No support, financially embarrassed, unfit, no motivation and slowly suffocating.
I was struggling with life!
40+ wanted to change this situation, did not know how or where to turn!
I have always been a very upbeat or active sort of person. Loved playing football, golf, going to the gym & having a few beers.
We all have our bad days and show them in different ways. But no one really knows how you are really feeling, but you and the thoughts that race through your mind.
Life can just simply suck you in & spit you out!
I needed help. Although I went to the doctors where I ended up on medication and had a few counseling sessions, it was not enough.
Something was still missing on my road to recovery.
Until I fought back & thought what made me happy and helped me focus!
Fitness, something everyone could do, so why not me again.
I decided I had enough of the silly o’clock nights of going to bed, getting up late, sitting on the sofa watching sky sports on repeat! I was already doing a few walks down the local prom, getting fresh air seeing the flowing water of the river Mersey.
I would always see a few joggers run past which triggered something inside me to give that a go.
So, I did!
I thought I was still fit; forgot a few years or more had passed without any real running and quickly found out this was going to be much tougher than I first thought.
I attempted to give 2 miles a blast! Only took me 23 minutes flat, had to walk some of that.
Well, that was embarrassing. Breathing hard, sweating more than I was in my last job interview.
However, when I walked back home, with shaky legs, something was triggered inside me to do this again and keep going.
I got a bit high, and it was different from the feelings I was having sitting on that couch.
It also stopped my negative thoughts briefly. My mate Hez at the time was running too and he was encouraging me, where he came up with an idea of posting our runs to motivate each other to keep doing it.
I got better at this running and gradually I got a bit of confidence to join a gym.
This was working for my well-being. From 2 miles in 23 minutes to 10k in 55 minutes. Might not be Olympic qualifying times, but it is a great achievement all the same – In my words, I was buzzing my lips off (Very happy).
I found the missing link that would aid me to my recovery.
I started to document my new journey & progress on social media, which gave me a focus and the support of fellow runners/friends.
It was giving me a sense of achievement each time I made a post.
This led me to enhancing my nutrition and fitness via someone introducing me to the no.1 brand in weight management & wellbeing, who came across my profile.
Obviously, I was skeptical.
Who wouldn’t be, but the more I looked into it, the more it got my interest. I guess it was at the right time, so I thought why not, nothing ventured, nothing gained… right?
I did my due diligence before fully committing.
- Now I am the fittest I have been since my 20’s
- More energy
- More focused
- More motivated & have a more positive mindset.
- This is now leading me to start up my own business with an income opportunity.
Do not get me wrong, I still have my moments and I still must remind myself where I am and where I was, but I am in a stronger position now to recognise any signs.
I was lucky that I still had a family to support me in tough times and I also had the timeout to give myself some space to heal.
Are you feeling like this, can you relate or know of someone to be in that situation or something similar?
If you were me and struggling like I was, being suffocated with life or feel your heading that way, you should contact me via Instagram –
@Mersey_View_Runner_ or by email – [email protected]
If I can overcome those challenges & turned it around, why cannot you – Lets do this together!