No pain, no gain!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

No pain, no gain! thumbnailAllison McLaughlin, one of the Limavady ladies taking party in the Limavady Fitness Factor in aid of Cancer Focus NI. Since starting the challenge, she has been eating more healthy foods and exercising more. The six week challenge involves attending three

I WAS getting ready to start the third week of the Limavady Fitness Factor Challenge and the novelty of New Year's Resolutions were already beginning to wear off. I battled the thought of going to the first class of week three all day, making up excuses like, "I'm too tired", "What time will I get home?" "Could I just go for a walk instead?"And even though I told myself all these thoughts were fairly reasonable, I still went.
I had signed up to this challenge, splashed my 'good intentions,' all over social media and the Northern Constitution of course, so there was no going back now.
But if I was finding it difficult, I wanted to see how the other girls where getting on? According to the challenge's private Facebook page, they all seemed to be getting on great. They all appeared motivated, sticking to the meal plan, fundraising and making all the classes. Did any of them feel the way I did?
This week I caught up with Allison McLaughlin, 32, to see how she was finding the challenge.
The young mother of two said she was "loving it."
She added: "I decided to do the challenge as I know quite a few people who have been struck by the horrible disease that is cancer.
“I have sadly lost grandparents to the disease, and my aunt, uncle and mother-in-law who have all fortunately survived cancer.
“I can sympathise with how many families around our town are impacted by the disease and how loved ones of those who have suffered from cancer are also affected.
“One which has stuck to me especially is that of a colleague who, recently, lost a young niece to the terrible disease.
“I can see how the money raised can help support the individual who is suffering, their families and relieve the financial implications.


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