It was 2001 when the kick in the nuts came, I stood in a park having just tried to jog around a football pitch, I couldn't get all the way round.
I remember this day well, cloudy, windy and just generally crap.
I stood there and thought back to the days when I was running rings around players, scoring goals and loving playing football.
I remembered the years of judo training and thinking about the fitness levels I had back then.
It seemed those days had gone.
A career, social life, bills and relationship had taken over
It was at this point I realised that I needed to get a support system to help me get back to fitness
I knew it wasn't going to be a quick fix and I knew if I was going to do this I needed to go all in.
I had so many doubts running through my head but what happened next changed everything
- I quit my job and career in London
- I walked away from a failing relationship
- I got away from so called 'friends' who I knew were only holding me back or saw me as a cash machine
I gave it all up and lost everything to be