No support, financially embarrassed, unfit, no motivation and slowly suffocating.
I was struggling with life!
40+ wanted to change this situation, didn’t know how or where to turn!
I have always been a very optimistic or active person. I loved playing soccer, golf, going to the gym and having a few beers.
We all have our bad days and we show them in different ways. But no one really knows what you are really feeling but you and the thoughts going through your mind.
Life can just suck you in and spit you out!
I needed help. Although I went to the doctors where I ended up taking medication and had a few counseling sessions, it was not enough.
Something was still missing on my path to recovery.
Until I stand up for myself and think about what made me happy and helped me focus!
Fitness, something anyone could do, so why not me again.
I decided I had had enough of the silly nights of going to bed, waking up late, sitting on the couch watching sky sports over and over! I was already taking a few walks along the local prom, getting some fresh air as I saw the flowing water of the River Mersey.
I always saw a few joggers go by, which triggered something in me to try.
So I did it!
I thought I was still in good shape; I forgot that a few years or more had gone by without a real race and soon found out that it was going to be a lot harder than I thought.
I tried to blast 2 miles away! It only took me 23 minutes flat, I had to walk part of it.
Well, that was embarrassing. Breathe hard, sweat more than I was in my last job interview.
However, when I returned home with my legs shaking, something triggered inside me to start over and continue.
I got a little high, and it was different from the feelings I had sitting on that couch.
It also briefly stopped my negative thoughts. My mate Hez at the time was also running and he was cheering me on, where he had the idea of posting our races to motivate each other to keep doing it.
I improved in this race and gradually gained my confidence to join a gym.
It worked for my well-being. From 2 miles in 23 minutes to 10 km in 55 minutes. It might not be Olympic qualifying times, but it’s still a great achievement – In my words, I was buzzing my lips (very happy).
I found the missing link that would help me heal.
I started documenting my new trip and progress on social media which allowed me to focus and support my fellow runners / friends.
It gave me a sense of accomplishment every time I wrote a post.
It led me to improve my nutrition and fitness through someone who introduced me to the # 1 weight management and wellness brand that stumbled across my profile.
Obviously, I was skeptical.
Which wouldn’t, but the more I leaned on it, the more it piqued my interest. Guess it was at the right time, so I thought why not, nothing was venturing, nothing was winning… right?
I did my due diligence before fully committing.
- Now I’m the fittest since I was 20
- More energy
- More concentrated
- More motivated and have a more positive mindset.
- This now brings me to start my own business with an income opportunity.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have my moments and I still have to remember where I am and where I was, but I am now in a stronger position to recognize the signs.
I was fortunate to still have a family to support me through difficult times and also had time to give myself some space to heal.
Do you feel like this, can you relate or know someone who is in this situation or something similar?
If you were me and struggling like me, choking on life, or feeling like you were heading this way, you should contact me via Instagram –
@Mersey_View_Runner_ or by email – [email protected]
If I can overcome these challenges and turn the tide, why can’t you – Let’s do this together!