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IN People ON 05 Apr, 2016
Obesity can be tough for anyone to go through.
An obese woman, Donna Gillie, 30, tipped the scales at 230lb (16.5st), lost 115lb (8st) and transformed her physique after taking up exercise to become a fitness bikini model competitor. Now she is a lean 115lb and is preparing for her third bikini show.
Let us read her inspirational story.
Donna says she's achieved her sensational new figure through diet and workouts alone without going under the knife.
Donna competed in her first show in 2014 to celebrate her newly svelte figure and got a taste for the competitions.
Donna said: 'I entered not because I wanted a plastic trophy or any recognition but something for myself - to prove myself that I could shape my body after all my hard work losing the weight I wanted to build my body.'
Donna had overeaten for years but was shocked to discover that she weighed 230lbs. Eventually, she lost half of her weight through dieting, before hiring a coach to help her sculpt her figure ahead of her first fitness competition in 2014.
At the age of 22, the turning point came when even sitting down didn't feel right. She was extremely determined to get fit.
Donna joined the gym in 2010 and started exercise classes which helped her to lose 70lb over two years.
Donna took up Zumba, step class, and body pump. Then she began running and signed up for 10k races.
Donna has entered two bikini fitness contests and poses in sexy lingerie. Now she's confident about her body.
Donna enjoyed bikini competitions and is gearing up for her third show later this year.
For all of you, who are planning to lose weight, this might help you.