Munro-Halkyard beats the food and body image myth

Aroha Treacher
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti

He toa hiki maitai, he kai-hohe uakaha taiea hoki a Puawai Munro-Halkyard e whakapuaki kōrero mai ana mō tana hīkoi pakeke i ngā tau tekau nei, e pākia ana e te mate puku ruaki. I ēnei rā, e tau ana te ngākau ki te āhua o tōna tinana, ā ka whāngaia kētia, kaare mō te noho kore kai.

He kaiwhakataetae taiea a Munro-Halkyard, kua whakamutua tāna taututetute i te mate pukuruaki, i te āhua hoki o tōna tinana.

“I started to educate myself around I need fuel to live and to be able to perform so it's taught me a lot to appreciate my body as it is and to appreciate it for what it can do not for what it can look like.”

He mate i ngau i a ia i nga tau tekau i a ia e tākaro ana. I ētahi wā kihai ia i kai, tūturu he wā i tino pākia ia e te āwangawanga.

“It was a horrible period of a lot of self-hate. It's been a lot of ups and downs because I've had to face a lot of demons inside of this head of mine, but it's helped me come out the other side and I feel like my life is only just starting.”

Mai i taua wā, kua riro i aia nga taitara hiki maitai, ā, e toru hoki ngā wā i tū ia ki te whakataetae CrossFit ā-rohe.

“Four years ago I came across CrossFit and it taught me that I needed energy to be able to do the things that I wanted to so I pretty much stopped pretty fast.”

Ko te tinana ora tāna e whai nei ināianei, kia pakari ai te hanga mo te whakataetae hiki maitai whai urunga ki nga taumahekeheke hoa whenua hei ngā wiki tekau mā rua.