My glasses are on. You know it’s a serious and frankly fecking awesome blog post when I write it with my glasses on…it means that I am focused and concentrating!
Over the past few years I have learnt a heck of a lot about myself. I have learnt that I am opinionated, driven, argumentative at times, fun-loving, and confident in a lot of ways.
These traits don’t always stand me in good stead though – as I have a tendency to think that I know best about pretty much everything! Which means that I often repeat the same mistakes over and over again yet hope for a different result.
Pretty bloody stupid really!
I wrote about this recently. About trying something different. If what you have been doing for years isn’t working for you, then maybe it’s time to try something different…
I wrote about not giving up on your dream. In fact I think I used the words, ‘If you want something badly enough then you have to fucking fight for it. Don’t give up!’
I wrote about it being hard to live life in a way that you don’t want to live it.
This was the exact point that I found myself in a few months ago. I was binge-eating again. I was spending most of my spare time watching Netflix and sitting on the sofa. I was snacking constantly. Food was the one thing you could guarantee that was on my mind. I had no sooner eaten breakfast – which was probably bought from the fecking DriveThru – than I was thinking about lunch…or the snack that I would have before lunch! My weight was spiralling out of control – again – and I just couldn’t see a way forward. I was desperate to make a change – and I had a lot of knowledge in my head – but there was something lacking.
I was seriously considering having life-threatening surgery in order to save my life – the irony of that is not lost on me!
I had hit what I felt was rock-bottom again. A place that I didn’t think I’d see after clawing my way out of it a few years ago.
And then I gave myself a kick up the arse.
I started looking around for someone new to work with. I went to see a few trainers. I wanted to suss them out. I did my research – you know me well by now…I love my research! I did some digging on social media and I asked my contacts for recommendations. I immediately ditched three people after meeting them. They didn’t feel genuine. Years of working in resourcing and personality profiling people for a living means that I am not bad at spotting a bullshitter! I wanted to find someone that I could trust, someone genuine and knowledgable, who was passionate about what they do and the impact that they could have. I wanted someone with a proven track record and someone who walks the walk. I wanted someone that I could see myself working with on a long-term basis…as there are no quick fixes full-stop, but I have a lot of work to do and didn’t want anyone that would irritate me along the way!
I found Alex.
Since working with Alex my outlook has changed.
I am back in the gym three times a week and training twice a week at home too. I haven’t binged in 75 days now. I am eating three meals a day and struggling to get through those at times…genuinely – I was going to call for help the other day as I think someone may have abducted the old me! I haven’t eaten junk. I haven’t snacked between meals. I am not obsessing about food.
I am starting to lead the life that I want to lead.
Now please don’t get me wrong – I am the one doing the fecking hard work! You and I both know that we have to put the effort in as nobody else can do it for us. It takes a lot of strength and mental toughness to focus on making changes. You have to put the work in. And I do!
But Alex just has a knack of making you focus and think differently. He’s really fucking good at what he does.
The problem is that there is only one of him…and lots of us losers out there struggling to make changes.
And this next bit of the blog is where I get all excited and serious. So I want to lead into it properly…
You know me well enough by now to know that I don’t ‘recommend’ anything that I think won’t make a real difference to you. I have been offered some crazy things over the years – £25k to promote weight loss pills once! – to reach out to you guys and encourage you down a path that I wouldn’t go down myself. I have more integrity than that though – having been through hell and back trying every bloody weight loss method you can name or imagine. I once wrapped myself in cling film and olive oil…but let’s not go there! Jesus…I don’t half get side-tracked, don’t I?!
I will get to the point now…
Alex has pulled together an online coaching programme and I am so bloody excited to share it with you!
Opportunities to work with someone like Alex don’t come along very often. His insight and enthusiasm and work ethic cannot fail to motivate. But you need to bring something to the party too…in fact you need to bring a lot to the party – you have to be prepared to put the work in if you really want the life that you have been craving! I won’t try and put words into his mouth though, so I have just copied the following straight off his Facebook page:
JOIN MY TEAM AND GET IN CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHT
Everyday I receive enquiries from people frustrated and confused about the best way to lose weight. Over the past 10 years I’ve helped many clients lose weight and keep it off for good.
I am now launching my first online 12 week programme to share my approach and strategies with you.
This is for you if you want to:
– Lose weight with the support and encouragement of a team of like minded people
– Learn how you can take control of your weight and see the results you want
– Identify and learn how to overcome the barriers that are stopping you from getting the results you want
– Receive my nutritional tips and guidance
– Have the opportunity to put all your questions to me
– Are ready and committed to making changes
You will be part of a private group on Facebook. This online programme provides you to work at your own pace at times that suit you. It starts on June 13th and finishes on September 4th.
Email me if you are interested in signing up:
I will mention that I am sharing this with you for nothing other than a healthy glow of satisfaction knowing that I am pointing you towards something that could change your life! Although Alex might be kind and let me off a couple of reps in the gym…then again, he might add a few as that would mean extra progress! This isn’t one of those blogger reviews that you start to wonder about the ulterior motive. I am genuinely excited to share this with you and haven’t been asked to do it.
I don’t know why I feel the need to caveat with this…I read something earlier about dodgy bloggers and felt obliged – although to be honest, I don’t feel like a blogger…I am just a fellow loser sharing the struggles and highlighting something that I think might make the struggle a bit easier!
Again, I will say that you have to be prepared to put in the hard work. Nobody else can do it for you.
If you’re sat at home after indulging over the bank holiday weekend, maybe thinking about re-joining the same weight loss group you have re-joined time and time again…or repeating the same patterns of behaviour over and over again…well, maybe it’s time to do something a little different.
I think you will be very pleasantly surprised. Get in touch with Alex – what have you got to lose…except weight?!
On that note, I am buggering off for the evening. The one thing that Alex hasn’t been able to help me with is my love of Made in Chelsea – so I am off to watch my favourite scripted reality shite! Although it hasn’t been the same since Francis left…Francis was a dude!
Thank you for reading.