“Life's battles don't always go to the strongest or fastest; but sooner or later the one who wins is the person who thinks "I CAN"”
"Run, Forrest, Run!"
Like Forrest I ran. I ran everyday for too many years. I ran around Ballarat, on treadmills, around Adelaide, up and down netball courts (playing and umpiring) around Kitakyushu Japan, around the 'Tan - Melbourne. I ran in 5km races, 1/2 Marathons and even an entire Marathon. I was a runner.
Why did I run? Yes I enjoyed it but it was mainly because I thought that was the best way to keep the numbers down on the scales. Running is the best way to burn calories so you don't get fat right? I was so naive.
I was a skinny kid
but then puberty and boarding school hit and I gained more than a few pounds!
The comments started "don't eat that, you'll get fat" the name calling started "G'day Ana, anabolic" (not only was I big, I was strong). It was hard enough to fit in at boarding school when you don't have the trendy clothes, let alone being bigger than the rest of the girls. By the end of the first year away I'd gone up to a size 16 school uniform. Thankfully I discovered rowing and that helped shed some unwanted pounds.
But that didn't shed the lack of self-confidence. This became progressively worse when university life started and the way I dealt with the misery on the inside was to run and to put all my energy into controlling food.
It wasn't until 2010 that I started to get back on track to "living", to feel good about how I looked in summer clothes, to feel confident to just walk down the street.
(MP Awards Dinner November 2015)
I know what it is like to not like how you look or how you feel or anything much about yourself.
I know what it is like to base your self worth on those numbers on the scales.
I know what it is like to be afraid of food.
I also know how hard it is to believe the positive, the nice things, the "pump ups" people say about you.
But I also know that it is POSSIBLE to turn yourself around and be the version of yourself that everyone else can see but you.
If I can do it so can you.
FYI I didn't do it by training for hour after hour after hour each week!
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- Certificate III and IV in Fitness
- Level 1: Metabolic Precision Nutritionist
- Level 2: Metabolic Precision Body Transformation Specialist
- Level 3: Metabolic Precision Athletic Conditioning Specialist
- Certified in Advanced Supplementation.
- Currently Undertaking Metabolic Level 4 certification with Dr Paul Cribb PhD
- Studying ISSN Sports Nutrition
- B.A/B.Teach – primary – P.E major.
Most Outstanding Personal Training – Genesis Health Clubs Australia – 2010, 2011
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