My name is Hilary and I am 49 years old and I live in Wellington, Somerset. I was born and brought up in Leicestershire in a loving family. I have 3 sisters and a brother and although we are spread far and wide we remain a very close family. I moved to Somerset in 1996 and felt right at home. I am married with a son, step- son, step-daughter and 3 wonderful grand children. I love being part of a big family.

I have done various jobs over the years, have experienced living abroad, and a mixture of life experiences some more enjoyable than others. I believe that what we experience in life makes us what we are. I went through a divorce which led to being a single parent for a while, which made me a more independent person. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and went through major surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery. I realised that there were a lot of people worse off than me and 9 years later I’m still here. I am happy to share my experience and help other people to cope through a dreadful time if they need it.

For 11 years I ran my own business as a Rosemary Conley diet and fitness instructor. I met some amazing people along the way and made many friends for life. I had a weight problem myself and could empathise with each and everyone of them. I know how important it is to be a healthy weight but I know that it is just as important to feel confident in your own skin.

About Shapesmith

Our lives change shape as we go through life, as do our bodies. As a Blacksmith moulds, and re-shapes things, I hope to be able to help you re-shape the way you see and feel about yourself.
I can advise you on a healthy way of eating with my new eating plan and help to get you fitter at one of my exercise sessions. You could join one of my Mo-Tea-Vation sessions which is a good way of making friends in a very friendly atmosphere as well as learning about body image, health and well-being over a cuppa. I can take you for a shopping trip and transform the way you see yourself and make you realise that dressing correctly for your body shape can make all the difference. I can share my experience of cancer and all the things associated with that including treatment, lack of confidence with your change in body shape, finding suitable underwear after surgery, one to one chat face to face or on the phone. I can also give presentations/talks to groups covering any of the above mentioned subjects, these can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Start re-shaping your life now by going to my contact page and together we will start forging a new you.