Hi, my name is Niyah Callister and I'm an active, determined, fitness addicted girl from England. I’m an Olympic style weightlifter who works out daily, Irish dances and runs often for enjoyment. I also hold the title of British and English schoolgirl champion from entering many British and Northern Weightlifting school competitions over the years.
My love for weightlifting developed around the age of 7 after becoming intrigued by the sport after continuously watching my Granddad/Coach lift weights. At that age, I didn’t really understand the concept of healthy eating and what it meant to be unhealthy, this obviously changed as I grew older. I had no idea how much I'd become addicted to the sport until I tried it. I've collected many awards along the way and although I may not be the strongest of them all, it’s still something I wish to continue to improve further into the future.
I can't truly say I’ve been healthy ever since I began lifting as I did end up in a situation where food became an issue for me, but there was a stage in my life where I decided that I wanted to improve my lifestyle and what I was eating. I struggled with an anxiety disorder which had an impact on what I ate for some years, I became underweight and despite my love for exercise I felt completely unmotivated to do anything. I had time off school and spent most of my days having panic attacks, but that’s all behind me now. I got help and began to look at life in a different way. I believe that without this experience I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
At the end of the difficult time, I began to hear about a man named Joe Wicks and something he had created called the 90 day SSS plan. I became inspired by his motivation to achieve what was best for him; I found his way of improving other people’s fitness impeccable.
Immediately I decided that I wanted to improve my fitness too, which made me create myself a fitness plan. My plan involved me eating clean throughout the week and having one cheat day on Saturdays. I created a workout schedule which I would follow daily in the hope of gaining muscle and improving my Weightlifting. Since I started my plan in September 2015, it is working quickly as I have noticed a great improvement in my ability related to other sports which involve strength.
Around the time I created my plan, I made a fitness Instagram account where I posted my healthy meals and beautiful images of outdoors (As I was too nervous to post anything images of myself after some strange comments on my previous fitness account). I have recently began posting photos of my accomplishments involving Weightlifting and fitness.
I believe that the tips and schedules I have created could possibly help encourage more young people to live a healthier lifestyle and become motivated to take care of their bodies. I’m determined and willing to share my thoughts surrounding my own experiences and my ways of improvement, that’s why I created this blog.