Remember that Tom Petty song Free falling?

Can’t help but think of that scene in Jerry Maguire where he’s singing it driving down the highway when that song comes on.

Great song.

But if you’ve ever been skydiving you know that exact feeling.

Free falling

Being scared

You see back in the day I went skydiving in San Diego.

There was a group on my contiki tour

(yes I did one of those but hey I was only 22!)

that did it and I figured if I was ever going to do it,

that was the perfect chance.

Not everyday you get to jump out of  perfectly safe plane,

when you can see the Mexican bull fighting rings when you’re in the air.

Yep that’s how close we were to the border.

In fact when we landed,

I remember seeing the Mexican border fence

thinking you wouldn’t have wanted a strong gust of wind to blow you over there with no passport right?

True story.

But back to the skydiving.

I remember being scared on the plane ride up to our jump height.

Like really scared.

Kept looking out the window thinking it was a hell of a long way up,

we were only at 1000 feet at the time and we jumped at 13000 feet.

I was last one out,

which didn’t help my nerves cause I just wanted to get it done.

Then I was out.


If you’ve ever done it you’ll know what I mean.

Pretty amazing feeling.

The thing I remember vividly though is not being able to pull the cord

when the instructor was waving his hand in front of my face to do it.

For some reason I just couldn’t reach it.

I needed help or I was going to go splat.

Luckily it was a tandem sky dive.

So the bloke on my back literally had my back.

The point of this story though is that just like me,

I’m sure you’ve had those moments where you were free falling.

You felt like you weren’t in control.

And needed something or someone to help you pull the cord.

Last week I decided to pull the cord again.

To stop the free fall.

You see, probably exactly like you,

I put on weight easy.

It doesn’t help that I love to have a few wines or rum and enjoy good food too.

Yep, you don’t have to live on tuna and broccoli.

Cause I certainly don’t.

And it’s been slowly creeping up.

But after a week off and enjoying some great food and wine in the Hunter Valley I knew it was time.

My jeans aren’t fitting as good as they did.

They’re getting a little uncomfortable when I sit down.

And I figured enough is enough.

Cause I sure as hell aren’t letting it get any worse.

Ever felt like that?

Luckily for me, I know exactly what to do.

Back on the Detox game plan and will start monitoring my cheats again.

Cutting down the drink.

Even though there’s plenty of nice wine that we bought waiting for me…

If this sounds exactly like we’re you’re at now, maybe it’s time to pull the cord?

Come join us at our small group sessions.

We’re at Lilyfield or Observatory Hill in the mornings.

More info here


Any questions hit reply and let me know.

In the meantime, it’s back to the detox game plan.

Luckily the food actually tastes pretty damn good,

so good in fact that you wouldn’t even think you’re on a ‘diet’.


PS – our groups are only small so you know you’ll get the attention that you don’t get at other ‘boot camp’ experiences. Plus I promise not to wear camo pants and yell at you like you’re a naughty school kid.

Try it for yourself



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