I remember the first time I ever played tennis. I was 195 lbs and very unhappily married. As a way to lose weight at the age of 35 I took up tennis.
Every night after playing I would cry as I bathed. It was frustrating that I could not hit the ball in court. That I was so heavy that I had trouble running. That I got out of breath in points. That I consistently lists. That I had aches and pains all over.
But I am so glad that I pushed through. Tennis gave me:
- my BEST friends
- my new healthy body 143 lbs
- a reason to quit smoking
- a fun hobby
- the gift of presence
- my new amazing husband (and his incredible loving family)
- enough fun to write an inspirational tennis booked called "I ❤️ MY DOUBLES PARTNER!!!"
Yes - I could have stayed fat, unhealthy and miserable - it would have been easier to continue watching 6 hours of TV a night with my ex husband and eating crisps. But I am SO GLAD that I stepped outside of my box and made this great effort - because I WAS WORTH IT!!!