“Don't ever regret what you've done, regret what you haven't done”
“I grew up exercising non stop for sport.
I felt like that was all I did through my teens and early 20's. It was good for sport and was always purpose driven.
The moment the sport stopped and the purpose stopped, I fell out of love with exercising and keeping fit.
I have had periods where it got better (and worse) but never really sustained.
As I've gotten older, I've realised the impact it was having on me both in how I function daily, and how I felt about myself.
I have started playing rugby again and have recreated the purpose I need to get fit and strong again.
I am pleased with the fact that my body seems to have held up well over the years but now needs to be kicked into action again”
Mana: WHAT DID YOU FIND HARD ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE?
Brad: I wasn’t very good about the "process". I need to follow the food side of things better and improve my food preparation skills. Making sure healthy food is available at all times whether at home or work is the key to success.
WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST?
I loved training, feeling fitter and stronger and see the results especially in the clothes that I was wearing.
WHAT WAS THE NUMBER ONE HABIT THAT YOU DIDN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE TO LET GO OF?
Milk in my cappucinos, and milk in general.
IS IT STILL HOLDING YOU BACK?
I have not conquered it yet, but I have started reducing it a lot!
ARE THERE ANY LESSONS THAT YOU LEARNED?
Eating more regularly to improve my metabolism.
TELL US ONE THING THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU?
I can wiggle my ears.............???
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE IN THE SAME POSITION AS YOU WERE, BEFORE STARTING THIS JOURNEY? Just get started !!!!!
In my experience, it’s very common for a lot of men to retire from playing competitive sport, but continue to eat and drink as if they were still playing and training intensely. Brad was smart enough to recognise this and decided not to be a statistic. - JOSE (TRAINER)