In 2009, New York resident Sheryl Yvette signed up for her first 5-Boro Bike Tour from Bike New York, hoping to alter her life. Simply three years earlier, the 5’2 Yvette had weighed in at just a little over 200 kilos. She knew she needed to make a change, so she signed up for Weight Watchers and started exercising. Though she had misplaced weight, finishing the 42-mile bike tour in 2009 was a problem she knew she needed to meet.
“I was terrified, but it changed my life,” she says. “When I was done, I thought if I could do this, then I could do anything.”
Now in 2012, Sheryl is available in at a trim 138 kilos and is an train fiend.
“I like having a routine, but I have to mix it up,” Sheryl says. Apart from biking, which she does virtually daily, she runs, walks greater than 100 flights of stairs weekly, takes Pilates courses, and attends conditioning courses. She additionally accomplished the 5-Boro Bike Tour once more this Could alongside the Tour Workforce and is coaching for the New York marathon that takes place in November.
“I also follow a completely vegan diet,” she says. “People ask me all the time, ‘What do you eat?’ but I eat a lot of whole foods-you know, fruit, oatmeal, vegetables. And I love dark chocolate and beer.”
Sheryl, who calls herself a “neurotic glamour girl” (check out her website here) blogs on her web site and for Weight Watchers about her weight-loss journey-and she’s received an enormous following!
“I write about really personal stuff on my website,” she says. “It’s not always perfect though. Most of the feedback is really positive, but I can only control my behavior and not engage with the haters. I know what I do has positivtely inspired so many people.”