Journey to a fitter me…

Hello, my name is Jay and I want to tell you a little bit about myself. So, where to start… I am 39 years old, divorced, non-binary (they/them pronouns) and very much looking forward to finally learning who I am.

I am overweight (nearly 18 stone the last time I stepped on a scale) and know that if I don’t do something about it, I’ll end up following my mother into an early grave. I have PTSD from childhood trauma, and regularly struggle with depression and anxiety. But I’m done with letting that define me.

I currently live in a self-converted campervan, and am based in Suffolk. The van isn’t finished yet, not sure it ever actually will be, but it gives me a mobile base from which to explore.

I have applied to do a course starting in September, to become an outdoor instructor. Which means I have 9 months to improve my fitness and loose some weight, so that I don’t use it as an excuse to sabotage my plans. I’m very good at doing that, you see. I’ve used my weight, my mental health, my family life etc as excuses for why I am the way I am. And I’m sick of my own bullshit. So, it’s time to change. Time to become a better version of myself. Time to find a little self-love and commitment.

I love to hike. I love to camp. I love doing yoga. And I love anything that involves being on, in or around water. So, that’s what this site is for. To track my progress, show my journey and keep myself accountable.

I welcome anyone who wants to do this journey with me, and hope to meet you out on the trails of the UK.

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