Project Description

Esther

Esther skipping in her back garden in Avonmouth.

Image: Esther, skipping in her back garden in Avonmouth.

I am Esther, mum of one little boy. Being overweight for most of my adult life, exercise has been my main way to try and stay fit. Since being a mother, I don’t have much time to go out for walks or runs on my own. I love dancing and have found Zumba videos on YouTube really fun and easy to follow. I normally do these at home and sometimes my son will join in because he enjoys the music. I usually do about 30 mins max and that’s just enough to fit in two or three times a week. I sometimes do skipping because it is a quick work out, also I can do it in my back garden and don’t need to have someone babysit my son.

It’s hard to stay in a good routine in the school holidays, but I know I can start again when my son goes back to school.

I find exercise really beneficial, not just for physical health but also for my mental health. I try to get out a lot with my son to the park and take walks in the woods, so even if it doesn’t get me sweaty, I am happy to be out and about and not sitting on the couch.

This film was made for Bristol Girls Can by Esther, with support from Knowle West Media Centre.

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