just go to the gym to run on the treadmill or go on the cross trainer for hours.”
"Personally, I enjoy weights much more than cardio. You don't just benefit physically from weights but you benefit mentally as well."
"Usually girls would shy away from using weights in fear of getting 'too big' or 'too bulky' but that cannot be further from the truth," she added.
Gooood morninggggg 🌞☀️🎉 another 5am start for me this morning to get the gym done 🙋🏽 buuuuttt i love getting up early so so much 😍😍 like I've already over 6 hours of my day completed and it's only 11:20am!!!! I L o v e I t !!! Alsooooo as of yesterday I've decided to do a mini cut and I'm super duper excited about it🙋🏽🎉🙋🏽 I'm just looking to be more defined and overall feeling better by putting good foods into my bodddyyyy🤗 (I will allow myself cheat meals of c!!) I'm gonna be using this account to post my progress (as this is what I made this account for originally) and I'm excited to see some results so yaaay!! Hope ye all have a great morning 🌞x
"Weights make me feel strong and confident much more than cardio ever did."
Wiley also told MailOnline that she had to "overcome" how much she cared about the opinions of others".
She added that she tries not the restrict her diet of the foods she enjoys. "If I want a chocolate bar I will have it. It's good to treat yourself every once in a while, but I make sure I don't wander off track and I eat in moderation."
Encouraging others to exercise and eat a moderate diet, she added that "everyone that goes to the gym is there to better themselves so don't be afraid and just go do it."
Good morning ❤️❤️ hope you're all having a good morning 🤗💓 breakfast today was proats 🤤 delish as usual🌞 ingredients below xx - What's in the bowl?! 55g oats Half scoop vanilla whey protein from @myproteinuk Banana Strawberries Honey White chocolate spread Chia & pumpkin seeds x - Also devouring a nice glass of orange and mango juice by tropicana it is soooo good 😍😍 have a good day all xx
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