The inspiring true story of one woman's transformation from 335 pounds to world-class triathlete in just four years.
After being on yo-yo diets almost all her life, Sue Reynolds was still morbidly obese, but decided to try one more time without much hope for positive results. But this time was different. She was fed up with not being able to do things because of her size. She was tired of not being able to tie her own shoes, fit in restaurant booths, or walk more than a few feet. She was ready.
The Athlete Inside follows Reynolds's journey as she lost 200 pounds and found an athlete hiding inside her body. From her first walk to the neighbor's mailbox to finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship, Reynolds discovered the joy of conquering fear and pride to find that the best version of herself had been there all along.
A world-class triathlete and a grandmother, Reynolds is proof that you can transform your life at any age. Her story is one of hope, tenacity, and faith, as she committed to doing whatever it took to be among the best triathletes in the world. It's a story about a unique intergenerational relationship between Reynolds and the young coach who earned her trust and helped her develop fitness and confidence. It's a story about the power of kindness and the spiritual growth Reynolds experienced as she realized the compassion that surrounded her was the face of God. Ultimately, it's the story of how each of us can discover amazing gifts and talents within ourselves.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)|
About the Author
Sue Reynolds is a world-class triathlete who, only four years prior to placing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship, weighed 335 pounds and could not walk a block. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has been featured in several national periodicals and various television shows. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Before Triathlon 7
8 → 335 → 235 pounds
Chapter 1 Becoming Obese 9
Chapter 2 First Steps and Setbacks 19
Chapter 3 Reset 33
Triathlon Season 1 Crossing the Start Line 43
235 → 226 pounds
Chapter 4 First Triathlon 45
Triathlon Season 2 Discovering Me 59
226 → 176 pounds
Chapter 5 Becoming Coachable 61
Chapter 6 Facing Fear, Finding Courage 75
Chapter 7 Discovering the Athlete Inside 89
Chapter 8 I Know This Is You, God 101
Triathlon Season 3 Developing Grit 113
176 → 140 pounds
Chapter 9 No Stone Unturned 115
Chapter 10 Who Am I? 133
Chapter 11 Team USA 145
Triathlon Season 4 World Championship 157
140 → 135 pounds
Chapter 12 Building the Team 159
Chapter 13 Catastrophe, Faith, and Cozumel 169
Chapter 14 Worlds! 181
Triathlon Season 5 Sixth in the World 199
Chapter 15 Blues and Joys 201