Long Working Hours Meant Juliana Conci Mitchell 29 Had Very Little Energy or Time to Exercise

Name: Juliana Conci-Mitchell

Age: 29

Weight before: 66.6kg (10 stone 7lbs)

Weight now: 60.6kg (9 stone 5lbs)

Height: 174cm (5ft 8 inches)

Body image rut

Ten years ago, my life was very different. I was a contemporary dancer and had an athletic body to match. Then I moved to the UK from Brazil to focus on my studies and furthering my career in accountancy. Sitting at a desk all day meant I succumbed to grazing on crisps and biscuits. As a result, I gained weight, and working such long hours meant I had very little energy to exercise.Ten years ago, my life was very different. I was a contemporary dancer and had an athletic body to match. Then I moved to the UK from Brazil to focus on my studies and furthering my career in accountancy. Sitting at a desk all day meant I succumbed to grazing on crisps and biscuits. As a result, I gained weight, and working such long hours meant I had very little energy to exercise.

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Motivation mission

In August 2012, I decided I had to do something to change my bad habits. Searching the internet for inspiration, I stumbled upon the USN Body Makeover Challenge (usn. co.uk). It appealed to me because it was a challenge that had a time frame, and USN experts were on hand to answer any questions I had. I started my new training plan combining weights sessions and cardio workouts, and incorporated the USN nutrition products (USN Whey Protein, branched chained amino acids (BCAAs), Protein Dessert and EFA Triple Omegas) into my diet.In August 2012, I decided I had to do something to change my bad habits. Searching the internet for inspiration, I stumbled upon the USN Body Makeover Challenge (usn. co.uk). It appealed to me because it was a challenge that had a time frame, and USN experts were on hand to answer any questions I had. I started my new training plan combining weights sessions and cardio workouts, and incorporated the USN nutrition products (USN Whey Protein, branched chained amino acids (BCAAs), Protein Dessert and EFA Triple Omegas) into my diet.

Fast results

Within the first week I had lost inches, and by week four, my clothes felt loose. After six weeks, my friends were complimenting me on my weight loss! In the past, I had always wanted to look like a skinny fashion model, but training with weights has helped me to achieve a more feminine and athletic look, which I love. My previously saggy bottom is now much perkier! In 12 weeks, I lost over eight per cent body fat and am now a clothes size eight to 10.Within the first week I had lost inches, and by week four, my clothes felt loose. After six weeks, my friends were complimenting me on my weight loss! In the past, I had always wanted to look like a skinny fashion model, but training with weights has helped me to achieve a more feminine and athletic look, which I love. My previously saggy bottom is now much perkier! In 12 weeks, I lost over eight per cent body fat and am now a clothes size eight to 10.

The new me

It’s not just my body that’s changed. I now prioritise my health and my fitness, and no longer spend long hours at work. I have more energy and confidence, have been shortlisted for the USN ambassador of the year competition and am competing in the bikini class of the World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation competition. So fingers crossed I can break into the world of fitness modelling – it’ll certainly be a welcome changeIt’s not just my body that’s changed. I now prioritise my health and my fitness, and no longer spend long hours at work. I have more energy and confidence, have been shortlisted for the USN ambassador of the year competition and am competing in the bikini class of the World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation competition. So fingers crossed I can break into the world of fitness modelling – it’ll certainly be a welcome change from accountancy!

I did it!

Each month a reader tells us about an event she’s competed in…

Jodie Tennant, 33, from Bexley, Kent, came first in her local 5K!

‘In September 2012, I won my local 5K – even beating the men! I’d been feeling very low, having just split up with my long-term partner, so this put a massive smile on my face and helped me believe in myself again. It was a very close race to begin with, between me and the‘In September 2012, I won my local 5K – even beating the men! I’d been feeling very low, having just split up with my long-term partner, so this put a massive smile on my face and helped me believe in myself again. It was a very close race to begin with, between me and the lead man, but it was very hilly and that’s my forte. I powered up the hills, beating him by two minutes! It was just what I needed to give my confidence a massive boost, and make my three- and six-year-old children very proud of ‘Mummy’ and her gold medal! It’s amazing what running can help to do for your body and mind.’lead man, but it was very hilly and that’s my forte. I powered up the hills, beating him by two minutes! It was just what I needed to give my confidence a massive boost, and make my three- and six-year-old children very proud of ‘Mummy’ and her gold medal! It’s amazing what running can help to do for your body and mind.’

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