The 35-year-old Roshani from Manchester felt ashamed of her size while trying on bridesmaid dresses at her sister’s wedding. Everyone else was a size eight to ten, and she was the only bridesmaid of that size 16. With her stressful job, Roshani’s self-esteem hit rock bottom and her diet consisted of sugary snacks, fast food and alcohol in an effort to beat stress. . As a result, her weight reached 12.7 stone, and after realizing how miserable she was, Roshani decided to lose weight. Within a year, Roshani had lost a whopping eight stones – she told Express.co.uk exactly how she achieved it.
On how her size has affected her life, Roshani said:[It]It affected my confidence, so without realizing it, it hindered me from certain things; I shop at places where I’ve wanted to go shopping, go to work and talk, or go to certain social events.
“It’s so interesting to look back and realize how much you lose when you’re not confident in your skin.”
She also explained how her weight affected her health: “I was under the delusion that I was fine.
“I was telling myself I wasn’t ‘so unhealthy’ but in reality, it was more than just my appearance.
“My skin was awful, I was tired and short-tempered the whole time and had no energy. I didn’t do any exercise or even drink water.
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“After the installation, I was upset. It was a week after that event I went for a consultant at Ultimate Performance.
“Once I started working with Justin and started getting leaner and stronger, it was no longer about a number on the scale. I started getting addicted to training and pushing myself in the gym.”
Roshani records up to three one-hour workouts per week with a personal trainer at Ultimate Performance in Manchester.
She also increased her number of steps to 10,000 per day.
As a result, Roshani has lost a staggering eight stones and has gone from a UK size 16 to a size six.
Her body fat percentage also decreased by about 30 percent.
All of this was achieved during a total of 97 sessions spread over 59 weeks, and roughly the majority of these sessions were performed during two nationwide lockdowns.
Talking about her diet and exercise plan, Roshani said, “I cleaned up my diet and made sure I was eating exactly what I should be eating healthy foods so I never get hungry.
“I didn’t stop eating the carbs I thought I might have to.
“I lost the majority of my weight during lockdown, so I’ve been doing weight sessions at home five times a week, some roughly with Justin, a 10kg weight and some resistance bands with cycling and walking in between.
“Once the gyms opened again, we were doing all kinds of different weight sessions three times a week which I love and have continued to keep up now.
“I didn’t really see this as a diet, it just clicked so easily.”
Speaking of superior performance, Roshani said: “Ultimate Performance are experts and they are very different from other personal trainers.
“They focus on you as an individual and teach you how to train properly, eat well and balance the two – which is very important.
“They really push and keep you accountable to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.
“Losing weight is not a blatant science, and with the right support you can really achieve anything.”