At 144kgs, something clicked

Last updated 05:00 02/06/2014

NEW HER: Amy Nees

READY TO CHANGE: Amy Nees at my heaviest, 144kg.

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Three years ago I weighed 144kgs.

I had come to terms with the fact that I was huge and was probably going to stay that way. I can't say that I was accepting of this fact, but that was just the way it was.

One day something just clicked. I knew that something had to change or I wasn't going to be around for my kids.

I went and joined my local Weight Watchers meeting. I started off with baby steps, making changes slowly, and as I became more confident, I started making some radical changes.

Last year I felt confident enough to move away from the support of Weight Watchers and start eating in a more Paleo inspired way. I also began working out with a personal trainer.

I now weigh between 90-94 kilos and am studying Applied Fitness, with my goal to be a personal trainer so that I can help people that are in the same situation I used to be.

My advice to anyone that wants to lose weight is make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and then just start out slowly, because it's hard breaking habits you have had your entire life.

Slip ups happen and you shouldn't beat yourself up about them.

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