Fitness Maniacs is my passion. Weight loss, exercise and a lifestyle change has taken my life to a happier, healthier level! Everyone deserves it, but most people don’t believe that they will ever achieve it. I have seen firsthand that change is possible and that the rewards are great. It is now my ambition to motivate and assist others to achieve their own goals. Being healthy and in-shape opens up so many doors for those who are prepared to give it their all. From personal experience, I can say that my attitude changed, I began to think more positively, my confidence was boosted and my life in general improved. The best part was that it became a fun way of life for me. Of course there are still tough days, but they have become few-and-far between. Whilst some are happy to make excuses as to why they can’t exercise, I look for more reasons and opportunities to exercise!
One thing I just could not do was run. It infuriated me, I would see other participants start their journey as non runners and by the end of 12 weeks they were running with ease. When I say run I mean running 1km without stopping. This frustrated me. So in June 2014 I made up my mind to change this once and for all. My goal was to run 1km without stopping. Now, let me assure you my style of running is more of a shuffle – some would call it a very fast walk – whatever, I don’t care, for me it is running.
So, every day I arrived at the “track” which was the Westville Civic Centre. The track was 333 metres long. My first attempt I made 100 metres without stopping. I kept this up every day. This was my goal, I owned the goal. People stared at me – I did not care. Present day….if you get to the Civic Centre early enough on a Saturday morning you will see me running “my track”. 5kms without stopping.
My point? The journey never ends….we just set new goals. Start your journey today.
Best of Luck!