Louise: ‘WW showed me that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore’
Weight lost: 3st
Membership type: Workshop & Digital
When I first joined WW, intent on losing weight and overhauling my lifestyle, I mostly focused on changing what and how I ate and didn’t really give exercise much thought. But after losing 1 stone, just six weeks after joining WW, I started to think about making exercise part of my lifestyle change, too.
I’d joined gyms before but lost enthusiasm and quit so I knew they wouldn’t work for me. Instead, I bought a Fitbit and focused on walking more. Although I didn’t always hit my goal of 10,000 steps a day, I was mindful that I should at least try making changes like walking to the station. I swam, too, taking advantage of pools in the hotels I had to stay in for work. But when I reached my goal weight and was focused on maintaining, I started to look for something a bit more fun and exciting.
Finding my love of exercise
Being part of the WW community opened my eyes to the fact that exercising doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun, too! I remembered how I loved tap dancing as a teenager, reaching a top grade in dance exams, but I hadn’t done it for about a decade. So, feeling inspired I bought a pair of tap shoes and joined a local adult class. It’s exercise – in fact, sometimes it’s really full-on! – but it’s great fun, too. I love it.