ONE YEAR AGO…
Last year Deb had a particularly bad year health wise. From the beginning of year she attended lots of doctors and hospital appointments and had to see a heart specialist.
She was suffering from high blood pressure and palpitations, which the doctors were trying to keep under control with lots of medication.
But the meds didn’t work and she had to be fitted with a heart monitor to do extra checks.
By this point, in October last year she was so low and felt so despondent about trying to get her health back.
The doctor challenged her to find some form of exercise that she enjoyed doing.
She was horrified because she never done any exercise at all. She used to walk from her car to her desk every day at work and that was about it.
The thought of being in public and being active was the most embarrassing thing Deb could think of.
The doctor suggested a gym… “NO WAY, not in front of all of those people”.
He suggested buying equipment for home… “NO, I don’t want to disturb next door”.
He suggested walking… “OK, but only in the dark when people can’t see me”.
She was finding every excuse under the sun not to do it!
It was fate that Deb then seen an advert for my Ladies Only Size 16 + Class…
She thought… “Great, iit’s for people like me, people my size, with the same problems and I’ll be indoors”.
So she called me and asked a few questions…
Can people my size exercise?
Will I be ok?
ABSOLUTELY! I design the workouts so that you don’t put too much pressure on your joints. Your heart rate won’t go too high. There’s no pressure you just do everything at your own pace.
At first it was scary for Deb turning up in a new group. But I do everything I can to make everyone in the group feel comfortable.
Deb thought she’d never be able to do it…
“At the time I started I couldn’t even bent down to put my own shoes on so the thought of being able to do a push up or a squat was ridiculous”
But I show you adaptations and easier versions that you can manage and then we build it up and progress very quickly.
“You can work at your own pace and you see the improvements and we have a laugh in our little group which makes everyone feel comfortable”.
“There’s an all in it together atmosphere. We meet before we start and have a chat about how our week has been. We discuss nutrition with Graham each week too”.
One year ago if someone had told Deb that she would be exercising outdoors, running up hills, running on sand she would have wet herself laughing and would never have believed it. But that is now a reality!
“Some of the workouts are tough but the sense of achievement is fantastic. Some workouts we have a laugh from start to finish and it’s different all of the time”.
When Deb started she was 2 ½ stone heavier than it is now. Her waistline is 7 inches bigger than it was then. Her backside was 6 inches bigger.
She can bend down and put her own socks and shoes on without being out of breath.
She can run up and down stairs now.
She has a better enthusiasm for life.
Actually she can’t believe she actually got herself into that state she was in a year ago.
“It’s been a life changing experience, my blood pressure is back to normal, my heart palpitations have stopped, which is something that the doctors couldn’t even help me with.”
The doctor was amazed, Deb was amazed.
“It makes me feel proud of myself, less embarrassed; I can go out in public without feeling self conscious”
Deb knows how hard it is to make that first step. She has been there and she would advise anyone to start NOW.
“Staying as you are could be the worst thing that you can do. As hard as it may be walking into a room full of people, wondering what is going to be expected of you, don’t stay as you are… take that one little step and you will see what a difference it can make”.
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