Good morning from the sunny UK (it’s actually pissing down as I type this! Typical British summer!)…
I haven’t posted for bloody ages it seems. I won’t lie though – I’ve had a really tough few months again, with my mental health. One thing that I’ve learned from my recovery is that it is perfectly OK to have relapses. It’s not about how low you get knocked down – But about how high you bounce back up again after! My recovery time definitely seems to have shortened nowadays. I can only take positives from this latest set back. Like they say ; Onwards and upwards! 😄
Despite the relapse, I have continued to train hard and eat healthy. I made a big decision to stop training with my personal trainer. He has helped me massively on my journey (so far), but for reasons I won’t mention out of respect for him, I have decided it’s time to do my own thing.
I am now aiming to go to the gym 4 or 5 times a week. I am weight training 2/3 times a week and then I am doing 2/3 days cardio. The aim is to keep losing weight, but try to tone up as I go along. I even did a spin class last week (and again tomorrow!) which I absolutely loved! Apart from the killer aches between my Crown Jewels and arse crack, it really helped me to burn off the calories and mental cloud from my head at the same time! I invested in some padded cycling shorts for next time. Hopefully that will help in that department anyway!!! 🤣
Below you can see my progression photo’s so far. The left photo’s were taken in May 2018, and the right photo’s were taken May 2019:
In May 2018 I weighed in at 135kg.
In May 2019 I weighed 100.8kg.
I have lost nearly 35kg in a year! Despite my constant, and sometimes terrifying battle against mental illness. I am not trying to preach to you reading this, but I was honestly at rock bottom back in May 2018. I had no idea how I was going to turn my life around. Not only physically but mentally too! That being said, one day something inside my head clicked. It was as if somebody had literally flicked a switch. That was the day I set about my mission.
So weight loss aside, I am getting back into writing posts for my blog. I forgot how therapeutic I found it. Of course it’s great to share my experiences, which I hope in time, will help to normalise mental health for some people. But most importantly, it is a form of self-therapy for myself.
Anyway, I will keep my comeback post short and sweet. Please give my blog a follow, like and share the posts you like or find useful. I always love hearing back from you with your thoughts and opinions. Also, if there is something you’d like me to write about then contact me direct or through the link below to my social media pages.
Thanks for reading and all the best!
Mr F x
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