A mum who once spent £1,000 a month on takeaways and fancy meals has unveiled her incredible weight loss journey after shedding 3st in just 14 weeks.
Corrie D’Silva started to pile on the pounds in September 2016 after getting married and recovering from a severe back injury.
The 40-year-old’s frame rose to a size 16, where she tipped the scales at 13st 5lbs before her transformation.
She was on medication after the back surgery and doctors told her she would never be able to train at the gym again.
But Corrie, from Cheshire, completely transformed her lifestyle by swapping her fast food and restaurant habits for healthy homemade meals.
Combined with a mixture of strength and cardio training, the mum-of-two saw her weight drop by 3st in just three months to weigh 10st 2lbs.
The company director said: “Back then, I really lacked confidence and my back injury became an excuse not to exercise.
“After surgery, I suffered from horrific pain and doctors told me to take it easy, meaning I could no longer train and could only go swimming and do yoga.
“The turning point for me was when we moved house in May 2019 – I realised I was so busy with the children and my business that I had picked up lots of bad habits.
“I was doing damage to myself by snacking on crisps and sausage rolls and drinking a full bottle of wine to myself every night and felt exhausted when I should have been enjoying my new house.
“My husband Nick and I liked to socialise a lot and would probably spend the best part of £1,000 a month just on eating out and drinking, along with buying takeaways.”
Corrie began to make a change in May 2019, where she began to eat healthier and got a personal trainer despite being told to not train.
She started training twice a week at Ultimate Performance in Cheshire, completing strength workouts including shoulder presses and sled drags.
The mum also gave up drinking for the 14-week programme and scrapped takeaways in favour of healthy options like vegetable soup for lunch and salmon for dinner.
She added: “At the end of my transformation, I felt like the person I always wanted to be, it was amazing to get myself back and I felt mentally better too.
“It’s been a life-changing experience for me and I felt like my PT wrapped me up in cotton wool for three months and genuinely cared about my progress.
“My fitness venture has rubbed off on my children and husband too – it feels great to be able to get out more and be active with them, and it’s given me a different lease of life.”
Corrie’s diet before:
Lunch: Sandwich or panini with crisps
Dinner: Ready meals or pizza/Thai takeaways or meals out
Snacks: Crisps and sausage rolls
Corrie’s diet after:
Breakfast: High protein – scrambled eggs with bacon/on bagel or oats
Lunch: Chicken with vegetable soup or salad
Dinner: Salmon with lots of vegetables (sometimes with rice or potatoes)
Snacks: Yoghurt or fruit