“I’ve tried to lose weight before with various different programmes and they’ve been fantastic but my head wasn’t in the right place to lose the weight.”
“I have two uncles who passed away and it was directly related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, things like that. It’s prevalent in our family.
“I did a health check at the start of the year and my blood sugar levels were high, BMI was high, all this heart related stuff…There were signs that I was going in the wrong direction and that was a massive wake up call for me.
“I said right, I’m turning 40 this year and it’s not just about weight, it’s about health, wanting to interact with my kids and have fun and show them a good example as well.”