Who is this bloke? And what the hell is he on about?

Hello, my name is martin. How are you?

So why am I here?  Well some time ago I came to a point in my life where I realised that unless I took steps to change the way I was living then I was never really going to be content. I was 32 but acting like I was 60. I needed a jolly good kick up the arse, and there was only one person who was going to give it to me: myself.

Don’t get me wrong, my life was in no particular dire straights. I had a job, some money in the bank, a roof over my head and most importantly a wonderful and loving wife (thankfully I still do!). But was I actually happy?

With my wife? Certainly! She’s an amazing woman and I’m lucky to have her. With my job? Not so much. With what I was doing with my life? Definitely not! I felt like I was sleepwalking into middle age and, unless I made a concerted effort to change things about myself, then I would arrive there much sooner than I should.

But what did this actually mean? What would I be changing?

Welcome to my world!

Well long story short I needed to find a way to be both happy and healthy, and I needed to find the tools to get me there. This had to be about more than going on a crash diet for a few months, and more than renewing my subscription to the various antidepressants I’d tried over the years. This time it had to stick. And that meant changing my lifestyle itself.

This blog is my journey to achieving a lasting change. Won’t you join me?

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