There is roughly a year between the left and the right. On the left I was in my third year of university, a year and a half into this ‘health’ journey, already about 2 stone down and about five months after gaining weight from being underweight… but still very much under eating and over exercising (probably more than id like to admit) doing 3 spin classes a week and loads of HIIT and circuit sessions and then wondering why I wasn’t gaining muscle 👀 I remember posting the bottom left picture with a caption saying something about how i’d had the most balance in the long time, and had managed to have a whole chocolate bar. And I guess in truth that was a big deal to me at the time, and I was eating more, it just porbably still wasn’t enough. The right pictures are from over the past week or so and I’ve almost finished week 6 of the @ldn_muscle guide so a lot more weight training and a bit of HIIT and running about once a week to keep my fitness up 😊 I’m still learning every step of the way and I am by no means an expert, every single day is different and I’ll have days where I’m eating too much and eating too little, days where I’ll put 100% into my workouts and days where I’m just flapping around. I have days where I love my body (like when these photos were taken!) and days where I hate it and I’ll avoid all mirrors. The point is, there is no secret or magic recipe that’s going to make a difference, its about putting the work in and finding what is best for you. I’m almost three years into this journey now and I still feel most days like I don’t have a clue what I’m doing! I get messages from people all the time asking for advice or tips on how to lose/gain weight etc, and I almost always feel like a fraud for answering them because I’m barely able to follow my own guidelines most of the time. However, I think that is the key to this lifestyle – to not really put too much thought into it. Find out what you enjoy and stick with it – if you hate running, stop bloody running! I find I am happiest when I am eating foods that I love and make me FEEL good, when I am moving about regularly, but also having a 4pm piece of chocolate with my cup of tea because I fancied it, not because I felt sad or angry, and without thinking that I have to change my dinner plans or rest days to compensate for it. Every single person is different, so please do not take stock in what I do, or what everyone else is doing, because at the end of the day you are not going to see results following a plan that has been tailored to someone else’s needs.