Turning 50 and becoming more active than ever
Miranda was never the sporty type but that hasn't stopped her.
Miranda is a mum to two girls and the founder of an award-winning PR agency. At 50 years old, she is now more active than she ever thought she would be.
I’ve never been sporty looking. Exercise used to be my last resort in terms of trying to lose weight for big birthdays, holidays and trying to get pregnant. But that all changed when I suffered from post-natal depression after the birth of my first daughter. The best advice I was given was to put on my running shoes.
I’d never been a runner before but found it was the only thing that really helped lift my mood and clear my head. It was at this point that I really discovered my “tribe” and I joined a running group and took part in boot camps. For the first time in my adult life, physical activity became social and enjoyable, which it had never been before.
For the first time in my adult life, physical activity became social and enjoyable, which it had never been before.
I now do regular sessions at Orange Theory Fitness. I run, play badminton every week and take part in Winchester Fit Club with my two daughters who are 12 and 14. I really want to encourage them both to have a better relationship with physical activity.
I turned 50 in lockdown and I never thought I would be this active. Me being sporty still feels like a weird thing to say!