With thousands of New Year’s Resolutions made and quickly forgotten each year, Robyn Lewis is proof that sticking to your goals can literally change your life.
“I just got sick of looking in the mirror and seeing this fat person that wasn’t happy,” she said.
“I was depressed and taking medication which was making me fatter, I was lethargic all the time and everything was a chore, it was just a vicious cycle.”
Two-years ago, the 52-year old from Karuah started on her life changing journey.
“It was my New Year’s resolution, I decided to do something about my weight, and I did,” she said.
“It didn’t happen overnight, it was a long and hard road but I just kept at it and at it and at it.”
Robyn lost 23-kilograms in the first 12-months which she has maintained by exercising daily and eating sensibly.
“I’m now more energetic and I feel like a completely different person,” she said.
“I’m so much more confident and my self-worth is 100 percent from what it was, I’m really proud of myself.”
Robyn’s advice to anyone wanting to change their lifestyle is to simply “put your mind to it and go for it.”
“It’s free to just get up and go for a walk, incorporate it into your day to day life,” she said.
“You just can’t do it for a week or a month, it’s something that you have to continually keep at.”
Comparing her life changing journey to ‘Xena, The Warrior Princess’ who battled against evil, Robyn’s personalised ‘Xena’ numberplates are a constant reminder of how far she has come.
For the many people who will pledge to lose weight as part of their News Year’s Resolution, simply follow Robyn’s lead.
“Start to exercise, eat properly and stick with it,” she said.
By Daniel SAHYOUN