OK, so I reckon I should start from the beginning. After a renewed vigour for life and needing to find myself I made the conscious decision to get fit after being a complete lardy for ten years. Marriage Kids, Career had all taken a toll and as many already know we have a tendency to, well to be frank, get lazy unfit and telly tubbies as we become more comfortable. I started to jog at 5am in the local park , basically so no one could giggle at the whale as it wallowed through the rain soaked paths and followed my own careful diet plan and lost over 40kg. Then I realised that actually I remember these feelings of happiness from before I was married and enjoyed a very active sporty life competing in athletic events from the age of 7 until I was 27.My life was beginning to change, I could actually breathe and it was then I met a PT local to the area as he walked his dog. I decided well, make the effort you lazy woman and at 45 walked into the gym he owned and started to train there. This was Genesis Gym Wallasey. A wonderful gym with great staff and a superb supportive set of people who are friendly and always willing to help and advise you. The best decision I Have made in the last 20 years I think. All the guys training there are happy and enjoy what they do, they range from competitors to novices to those just wanting to get fit and enjoy life. It is a credit to train there and I really do enjoy the banter. This is where I started in 2010 lard **** karen.jpg Then I went to this in 2011 Karen Sept 2011.jpg Then from that to this now 2012 kaza best thigh.jpg This has been a journey that has been tearful at times , fun, motivtional, inspiring , it has demanded dedication , support from many people but well worth it. Thanks to everyone without YOUR support this would not have been possible.