Tom Middlebrook

“Taking part in physical activity has always been something I have enjoyed; a kick about in the park with friends, playing tennis, outdoor adventure activities. Whatever it is, I’m always up for getting involved. However, life changes. The things we once had time for have become lost, and the challenge of a work-life balance takes centre stage.

As a young, working adult the time I had for health and fitness seemingly drifted away. After a long day at work the evenings became dedicated to doing nothing – there seemed to be no time for anything else. Finish work, commute home, make dinner, eat dinner, go to bed. Where was the time for anything else? And to be honest, in my early twenties I didn’t really care! I could eat and drink as much as wanted with little or no effect on my physical and mental wellbeing. Life was actually pretty easy.

But then came the late twenties…

It turns out you can’t eat and drink as much as you like and do no exercise! Not only does your physical appearance change, a feeling of unhealthiness kicks in. I became lethargic and unmotivated and good night’s sleep was hard to come by! And on top of this, confidence plummeted. It was time to make a change.

I needed to make time for health and fitness. Stop making poor excuses about there not being enough hours in the day – find them! This won’t be the same for everyone, but for me, I needed to make the most of the mornings. Stop rolling out of bed with barely enough time to get to work; start getting up earlier and do some exercise. Finding the motivation to achieve this was tough, but I succeeded by signing up to my local gym and paying for PT sessions. I honestly could not have done it alone. Yes, PT might be expensive, but it is 100% worth it!”

 

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