When it comes to looking toned, many professionals will tell you it’s not about how hard you go in your workouts, but how often you go and work out.
And now, one personal trainer has illustrated that in supremely clear fashion.
Chontel Duncan, from Brisbane, recently uploaded a comparison photograph to her Instagram profile, in which she compares herself and her body at age 18 to how it looks at age 30, or now.
’12 years and two babies later…,’ Chontel captioned the snap.
Chontel Duncan, from Brisbane, uploaded a comparison photograph to her Instagram profile , in which she compares herself and her body at age 18 to how it looks at age 30 (pictured)
While the personal trainer (pictured), who runs HIIT Australia, was quick to acknowledge there hasn’t been ‘a crazy amount of physical change’, she said ‘this body has been through a lot’
While the personal trainer, who runs HIIT Australia, was quick to acknowledge there hasn’t been ‘a crazy amount of physical change’, she also said ‘this body has been through a lot’.
‘The biggest transformation in these two images are the lifestyles and priorities,’ she added – hinting at the fact that she has now become a mother twice over.
‘One thing remains the same,’ Chontel said. ‘I still exercise every single week. I’ve never changed my style of training, it’s always been HIIT.’
Speaking about the one thing that has kept her lean over the years, the 30-year-old revealed that ‘consistency’ has been the key to her success – and that is what will keep you lean
Chontel has built up a following of more than half a million men and women over the years, thanks to her refreshingly honest posts (pictured during her two pregnancies)
Speaking about the one thing that has kept her lean over the years, the 30-year-old revealed:
‘Consistency is the key, but it’s not always going to be a smooth road. Falling off the wagon happens, you just have to gradually discipline your behaviour until you back into the swing of things.’
Chontel has built up a loyal follower base of more than half a million men and women over the past few years, thanks to her honesty and refreshing approach to fitness.
Earlier this year, the 30-year-old (pictured) revealed why we should ditch the scales and go by how our bodies feel and look rather than what the scales are saying
Earlier this year, she explained that you should judge how your body looks and feels, rather than any number on the scales, by showing off two snaps of herself when she looks very different, but weighs the same.
‘Just a little reminder that scales don’t justify your success,’ Chontel explained under the photo.
‘Here are two clear examples of how 70-71 kilos looks on me. Now I know I definitely would rather the right image.
‘Ignoring the physical differences, the way I feel internally, how strong and fit I feel, how alive I feel and my bodies overall health is incredibly better in the right image.’
The Queensland-based woman (pictured) shares different snaps of herself and how her body changes to encourage others in their fitness journey
The Queensland-based woman said she analysed her body on a composition scanner to ‘check in on her three week progression’.
‘I wanted to share it with you because I thought it could help someone out there working hard towards a goal,’ she said.
‘In three weeks I put on 200 grams of scale weight, put on 1.8 kilos of skeletal muscle mass, dropped 3.2 per cent body fat, dropped 2.2 kilos of pure fat and decreased my visceral fat level from 5 to level 3.’