Begin the journey to a healthier, fitter you
Inspire me is a chance for our members to share their incredible health and fitness experiences. They demonstrate how vital exercise is and how it has helped them beat the challenges that life throws at us every day. Let these inspirational stories energise your lifestyle today.
By setting myself challenges I am improving and now regularly run over 60 miles a month which I could never have imagined doing before. I don't think I could have lost as much weight if it wasn't for the running as seeing those improvements has been fantastic. I would encourage anyone to do it.
However, the real achievement for me is how exercise and eating healthily makes me feel. I can’t completely control whether my cancer will return, but I can make healthy choices and that makes me confident that I am doing what I can for my own cause.
My advice to anyone at the start of their own journey is don’t worry if you make mistakes or have tough days, just try to remember you are starting at the beginning and you are in competition with no-one but yourself. You are writing your own story and this is something to feel proud of.
I was the child that didn’t get picked for sports, grew up feeling inadequate because I wasn’t slim or fit and never having any belief in myself and now I will give anything ago, I am no longer frightened of failure. I have been more successful this time because I found an activity that I truly love, I get so much back from it, I have slimmed to run rather than running to slim.