In January 2017, one of @Olivia_Sewell’s good friends was killed in a motorcycle accident. But while others said their graveside goodbyes, Sewell stayed behind.
“I knew I wouldn’t be able to get off the bus and walk the 200 meters and then stand there for very long, so I waited on the bus,” said the 5-foot-5 Sewell, who weighed 511 lb. at the time of the funeral. “My friend was a policewoman who wanted to change the world, and there I was at 38 years old with a body that I was killing slowly—to the point that I couldn’t even stand at her grave."
Devastated by her inability to honor her friend, Sewell vowed to make a change.
“I went home and was sitting looking at Facebook and an ad came up from Deanna (Mawson) advertising personal training, and something happened in my head. I thought, ‘This might be the moment,’” Sewell said.
She reached out to Mawson, the owner of @CrossFitWangaratta in Victoria, Australia, and booked an introductory session.
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