In short, I am a middle-aged male who has led a largely sedentary lifestyle for most of the past 20 years. Over that time, I put on a large amount of weight, lost much of it, and then regained some of it again. I have been through upheavals in my life, such as the loss of family members (2 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 grandparents, and 1 cousin), a divorce and the subsequent loss of contact with my 2 sons, workplace problems which led to stress induced anxiety and depression, as well as a number of other incidents which I have found to be difficult periods in my life. In many ways, I believe that am not so different from the average person likely to be reading this blog, and I suspect that if you have found me here you are searching for help, information and inspiration to complete your own life-changing journey, so I hope that the articles I publish here will serve to inspire you to achieve your goals no matter how lofty they might be.
This blog documents my personal journey to lose weight, improve my health and fitness, and to becoming a Master Personal Trainer by September 2013. I’m sure that my journey will continue long after I reach all of my goals, and as my journey changes from getting fit to promoting fitness, I will continue to document my journey as it grows and changes over time. I hope that in a way, I will be paying forward to others the help love and support that I have received when I have needed it, and if anything in this blog benefits you personally, I hope you will also feel inspired to pay it forward.