Nicola Bleakley was overweight in her teens. At the age of 28 she was weighing much more than what a teenager of her age should weigh. She didn’t have a control over diet at that time and went to bed very day with a bag of chips, some fizzy drinks and chocolates.
Now after much effort the actress has been able to bring down her body weights. She gives much of the credit to her sister Christine Bleakley who supported her very much in loosing weight.
Nicola says that her sister was a great help to her in getting into shape. With the intention of reducing weights, Nicola joined a slimming club. Christine used to accompany her sister for most of the classes and walked along with her when she was too big to walk any long distances.
Nicola says that she still goes out to walk with her sister while at home. But now Nicola can run or walk more distances than what she used to cover when she was overweight. Nicola is now the brand ambassador for Unislim in Ireland and was even crowned the Slimmer of the Year 2004.