Image: Instagram @bectobasics.
If you looked back through my Instagram account, you’d notice there were a few months there where I was really, really into fitness.
I went to the gym every day, I got on the protein powder bandwagon and I stocked up on Nikes in every colour. I felt awesome and I wanted to talk about it!
My first before-and-after picture took almost a week to get the guts to post, but when I did, I felt like I’d just entered a whole new world. My phone was like a magic carpet and I was Jasmine.
At the time, I had about 200 followers, and my before-and-after pic got almost 500 likes and 100 comments.
Like someone who’d just won the trifecta at Melbs Cup, I was hooked.
In the next few weeks, I took more selfies than Michelle Bridges and Commando Steve on vacay.
I’d wake up 10 minutes before heading to the gym to get a quick shot of my abs after I’d brushed my teeth. I’d take the picture wearing my sports bra before putting on a shirt to ACTUALLY work out.
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I kept up the fitness posts, and in less than a month I got several thousand more followers.