Molly’s Story

Putting time aside to exercise can be difficult when you’re focusing on your degree, but it can be done. Molly who attends our Uttoxeter gym, has been putting in the work at the gym for the past year, and she is so happy with the progress she has made.

Whilst studying law for her undergraduate degree and then continuing through her yearlong internship, Molly exercised on and off doing lots of cardio. She also began Slimming World but felt more empowered cooking and doing things for herself. Learning about calories, Molly used the My Fitness Pal app to stay within her daily limit. Soon however, she could work out her daily allowances for herself, letting her control how she ate and exercised.

For the past year, Molly has been focusing on another year of study and exams until she has two years of work to be qualified, but she has also spent a lot of the past twelve months in the gym. After joining and becoming more consistent with working out, she focused on planning her workouts with instructor Wendy. This led to a change of exercise, going from lots of cardio, to more free weights and resistance-based training. This made Molly’s training much more interesting, allowing her to see better results. Along with the gym work and dog walking, Molly has managed to lose a fantastic 4 stone, which is incredibly inspiring. This shows that even if you’re busy, fitting in just a small amount of gym time will get you to your fitness goal much quicker than you think.

Molly initially found the gym quite intimidating, but soon realised that everyone in the gym is focusing on themselves, not you. This gave her the confidence to exercise much more comfortably. She has said that obsessing over the scales made her very unhappy, but by reassuring herself that coming to the gym on a regular basis was helping her move in the right direction, it made her feel that everything she was doing was worth it, even if the scales weren’t showing it. We think this is brilliant advice to anyone currently at or thinking of joining the gym.

Well done Molly!

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