I joined Gavin Oliver Fitness in August 2016. Before this I had tried many diets, Bootcamps, gyms and everything in-between. However, what I am saying here is not that any of the other places or diets or advice did/didn’t work, they were just lacking that something. This was stopping me achieving weight loss and having a knock-on effect throughout my life. I couldn’t find or understand what this ‘thing’ was!
I have 3 girls and as any women who has had kids knows, it changes your body. With the stress of life, 3 girls, a job, a fiancé who is self-employed who is out early and back late some nights it’s hard to fit in time for me to exercises. Therefore, I must exercise at 6am.
One day I said enough was enough! I had convinced myself for months I was happy with the way I was and that this is how I was going to stay for the rest of my life. Sad, I know, but it’s how I felt. Turns out I wasn’t happy at all, how I looked wasn’t making me happy and it was affecting me as a person, which affected my mood, which affected my family, my work, you can see the pattern occurring. The problem was, I had said enough was enough a million times before, however, I went and signed up to Gavin Oliver Fitness and this is where it all changed for me!
Gavin is a real-world person. He understands the struggle of life and that it’s not just our motivation own motivation that sometimes stops us achieving our fitness goals. We are not athletes and do not need to spend hours counting calories, weighing and measuring food out, this does not fit into our extremely hectic lifestyles. It’s about the whole package, a direct quote from Gavin himself.
I didn’t take it in and didn’t really hit it until Jan 2017 as I just couldn’t get that it was a simple as a, b, c. Gavin has supported me from the very first day, with constant support every step of the way, not just at the sessions. He has helped me with nutrition, motivation, guided me on extra sessions and running, so I don’t overdo it and burn myself out and have the opposite effect. This actually happened until I actually decided to listen to Gavin.
My biggest comment on Gavin and his approach are how he has helped my mindset. To take on a massive change like this, I had to change my mindset. This was key for me and my biggest problem! Having to take it in small manageable steps, not expecting massive results in a matter of days was hard to comprehend although I knew this was the right way to go about it. He has told me anyone can be trained to exercise, that’s the easy part, the hard part is changing and working on everything else that goes with it.
I wasn’t ready for any of this because I never knew about it. Gavin, however, brought all this to light and I realised, this was the part lacking in my past fitness ventures. His support in this area has been amazing and has helped me achieve the results in the picture attached.
To date I have lost 2 ½ stone. This could have been more, however, things are not straightforward and weight has gone on and off. My willingness to adopt this new life is still rocky, however it’s a far cry from when I started I can 100% guarantee. I still have a long way to go and my mindset is improving day by day. Having a wedding in 2018 is my main motivation and I will get to where I want to be. How Gavin has believed in me all this time is mental.
During the chats we have had, Gavin has taught me to live. If I’m at a party, enjoy the party! If I fall off the ‘wagon’ it’s just a phase, a process we all go through with such a huge process like this. Life isn’t one perfect road, and neither is this! Why, because that’s life, this is a life-changing experience and needs to be a part of my life not just for a period.
Since joining Gavin Oliver Fitness I have completed Total Warrior. A 10-mile mud obstacle course in Leeds, Cancer Research – Race For Life 5k and finally I went to Ripon and smashed it round the inflatable 5k. My main goal was to get to Total Warrior and complete it. I did that! It was mentally difficult as much as physically, However I got there, I did it and totally loved it! I didn’t stop running once at the race for life and all this because Gavin never gave up on me and believed in me even when I didn’t! That’s why I train with Gavin at Gavin Oliver Fitness.
Joining Gavin Oliver Fitness has been the best thing I have ever done, clique or not, it’s true!