About Me: My Journey – Part 1

So it’s time for me to start sharing my personal journey back to health and fitness that started in 2009. I’ve not only regained my fitness, but my health is now better than its ever been.

For the first time in my life, I truly care about what I eat because now I understand how important good nutrition is.

I’ve been very happy with my progress, as I have gradually improved improved my health and eating habits, and I’ve been successfully maintaining it.

Wendy doing decline pushups with elevated on a box

I hope that you enjoy reading my story and that it can provide some inspiration, or even just show that you’re never too old!

I’m currently 55, and I’m the strongest that I’ve ever been – which feels amazing.

I used to be super fit in my 30’s when I was competing in triathlons and half marathons, but I didn’t have the strength then that I have today.

One of my goals is to inspire older women to not be frightened to lift weights. I don’t think I need to go into a science or biology lesson, just look at my photos.

I think you’ll agree that I don’t look muscly, or bulky. There are so many benefits you’ll gain from having more muscle, that will just make life easier and more enjoyable.

Who doesn’t want that?

Wendy doing pull ups using the rings at the gym

I have been fit for most of my life, but I didn’t pay much attention to my diet when I was younger and that really was because I never felt that I needed to.

I loved junk food and take aways as much as anyone else, and I certainly ate my fair share! I considered myself lucky that I was able to eat pretty much whatever I liked and not gain weight, as long as I exercised.

So for many years I ate chocolate, cakes, biscuits, ice cream and all sorts of sugary, highly processed snacks every day without realising that I wasn’t providing my body with proper nutrition.

Little did I know that I probably could have been a much fitter, stronger, faster athlete if I’d paid more attention to what I was putting in my mouth! Ah well, you live and learn.

The thing is that I didn’t even think about it – I loved exercise, its what I did for a living and for fun. Back then I thought that it was the only element of good health that mattered.

Now I guess I can say that I’m older and wiser!

Dunk pool

Stay tuned for part two of my story next time……….

And as I said, its never too late to be a fitter, healthier you.

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