I have been training at Vision since 2013. My work means a lot to me and because I was working long hours, I felt like I did not have time to exercise or train and I certainly was not eating healthily. I resented exercising, hated running and felt guilty about prioritising time for myself.
After having a baby all of those feelings of guilt intensified and like many new mums, I struggled to overcome that mental barrier of how to juggle parenthood, and full-time work, let alone making time to exercise. But going to Vision helped me to take back control of my health, and wellbeing. I trained for and completed a marathon just over a year after my son was born. Crossing the finish line was one of the most intense feelings in my life (probably second only to childbirth). I have completed various road, obstacle and stadium races and am now taking on a new challenge of training for a 22km trail run. Running has helped me to find some inner calm that allows me to be a better parent and to be more effective in my work.
One of the biggest things I have learned is about the importance of setting and achieving goals to boost my happiness and wellbeing. I have had a complete U-turn in mindset. I now love running and exercise is such an important start to my day. Rather than training being a time drag, I find it stabilises my mood and helps build my resilience against life's challenges.
Vision provides so much more than an exercise and nutrition program, it provides a supportive community that will help you achieve your goals, it sets you up with a positive mind set, and helps you find a purpose that makes it worthwhile getting up early in the morning.