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Colin Jordan

The amount of progress I’ve made in 6 months is crazy.

I’m surprised, I thought it would take a whole lot longer, I thought people who look in good shape were the kind of people that had been in great shape, always played sport, always been athletic, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all.

Colin Jordan

I’d just came back from Canada after 2 years, so I’d no kind of structure really, everything was kind of new to me, problems sleeping, had just started night shift when I’d come back from Canada, I’d just moved in to a new house, and stuff, my sleeping pattern was all over the place, and as I started here it helped me with my sleeping patterns a bit more, helped me fall asleep, you know burn that energy from working night shift you know, I get home some days and I might not sleep till five in the evening, and I would get up then at 10, so when I’d get up at 10 I’m not tired in the morning, I’ve just got this ball of energy I don’t know what to do with.
It’s just like going from work, just sitting in an office chair, to going home, trying, lying in the bed, trying to go to sleep, it just wasn’t really healthy you know.

With food, I wouldn’t be very strict now but I tried to keep it, your meat and your veg like you know, wouldn’t be a fast food or freezer food kind of guy, Monday to Friday anyways 🙂
Of course I’d have my temptations!

As for coming to the gym though, I kept putting it off, I kept having aims with like events, but this time now I’ll be in better shape, ok that’s in 6 months time, I’ll be in better shape by then, and it came to this wedding, this family wedding, and I was “I’m definitely, definitely going to be in shape by then”, and then I realised “that wedding is in 10 days!!!”
And I remember that was when I got in touch, and I always remember you said: “Look, I can’t promise you anything in 10 days, but come in and let’s get the ball rolling”, and it’s very true.
You’re just going to be looking at yourself 6 months from now, and be like “I said I was going to start 6 months ago, and still haven’t. If I’d have started when I said would I’d be at least halfway there”.

From an outsider’s point of view, you’re just thinking it’s going to take so long, to get from A to B, you know and I’m like, do I really want it that badly?
But it’s actually, it kinda all happens a lot faster than you think it would, like somedays I don’t want to be coming here at all like, but as I said before, I just find myself, if I just walk there, I just walk to the gym, and the lads will look after the rest.
You can kind of tell me what to do, and I’ll do it!
That’s exactly it, and it’s a perfect kind of place, I kind of always knew when I did start, I’d never be one of those guys that just buys a gym membership and just look it up online and stuff, I’m not that type of person, I’m kind of, I need the kick in the ass, I don’t need people screaming at me but you’re learning almost in here rather than somewhere where someone’s screaming at you, throwing dumbbells at you and saying “lift these”, you’re just kind of explaining what muscles are being worked and it’s always like every month it’s a different program, you’re not lifting the same weights, or just heavier and heavier, it’s kind of getting different exercises, it’s like, I’ve learnt a lot as well as improved, and I’m only here 6 months!.

But I remember seeing Devlin, who came here before, and him saying it was just three hours a week for one year to get to photoshoot shape.
I’d spend 3 hours a week doing much less productive stuff, it might not be bad for you but even the sitting down watching TV, I could spend 20 or 30 hours a week, and best for me here, it’s like not even any effort, because all I have to do is walk to the gym.
The rest is taken care of, not by me, but by ye like!
And it’s a perfect kind of place that way.
I’d never be one of those guys that just buys a gym membership and just look it up online and stuff, I’m not that type of person, I need a bit of a kick in the ass.
You’re learning in here rather than somewhere where someone’s screaming at you, throwing dumbbells at you and saying “lift these”, you’re just kind of explaining what muscles are being worked and it’s always like every month it’s a different program, you’re not lifting the same weights, or just heavier and heavier, it’s kind of getting different exercises, it’s like, I’ve learnt a lot as well as improved.
The amount of progress I’ve made in 6 months is crazy.
I’m surprised, I thought it would take a whole lot longer, I thought people who look in good shape were the kind of people that had been in great shape, always played sport, always been athletic, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all.
I didn’t play sports when I was in secondary school, didn’t do a thing, nothing, never went to the gym, for my whole secondary school, for those whole 6 years, and within 6 months, to a year, to maybe 2 years max it’s 100% achievable to be in just as good a shape as anyone who’s been playing sports and going to the gym their entire life.