Around Ealing February 2018 | Page 17

GET MOVING goals to work towards in 2018. To find out how the volunteers are getting on you can follow their journey on our EalingLondon Facebook page and look out for regular updates about this, and the Get Moving campaign in general, at ealingnewsextra. ‘NOT JUST A FAD’ Mother-of-one Andrea Mensah, 29, who lives in Acton, said: “When I had my daughter I gained 20 kilos and, even though I have lost most of the weight, I would love to get back to my pre-baby shape and tone up. I don’t want this to just be a ‘new year’ exercise fad. I’m committed to becoming more active so that I can feel like myself again and get my confidence back.” FACING UP TO HEART RISK Ann Marie Tighe, 66, said: “The challenge came at just the right time for me. I have a family history of cardiovascular disease and my doctor recently told me that I’m at risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack in the next decade. My younger cousin had a heart attack in 2016 and that was a real shock for me. I know I need to make some permanent changes to my lifestyle and I hope the challenge will spur me on to make those changes  Andrea Mensah Sunny Bal   to help reduce my chances of having a heart attack.” ‘HOPE IT SPURS ME ON’ Sunny Bal, 33, from Southall, said: “I work in marketing and also run my own business making cupcakes so I’m really busy. I like to work out, but with all my work commitments I’m finding it increasingly hard to fit it in. I really hope that the challenge pushes me on to get fitter and helps me to find better ways of fitting exercise into my routine.” around ealing    February 2018 17