Here is an update on what I have been up to over the past few months. Stepping into the gym for the first time in a long time made me realise something today. I miss training. I want to fight. Pushing yourself past a point you never thought you could pass is a feeling I used to feel all the time and is a feeling I look forward to feeling again. I went back to the gym tonight and it was great. Seeing some old and more new faces around made me miss being there every night.
Now I know I can’t be there every night like I used to – but if fighting is something that I definitely want to do then sacrifices have to be made. I haven’t posted in a little while, so I thought it fit to update you on what has been going on in my life and why there hasn’t been much activity on MTBUK.
I have my second baby on the way, who is due any day now (can you believe it?!), for all those people who actually know me, to think that I would be a dad to not one but two children would be absolutely absurd. I wouldn’t have thought, 5 or 6 years ago that I would be a father to two children… It’s crazy! I wouldn’t change it for the world though, Maximus is growing up into such a beautiful and loving little boy and with the impending expansion of my family now, as Bob Dylan famously sang… “Oh the times they are a changing.”
As well as having my family growing, me and my wife have bought, renovated and moved into my first home. That alone has given me more to deal with than I could have ever possibly imagined. Without going into too much detail, I have had many lessons learned and people’s true colours have shown. Now that I am in the house with my family and my new little boy is due any day now, I feel as though the fog is finally clearing somewhat and I can begin to concentrate a little more on moving forward with my passions again.
As I mentioned before, for the first time in quite a long time, I went back to the gym tonight and actually participated in a class. That’s right, I put myself in a position where I actually exerted more energy than I had to. Which for me at the moment is a huge shock to the system but boy do I feel great for it! I can fully understand why exercise is so important and looking back over the past 6 months or so, I can’t help but think things might have worked out slightly differently if I had kept training or at least exercising in some way.
A shift in my mindset is required to begin focussing on what is truly important in life and that is developing as a person and always pushing forward to always achieve your goals. I let mine slip but I am working my way to building the momentum needed to begin building my dreams again. The last thing I want to do is jump in at 100mph, take on too much and burn out quickly and really lose my passion and drive to achieve what I set out to.
Long story short, you will be seeing a bit more of MTBUK around again, I have been working on building a team of people to help with blog posts and updates, events coverage etc so you will definitely see a bit more movement on the Muay Thai Blog website and across the social media channels.
It’s been good to update you all on what has been happening in my life and I would love to hear what has been going on in yours, so feel free to email me and say hello to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you guys have been up to.
I still have a couple of podcasts that I recorded some time back with some exciting guests and I will be getting these posted within the next week or two and will be looking to do a monthly update on the podcast with a different guest each episode. It’s good to be back, I’m sorry for rambling but I felt an update on myself was needed before I jumped right back into news updates, interviews and videos etc.
As always, thanks for reading and keep that guard up!