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My reasons for change

a bit of background about me for you. I've always been interested in sports and exercise, enjoyed horseriding at weekends, athletics and badminton at school but wasn't popular enough to get picked for any teams. After I left school I went to the gym and fell in love with BodyPump classes.

A few years later I was diagnosed with anxiety and moderate depression. I was on a rather high dose of antidepressants which made my weight rocket. I had a few issues surrounding my relationship with food, ranging from binge-eating to my brain deciding all 'real' food was to be rejected so would survive on meal replacement shakes for weeks at a time as that was the only thing that wouldn't make me nauseous or sick.

a few months after that I saw a picture taken at a friend's wedding of me and decided I couldn't stand to see myself like this any longer. I weaned myself off the medication, joined a gym and braved my first Yoga class alone. the rush I got from attending that class and making the decision to change was incredible!

After pursuing a career in Childcare for many years and reaching management level I began