My Fitness Journey
Gravitas model Gethin shares his incredible story...
"Sitting here and thinking back to how my journey started has made me realise just how far I have come. I have been wanting to get back into my fitness for a long time. A quick back story of myself and why this journey wasn't just a 'keep me occupied' activity during lockdown but more of an emotional barrier that I was able to break thanks to the time lockdown presented.
When I was younger, I was always active; I had to get involved in to as many sports as possible: squash, badminton, football, athletics, basketball and martial arts. However, when I was 15 years old I was involved in an accident where I was hit by a car travelling at 60mph. For 7 years my life was on hold as I went through intense rehabilitation and had over 8 major surgeries. I sustained a number of injuries, fractures and had temporal paralysis down my left arm for over 2 years. Life became tough. I felt a sense of being lost and guilt for putting my family through stress. During my recovery, my parents divorced, which was another challenge, particularly as I couldn’t physically move to comfort my mother when she was upset. But these times are here to challenge us and I have come to discover that you can either let the obstacles absorb you or you can change your mindset and reach for the positives.
Lockdown brought an opportunity, an opportunity I didn't think would come. With 2 weeks off work, I had a lot of time on my hands. My girlfriend Victoria challenged me to a 'plank off' which I lost, and this was the catalyst I needed to reignite my love for fitness. Within a month of lockdown, I was working less and utilised this time to work-out, cycle, run and eat healthier. I wanted this to be a change of lifestyle, not just a time filler over lockdown. I found myself an online coach, Kyle Green Fitness and it has been the best purchase so far. He has helped me through my journey with a workout plan and meal plan. We have only been working together for 4 months so far and already I have lost over 3 stone.
The Results (so far)
I have come so far already - my girlfriend Victoria (who is a therapist) taught me that if you change your mindset, surround yourself with positive people who support your goals, anything is possible. Lockdown for me will be always remembered as the time that changed my life for the better.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Kyle Green Fitness for giving me the tools, knowledge and the support. In such a short time we have seen big changes. My last thank you goes to my family and girlfriend who have supported me throughout -especially my girlfriend who helped me changed my mindset and ways of thinking to create a more positive outlook. Her support has been invaluable through this journey. You can find more about her details at: www.Victoriamaskell.com.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, which you can follow on Instagram: pgethin_my_fitness_journey."