A Brand Birthed from My Personal StruggleHelping others regain physical, emotional and mental strength
My Personal Struggle
I have always had my own personal struggle with weight gain and pain since I was a teenager. Being of bigger build and clinically “overweight”, I always felt embarrassed and self conscious of my body and never felt good enough or proud of who I was.
So as a teenager, to try to become thinner and what I thought was better; I started running, I joined the school cross country running team (I was shit but still took part), and swam on a regular basis.
However, even though I was doing all these things to help me get into shape I started to develop pain in my hips and low back. Pain that would often set in after being sat down for long periods of time or at night when I was trying to sleep. This issue was brought up many times with my family and at the doctor’s surgery but I was repeatedly told that I had growing pains and that it would pass.
25 years on I still deal with that pain. It’s not until recently after 5 years of painful inflammation of the eyes, cartilage of the nose and ears called Relapsing Polychondritis that I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylosis; a condition that causes fusion of the spine and triggers all the symptoms that I have dealt with for all these years.
For 10 of those beginning years I was an emotional mess. I continually tried to stay in shape but developed a vicious cycle or unhealthy eating habits, partying, excessive drinking and drug abuse.
Eventually, after a few too many embarrassing and drunken blunders, I decided it was time for change….. I got a personal trainer, got into really good shape and found my love for fitness and healthy eating again. I changed my mindset, my drive and my life and I was reawakened. I had finally made a commitment to myself, to my health and wellness in which I had a passion for all along.
So, after years of unanswered questions, pain, confusion, regrets and also so many personal rewards. I have made it my goal to set out to help others like myself, whether it be from emotional or physical pain, to feel good about themselves again. Who want to overcome their own personal struggle and for those who want to shape up physically, emotionally and mentally and live better, healthier, happier lives.