How to change a life

May 1, 2009


3 years ago almost to the day I was sat in traffic on my way home to Hawthorn in Victoria when it suddenly dawned on me, I was wasting so much time being unhappy in jams.  Trams, buses and other cars were really turning my daily work trip into a nightmare.

One other thing I was :-




These are 3 things that really are not good for you.  107KG of me was unhappy.  I needed a big change, cyclists zoomed past me and I wondered if that was the way to make a change.

The very next day I purchased a bike.  The very next day I rode it home from work 23k all up.  It felt so painful yet so worthwhile all at the same time.  I had no time to dwell on being unhappy, I was not stuck in traffic.  The next chapter had begun.

Slowly but very consistantly I started loosing weight, I knew, not because I weighed myself but my clothes were getting loose, my belt needed adjusting all things that were helping me get myself back on track.  I was loving it.  Best of all it really didn’t take up any extra time to get myself to the gym, arrange training etc.  I just used the time I would normally be stuck in traffic to my advantage.

3 days a week I was riding, then 4 then within a few weeks it was every day 46km without fail.  Then I also started doing extra in the weekends.  The milestones were falling also 50km in a day 75km, 100km, 150km, 200km, 250km all the way up to a personal best of 337km in a single day.

My body had changed I was no longer Fat, I was toned, slim, so much more energy and zest for life it was awesome.  I see so many people around me that feel exactly the same as I did, if only they knew the secret was so easy and really didnt impose on there normal day.

These days 3 years on I have been the EXACTLY the same weight give or take a kilo or so for just under 2 years 76KG.  I’m fighting fit, never have colds, fevers or bugs anymore, clothes simply fit straight of the shelf, going from a 40″ waist to 32″ from XXL t shirts etc to Small its so so easy shopping these days.

I still eat pretty much what I want, I do try and be healthy although I could do allot better, so I really do encourage anyone who is starting to feel a bit down on themselves to get out there and have a go at something active, something that gets them moving, dont by a Nintendo WII FIT and expect that to really work.  Get outdoors and breath in the fresh air and get fit.


Having had my Blackberry Bold for just over a week I realised I had not posted any pics of the little beauty.

I’m really loving the interface, battery time and many of the features that were missing from my beloved iPhone.

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Mayfair hotel

October 29, 2008

Just thought I would write a quick post about the hostel we stayed in at sandakan. The Mayfair Hotel is a small place with just a few rooms all of which have free wifi, colour tv and free access to the owners 1000+ DVD’s to watch in your room when your all travelled out.

The rooms are clean, big, and very comfy. The air conditioning is also a big plus in these humid conditions

The owner is grumpy but very helpfull at the
same time. He is a regular mr fixit who is always willing to point you in the right direction.

I have had a great time here seeing many great places and nature at it’s best. If you get chance to visit sandakan please please stay here it’s awesome

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Urangutan At Sepilok

October 28, 2008

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Sepilok Urangutan Center

October 28, 2008

Today was the trip to sepilok urangutan center. Awesome experience. Lots of cool monkeys up close and personal.

We enjoyed a great lunch there also, the local people also love visiting which is nice thus we met a few great locals.

31 ‘c and very humid did make the day very hot but also worth while.

The evening was enjoyed with some nice dinner
And a walk around town watching the lightning in the distance. Another great day.

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October 27, 2008

After 6 hours on a bus I was expecting a bad trip. How wrong was I. The trip was awesome. Many great view of mist covered mountains and small vilages made the trip fly by.

Sandakan is also a cool place and a great base for our trip to sepilok were we will visit the orangutans.

Once again cheap food with great taste’s is how it is.

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Kota kinabalu

October 27, 2008

Very bad rain meant a soaking last night. Not that it really made much
difference as all we needed to do was to grab some food before heading
back to the room for a good nights sleep.

Tomorrow we head to Sandakan 6 hours on the bus should be fun.

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