Who Am I?

How I Became Me?

For those who are unaware I have a permanent scar across my belly. When I was days old as a baby I had to have life saving surgery and was in intensive care. It got to a point where my mum didn't take any new born baby pics of me as she didn't think I was going to make it...but here I am and I'm forever grateful

This may sound silly to some but my whole journey/life in health & fitness stemmed from a young age as I hated my scar and how it made me look/feel. As young boys do when it is hot in the summer, it always is a case of baring skin and running around topless...but I was the complete opposite. The fact that my scar was quite noticeable often made people look twice, which in turn made me very insecure about my body. It even got to a point where I wouldn't participate in water fights/go to the park on a sunny day if I knew there was a chance that I may have to take my top off

Understand that health & fitness is a safe haven for ALL insecurities & body image issues. I initially started going gym to escape the reality of how my scar made me look and feel. I had the envision that by having a bigger chest, bigger arms, bigger back etc, I would divert the attention away from my scar

I am now in a position where health & fitness is a lifestyle choice of mine and to be honest I don't know where I would be without it. Coming to think of it now, me aiming to keep in shape may well be a subconscious act of trying to keep the focus away from my scar...

Either way we all have a story to tell, so I just thought I'd to let you hear mine

Thank you for reading

Big Boat


  1. Thanks for sharing, what an amazing story, so sorry you had to feel that way as a child. Well done for overcoming