I did my first 20 week Challenge in 2012. Since then I have gone through IVF which was unsuccessful and just a couple of weeks after that I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer which has seen me go through 6 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation, a lumpectomy and a hysterectomy. During this time I had a lot of complications requiring hospital stays. My gorgeous little 3 year old boy got me through, he really did; and I was determined to keep his world as normal as possible. During my treatment I put on 20 kgs and and I was the heaviest I had ever been and was absolutely miserable, depressed and anxious. Some days I had to force myself to leave the house.
I think the crunch came last year when we went to Rarotonga and because I was so self-conscious I wouldn’t even go swimming and sat on the beach watching my family having fun kayaking ….. It’s been really hard but I have finally turned things around and my main focus is I want my son to have memories of a fun Mum doing cool things with him; not of a Mum sitting and watching on the sideline. And I know I have to be as fit and healthy as I can be.
I have now lost 12 kgs and have started training with my PT and am getting out and about a lot more. I can’t wait to start the 20 week challenge and am looking forward to lots of challenges! During my goal setting session this week with my PT one of my goals was to be able to walk into a shop and buy some really cool pants/leggings that weren’t a plus size so to win a pair of Courage my Love Legskins would be fantastic and would be such an incentive to me to have them hanging up in my bedroom to look at everyday and fit into at some stage during this challenge!!
Thank you it’s been great reading everyone’s stories.
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