58 Years Old | Get Healthy participant
“I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn’t exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!”
After watching a Get Healthy Service advertisement on TV it clicked with Ian that he was leading an unhealthy lifestyle and that he needed to do something about it. Indulging in take-away foods, constant snacking and not enough exercise was leaving him unhappy “I had no energy and consumed too much alcohol. I knew it was bad, I just had never taken that first step”
After signing up to the Get Healthy Service Ian completely changed his way of life and since joining the program has lost 23 kilograms.
“Every time I talked to my coach I would come away with something really helpful. They never criticised, always encouraged”
Even though Ian knew all along that he needed to exercise and eat healthier foods, having that backup to reinforce the positive actions was the key.
Now he does a 45-minute walk every morning with friends and has gotten back into the sports he enjoyed as a kid.
Ian’s wife is loving the transformation to a happy and active husband “I can’t believe it, it’s like a different person the way he jumps out of bed”
Ian now enjoys cycling and bush walking and claims after 32 years of marriage it’s great to be able to live an active lifestyle with his wife. Together they have completed the Oxfam Trail, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Ian endeavours to complete Kokoda.
When asked whether Ian could see himself going back to his previous lifestyle, he said “I don’t see this as a diet that I have been on; I see this as a lifestyle change, as I have changed how I go about my life. It is not a diet, it is my life.”