Like some of you, I come from an area which has problems with unemployment, poverty, crime and drugs.
We didn’t have much money growing up and more people in my (surrounding) family went to prison than went to University. Statistics eh.
I have over 60 cousins.
Family get togethers were always great fun.
Bootlegging a bit of vodka or whisky or selling a few “shell suits” was normal in our family.
Buying stuff on the cheap was a part of life, as was, asking for discounts or seeing if you knew anyone who could get whatever you needed cheaper.
Don’t get me wrong, my Mum and Dad brought us up well, spent every penny they had on us.
They took me all over Britain to play rugby.
And took us all abroad.
I’m not ashamed of any of this, quite the opposite I’m proud, having no money did me good, in so many ways.
Looking back I can see, the real trouble for me started after I left school and found new mates.
Don’t worry I ain’t done anything dodgy, or even got a criminal record, but in my younger days I was what you may call a “hell of a boy” or a “waster” – my mum would regularly remind me of this one, (she is good like that).
It was the usual stuff – too much partying and not enough sense to know any better.
But as you have guessed I gave all those shenanigans up and believe I saved my life, and changed the direction of my future.
And I did it using the only way I know how – by getting fitter and improving my bad habits.
And you can do it too.
I’m sharing this with you today because I think you should never write yourself off.
No matter where you are right now.
You are not powerless, you can make a big turnaround (maybe even a dramatic one like I have).
To turn your life around using fitness and nutrition, head over here to get started immediately (3 options):
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