The Pivot – Changing Your Fitness Origin Story

"I found that every single successful person I've ever spoken to had a turning point and the turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50 and most never make it at all."

~ Brian Tracy

I made the pivot roughly seven years ago, when after eight years of shift work I’d had enough.

At 2-am (on night shift) one winters night, I decided to put money down on a Personal Training certification. It was the right decision, one that has undoubtedly altered the way I live my life for the better.

The origin story for this change happened a couple of years earlier. I’ve told this storey many times (you can read about it here) so I won’t bore you with too many details. But, at age 36, I was broken and fat.

Suffering from patella tendinosis in both knees, carpal tunnel syndrome and I weighed in at just under 100kg (not much of this was muscle).

After years of neglecting my health, and many failed attempts at weight loss, I made a firm decision to change for good.

That pivot allowed me to make the next decision which furthered me along the path to lasting change; To a fitter, healthier and happier version of myself.

I not sure where I’m going with this other than to say, we all need to keep trying to improve.

A small change you make today might be the beginnings of your new origin story, the catalyst for a much larger change down the track.

If I didn’t decide to change my habits, start training, eating better at 36, I would have never been able to change my career to personal training at age 40.

I’ll stop talking now and leave you with one more quote.

"Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in instalments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success."

~ Israelmore Ayivor

It’s time to make the pivot, to create your own origin story, and write a new ending for your best life. Are you ready…

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