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I LOVE FEELING POWERFUL,

I MISS IT.

An Interview With TV & Radio Personality Teena Gates

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"You will never know how strong you are, until being strong is all there is left to do"

I LOVE FEELING POWERFUL,

I MISS IT.

Taking Back The Reins, When Finding That Life Simply Happens,

And You Are The Passenger, Rather Than The Coachman.

TV and Radio Personality Teena Gates tells her personal and inspiring story

There is an intoxicating energy and a lust for life surrounding Teena Gates which I am sure leaves no-one who meets her untouched. Her expertise in journalism, in media and her nearly lifelong relationship with the written and spoken word, truly shines through and she is a delight to chat to. We sit in the warm late-summer sun enjoying a nice cup of coffee and Google the dog has also come along to see me. She is calm, trusting and as wholeheartedly devoted to Teena as any friend could possibly be.

We speak about life, about change, about living and we both agree on how precious it is to be on this earth. We also discuss the feeling of when the world somehow the revolves and evolves around you, but you yourself are stuck in a seemingly unbreakable loop. A cycle you are desperate to interrupt, but somehow cannot muster the power to stop the wheels from turning.

I, and frankly, most women I know, have been on a constant yet inconsistent diet for the last...well, for as long as we can remember. Teena's story hits every vulnerable and self-conscious nerve in me and her story awakens the fighting spirit in me too.
The wish to stay healthy, mobile and energized is too easily squashed by a nearly automatic action of self-indulgence, as your inner "food monster" is stating each and every reason why you should give up resisting and "treat yourself" when standing in front of the decision, whether to eat that Mars bar or not.

TV & Radio Personality Teena Gates tells her personal story

In 2011 having lost an incredible 10 stone in a single year after allowed her weight creep up to over 23 stone, Teena found a new lease of life. By learning to become conscious of what, how and why she ate, she so to speak "ate herself thin" and proved not only to herself but to the entire world that she had a will of steel and a firm vision of how her future self was going to look and live like. Although it was tough, she discovered an invaluable amount about herself and needless to say, Teena revelled in her newly found physical and mental freedom, which she openly allowed the world to follow through engaging blog posts and of course, writing her incredibly inspirational best seller book "One Foot In Front Of The Other"

Tv and Radio Personality Teena Gates tells her personal sory

As we all can empathize with, gaining control over your impulses, your mind, and your mouth is easier said and done, but, this girl did it and she even went so far as to climb 17,700 feet up, towards the top of the magnificent Mount Everest! What an amazing achievement!
Having lost her mother only a short time before the expedition was to take place, Teena was now more than determined than ever to make her mother proud; to honour her memory through victory and she pushed through, whatever it took, dedicating her climb to her dear, dear friend.
The one who gently but determinedly held her by the hand every step of the way was the renowned master mountaineer, polar explorer and motivational speaker Pat Falvey.

"If My Mind Is In The Right Place, The Body Will Follow And I Think I Have Finally Understood That."

As we sit there and talk, I sense a clear eagerness in Teena, a kind of restless irritation and, as she says, "I can`t for the life of me understand how I allowed the weight to build back up again, what in the name of God allowed me not to see this happening!
I truly understand what she means: somehow, she lost sight of her own needs and life itself began happening around her, rather than with her in it.
Work was plenty, taking up a lot of time and focus and as a self-employed freelancer, she was and still is, busy working with both radio, television. Her "other job" as a manager and teacher of social media for small business gives her great energy, enjoyment, and satisfaction.
At the beginning of this year, something in her changed though.
A need for looking out for number one, namely herself, was something she had buried deep down due to being busy looking after her beloved father who lives with her. A man whom she adores and would move the earth for.
This need surfaced and reminded her of the fact that this life that we have been given is anything but a dress rehearsal.
You get one go at it, and one only.
Focused and determined in succeeding for good this time, Teena is today hellbent on gaining control over her life again, of getting back into shape and at the age of 52, finally living the life she knows she deserves.
There is a bright boldness in her eyes as she tells me this, and I have absolutely no doubt that this firecracker of a woman will astound herself how quickly and how truly she will reshape her body, life and mind. It might be the second time around, but do you know what, the most important thing of all is to stay positive and never ever give up.

As we sit there and talk, I sense a clear eagerness in Teena, a kind of restless irritation and, as she says, "I can`t for the life of me understand how I allowed the weight to build back up again, what in the name of God allowed me not to see this happening!
I truly understand what she means: somehow, she lost sight of her own needs and life itself began happening around her, rather than with her in it.
Work was plenty, taking up a lot of time and focus and as a self-employed freelancer, she was and still is, busy working with both radio, television. Her "other job" as a manager and teacher of social media for small business gives her great energy, enjoyment and satisfaction.
At the beginning of this year, something in her changed though.
A need for looking out for number one, namely herself, was something she had buried deep down due to being busy looking after her beloved father who lives with her. A man whom she adores and would move the earth for.
This need surfaced and reminded her of the fact that this life that we have been given is anything but a dress-rehearsal.
You get one go at it, and one only.

Focused and determined in succeeding for good this time, Teena is today hellbent on gaining control over her life again, of getting back into shape and at the age of 52, finally living the life she knows she deserves.
There is a bright boldness in her eyes as she tells me this, and I have absolutely no doubt that this firecracker of a woman will astound herself how quickly and how truly she will reshape her body, life and mind. It might be the second time around, but do you know what, the most important thing of all is to stay positive and never ever give up.

Thank you, Teena for letting me look into your life and share your

hopes and dreams with me. You are such an inspiration to so many women

who feel trapped in themselves, looking for a way to live a life that serves them better.
I`m excited to follow your journey and wish you all the very best on your Triathy next summer! /Kajsa Kinsella

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