In light of international women’s day, one of my wonderful personal trainers (yes I am lucky enough to get to work with 2!) posted this picture and talked about how so many women do not realise their own strength. I am definitely guilty of this. I started my weight loss and weight lifting journey believing that there was no way that I could do much at the gym and I would never be good at it or even stick to it. Well, after a over a year of hard work, I have lost over 4 and a half stone in weight and am stronger than I ever thought possible. I have lots of people around me to thank for all their support, but I also need to remember they have helped me (a lot!) on my journey, but they haven’t done it for me. I have put in the hard work and I am starting to see my own strength. That’s not to say I don’t need any help or things always go my way. It’s just having the strength to keep going when things are tough and asking for help when needed. I now keep a dumb bell charm in my locket to remind me of the journey I have been on and how far I have come physically and mentally.
Finally, just a big thank you to all the people who inspire me and have helped me along my journey. You know who you are and I could not have done it without you!!