And then my wake-up call came when my dad…

By September 26, 2019Events, Health, Motivation


My grandfather died of a heart attack

Recently I had a huge a wake-up call. My grandfather died of a heart attack (I really miss him), my uncle died of a heart attack when I was on school camp (he was on a school camp too, but in another state), my other uncle had a heart attack recently (a 98% blockage – it was a miracle he survived), my other uncle has had two heart attacks and my mother’s grandfather died of heart issues when mum was 7 years old. I hear he was a good bloke who did his bit during WWII, it would have been nice to meet him…

And then my wake-up call came when my dad…

But even closer to home and what really woke me up was my dad having a heart attack last month while in hospital – he very nearly died. The doctors told him there was nothing they could do for him and that he should call his family as he was about to die. My mother has diabetes and him not being there to look after her would have been… I’m not really sure what to say about that, it’s too crazy to comprehend.

“I’m ‘busy’ and couldn’t really be bothered putting in the effort” (did I have a bad attitude?)

This big wake-up call, my dad almost dying, was what helped get me out training hard this morning even though I was ‘busy’ and didn’t want to bother. I’m a muscular guy but that doesn’t’ mean I’m fit and healthy. So, I have decided I am going to get properly fit, but not just fit, I need to get properly fit and properly healthy – and SO DO YOU.

If I follow the pattern of my family my boys could be without a dad soon…

And I really don’t want that to happen to them. I am going to set an example for my 3 and 6-year-old boys so that they don’t see their father die early, and then possibly follow my example.

I’ve realised lately that it is not just me that is affected by MY actions. Click here to see just how much of an effect science has proven your example has on your children.

Let’s face it, as a nation, we are getting fatter and unhealthier faster than ever before.

That means that some of the people reading this are going to die much earlier than they would if they were healthy and in shape. And because they are either unfit or overweight, they are going to be living lives that are far, far more uncomfortable, miserable and sucky than they need to be.

If this is you or you feel like you might be heading this way then this email will be hard to read. But that is exactly why you should read it.

OBESITY and DIABETES are growing at an unbelievable and truly alarming rate in Australia…

OBESITY and DIABETES are growing at a faster rate than ever in Australia, and at an even higher rate in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs (don’t believe me, have a look at the well-researched article I wrote for Inspiro Community Health). Working in the health industry for over 10 years and seeing all the terrible problems that being overweight, obese or riddled with a multitude of disease causes I can tell you that it does not end well. Ever. This is literally a ‘dead’ serious issue and pretending it doesn’t exist or saying she’ll be right mate will not change reality. And being skinny fat can be equally unhealthy.

Consider this message a no bull shit wakeup call

Consider this message a no bull shit wake up call to stop sitting on social media, stop complaining, stop making excuses about why you are overweight, or unhealthy, or why you can’t exercise, or why you are lazy, or why you just can’t quite lose that extra bit of weight or why your weight constantly yo yo’s, or a bunch of other probably very legitimate things.

Let’s all stop doing those things and make the decision to be healthy.

Although I am new here at Spartans I have been here long enough to know that the girls who are running the 6 week transformation challenge, Lana and Sarah, are the kind of people you want in your corner helping you, encouraging you, motivating you and showing you exactly how to achieve amazing things in an incredibly short time frame.

An amazing opportunity

This is your opportunity to take your healthy seriously starting from now. Or at least starting from the 2nd of October 2. Why the 2nd of October?

A free info night on the 2nd of October

Spartans are holding a free info night on the 2nd of October that will tell you how you can get your ass in shape in 6 weeks. You can’t completely undo 10 years of neglect, bad eating or bad habits in 6 weeks, but you can make a real good start that will get you back on the right track. The stuff we have to show you is the real deal and has helped hundreds of people. And this year with the new Spartans Warrior Zone getting involved it will without any question be by our best program yet.

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You’ve got absolutely nothing to lose except fat, and everything to gain, including your health, your self-confidence, your self-esteem and maybe even your life. You can register for the free info night here:…/6-week-summer-body…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, it is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

The human body is capable of pushing itself to amazing levels, it is just the mind and our fitness and health knowledge that stops us from excelling. So next time you don’t feel that you’re good enough or you’re afraid of accomplishing your best, remember that you are more powerful than your mind will allow you to believe. We’ll show you exactly how powerful you really are at the 6 Week Challenge Info night.