Success Stories

Shelly: I lost 5st 11lb and I’m proud of my body now

Would you dare to bare all for the cameras? WW magazine’s cover star Shelly is just one of six amazing women who posed naked – and she looks beyond amazing

Shelly's story 

Name: Shelly
Weight loss: 5st 11lb
Was: 16st 10lb
Now: 10st 13lb
Age: 37
Height: 5'7"
How long it took: 9 months
How she did it: Wellness Workshop with her Wellness Coach, Kim      

"My daughter put her arms around me the other day and said: ‘I’m so proud of you.’ And I’m proud of me, too."

Posing naked! Posing naked is my final step in claiming back my body. I’d given up on it: as a size-20 mum-of-three, my aim was to get through each day without being noticed. I didn’t want to look at my body or take care of it. I’d hide in baggy T-shirts, avoiding anything too feminine, in case people thought I was trying to be ‘pretty’.

I feel great! Today, I want to shout: ‘This is my body and I’m going to take care of it!’ Yes, I may have a little cellulite and a few stretch marks, but I feel great. Last summer, I saw a picture of me on Facebook at a belly-dancing class and was horrified by the fat on my stomach. I untagged myself, hoping no one would see, but I knew I had to lose weight. Walking into my first Wellness Workshop was terrifying, but I came out feeling so focused. I got the app and started tracking. Once I’d lost 2st, I joined a gym, which really helped me to stay motivated.

More confident than ever Now, I’m more confident than ever: I talk to people more at the school gates and wear bright colours, instead of black. My daughter put her arms around me the other day and said: ‘I’m so proud of you.’ And I’m proud of me, too.