My Health Scare
It was approx. 6am 8th April 2014, when I awoke just before my alarm went off, I got out of bed and was about to get under the shower, but something didn’t feel right, I had no control of my left arm, when I tried to move it with my right arm it flung against the bedroom wall without any feeling. I returned bed and dialled 000, I went to speak but the words struggled to come out, it was as if I had a mental disability. 20 mins later I was in a ambulance on my way to the hospital. I’d had an ischemic stroke, I’m very grateful to say that over several months I made full recovery.
It Was Time To Change
In July 2014 I settled into my new place, fully recovered and excited to be back to the local area from a sea change which wasn’t so enjoyable. I knew that I was lucky to have such a good recovery, but also knew that I needed to make some lifestyle changes.
So, in Nov 2014 I joined up with Assist PT some mornings even training at 5.45am, sounds hard, but feeling fantastic for the rest of the day made it worthwhile.
I wasn’t really thinking that I needed to make that much of a change, after all I was exercising now and I had lost a few kilos on my own, but I had done that 100’s of times before and of course put it back on again.
Being around at Assist PT, hearing about the challenges they ran, seeing such noticeable changes in other members and seeing how happy they looked got me thinking.
So I went along to an information night and see if this was for me. Then I jumped in, not really have much of a clue what I was in for, I just knew that I wanted to lose weight and gain energy. I was nervous, will I fail, will this be a waste of money.
In April 2015 I started a 12 week challenge, OMG! How will I cope over Easter? After all one of the best things about being an adult was consuming Easter eggs for a couple of months prior to the Easter bunny bringing chocolate.
With the nutrition and mindset training I was given, it was actually quite easy to stay on track, and that’s coming from someone who ate chocolate and lollies almost every single day, in fact often Friday night’s dinner was a block of Cadbury chocolate and a packet of natural confectionery lollies.
I really enjoyed the training. I honestly surprised myself with how easy it was to stay on track, I wasn’t perfect all of the time and unlike any diet I’ve done by the end of week 12 was not when I found it the hardest but the easiest, it just felt so much better eating healthy food, knowing when and what to eat and even knowing that it’s okay to have some cheat eats occasionally.
To Matt & Annette I want to say thanks so much for getting me on track with my health and fitness. I feel like this is the best thing I’ve done and could not have done it without you guys.
I can honestly say that I’ve never felt so good about myself. Thanks for believing in me. Thanks for only encouraging me and being tough enough on me to push myself that bit further.
It’s now 4 years on and I still just can’t thank you enough. It’s the best money I’ve spent, teaching me a lifetime of healthiness. Whenever anyone starts talking about wanting to get healthier I always mention the 12 week challenge I did.
If Matt & Annette can get me on track they can get anyone on track. If only I’d done this sooner! Hopefully no more serious health scares for me in the years to come.
It’s one thing to help clients get amazing results in 12 weeks but a whole new ball game teaching them how to change their lives so they can keep their results after leaving you. Experience the difference with Assist PT.