Let me introduce myself. My name is Olivia and I am life-long worrier. I have an uncanny ability to make a mountain out of a molehill and catastrophise like there is no tomorrow. I don’t just like to worry about myself. I also like to worry about other people, for other people and on behalf of other people. It’s exhausting. Over the years I have had several therapists and counsellors to talk through my problems with. I have also taken medication from time to time under the ca
I hold my hands up. I have NEVER been a fan of exercise. I got away with it when I was younger as I didn't have a car and walked or cycled miles everyday. I would occasionally join a gym, go to some classes, or do a workout video but nothing ever stuck. One problem was that I wanted immediate results (not possible) and it was too much effort (there's always going to be effort involved). In 2017 I lost a lot of weight purely through diet. I did zero exercise. So I knew I didn'
In January 2017 my friend at work begged me to go to a slimming club with her. I was in complete denial about my weight and health. I had been overweight for years but convinced myself that clothes shops were making sizes smaller and that I probably just needed to do a little exercise to get healthier. I had no real interest in going and didn't think that slimming clubs worked. In early February 2017 I finally gave in and went with her to Slimming World. I sat through the int