When Justine McCabe’s husband John Paul committed suicide she did what most of us would do – mourn, for months.
Not only did she have to deal with the tragic loss of her husband, but she had also lost her mum not long before. Along with mourning, McCabe began turning to fast food as a way of dealing with her immense emotional pain.
During her 365 of taking selfies, McCabe lost 56kg, going from a UK size 26 to a size 12. She noted, “Losing weight was part of a lifestyle change for me, I’d been overweight since I was 18 and was always trying the latest fad diets to get the weight off but it never worked.” She cited the selfies as a form of encouragement when she didn’t feel like facing the gym. McCabe would look at the pictures, and remember why she was making these changes.
Some of the challenges she’s faced (and excelled at) so far include cliff jumping, parasailing, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking and completing a 6-mile Tough Mudder event! McCabe continues to set new goals, overcome obstacles, maintain a healthy lifestyle and act as a role model for anyone who thinks that they just can’t change (including her more than 32,000 Instagram followers).
If you want to watch McCabe’s changes, follow her on Instagram at @hairstargetsfit.