Hey I’m Mitch Co-Founder and Wellness Coach at Loving Life with Lemons.
I Just wanted to tell you all a little about how my #wellnessjourney began. All my life I’ve battled with trying to stay on top and focused with both my fitness and nutrition. Living in Canada and being a very social guy, my twin brother and I always enjoyed being the life and soul of the party! This often led to making poor choices with perhaps a little too much ‘grape’ and ‘potatoes’ alongside a greasy burger. Fast forward to 2018 when I was expecting my second child, a baby girl and just about to turn 40! I weighed around 100 Kilos of pure lovin, but I wasn’t feeling the greatest!
Bali Honeymoon 2015 – I weighed around 98kg here, and I was breathing in for this picture!
It was at that moment I decided to go on a mission to get my body strong & mind healthy through food and exercise. I found a program which put me on the right path to my wellness journey but there were a couple things were just not right for me.
So, together with my Wife (a certified nutrition coach) we developed our Nutrition and Fitness program called The Wellness Zone. (Read more about TWZ here)
During my journey to complete #wellness, my biggest hurdle was TIME. I believed there was never enough time to spend with my 2 year old son and pregnant wife as well as try to incorporate fitness into my everyday schedule. But once I learned to add elements of self-care into my thoughts, I was able to start allocating the time I needed to focus on my own health and well-being. Just 15-30 minutes a day changed everything for me!
I began wanting to #fuel my body with the #rightfoods to support my #workouts and really started to love these foods. Thankfully my wife supported me by removing inflammatory foods from my diet and with her kickass cooking skills before I knew it, I had dropped around 10 kg and was starting to feel like a younger, more energetic version of myself. Who doesn’t want to feel like their younger selves, right?
So, what it took for me to light that fire under my ass was one of two things, or perhaps both! I was going to have a baby girl and/or I was about to turn 40? I was never one of those guys to overthink about age or turning the big 4 O until then. I guess the difference this time was that I was going to be a father of 2 and I thought to myself, “I want to be able to play sports with my son when he’s 15 years old (he was 2.5 yrs old at the time) and I wanted to be healthy and fit so when my daughter started dating, I could still be able to kick some butt of anyone that didn’t treat my baby girl like a princess…..
I want to do everything in my power to live a long and healthy life to be there for my wife and kids and be the best version of myself for them, so I had to make a couple of changes in my life. And it’s all been worth it.
My thoughts go something like this now….As long as there’s progress, commitment, consistency and the desire to learn, you know you’re on the right path for #success!
I hope to see you all in The Wellness Zone with me, Kerry and our awesome Fitness Expert Warren Conolly!