When I wrote The Athlete Inside, I hoped my crazy story would help others.
These people’s stories fill me with joy!
- When I hit 354, I knew I needed to take matters into my own hands. I started taking small walks with my walker, because I can’t do it under my own power just yet. Then one day as I was browsing my phone, I came across Sue Reynolds’ story! I was impressed and motivated by her story. I’m still using my walker, but last week that walker took me on my first mile in a very long time!
- I just wanted to let you know how much your story has inspired me. Last November I decided to finally take control of my health and I set out on a path to lose weight, eat better, and exercise more. As a middle-aged mom of two teenagers I needed to take the actions to nourish myself, mind and body. I have lost 50 lbs (I want to lose another 25) and in February I started running with the Couch to 5K Program. I never thought that I would be running like I am today. I am signed up for my first 5K in November and am very excited to keep moving forward!
- I am now using the “three boxes” mental strategy and have started adding 5 extra steps of running each day to my daily walk, with the aim of building up to being able to run the full distance eventually. I am also back on my bike after nearly 3 years. Thank you, Sue!
- I’m 60 and never saw myself as an athlete (science and math nerd). I’ve been doing yoga for a long time but after being inspired by your book, I’ve been working twice a week with a personal trainer. I’m not sure yet if I have the competitive spirit you have, but I’m going to see!
- I’d like to give a shout out to Sue Reynolds who . . . told her story of obesity to athlete. It was exactly what I needed at that time. God put her in my life to motivate me to the next level. Sue set the stage for me to sign up and train for a sprint triathlon in August!