Pamela Hawthorn

I have always been fairly healthy and loved exercise, I cranked up my fitness when I became engaged and got hooked on training 6 days a week. I did a lot of cardio and a couple of pump classes a week. About a year ago now I changed my routine and started lifting weights 4 – 5 days a week and doing cardio also, however found that while I was building muscle that my body wasn’t changing for the amount of effort I was putting in. I was really healthy with my diet and would not allow myself to go above 1200cals I was obsessed with calorie counting and exercising for at least 1 ½ hours a day with a 2 ½ hour stint on a Saturday. I was tired and exhausted and just wanted to sleep all the time as I had no energy.
I began doing a lot of research and loved the fitness industry and found myself always looking a sports models, and admired their physiques and the time and dedication it took to get there. I tried all sorts of different things and started to get really depressed with why my body wasn’t changing when I was putting in soo much effort. Then I came across Justine, I had heard a lot about her from different forums I was on and always enjoyed her blogs and honesty and found my motivation to keep going. I emailed Justine for help with input on my nutrition plan and workout and she was so helpful she gave me advice on my workout and changed my eating plan completely.

She advised to stop calorie counting, food isn’t bad, and put me on a macronutrient plan, ensuring I got the essential foods I needed for my training to be affective and also amended my workout and taught me to realise that I didn’t need to spend hours in the gym to get results I needed to work smarter. In the next 2 weeks my body started transforming before my eyes, it was amazing and I had more energy than I have had in a long time. I then decided that I wanted to meet with Justine and discuss the possibility of Sports Modelling competitions and if she believed I would be suited for it. Now I am a part of the DHS Divas team and currently training for my first ever comp in April.

Justine is the most inspirational and motivational person I have ever met, her passion for this industry and for changing people’s life’s is so inspiring and keeps me wanting to improve myself. I look forward to my PT sessions with Justine as she always makes me feel better, stronger and gives me the confidence I need to know that I can do this and be the best version of myself. Justine has changed my life, and my outlook on life. I am a very controlled person and feel very uneasy when I cannot get a grasp on everything around me but with the support and dedication from Justine, she has taught me to stop trying to control the uncontrollable and focus on what I can. I am a happier and healthier person because of Justine I enjoy the time I spend in the gym, with my family and most importantly with myself and this is because of her.

I will be forever grateful that I met Justine and know that with Justine and the guidance of the DHS Team that the sky is endless.

Thank you Justine for being exactly who you are the most amazing, inspirational, dedicated and motivation person I have ever met you have definitely changed my life xx