Teena’s Book


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One of the best self-motivation books you will read

“In ‘One Foot in Front The Other’ I wrote honestly about my own personal journey, because I did not want anyone else to feel as alone as I felt when I weighed 23 stone. I thought I had no other choice than to be that weight for the rest of my life. Instead, I’ve learned there is always hope and it doesn’t have to be about losing weight or climbing mountains either. We all have our own Everest to climb and I now believe it’s possible to conquer anything, as long as you put ‘one foot in front of the other”. Teena Gates

“We were having tea before heading to the mountain when a voice rang out and a delighted Teena bounced into the room with purple leggings and leotard, her belly rolling stubbornly between the two. Everyone stared and I found myself thinking, ‘Oh feck, what are we going out with today?” Pat Falvey, Adventurer.

What other people are saying

  • The power of the mind and human spirit to overcome any obstacle, an astonishing story, book and person. A story that needs to be told. Ian Taylor (Ian Taylor Trekking)
  • What a remarkable story and what a remarkable lady. I can’t wait to see what other goals you take on from here. Tom
  • Every page I turn tells my own story. I can’t believe it. It’s like she’s sitting here beside me, feeling what I feel, and wishing what I wish. I’m going to make changes – from today. (FB Friend).
  • I climbed that mountain beside her, laughed when she laughed and cried when she cried. The red-dress will stay with me for a long time. Mary.

“Swimming here in the water I do imagine for a while that I belong with the beautiful people; with my bulk hidden beneath the waves and just my arms and my face on view. At a tiny five foot in height and weighing more than twice my normal weight, I’m out of place on the shore – the image of a beached whale comes to mind. But in the water I can move freely and I feel beautiful again; whale turned mermaid for as long as I play in the tide, as long as my feet don’t touch the ground, tales of Oisin on my mind.” (One Foot in Front of The Other).

Author’s signed copy (€20 – Eur shipping included)

  • Communicorp
  • Danone
  • Irish Farmers’ Journal
  • Dublin Airport Authority
  • WeightWatchers, Ireland
  • Limerick City & County Enterprise Board
  • ‘Foot In The Door’ Media Trainer for Independent Commercial Radio, Ireland
  • Clare County Enterprise Board
  • Carlow County Enterprise Board
  • Great Outdoors
  • Adrian Hendroff ‘From High Places’
  • Chernobyl Children International
  • Concern Ireland
  • The Hope Foundation
  • LauraLynn Childrens’ Hospice
  • Travel Department
  • Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race
  • 98FM Dublin
  • Newstalk
  • TodayFM Radio
  • Learning Waves Skillnet
  • BCFE, Ballyfermot
  • Pat Falvey, 'The Summit Book'