My name is Amanda Byrne and I am 38 years old, 5ft 4inches, I weigh 16st 6lb, with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 39.48. I need to change, not just for me but for my family.
My ultimate goal is to be in the best possible health in order to have the best possible chance of getting pregnant! I need to lower my BMI to 30 in order to move onto the next stage of Fertility treatment. However it goes beyond that too, I want to be healthy and fit in order to greatly limit my chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, I want to live a long life. Smaller goals include being able to go shopping for nice size clothes, feeling confident and happy with my body, instilling a healthy mindset in my son Sean, enjoy being active with family and friends.
When I received the email from Susan & Shane from Sprint Spinning & Personal Training Studio in Gorey offering me this amazing opportunity, I almost cried!!! For 22 years I have suffered with my weight, I tried and failed with numerous diets all the while justifying my eating habits and ever increasing weight, I was depressed, I was busy, I was breastfeeding the list of excuses is endless, as and from April 25th 2017, there are no more excuses. As Shane said, no one but me made me this size!