I’m so happy to introduce a good friend who is part of the reason Fit Brit exists in the form of this (new and evolving) blog. A few months ago she came to me with a request for my help towards a flatter stomach and fitter way of life. Immediately I decided to help her, along with everyone else who feels just a little intimated by the prospect of a lifestyle change. So now, with two months to go before she slips on a sultry Victoria Secret one-piece and proudly shows off her new figure on her upcoming Dubai holiday, I present to you stylist, friend and inspirer extraordinaire Basma Khalifa.
Let’s do this! Tell everyone on the Fit Brit Collective why you’ve decided to overhaul your lifestyle and focus on fitness?
I’ve never been 100% confident in my body. Spending years in the fashion industry can give you serious body dismorphia and it can be a challenge to feel confident in your own appearance. I not only want to be slimmer but I would love to have more energy and feel less bloated. If I drop a jean size then all the better.
Confession time. What three bad health habits are you most guilty of?
Not eating! I am such a bad culprit for skipping breakfast and sometimes even dinner out of sheer laziness.
Finding one thing I like and eating continuously instead of trying out new things.
Not drinking enough water!
What do you love about your body as it is?
I don’t actually mind my big booty. Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé gave girls like me the chance to be confident in our curves.
How do you want to feel when you look in the mirror at the end of this challenge?
Proud of myself. Plain and simple! I want to be able to put on a bikini and feel Instagram confident!
Who do you hope will notice and compliment you on your fitter self? Friends and family? Men? Yourself?
Everyone! It may sound shallow but I think the more compliments I get, the more I’ll strive to look even better. It’s not that I ever want to look good for the sake of anyone else, but a nice compliment every so often won’t go amiss!
See Basma’s full fitness plan here.