Transformation Tuesday - Sharon McGowan
Over November & December, Sharon McGowan took part in our 'Advent Abs' programme and was crowned winner - along with Caterina De Lorenzo - after witnessing an incredible transformation in the six week period. Read below to find out more about Sharon's story and to view her before and after pictures.
1. Tell us a little bit about you, and why you decided to join Advent Abs?
My name is Sharon, I am a mum of two who is trying to stay healthy and fit enough to keep up with my boys! I decided to join Advent Abs as it was a good opportunity to get some expert advise on nutrition and direction on workouts through the PT sessions with Chris as I have been feeling stuck in a rut for a while.
2. What was your goal and did you reach it?
My goal was to reduce body fat and do more lifting of weights. I'm not sure if I have reached my body fat loss yet, fingers crossed for getting my results at end of week - (Sharon smashed her goals)!
With regular PT sessions with Chris I have been lifting heavier weights than I ever have and really enjoying learning something new too.
3. How has your 6 week journey impacted on your life for the better?
I was really shocked to be told that I needed to eat an extra 500 calories a day as well as adjusting my macros to increase my carb intake and lower my protein intake. Once I got over the feeling that I am force feeding myself to reach my new daily goals, I have enjoyed changing my meals up and have definitely felt more energetic and stronger when doing my workouts. I will take this new awareness of nutrition and doing more weight based workouts into the new year.
All of us here at NL Leisure would like to say a massive congratulations to Sharon on her huge success and jointly winning our Advent Abs programme! We'll have more Transformation Tuesday stories coming soon, keep an eye on our social media channels...