Married At First Sight star Alycia Galbraith may not have found love with her on-screen husband Mat Lockett, but she has gained the love of the Australian public. The fan-favourite has landed over 30,000 Instagram followers, and is using her new-found fame to share an inspiring message about her health journey.
In a recent Instagram post, Alycia shared a before and after photo of herself in 2012 and 2018.
"S U P E R nervous to post this, but here we go...(please be kind!)" she began. "When the producers on Married at First Sight learnt about my weight loss journey, I was asked if I had any photos of myself at my biggest to include in my backstory, as it is a significant part of my life. I said no to sharing photos initially as it is hard to look at them myself let alone have others judge me!"
She continued, "Despite my smile, I wasn’t a happy person in the photo on the left. I was in a bad relationship I didn’t have the strength to leave at the time, I was constantly criticised for the way I looked & rebelled by eating more. Literally the only reason I said yes to sharing my story in the end is because I was promised that it would help people & I really hope it can."
"People ask me how I succeeded in changing my appearance & I truly believe that a positive mind attracts wonderful things - this is where my transformation began. I grew mentally determined to become a healthy person purely for myself & my body followed. I got rid of anything/anyone toxic in my life, altered my diet & within 3 months I lost the first 12kgs. Over time I’ve managed to lose more than 30kgs & now feel the best I ever have!" she finished.
The MAFS star has found her niche on Instagram, sharing several positive and motivational posts about happiness and self-care.
"These things have been some of my go-to’s recently! Self care is so important!" she captioned a photo of things to do when you're sad.