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Losing It… Get moving!

Posted 3 years ago

Losing It!

Cheryl Earl, 42, Fareham

Was… 12st 7lb Now… 8st 7lb


I never thought I’d be fat, but reaching 40 was a wake-up call! I’d been slim until I reached my 30s.

I’d always wondered how people managed to get so big – surely you’d realise you were gaining weight and do something?

Somehow, though, after the birth of my second daughter, I slipped into bad habits – I stopped going to the gym and started having more and more takeaways. I just got lazy.

Before long, I was a size-18.

Enough was enough. I was worried about my health and the example I was setting to my kids. So I went to my local Everyone Active centre and signed up for some personal training.


With a programme that felt manageable, I didn’t dread the thought of going to the gym. I started spin classes and followed a healthy, family-friendly diet.

A year and eight months on, I’ve lost 4st and I’m back to a size-8. I look and feel better than I did at 30!

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