A fashion designer who gained 23kg during pregnancy has shown of her incredible body transformation after seven months of ‘hard work, sweat and tears’ – but reveals she does have the occasional cheat meal.
Thessy Kouzoukas, 29, from Queensland, took to Instagram on Monday to showcase her phenomenal weight loss after vowing to become the ‘fittest and leanest’ she has ever been in time for her wedding day.
The co-founder of online fashion giant Sabo Skirt, who gave birth to a baby girl named Zani in August last year, said she made a promise to herself to reach her goal weight of 53kg by the time she walks down the aisle in July.
Thessy Kouzoukas, 29, from Queensland took to Instagram on Monday to showcase her phenomenal weight loss
Despite being determined to shed weight, Thessy said she had had some moments during her journey when she was tempted to give up.
Alongside an amazing before-and-after transformation picture, the brunette beauty explained to her 143,000 followers how she had managed to get into shape.
‘So here it is! All my hard work, sweat and tears…this is result of 5 months of the @fitazfk app, and almost 2 months of the @fitazfk 8 week [challenge]. ‘
‘In 7 months I have trained 6 days a week, [and] I’ve had a total of 2 cheat meals.’
But she admitted she had spent ‘many mornings fighting’ with her fiance because she didn’t want to go for a run.
In spite of her reservations she said they ‘always ended up smashing it’.
Thessy said she had had some moments during her weight loss journey when she was tempted to give up but managed to power through
In another post Thessy (pictured with her daughter Zani and her fiance) , who endured IVF and also suffered with postpartum, said her main priority was to be a mother
‘I haven’t finished my challenge and will continue to do the 8 week challenge all the way til it finishes on Monday,’ she concluded.
The post, which has already amassed more than 24,000 likes, was met with a flurry of praise from fans who couldn’t quite believe how ‘amazing’ Thessy looked.
In another post Thessy, who endured IVF and also suffered with postpartum, said her main priority was to be a mother but she also wanted to lose weight the ‘proper way’ – without having to resort to a crash diet.
Alongside another before-and-after snap, which showed how just six weeks of eating healthy and exercising had helped her slim down, Thessy relayed her exercise routine.
Another before-and-after snap (pictured) showed how just six weeks of eating healthy and exercising had helped her slim down
‘I see the photo on the left and know I grew a human using A LOT of artificial hormones, so I am not ashamed or upset to post this photo,’ she said.
‘I know my body performed a miracle and I love myself for it. In saying this, I have a wedding I have dreamt my whole life about and I don’t want to get to 2 months out and go on a crash diet.
‘So I decided to do this the proper way. My main priority is being a mother but I found the time and dedication to exercise for 45 mins daily.
‘And what better timing.. I was selected to test the @fitazfk app, this isn’t an ad, I take my phone with me and use the gym section of the app, and do 1 cardio session and 1 resistance session every single day.
‘Days that I can’t make it to the gym (if I’m behind on work or Zani is sleeping) I’ll switch to ‘home work out’ in the app. I’m 7 weeks in… look at my progress.
Thessy said she had to ‘work her ‘ar** off’ to lose every kilo she put on during pregnancy, and added she wasn’t one of the women who ‘bounce back’ and don’t look like they ‘grew a human’.
Thessy (pictured alongside her daughter) added she had to ‘work her ‘ar** off’ to lose every kilo she put on during pregnancy