Ellen never took part in any sports when she was growing up. “I never felt pretty. I never felt beautiful”.
A picture of her from 8-10 years ago shows how she used to look. She said “I was really agasp at how I had let myself get to look like that”.
After being asked to take part in a health study which involved a screening, she came up high risk for heart disease, stroke, cholesterol, etc.
That’s when she knew she had to change – she had to take the reins and do something about her health.
She started training with a fitness instructor who was also a powerlifter. That’s how she ended up powerlifting herself.
Her first powerlifting competition was in July 2010, and she won the gold! You can imagine her utter excitement. She mentions she almost flew off the floor!
“I have learnt that you’re never too old to try”.
Towards the end of the video, you see her with the medals she’s won…and that’s just in two years. That’s a great achievement.
She says she feels like she’s living now. Having taken her life into her own hands, she certainly is.