Leah: I lost over 2st and started dancing again
"You just learn how to fit WW into your day and your lifestyle, and find out what works for you."
Leah, lost 2st 9lb with WW Freestyle™
In Leah's words:
Before having kids, I always had this get-up-and-go about me. But then I had two babies within two years. During my second pregnancy with my son Maison, now four, I gained over 6st. It was hard because I’d previously been a dance teacher who was pretty fit and healthy – I’d never had a weight problem before.
I felt like I’d lost my sparkle. I didn't want to be the mum who sat on the sidelines and watched her kids. I wanted to be in the action. I wanted to find me again.
When my son was six weeks old, I thought, ‘That’s it, I’m doing something about this.’ I headed to a WW Workshop, and I've never looked back.
A healthier lifestyle
At first, exercise meant going for a walk once a week with a friend. I began adapting our meals using WW cookbooks, and my whole family fell in love with the recipes. You don't have to follow a meal plan: if you want to eat out or make your favourite pasta, you can. You just learn how to fit it into your day and your lifestyle, and find out what works for you.
Finding her groove
About six months after joining WW, I woke up with a new drive and determination. I started taking the boys for walks every day, stopping at a playground halfway so they could play. Once the kids were in bed, I’d follow aerobics videos, and I always made sure I reached my goal of 10,000 steps a day.
I'd danced all my life and had always loved it, so I went back to dance classes. It took me a little while to find my groove again but I enjoy it! For me, it's a social outing where I can connect with my friends and have a bit of me-time.