"I copped it on the chin, a PT shouldn't look like this let alone a Body Transformation Specialist"
I went from being on my feet 10 hours a day working one on one with my clients in a commercial gym to running a studio on my feet just an hour a day.
Little did I realize over the course of 12 months I had gone from being very active to sedentary.
I was in complete denial of the changes that started to happen to my body shape, I remember looking at myself in the mirror and thinking I was still 'OK' because in a certain light I had (the outline) of abs.
Having been lean before I wasn't prepared to take the massive action it took to do it again, I was happy getting stronger and if that meant being in a XL shirt so be it.
I was comfortable (or, so I thought), my clients were all fatter than me so I was doing OK and nothing was going to change unless I had no choice but to change.
That 'no choice' came by way of a message from somebody I had a great deal of respect for. Have a read...
"You're getting really fat and it ain't a good look."
Honestly, those words cut me, they really struck a nerve. I didn't reply straight away, I felt like I had to defend myself so I started to think up excuses or a way to play down the situation.
I could have told Cribby that I had just got back from holidays, or that the opening of our studio was stressful but every time I'd write the message I couldn't read it back to myself.
It was soft, a complete roll over, if I had of sent a reply back that didn't accept totally responsibility for situation I found myself in I would have lost all respect from Cribby and that was more important to me than 'saving face'.
The reality was I had no where to hide because deep down I knew what he said was the truth.
When I finally replied it was short, sweet and straight to the point.
"I fked up, I'll fix it"
It's really simple but one of the hardest things you can say.
Accepting total responsibility for the situation you find yourself in without using a scape goat will rattle you deep to your core.
What you do next speaks loudly to the people around you and shows them what you're made of.
I think I would be pretty accurate to say most people want to be a good role model for the people around them
My definition of a good role model isn't somebody who is perfect, it's not somebody that doesn't make any mistakes.
My definition of a good role model is somebody who can recognize when they have fucked up, openly acknowledge they've fucked up and gets straight to work fixing their fuck up.
Integrity is the value I hold higher than any other, it displays to the world that you are competent and reliable.
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