"One day I was asked, 'For all the running you do, why aren't you a stick?' "
That was my snap point.
I am a mum of 2 boys and I run a business with my husband.
Up until about a year ago, I had always used running as a means to have something for myself and to set goals.
Fit n fat...I didn't want to be that girl anymore.
(Nine months of ha
"My first exposure to domestic violence was by my drunken father."
He stripped my mother naked and beat her in the hallway.
I was 4 years old and still remember my baby brother sleeping in the bassinet in the bedroom.
This type of physical abuse continued on and off throughout my childhood, and stopped when I became a teenager.
I met my (soon to be husband)
"I've been active my whole life, quite athletic and rarely had any issues with my health and fitness."
Looking back, if I wanted to improve the way I looked and felt, tiny tweaks to my food or exercise was all it took.
It wasn't until after I started having a family that I realised fat loss wasn't as easy as it used to be. It was becoming harder to improve my fitnes
"For 12 years of my life, I was highly dependent on anti-depressants."
In the beginning, my depression was fuelled by a constant need to compare myself to others. This lead to self-sabotage, which resulted in a never-ending viscious circle of constant weight gain and weight loss.
I was a serial yo-yo dieter who was looking for every quick fix to make me feel better,
"I was obsessed with being skinny from as young as I can remember."
I recall buying magazines from a very young age, anything that had the latest celebrity diet, tips or tricks on the front cover.
I had such a huge pile under my bed and wouldn't throw them away. It was an unhealthy obsession that lead to some pretty poor choices.
I literally remember standing in fro