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How Gerry used the gym to turn from ‘Mum’ to ‘Me’

“At 37 I was determined that I would not hit my forties an unfit, overweight, heavy smoker,” says Gerry. 

By this point in her life, her two children were in their teens and she had put so much effort into being a good Mum for so long that she barely recognised herself. 

“When I was younger I was a lot more outgoing, more adventurous and happy to just try new things. In my mid-20s I suffered from postnatal depression and it left me a bit unsure of who I was. The happy-go-lucky Gerry I was when I was younger wasn’t there anymore.” 

Find out how Gerry got back to herself again. 

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