While many of us are not at the weight we would ideally like, most of us lack the motivation to do anything about it. While being overweight is shown as a lead indicator of heart disease and other conditions that will put us in an early grave, for most people this distant reality is not enough to force us off the couch and into our running shoes. One woman who was over 90kgs overweight received instant motivation when her larger frame broke a rollercoaster seat. Read on to find out what happened.
Danielle Wright was 90kgs overweight when she visited a theme park in the UK. She was already self-conscious about her weight issue and was keen to avoid any of the roller coasters that she would have to squeeze into. While many people are just afraid of the height and speeds experienced on roller coasters, Danielle’s fear came from a different place. Yet we all have that friend who will convince us to try it and Danielle was no different. She decided to go on one roller coaster and instantly regretted it.
While she was able to fit in the seat with a mild squeeze, her large stomach would not allow the safety to frame to lock in over her. An attendant at the theme park came over to assist. He had to step on the frame with all his weight to finally lock it in place. The way he looked at Danielle already made her feel like she would rather be anywhere else. Things got worse when the ride ended, Danielle tried to disembark and the safety lock made a terrible noise as it rose above her. An announcement echoed across the theme park, the ride was closed due to a broken seat.
Danielle, feeling incredibly embarrassed now had the motivation she needed to turn her life around. She started to diet and exercise with vigor. The memories of that day were locked in her mind and if at any moment she felt like returning to old ways she quickly thought of that experience and it made her stay strong. While it was a horrible day for Danielle, she was lucky it happened. It caused her to get her life on track, lose 90kg and fix an issue that would have caused massive health issues in the future. If you are reading this and are overweight, don’t wait for your rollercoaster day. Focus on your health today. Your life should be plenty of motivation.