I would regularly join a gym in January, determined to get fit but would have probably stopped going by mid Feb.
I wasn’t doing any exercise regularly and felt lethargic, out of shape and concerned about potential health problems I was storing up for the future. Intellectually I knew the benefits of exercising but I didn’t have any idea of what to do or how to go about getting fitter.
I was pretty intimidated by the whole idea of getting fit and the thought of exercising filled me with dread; I had no confidence at all in my ability to do anything physical.
I was worried Colette would be appalled at how unfit I was and my diet. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do what she asked me to do and that she'd tell me (gently!) that there was no point in my training.
I thought Colette might not have the patience required to help me start seeing results.
She has introduced exercise into my life by stealth! I was essentially a lazy person who would happily spend a lot of time doing very little.
Somehow (and I really don’t know how) she persuaded me into the habit of exercising with the result that I now choose to do it!
I can remember thinking that exercising 3 times a week was a sensible goal but I couldn’t imagine achieving it…now I’m choosing to exercise 4-5 times a week, every week and I miss it if I don’t do it.
I have been educated not just in the various exercise options that I have and the benefits of each one but I now also have a firm grounding in nutrition – all of which means I have the tools that I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and see results.
My outlook on exercise and diet has changed completely, I’ve had a complete overhaul to my physical and mental attitude – which is permanent.
This has given me the confidence to get out there and try new things and turned around how I see myself.