I was one of the lucky 24 who were chosen from more than 160 applicants for this life changing programme run by a community angel Laura Warren from Revitalizeme.
So so grateful for what I have learned from this experience, it exceeded my expectations beyond what I had actually allowed myself to believe. My current health is nothing short of a miraculous, I'm on the way to Damascus lol.
The health goal I had has been metaphorically smashed out of the park, it was to achieve 94kg have now shifted that goal to achieve a fluctuation between 88-91kg. I have lost 22kg since February when our group first met at the Te Rewa Rewa bridge. My food intake now consists mostly of naturally harvested food and the all powerful immunity boosters such as ginger, turmeric, cayenne, lemon, apple cider, cinnamon ……
I made a conscious decision to rarely eat sugars, breads or alcohol intake. Unintended achievements include regular running, it was never my goal as I thought I would never be able to run again after a back injury in my early 20’s. I now regularly run 3k, 3-5 nights a week with my really happy dog and have added improvements to speed, cardio intervals and what I call monkey running where you run a short distance shifting from upright to a monkey lope. Only do this in the safety of the night hour’s lol.
Who would think cartwheels would ever release an endorphin rush. I have also started sparring at my sons boxing training and have started on strength and mobility. My main activity is surfing to which I am experiencing huge gains in performance and enjoyment. I am now 50 years old and haven’t felt this healthy since I was in my late 20’s.
Mentally, physically, spiritually I am the strongest I have ever been in my life. I am truly grateful to Laura and all of the support from fitness providers business and the health industry locally and nationally.
We often do not look at the external factors that influence our minds, spirit and physical wellbeing as significant, it took me 50 years to wake up and realise the poison mindset which had ravished my health and I am grateful for the chance at a pain free living heading into the back 50 of life.
PS: Haven't had an outbreak of gout since before I started with the team, I estimate roughly 3/4 of the way to the peak of the mountain and still making incremental gains (metaphorically). : ))))))