I started this adaptation of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in my last post...
Now this is a story all about how my health got flipped, turned upside down,I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you I become a healthier dad with no hair...
In the, West Devon county was where I was raised,
in sleep mode is where I spent most of my days,
Goin' out, workin' parentin' and all schoolin' and all eatin' junk food breaking all the rules
When a couple a stones that were up to no good!
Startin' camping up in my neighbourhood,
I got in one little fight with my weight right there,
and said "you've got to do somethin' fat dad with no hair...
So here is the post where in continues to it's conclusion:
I gasped and struggled day after day,
just walking up the stairs, and what can I say?
so I went to a place and heard me snippet,
got me some samples and said fast as a whippet...
F1 this is bad
sipping aloe out of plastic champagne glass,
is this what the people of Herbalife live like,
hmmm this might be all right
but wait I hear it;'s expensive and all that
is this the type lifestyle to make me belly flat
I'm not sure but I'll see when I get there
I hope they're prepared for the fat dad with no hair
Well the products landed and when they came out
there was an apple oat fibre, F1 caffe latte that had some clout
I ain't tryin' to get my patience tested, they just got here
I sprang for the F1 strawberry because it was clear
I would stick with the idea despite any sneers
the website said fresh and from all the gear
if anything I could say that this felt so rare
I was ready to get it yo homes "to health" yeah!
I stopped to think about day 7 or 8
and I yelled "I feel great" yo homes my health's greater
looked at my body and man I could swear
that one day I could be a fit dad with no hair!
So, I am about 10 days into using my Herbalife products and about on the 5th day of the challenge. I currently have an incredible amount of energy and am feeling more positive and motivated than I have pretty much ever, I mean I certainly can't remember the last time II felt like this anyway. The challenge is great fun and there's a real community on the Facebook group, lots of people adding pictures and videos of the exercise they're doing, the food they're making and other things besides such as workout playlists. There is tons of support with videos of the challenges that are exercises and clear instructions for other challenges. Everybody is getting stuck in and the feedback is constant as not everybody can do things at the same time...
I signed up in order to improve my health and well-being, so far I couldn't be any happier with the results and can't wait to see the results at the end of the 21 day challenge. I have no doubt about continuing beyond that and am excited to get the message out there. I am not going to lie I would love to make a bit of extra cash by showing people the way, at least to get my 50% discount on products. But honestly, if nobody ever signed up I would be carrying on regardless. With what I spent on lunches, snacks, coffees and god knows what else I honestly think I've actually saved money (which was a bonus I didn't think about).
Don't worry, I am not going to turn this blog into some kind of lifestyle advert that constantly plugs things. I just want to share the positive impact this change has had for me. This change, just like my blog, is all about my kids and my mission to be the kind of dad they deserve. My health is a massive part of raising my kids right and actually being there to do so, let alone having the energy to be useful. So, long may the improvements continue...
In other news...
I managed to pass my final assessment of my teacher training and although I'm not as on top of my classroom management as I'd like to be, I am certainly getting there and am a lot more confident with my practice. My massively increased energy levels have helped me so much. I have already been offered some cover work and literally just registered on a tutoring website, ready to go. I can't wait to get out there and start improving my practice to help people learn.
It's been a long journey, but with a long list of amazing people who helped me through I got there. Including firstly, my beautiful family and all of my friends from my PGCE course who shared the roller-coaster of an experience with me. All of the professionals from both placement schools, the university and from the course provider who kept me on track. In addition to this, a specialist mentor, several doctors and a counsellor have given me fantastic guidance. A particularly special mention goes to my patient and incredibly supportive wife, along with my life-long homie who always has my back.
I am now a teacher in addition to being a parent. Here's hoping it's the start of a long and fulfilling career, however that might look.
Peace, health, love and prosperity to all who took time to read this. The same, but maybe slightly less to the rest of them! They'll never know...