My Transformation

I’ve added in this page to show you what you can do if you put your mind to it.

You can transform yourself if you put your mind to it, I did.

When I first started competing in Bodybuilding in 2006, I already had 3-4 years of gym experience under my belt. I thought I looked really good! I’d already made quite a transformation in terms of gaining muscle mass, and increasing strength.

For my first competition, I looked like this:

NABBA Novice Britain 2006

This was in November 2006. As I said, I thought I looked good. I’d only been to one bodybuilding show before and because I’d made such progress to even get to the above, I was thought I looked like girls I’d seen onstage. I didn’t like my bum, but I wasn’t horrified either. The next day I went onto a forum I used to visit. Someone posted this pic of me and wrote something like “Why do these girls get onstage? Look at her arse!” I was horrified. I had no idea that I looked that bad! For everyday life I looked like a girl with a nice, shapely Figure. For bodybuilding, I realised I looked decidedly below-average.

I spent a few days crying, then got my head back on. I wasn’t going to let some internet, arm-chair troll get to me! I then read some magazines and came across a lady called Karen Marillier. I sent her my pics and asked if she would help me. Understandably, she was a little reticent. She was a Professional bodybuilder and knew she’d have her work cut out. I begged and begged and eventually she gave in. To this day, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough, even though we don’t work together anymore. She taught me 95% of everything I know about bodybuilding and was so encouraging, even when I didn’t believe in myself sometimes.

To cut a long story short, fast-forward on 6 years and I now look like this:

BNBF Southern 2012

Even though the pose is different, I’m sure you’ll agree that’s some difference. I’ve got a smaller waist now and a wider upper back to help with the illusion. I now have what is fondly referred to as a ‘Squatters bum’, which, whilst may not be what every woman aspires to, does make my butt look pretty good in jeans or hotpants and at least it’s not a flat pancake now. My thighs are shapely and I have a lot less bingo wing than an average female.

So if this is what I’ve managed to do, naturally, with a change in diet, a lot of training, and a lot of determination – then maybe I can help you achieve the same.

If you’ve got that picture of a woman you want to look at, drop me a line and tell me about her, I’m coming ever closer to looking like mine.

Play hard, train harder,



6 Responses to “My Transformation”

  1. Hififi July 13, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    LOVE this!!!
    OMG! I don’t think I’ve seen that b4 pic, AWESOME work loverley ladii!
    Again confirming who will b helping me get my ProCard in 2014 :-)xx

    • flick161 July 14, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      What a lovely response Fi, thank you so much. The before pic is in the early stages of my MT journal, even more funny is my diet at that time too. I remember carbing up for that NABBA Show on chocolate cake the night before at my brother’s wedding (I kid you not!) Think I know a bit more than that now!

  2. thefitwriter July 13, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Fabtastic! Lots of hard work, dedication and consistency right there.

    But a thousand curses on that horrible faceless cowardly forum person all those years ago. May their oats be infested with weevils and their fish oils go rancid!


    • flick161 July 14, 2012 at 10:31 am #

      They weren’t faceless, I totally knew who they were! Do you know what, it was the best thing that ever happened to me, because I never would’ve known I could do any better. So even though there were lots of tears and ashamed-ness at the time, really they did me a favour 😉

  3. David August 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    Hey, Just seen your page and yep you sure look good, I am a PT just got my GP referrals, I am going out to Sardinia near to Alghero, I have been a few times, I am possibly lookiing to live there and start up a sort of fitness holiday business, I am looking at a property 1000mtrs from the sea and 8 min from the airport and on the edge of a national parks area so be good for running, cycling and some bootcamp, wonder what you think and maybe be interested in joining me.

  4. Joe September 11, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Great transformation there! Looking forward to checking out the rest of the blog.

    Where is the Facebook like button?

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