They said he’d be dead at 65…

Getting motivated to get in shape, having

good health is different to everyone.
For some it’s looking and feeling confident.
Or being able to do your shoes laces up
without having to hold your breath. For
others its simply waking up in the morning
for another day.
I have people who motivate me. Athletes,
people in business even some of my clients.
The other is my Grandfather.
Yep, At 42 I am very lucky to have my
Grandparents. Don’t worry I’m not going to
break into some soppy verse about him. He’s
95, my Grandmother is 93.
When my Grandad was 60 he was diagnosed with
chronic asthma. He was from an era when
smoking, and rickets was considered good for
you! He was told in no uncertain terms, he’d
be lucky to make 65.
At 95 he’s still going strong…with the aid
of a bit of modern medicine of course.
Conversations repeat a lot, but thats ok.
When I was 7 I can remember him starting to
look after himself. Going out walking, some
yoga (in a kidding). Doing a
few squats at home. Losing some weight.
Monitoring his asthma. If he didn’t feel right,
he’d do something about it.
‘He knew what he did back then would pay him
back later.’
Read that one again!
He also took control of things, didn’t wait
for anyone else. Because when you’re given an
ultimatum, excuses becomes irrelevant.
So if you’re training for a marathon.
Thinking about getting in shape for the
summer. Or your health isn’t what it should
be… What have you done about it?
If you’re not sure or want some help, feel
free to ask.
Have a good day.
Russell ‘no leotard’ Pearcy
A picture of my son Lance with his Great Grandfather

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.