Helen: Cycling showed me I could do anything
"I could see (and feel!) the benefits of being active, and how it could support my journey. "
Start weight: 12st 10lb | Weight loss: 1st 5lb
Current weight: 11st 5lb
Height: 4' 10" | Age: 52
Studio: Glusburn, Yorkshire
Wellness Coach: Leigh Hall
When I joined WW,
I finally felt confident enough to try exercise. To stay focused on losing weight, I signed up to a 100-mile bike ride with some fellow members. But at just under 5ft, finding a bike that was small enough proved impossible.
Instead of giving up
on my cycling dreams, my husband and I invested in a tandem bike so we could ride together. Our first trip was a challenge, and I felt so unfit. But gradually we increased our distances and it got a bit easier each time.
After a year, we were cycling
65 miles in a day. I couldn’t believe it! We pushed one another through a massive 111-mile journey, so I could complete the distance I would have done if I’d been able to participate in the original event. It was a turning point for me: I could see (and feel!) the benefits of being active, and how it could support my journey. Being pushed out of my comfort zone has shown me I can do anything if I just believe in myself.