After retiring mid-2015 and facing the terminal illness of a younger sister, I found myself unhappy, overweight and suffering a bout of pneumonia at the end of 2017.
What to do?
Lose weight and get fit of course!
The NYE resolution of December 31st 2017 saw me lose 3 kgs but I realised I needed more than a resolution. A BBCTV program further underlined the value of weight training for someone of my vintage! I needed support from Vision about which I had two positive and encouraging reports from work colleagues.
I was signed up by February 2018 and it took me 12 months to lose a further 10kgs with Jack and the team at Sylvania. I am leaner, fitter, happier and with a younger bio-age.
A January 2019 comment from sister-in-law: "Gosh Cath, you look younger!" underscored my progress. Whoooohooo! After a 42-year career educating adolescents, it is "awesome" to be in turn educated about food, fitness and flexibility by the young trainers at Sylvania. To misquote Calvin Harris: "I am glad 'I found you!"