We all know that there's nothing worse than massive paragraphs of text to read. Because let's face it, our brains just don't want to read all that. So I’ll cut to the chase.
I was 27 when I was diagnosed with ADHD in May 2020.
27 years of living a chaotic shit show of a life, constantly self sabotaging, making compulsive ridiculous decisions and racking up a silly amount of debt with absolutely no concept of consequence. I could never understand why everyone else seemed to find life so easy and could do everything without overthinking absolutely every aspect of it, just being able to act when they wanted to do something, without analysing before beforehand and not having demand or task avoidance to contend with.
But finally, there was an answer, a reason behind it all.
And yes, I said ‘reason’ instead of ‘excuse’, because a ‘reason’ is the definitive explanation behind WHY I am different and UNIQUE in the way I process things. An ‘excuse’ is the bullshit I tell myself to make me feel better for making stupid choices over things I CAN control.
A bit like you convincing yourself that you're not capable of changing, or you ‘don't have the time’ to put the work in to change. You might not do this consciously, but we’ve all done it (why do we torture ourselves?!) and yeah, I've called you out on it (not sorry).
I don't know about you, but nothing pisses me off more than someone telling me that I’m using ADHD as an excuse, when they know nothing about ADHD, the way it presents in an adult and the magnitude of traits it can come with.
AND the world expects us to just fall in line and live life exactly the same as neurotypical people, which frustrates us even more, because, well, we just can't.
And why should we?
Along with ADHD, I’ve been blessed with; asthma, fibromyalgia, bad circulation, dermatitis, geniculate neuralgia and who knows what else.
In life, I’ve experienced; loss, grief, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and attempts, bulimia, homelessness, trauma, assault both aggressive and sexual, alcoholism, painkiller dependency.
I have also experienced; joy, laughter, love, travelling, skydiving, witnessing the birth of my niece and nephew, weddings, excitement, euphoria, adventure and pure power.
Why Personal Training?
Throughout my journey, I evolved as a person and learnt more about who I was and what was important to me as well as what I was genuinely passionate about (not just random career obsessions and different projects to do in life that I never followed through). I discovered that one of the natural things that I was good at and passionate for, was helping people in aspects that improved their quality of life, such as; mental health, physical fitness, personal perception and overall wellbeing. Combined with my love for working out and seeing positive changes in my own body and mental wellbeing, I found my true passion, personal training and coaching.
For the first time in my life, I KNEW that I'd found the perfect career for me, it fell naturally into place.
AND I could create it all myself, be my own boss and be in control of my own shit and how it all works.
You better believe that I'm in this for the long haul.
Oh, and if you're reading this thinking "man I wish I could find something like that", don't worry, together, we'll get you there.
About HBK Coaching
It clicked...ADHD is my daily fight. I hate that there are so many other people out there who struggle and won't have come to the point in their journey's yet that I am and after learning the hard way, that building your lifestyle, mindset and the way you manage your ADHD, to work towards having the life you want, is incredibly difficult.
Unless someone explains to you how to manage certain parts of your ADHD, or that there are different ways of doing things, you just don't know that they exist.
And if you are aware that it's possible to make life easier and that you can follow a path that suits you, you need to know HOW to do it and BELIEVE that you can. I know very well that it's incredibly difficult to do this on your own.