When you are so used to being a size 6 all your life and then within 2/3 months you go from that to a size 14/16, that has a major affect on your confidence. That was the case for me.
Being short (5’1 to be exact) and putting on that much weight in such a short amount of time, really showed on me physically. I constantly had people telling me I had put on weight, but I didn’t believe them; that was until I saw a picture of myself at my brothers wedding.
I was so depressed for months, I became obsessed with my weight and it really took a toll on my confidence. My boyfriend at the time, was not so forgiving about my weight and constantly poked fun at any opportunity (especially at meal times). I tried everything to loose weight: Teas, exercise, diet, one meal a day, slim fast, you name it I tired it. I managed to get down to a size 10/12, which for a while I was content with. At that point I had learnt to love myself and be confident in who I was and how I looked.
That was until my current boyfriend proposed. I turned into a weight obsessed bride, as most brides are (I have been told). I wanted to look amazing in my wedding dress and in the pictures. I started looking for other weight loss options; surgical liposuction, chryolisis lipo, Laser Lipo, but some of these treatments are quite expensive and I wouldn’t be able to afford them with the wedding costs. I had all but given up.
As if out of nowhere, I received an email from Sian Gunney of Sian Gunney Consulting , whose client; Xero Lipo was looking for a blogger to test out their new fat reduction programme (The Xero Programme). I did a little bit of research on the brand and emailed her right back with a yes
The conversation with Sian was great, such a fun and bubbly person and when I mentioned I was a bride, the conversation took another amazing turn. Sian & Xero Lipo gifted me a full 8 session treatment programme in the work up to the wedding. I was blown away, I was finally going to get the treatment I wanted. I always think if you are unhappy about something change it, if it make you happy. Do it for you. I was going to do this for me.
What is Xero Lipo Programme?
The programme is a 8 session programme, consisting 2 sessions a week for 4 weeks. It targets specific areas to reduce fat and reshape your body, by reducing the excess fat:
- accelerating natural fat burn using an innovative technology;
- ensures your body is in optimal state of metabolism to burn fat more effectively.
I was told that you are able to see result from the first treatment and had watched a youtube video on the technology and the treatment.
The video below gives you a little bit more information about Xero Lipo.
Xero lipo – Lauches at Olympia beauty
What do you get as part of the Programme?
As I mentioned, it is 2 sessions a week for 4 weeks, here is what you can expect:
- Consultation– this is an initial consultation where your weight, measurements and BMI is taken. The consultant will then discuss what you expect from the treatment (your goals) and the area you want to treat (I picked my stomach).
- Treatment – lasts 45 mins and involves the use of Biostimulatory laser paddles on the area for 10 mins on each side, followed by Neuromuscular stimulation (pad which contract your muscles – similar to Slender tone just better and more effective), then Multipolar Radio frequency which tightens the skin.
- Nutrition and Exercise– the consultant with ask you to keep a food diary and will talk you though nutritional changes you need to make while on the programme to get the best results and to finish a 15 min HITT training after each session.
During my initial consultation I weighed in at 71 kg and measured in at (11/02/2017): Top: 89.5 cm (35.2 inches) Middle: 97.5 cm (38.3 inches) Bottom: 99.7 cm (39.2 inches). Overall measurement: 286.2 cm (112.7 inches).
During my first session, I only lost 1 cm, which I was pretty disappointed by, but I thought I would see this to the end. I did exactly as I was told in terms of my eating and exercise while on the programme and I did my 2 sessions a week.
After my 4th session (week 2) we took another set of measurements and I was so shocked and so was my consultant (she measured me twice). I measured in at (25/02/2017): Top: 87 cm (34.2 inches) Middle: 93 cm (36.6 inches ) Bottom: 95.5 cm (37.5 inches). Overall Measurement: 275.5 cm (108.4 inches)
Total loss in 4 sessions: 10.7 cm (4. 2 inches)
I was so happy, it was working. It wasn’t just the measurements that made me think it was working, I could see a noticeable difference in my stomach. It was flatter and a lot tighter, I felt less bloated and more energised. I was having 3 meals a day now and exercising. I was excited to continue. My metabolism had kicked in and regulated my eatin
I finished my full 8 sessions of Xero Lipo- it was the most life changing experience, in that I understood what foods to eat and what exercises to do in order to maintain my results for a longer period. It was a lifestyle change.
My stomach looks toned and firm and my confidence has definitely been boosted to a new level. Last month for the first time in ages, I felt comfortable to try on a fishtail wedding dress, without the fear that I would look fat. I ended up buying the fishtail wedding dress and I couldn’t be more excited.
The challenge now is to maintain the results, however, with the coaching and information that I received from the Xero Programme; on my eating and exercise, I don’t think that it will be a problem.
Watch a full Vlog on my experience at : How I Lost Inches in 4 Weeks