Chantelle Heynen
23September/2016

Chantelle Heynen

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Chantelle Heynen 

Pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 

I was in denial about the size I was. I thought I was fit and healthy and became comfortable with the lifestyle I was living. Every time I went shopping, I had to go up a dress size and it still didn’t seem to hit home that I was overweight. I thought I was always that ‘bigger build’. I was out partying every weekend, eating unhealthily and had no self-confidence. 

My weight-loss journey started with me planning my wedding, which made me motivated to lose weight so I could look good in my wedding dress. I started out with group fitness classes, and my first training session was a boxing class. Now I am in the gym lifting weights. 

Changing my diet and exercising regularly gave me so much more energy, and I saw great results. I then wanted to push myself one step further and lost 25kg to compete in a fitness competition. I wanted to see what I could achieve with hard work and determination. 

In May 2015, I competed in the INBA WA. Training for a comp made me push myself mentally and physically and proved that I could achieve my dream if I set my mind to it. 

Work toward your goal every single day. If you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it.

 

CHANTELLE’S DIET

Meal 1: Oats
Meal 2: Rice cakes and cottage cheese
Meal 3: Chicken, rice and greens
Meal 4: Yoghurt and strawberries
Meal 5: Fish and salad
Meal 6: Casein shake

 

CHANTELLE’S TRAINING

Monday: Shoulders and triceps
Tuesday: Quads
Wednesday: Back and biceps
Thursday: Chest and calves
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Glutes and hamstrings
Sunday: Rest

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