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Love The Way You Move!
My fave way of exercising has always been jogging. I became a single mother at the age of 40 and the challenge of raising three school-going kids by myself began to make it difficult for me to keep up with my jogging. I eventually stopped exercising completely. But I still felt the need to find a convenient alternative, so I could continue exercising. I considered yoga, but was afraid it would hurt. This winter, a year since I stopped jogging, I gained more weight. Something told me to find a magazine with articles that will guide me on how to keep fit in the comfort of my home. The cover girl on Women’s Health caught my eye and the article “Love The Way You Move” in the July issue gave me the assurance that yoga wouldn’t hurt as much as I initially thought. The easy-to-follow stepby-step yoga instruction in your article became my exercising solution. It’s been two weeks since I started yoga and my muscles are aching, but I will keep on practising because I know that no pain = no gain. Thanks WH for getting me to exercise again. – Christina Molokomme, Pretoria
Get Fighting Fit
My health journey started almost five years ago. The first two years of my journey were a breeze: I had a relatively large amount of weight to lose and therefore every week I was getting results with minimal dietary changes and “basic” exercise. During the third year, I became obsessed with my results. I weighed and counted everything I put in my mouth. I trained twice a day, every day and was at my all-time fittest and lowest body weight. However, as year five kicked in, I began seeing fewer results, the motivation disappeared and I became tired of the boring daily exercise I had become accustomed to. I started exercising less and eating more. With my weight gain my selfconfidence also took a beating. I walked past the magazine rack at my local mall and spotted the Women’s Health August “Power” issue, which was exactly what I needed in my life to “Get Fighting Fit” again! So, thank you WH for being a supporter, a motivator, a coach, an encourager and a friend! – Samantha Johnston, East London
My whole life I have been deemed overweight. There, I said it. I have watched every morsel that crossed my lips and tried many a diet that has failed me. I am 26 years old and have never been able to just eat what I want. Eating out and watching my friends eat and drink has always been one of my nightmares. Envy doesn’t even begin to describe it. My mom bought me my first copy of Women’s Health about a year ago and it changed the way I see food and exercise. I no longer dread heading off to the gym or the thought of a long walk on the promenade. No longer do I despise the thought of going out for a meal or what healthy options I will have to eat. WH has taught me that lifestyle changes are good and it has taught me to appreciate my body and everything that I have. I now make conscious food choices and love to work out. I am finally on the healthy path to reaching my goals. The magazine has been an inspiration and I look forward to my bible arriving every month, so that I can devour it coverto-cover. Thank you for everything that you do for all women, no matter their shape or size. I thank you on behalf of all of them. – Alix Reingold, Cape Town
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