My name is Dave Crowther, I
am 52, and I work for a well known Telecommunications company tied to a desk and a
computer. I didn’t do that much exercise which might have something to do
with the fact that a few months ago I weighed almost 22 stone!.
One of my excuses is that I have a pretty severe debilitating
illness - Rheumatoid Arthritis, which predominantly affects my hands, knees and feet. Two
years ago I had great trouble walking, even holding a cup and getting out of a chair was a
Thankfully I am now on
strong medication that makes me almost normal! One of the side effects however is being
constantly fatigued and lacking in energy, another is a slowing down of the bodies immune
So, the scene was set, I was
a mess, I knew it, I wanted to do something about it, but what? –
Along came a Newsletter from
New Image Fitness, an 8-week Get Fit Challenge, great, I’ll lose weight, this will help my joints
cope and maybe I’ll feel better in myself?
So I joined - 3 fitness
sessions a week, I’d even signed up for a Badminton evening class elsewhere. My
23 co-challengers were much younger and very much fitter than I was. A strange
determination had taken over me, no way would I win, but that was not the aim, weight loss
was. The first two weeks were hell, I almost gave up, it was noticeable
that I hadn’t exercised in many a year
Dietary advice from Jago was an eye-opener, he dispelled all the
current ‘myths’ about food and dieting and I resolved to find a ‘mid-path’ that would suit my
situation and that could be continued as a lifestyle change. I have not had a supermarket
pre-prepared meal since that day. I now have a balance in every meal of Fat, Protein and
Carbohydrates and try wherever possible to have the freshest, most natural
the weeks were ticked off, my physical discomfort began to get dramatically less and my recovery
time from each session went down from 3 days to a couple of hours. Other things were also
happening, despite being more able to ‘feel’ my muscles, clothes were noticeably becoming
I was competing with other people, I was in fact only competing against myself, and I hate losing,
I also hate having Rheumatoid Arthritis. I know I can never regain my health or indeed the fitness
of past years, but if I can get 90% of it back than I’ll settle for that.
told me to set a number of realistic, achievable short, medium and long term goals all of which I
have achieved bar one.
has been the biggest letdown – the Challenge finishing.
has been the biggest surprise – Me winning it !!.
date I have lost over 2 stones, my fitness has jumped immensely. Apart from
attending New Image Fitness twice a week I also play Badminton three times a
and my clothing has gone from XXL to L.
Good Factor has gone of the scale.
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