Following a recent bit of depression and anxiety brought on by events at work and my younger brother going through a messy as hell divorce, I let myself go a fair bit and stopped training (just to get some time).
Well, anyway, my work chucked me on a Feel Well Live Well course which, after just 2 sessions has got me pulling my finger out of my arse and getting myself sorted out.
Due to the depression, I did what most people do and started drinking more alcohol (not to a level of being an alcoholic, just more than I had been), then I was getting takeaways instead of cooking (comfort food I believe), anyway, this saw me hit a weight of 80kg, bearing in mind I am only 5ft5, that is not a good weight.
Since this course, I have realised I need to eat better, drink far less and train more. So, first thing - sorting out diet, this was aided by my wife starting Slimming World which has essentially helped me eat much much better. Drink - we are now making better "concious" decisions not to buy that bottle of wine when shopping etc and am even exchanging an evening alcoholic drink for a cup of green tea.
I joined a gym and try to train at least twice a week plus swimming with the kids etc.
This all started about 2-3 weeks ago, weighted myself this morning and I am down to 75.3kg, not bad weight loss and I am feeling much better. And to top it all off, my son and I am training in Shotokan as of tonight, I am hoping this bit of time just he and I helps his behaviour and builds stronger bonds between us as well as being something I identified as missing in my life...a life without Karate was missing so much!