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Episode Info: Sarah became triple World Figure & Physique Champion at age 45. No-one was more surprised than she was. Sarah’s life changed dramatically at 40, when newly single, classified as obese, feeling lost, directionless and a bit of a failure, she turned to diet and fitness as a lifeline. Following a 25kg weight loss and successful mountain climb, she then battled through depression, a breast cancer scare, double shoulder surgery and even under threat of double hip surgery she refused to give up, always persevering, until in an astonishing 3 week period in US and Canada she won 10 World Figure and Physique Championship categories and gained professional status in 6 categories across 3 different organisations. It was a remarkable feat that has not been achieved before. She has subsequently won 2 Professional Miss Universe titles  01:48 - Sarah lived an ‘ordinary life’ socialising with friends and family. Sarah had always been active and always done some kind of physical activity. This soon changed when Sarah’s relationship ended with her partner 02:49 - Sarah at the age of 40 decided she wanted to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina . She joined a gym and started an assessment, which had categorised her as obese. This flipped Sarah’s whole identity around as she believed and new herself to live an active and healthy lifestyle 05:10 - Sarah started to pay attention to what she was eating and how it made her feel. She still maintained her social lifestyle but just tweaked what she was eating 06:10 - After losing 25kg Sarah was able to climb Mount Kilimanjaro 06:21 - Sarah explains that at no point did she go on a diet. She felt her way through awareness and was really mindful about what she put in her body 08:12 - Sarah had come to a realisation that if she wanted a different outcome she would have to do something differently 08:30 - After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, life tipped upside down as Sarah was diagnosed with clinical depression 10:29 - After returning from the event Sarah told her PT that they have 10 weeks to prepare for state titles and that’s where she started her bodybuilding career 11:25-  Sarah had just regained her identity with bodybuilding but was told by doctors she needed to have reconstructive surgery on her shoulders if she wanted to play sports again. 13:45 - That level of belief from her trainer was what she needed to get her going again. She completed her rehab for the year and kept building towards her goals. In 2014 Sarah went to the United States and Canada where she won 10 world titles and became a professional in 6 divisions within 3 different federations which has never been done before! 24:15 -  Sarah explains that diets fail because they’re depriving you of something and as humans we naturally want to rebel.   29:20 - A tip for someone just beginning on their own health journey would be number one to notice how food makes you feel and adjust accordingly. Parting words from Sarah Taylor "It’s never t...
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