This week we catch up with superstar Genevive who has gone guns blazing since day one!
Check out her amazing journey after jumping on board with us at Citywide Fitness.👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
CF: Before finding Citywide, what was your struggle? What were your biggest frustrations?
GH: Before finding Citywide I always used to make excuse and put other people first. I used to tell myself that ‘I will start tomorrow’, ‘you deserve to celebrate (eat that chocolate!), and ‘I’m not that big’. Until I reached a stage of being not that big at 90+Kgs! I’ve always been a fairly active person playing basketball since school and participating in hundreds of bootcamps but no matter how much exercise I was doing I was still gaining weight. I would try fad diets, lose the weight and then gain twice as much as soon as I stopped. I managed to get myself back into the 80kgs range but then hit a wall and could not lose any more weight.
CF: How did your struggle and frustrations affect your life? What did you feel like before you made your transformation?
GH: I was unhappy! I did not realise just how unhappy until I started this journey with Citywide! I didn’t fit into any of my clothes properly, I was uncomfortable and was very self-conscious. I was tired all the time, which just gave me another excuse not to train, and used food as comfort – if I was bored I’d eat, if I was sad I’d eat, if I was happy I’d celebrate with food! I’d also invest a lot of time and energy into putting other people first, without realising if I’d put myself first I would have so much more to offer other people.
CF: How did our program help you?
GH: I had been aware of the Citywide program for months before signing up, fear of failure held me back. I finally got the courage to sign up (thanks to Rachel McIlhenny for encouraging me to do it!) and I have not looked back since! The program has changed my whole mindset on health and fitness. I no longer see nutrition and diet as a quick fix solution but as an integral part of fuelling my body to achieve its full potential. The easy to use meal planner has taken away the confusion that goes with eating healthy and has made supermarket shopping super easy!
The team at Citywide are amazing! They pick up on your strengths and use these to motivate you, they know you by name and adjust programs to suit any requirements you may have. (Started out after a meniscal tear in my knee and was still able to fully participate!) the face-to-face support is backed up by a huge online presence and any questions I had were answered super quickly. This just added an extra level of motivation and accountability!
CF: How is life different for you now?
GH: I am only 5 months into this journey but life has change dramatically (the scales start with a 7 not a 9!). I am fitter and stronger than I have ever been, found a love for lifting heavy things (barbell club) and a passion for testing my limits. My energy levels have increased, my skin is improving and my clothes fit! Exercise and nutrition are now part of my daily routine and I feel more lethargic if I don’t start my day with TT:fit!
I’ve lost body fat and gained muscle, it’s still early days but watch this space over the next few years!
Gen you are a flipping legend and you’re absolute inspiration in what you’ve achieved and how you focus and get the job done! You’re never shy of a challenge and constantly push yourself to achieve greatness! Well done matey keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing what goals you smash next!