As a Welsh student Shanai Martin proves, a cheating partner can turn out to be a great motivation for people to change their lives forever.
After finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her, Shanai was determined to transform her body and drop the extra weight that she carried with her all those years.
And so, the student began working out and eating healthy, leading to a drop of 56 pounds in 9 months. According to Shanai, she is now feeling healthier and more confident than ever before.
“9 months later and 4 stone down. Big thanks to my cheating ex for providing the motivation for a glo up,” Shanai wrote on Twitter where she shared her incredible transformation.
Other users soon supported the 19-year-old student and praised her for her achievement. “Don’t even think about him. The best revenge is being happy. Well done for all your hard work,” one person wrote.
Despite her negative experience when it comes to relationships, Shanai doesn’t hold a grudge and has a mature attitude towards it. “It takes effort to hate someone, and that’s not something I have,” the teen said.
Speaking to UNILAD, the 19-year-old student elaborated on what had happened with her ex-boyfriend and how she started her life-changing journey.
“So I was with my boyfriend for three years, I found out he had cheated on me and planned dates with another girl he met in Cardiff, I was heartbroken!
“I had a four-week trip to Thailand booked with him a few days later so we still went as friends but after that, I just tried my best to get over it.
“I suffer with mental illness after my father’s suicide so it was a big knock on my mental health. I lost my appetite completely but also started doing things like walking to work etc just little things really.
“I found myself being way more active and the weight just kind of dropped off, a stress thing I think it must have been?
“I believe it’s a healer and I never thought I’d get over him, but I’m with someone 10 times better than him now who treats me a lot better and I’m so much happier in myself!”
Shanai also decided to share a piece of advice for others who might be in a similar situation as she was.
“When I was fat I had zero confidence, now it’s still hard to feel confident about myself but I definitely feel a lot better than I did before, and a lot healthier as well.
“To any other girl, i would say that at the time, when he breaks your heart it feels like it’s the end of the world, but just keep your head up and remember the pain is temporary, and although it doesn’t feel it, in six months you’ll look back and laugh at how heartbroken you were. Trust me!” she said.
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