A super-skinny high school student who never exercised and was unhappy with her body has transformed into a bulked-up beauty who has the curvacious frame she has always craved.
Charlotte Webb, 18, from Harpenden in Hertfordshire, was already a tiny size four, weighing 8st 11lbs, but she always longed for a more bodacious figure.
Now she weighs less at 8st 7lbs but wears a size six to eight – and has the Kim Kardashian-style bottom she has always wanted.
Charlotte said the transformation was inspired by fitness role models she followed on Instagram.
Charlotte, who eats between 1,700 and 2,000 calories a day, said: ‘When I first started going to the gym, I was 15 years old, I didn’t have much of a bum and I was so un-toned. I wanted to grow my bum and lean down.
‘I was very unhappy with my body to start off with, but I always think that is the best kind of motivation, to do it for yourself.
‘I wanted to change my figure because I started following more fitness girls on Instagram. This is when I became more aware about how your body can change.
Charlotte, who works out seven days a week, started lifting weights at first to build muscle and didn’t do any cardio.
Charlotte before her transformation (left) and now with a much curvier body and a perfect ‘bubble butt’ bottom (right)
Now she does cardio five times a week to reduce her body fat, while continuing to lift weights.
She said: ‘At first, because I was younger, I didn’t know much about weight lifting, so I stuck to cardio.
‘Then after six months, when I turned 16, I started using the weight section of the gym.
‘For the past two years, I have been lifting heavy weights, training my legs around four times a week, upper body three times a week and working on my abs all the time but only for 15 minutes each time.
‘When I first started, I wanted to put muscle on, so to do this, I didn’t do any cardio or at least I did a limited amount.
‘But when I bulked, I decided to then target my fat to reduce it and to start ‘cutting’, all I needed to do was increase cardio to five times a week and do the exercise for around 15 to 45 minutes.’
Charlotte says she works out seven days a week, lifting weights almost every day and doing cardio five days a week. Using this approach, she has lost weight but has a larger booty and wears a healthy size six to eight
Charlotte said she used to constantly compare her body to other people, but she says she now feels confident in her own skin.
‘The gym and fitness has changed my life massively because it has taught me to be confident with my body and to never wish to look like anyone else,’ she said.
‘I think it’s fair to say it has changed my outlook on life and personality completely. I now feel extremely confident.
‘Of course I still have moments where I am not, but that’s normal for everyone I think.
‘Overall I’m confident within myself and I don’t let things get to me easily. It’s also a great stress relief.’
Charlotte looked gorgeous before her transformation but she was unhappy with her body. Now she has got a exercise routine that works for her and she says she is much more confident with her appearance (left) with a bottom to rival Kim Kardashian’s (right