First thing you should know – I haven’t always been into exercise, good food, and mindfulness. I come from a pretty overweight family, growing up on turkey drummers and smiley faces. I didn’t eat vegetables until I was at university – a weird time to start, I know.
But that’s exactly what got me here. I got to uni – the first time I could do things totally on my own – and went my own way. And now I realise that any of us can go our own way at any time. Everything you have in your life is what you decided to have. Everything around you is the culmination of the small decisions you make day in and day out. So if you want a new life, you have to start making different decisions.
Back to me though because that’s what this page is all about, right? Everything I do comes back to my family. In the past 8 years we’ve had 2 near-death experiences where I almost lost my mum and my uncle to things that could have been avoided if they’d lived healthier lifestyles. The emotions I went through not knowing for certain if I was going to see them again is what drives me to help and inspire others every day. I don’t want anybody to have to go through that because of something that could be avoided by just making simple changes.
So here we are. I write blogs, I make videos, I run personal training sessions and projects across the country to educate, inspire, and lead people into new decisions and entirely new lives.
Long term? I basically want to save the world. I want to “flip” the NHS from a “sick-care” system that looks after sick people to a “health-care” system that stops them getting sick in the first place. Without taking a ton of drugs every day. If I end up getting death threats from pharmaceutical companies – I know I’m doing it right.
In the meantime, I’m going to keep on telling stories, improving my own life, and doing my bit to make the world a little bit happier. One day at a time.