Grace Beverley was born and raised in central London. She grew up in an extremely disciplined environment, practicing gymnastics for over 16 hours per week.
While this helped Grace stay healthy and fit physically, it also made her suffer emotionally. Mainly because she didn’t have time to be with her friends.
In Grace’s words; “I was so fed up of training 16 hours a week and monitoring everything, making sure I was perfect in every situation. Being so dedicated to a sport is quite antisocial.”
However, at the age of 13, Grace was involved in a car accident; putting an end to her competitive gymnastics career. It was both a shock and a relief for Grace at the time, as she didn’t know whether to be happy or sad that her grueling gymnastics days were over.
Between the age of 13-16, Grace didn’t do any sports. She finally wanted to see what it felt like to have no obligations or competitive events coming up.
However, Grace took her new lifestyle to the extreme – without any physical activity, she started looking and feeling worse and worse. She also developed an unhealthy diet, eating pizzas, burgers, and sweets on regular occasions.
It came to a point where Grace began looking for quick fixes to get back in shape. Such as trying “fad” diets and supplements which only offered false promises.
“I needed a quick fix so completely bought into all the stuff online, all the teatoxes, ketone pills, all the fad diets. I’d skip dinner if there was a party coming up on the weekend. It was all so unhealthy and unnecessary. That was never going to work long term.” After a few years of ‘running in circles’ with her diet, Grace realized she would need to take a different, long-term approach. She then decided to join a gym in hopes of finally getting back in shape.
At first, Grace was overwhelmed with the sheer amount of equipment and machines that was available to her. Needless to say, it took her some time to adapt to training in the gym. But she didn’t give up this time.
In fact, after several months of not knowing what she was doing. Grace finally started getting the hang of her new lifestyle in the gym; slowly, but surely, getting back in shape.
Grace was amazed by the progress she saw from working out. However, she wanted to take it a step further and document her entire journey online; using pictures and videos of her meals and training as her ‘training journal.’