5th Place – Lesley Cunningham
Where were you at before you started TRINITY?
I was 14st 3lbs and size 18 when I started Trinity. I was diagnosed with arthritis after 3 long years of pain, which culminated in me feeling at the start if this year that I was unable to do even some normal day to day tasks such as walking the dog. I was doing on average 2,000 steps a day, just moving from sitting to standing was difficult, my self esteem was rock bottom and I felt very sorry for myself.
Despite wanting to feel better, get fitter and lose weight, I just couldn’t find my way out of this viscious cycle I seemed to be in. I dreaded having to see my Consultant as I felt my health issues were all my own doing, and was ashamed I couldn’t “sort myself out”.
What has changed since you joined TRINITY?
I feel “normal” and no longer constantly looking around me to see if I am the fattest person in the room! I have lost 1st 8 3/4lbs and 24 3/4inches, in 12 weeks and mast week I wore a size 14 dress! Can’t remember the last time I was a 14 let alone wearing a dress! I love looking down when sitting and seeing a much flatter tummy!
I have done all the workouts at home, and my fitness has improved immeasurably. I am stronger and leaner, now walking on average 15,000 steps a day no I’m in less pain! How cool us that? I feel fantastic, wearing another dress next week to a posh event ( no more black trousers for me,) and I can’t wait to see my consultant next time. I don’t think he’ll recognise me!
My family are loving the new me (so am I) and I am more so sociable. I don’t need to deprive myself on social occasions, I just plan for them, although I’m eating more calories than I was before! I am so glad I signed up to Trinity.