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Leaving An Abusive Relationship & Finding Peace | Everyday Athletes

Sharon was engaged at six years old and married before her 18th birthday. Following her parents’ wishes no matter what, Sharon lived life with an abusive husband, doing nothing but cooking, cleaning and looking after her children. Eventually, Sharon felt she had no choice but to take her children and leave her husband.

Out on her own for the first time and caring for her eldest son Nishaan, who was born with a rare chromosome condition and required constant care, Sharon felt close to giving up. Her children are what kept her going. She decided she needed to start taking care of herself in order to care for them, so she began running, eating healthily and joined a gym. Now, Sharon works out to strengthen her mind as well as her body, and she encourages everyone to do the same.

Watch Sharon’s full story here:

Take home message

Sharon has overcome challenges that are unfathomable for a lot of us. Her strength to re-build her life and prioritise her wellbeing is motivation to everyone. We hope Sharon continues to find release through her fitness and things only get better from here for her and her family. 

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Monica Green

Monica Green

Writer and expert

Originally from South London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.


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