How India's holiday photos spurred her into losing five stone in one year - The Evesham Observer

How India's holiday photos spurred her into losing five stone in one year

Joshua Godfrey 1st Sep, 2017 Updated: 1st Sep, 2017   0

AN INSPIRATIONAL Evesham woman has spoken of how her holiday photos spurred her into losing five stone in just one year.

India Dixon returned from her break in Cyprus last August but was left in a state of shock at how she looked after she flicked through the snaps she had taken during her holiday.

The 20-year-old decided ‘enough was enough’ and set herself a target of losing three stone by her 21st birthday which she celebrates this month.

“It was only normal to look back through the holiday photos and I’m so glad I did,” India said.

“I was completely shocked at not only what I looked like, but how I felt on that holiday, especially as I was only 20 years old. This is when I immediately thought, I need to do something now or else it’s only going to get worse.

“I’d previously joined Slimming World twice, tried healthy eating plans at home, but nothing worked. I was never fully motivated and always turned back to eating chocolate and takeaways until I’d feel sick.

With her target in mind India then contacted The Health Hub in Evesham where she began four training sessions in a month.

“The day came of my first session, I lacked in confidence and continually thought at the back of my mind, I’ve got to do this and only I can make the change,” she said.

“Clare was so welcoming. All the other gym members were so friendly; I never thought I’d see the day where I’d say I enjoy exercise.

By February this year India had already reached her goal of losing three stone and has since then continued to shed the pounds. With her 21st birthday approaching this month India has now lost five stone, 10 pounds and has dropped three dress sizes.

“Even though I felt uncomfortable back last August, I’m so glad I looked back on the photos to make me get to where I am today,” India added.

“Not one single person at The Health Hub or at Slimming World pressured me into being a certain size; it was nothing but continual support and encouragement and still is now.

“As a young adult, I know how hard it is to expect that you need to make a change and approach the correct people, and also feel comfortable and happy along the way. I knew I couldn’t make any more excuses and the change had to be made – this is where I thank everyone at the Health Hub and Slimming World.

“I finally feel like a healthy 20 year old.”


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