Hello! I’m Lauren, an Irish Health and Fitness blogger and Personal Trainer.
Growing up I was always slightly overweight. I constantly compared myself to my friends and was embarrassed of my body. I yo-yo dieted from the age of 10 but never managed to lose weight.
Fast forward to when I was sixteen year of age, I realised that the only way I could lose weight was to eat a healthy diet and to get regular exercise. I started seeing results after a few months and managed to reach a healthy weight.
When I was seventeen I had to have my appendix removed and after three weeks had not yet recovered. I lost over 20lb in the space of a month and was unable to stomach any animal products or grains for six months.
After months of tests I found out I had an auto-immune disease which was partially the reason I had found it so difficult to lose weight as a child. I did not want to take medication for the rest of my life so I turned to diet and exercise to feel better.
After a year of eating whole foods I began to feel much better and I then turned to weight lifting to gain some muscle mass and increase my weight. I fell in love with the gym and decided to study Personal Training.
I now eat a balanced diet and train regularly. I am passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and am trying to encourage others to do the same