A Devon-based DJ has scooped the title of UK glamour model of the year after losing over eight stone – more than half of her body weight.
Four years ago, Bonnie Stainer 35, weighed 105kg.
The single mum of two, who lives in Saunton, became overweight after her first pregnancy.
Stainer – who has two daughters aged five and four – now weighs 57kg, after transforming her body with a six-days-a week exercise regime and a healthier diet.
She has also lost 30 inches from around her waist, which has gone from 56 to 26 inches, a far cry from when she felt her lowest.
“I hadn’t been overweight until I fell pregnant with my first child,” Stainer says.
“I just ate literally whatever I was not meant to, which I enjoyed at the time, but I piled on the pounds.”
She said once she started trying to shift the weight a second pregnancy threw her off course.
“Within six months I was pregnant with my second daughter and it happened all over again,” she explains.
Change of routine, change of life
However, this changed when she signed up for the London Marathon in 2017, for which she raised money for Cancer Research.
This gave her the push to go down to 76kg, and her weight loss journey continued from then.
“The key is being in the right frame of mind, along with routine, exercise, eating well and drinking water,” she says.
“I workout six days a week and try to rest one day a week but I’m still active running around after the kids.
“Sometimes I get up at 6am and do 30 minutes on the cross trainer wearing 27 kg of weights,” Stainer adds.
Since losing weight, Stainer has also added to her career, continuing her job as a DJ while also doing modelling on the site.
“My goals have changed along the way but what I want now is to keep my DJ career going and the modelling,” she says.
“Luckily both go hand in hand, and I just want to be happy and healthy.”
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