Please introduce yourself (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.).
Quick stats – age, height, weight, bf%?
Jess Cammarere, Deakin university student, I enjoy spending time with family and friends going out and having a good time with them. Also going to the beach and gym
20, 161cm and 50.0kg
What sparked your transformational journey?
After meeting Nyree and seeing her transformation and her talking about it made me keen to try it as I wasn’t very happy with my weight and in the past i tried to not eat to loose weight and went about it in the wrongs ways so i wanted to try and proper and more healthier way to do it which i could enjoy
Could you please share a before and after pic?
Which physical activities did you participate in during your journey?
I played some netball and went on beach walks with family and friends and also did classes at the gym aswell as Nyrees 8 week challenge and a bootcamp challenge
How did your eating habits change?
I began to see you can still eat a lot but just have better choices instead of chocolate as a snack i realised I could eat protein balls or almonds, still having dessert but a healthier choice. Also preparing food such as veggies and a lot of protein so it was easy to take with me to uni and eat dinner as it was pre made but something healthy.
Do you take any supplements?
Magnesium powder and zinc
What are your 3 favourite exercises?
Glute raises, squats and doing a spin class
What do you do now to maintain your physique? What does your training split look like?
Monday: shockwave class which incorporates, weights training, body weight weight training and cardio on the rower
Tuesday: HIIT class varies doing weights and cardio doing intense bursts of effort
Wednesday: Spin class and boxing
Thursday: Spin class
Friday: HIIT or my own weights session using a previous program done with Nyree sometimes focussing on lower body and others upper body using weights and also doing body weight exercises like burpees
Saturday: REST DAY
Sunday: REST DAY or sometimes do my own session on the treadmill
How did you develop and sustain the willpower to avoid the bad stuff (i.e. junk food, bad drinks, lack of activity, etc.)?
I found at the start it was difficult as being a uni student and studying you want bad foods and everyone around you is having them. But once I tried to make an effort and making salads to bring with me and protein balls for snacks and almonds or rice crackers it became a routine i always knew to pack whereverI went then I was so used to it now I will always prepare ahead to make sure I have something healthy even if going out. If I did have bad days or a bad meal I would try to eat better in my next meal to feel satisfied that I havent ruined everything. Including when I drink as I do have a few event on due to being a uni student I will watch and prepare carefully by drinking vodka and mixing with lemon lime soda thus still being able to drink and enjoy your time out with friends just going about it in a healthier way.If i ever missed a day or 2 of being active the next one I would try to go for longer or begin a new day fresh with healthy eating and activity and begin on the right track. If you punish yourself too much it will be hard to be motivated again!
What are your top 3 tips for someone looking to get started with their fitness journey but not sure where to begin?
1. Be motivated knowing the benefits you will get out of this even though at the start the progress is slow it is worth it in the end
2. Do it for yourself because it will make you feel 99.9% better about everything
3. DO it because you enjoy it! it shouldn’t be a chore it should be something you enjoy and a general part of life but gives you amazing results and benefits your health
What do you think is the biggest misconception about this journey?
I think that people loose motivation and think they have to do it to please others but its all about YOU and feeling good about YOURSELF thus you do it to get results but also enjoy it.
Where does your motivation come from?
After seeing Nyrees transformation and beginning doing Nyree’s group program for 8 weeks and saw results! this made me want to continue and not only was my body changing for the better and I was feeling better physically and emotionally I also began to enjoy it and now it is a hobby to go out to exercise.
How can readers learn more about your transformation and journey online (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)?
Using Facebook and being ingroups with people going through the same thing as you makes it easier to be able to talk and share the journey with others with same or similar goals to you makes it more real and motivationa