“No way am I going into a swimming pool and wearing a swimsuit”.
Ruth is a single mother to Carys, Nia and Megan (18 years old twins, and 15 years old) from Llanllwni. Her sister and friends are keen for her to find a new man in her life, but at the moment Ruth isn’t confident enough to do that and she’s not happy with the way she looks.
Ruth has had more than enough of being ‘the fat one’ when going on days out and holidays with her friends. There’s up to 11 of them and according to Ruth she’s the biggest of them all.
The main obstacle for Ruth is her hip – as she usually suffers pain after walking on hard ground. She feels that she needs to strengthen her muscle as soon as possible, as it has stopped her from completing the ‘Couch to 5 k’ program in the past.
Ruth feels that she’s always battled with her weight over the years, and that it got especially worse following her divorce. Now, she’s more than ready to do something for herself – especially since the girls are older.
She started playing golf in 2019 but, in her own words “I got the gear but no idea!”. Ruth is full of enthusiasm to start going more often and to look good in her golfing outfit!
By the end of FfIT Cymru she wants the confidence to book a holiday somewhere hot with her daughters… and to be confident in a swimsuit once again!