Hi, my name is Karen Jones and I’m happy with my body. That’s not something you hear very often is it?
The truth is I wasn’t always. I struggled with my self-image for many years, both physically and emotionally, but I took steps to change my life for the better and those changes are what inspired me to help others.
I was 16 when I had my first child and, having piled on the weight ‘post-baby’ I then dropped it very quickly and very unhealthily. This was the start of two decades of yo-yo dieting and body dysmorphia that made me thoroughly miserable and did terrible damage to my health.
At 36 years old I was faced with a choice: get control of my health, or be placed on medication for the rest of my life. I chose the former and took up running. I loved it straight away…only joking!
It was hard work and I resented every minute of those first few weeks, but I grew to love exercise, and so can you.
I’ve come a long way since those slow, achey days – I’m now a marathon runner, bikini fitness athlete, personal trainer, bootcamp instructor, power yoga teacher, author and public speaker. I’ve released a book, Happy You Happy Body and regularly speak to groups of men and women who have one common goal: to improve their lives by improving their physical wellbeing.
You can find out more about my story in my book Happy You Happy Body or you can get in touch with me here or on Facebook.
I’d love to hear your stories and find out how I can help you become as happy with your body as I am with mine!
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