I Am Woman

We are mothers, wives, aunties, grandmothers, cousins & daughters.

We are doctors, Chefs, Agony aunts, politicians, gardeners, decorators, teachers & cleaners.
We are athletes.
We are leaders.
We are beautiful, worthy, fearless, successful, imperfect
We are the glue that holds everything together.

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass!” – Maya Angelou
“I am no bird: and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will” – Charlotte Bronte
“A woman is like a tea bag; You never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

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For international Women’s Day, I asked my ladies who inspires them. Here’s a few comments I received.

“My mum is my inspiration. From making 65 dance outfits in order for me to join in the dance concert (money was tight, that’s the only way she could get the money together), whilst working nights as an auxiliary nurse, to being the best Nana ever, she always goes above and beyond for all of us……. I’m truly blessed” – Sally T.

“Mine will be my sister Alana Adams. We lost our beloved mum at 42 and she took over that job…..Being 19 and having to bring up a teenage brat…. She was tough but I’ll be eternally thankful because without her I wouldn’t have survived….. and I haven’t turned out half bad eh?” – Janine B.

“My lovely mum, who was a single mum bringing me up on her own. Now she’s a fab Gran too” – Karen R.

“Mine would be my mam, for making me the person that I am today and for being there in every way possible. My mother as diagnosed with breast cancer just over 2 years ago but she came out the other end fitter and stronger than ever, she was so determined to kick its ass ad she has certainly succeeded in doing so!! This has also got so much to do with Diva Sport for giving her the determination to get fit and string again! She lives for her Vibe Cycle sessions with Claire” – Jodie G.

“Mine is my mum. She brought 4 of us up, me being the youngest and most naughty child possible! She worked all hours in the Double Diamond & the Castle Hotel in Caerphilly to make sure we never went without and had our 2 weeks miners holiday in Porthcawl. She is 80 this year and only retired at the age of 76 because she was made redundant. She taught me how to be a kind, caring, hardworking individual and to always look after my family and friends. She is my mother, father and best friend and still cooks my tea every Tuesday” – Diane E.

Lastly my inspiration(s) are – every single woman who walks through the doors at Diva Sport. You inspire and motivate me to keep going every day. Whether you come to run, cycle, step or kettlercise, you make the effort to walk through that door with a smile on your face. You all work bloody hard, you sweat, you groan, you ache and you call us some colourful names at times when we work you to the bone! You keep coming back for more, you push yourselves to do better, work harder and to feel good. Ladies, I applaud you. You rock! You’re a bunch of kick ass mo-fo’s and you make me so proud. Thank you x