“Being a bit overweight was the norm for me and I had basically accepted it,” says Fallon of her life before sport. At school, she dabbled in swimming, but never considered herself particularly fit or healthy. Her parents had always fed her nutritious food, but what Fallon ate in between (chocolate, burgers, pies and doughnuts) was her true vice. Since swimming was the only thing she enjoyed, labouring in the gym was a chore. “I attended a few aerobic classes a week, but that, along with the junk food eating, didn’t do anything for my weight loss,” she says.