My Recent Radio Interview

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To All Goodlife Staff at Kingsway Gym

I’m writing this for you guys!


Your gym has been my church, my salvation.
Through my marriage break-up.
Through my low days. Through my completely-hopeless-it-seemed days.

Just standing in the pool for hours looking at those concrete walls, (which need painting by the way! Hahaha) thinking about all that went wrong. All my thoughts on everything.

I cried whilst training, hid it best I could. The anger inside, the pain, trying to find the man inside myself again. I felt like a broken toaster. Unwanted.

Driven by pain, I wanted to prove so badly I’m the man that I was –
and as I did, it changed me anyway, I think “better”. But I came out the other end a man I never thought I would be. I’m not sure who he is yet!

A good, kind, calm man I think, although I do still snap, as my mum will testify! But that’s only ‘cos I’m more stuck in a routine now: Food, health, gym, pool, sleep…..That’s been my life for 5 years, nearly. Lost track of time along the way forget the day, or month – doesn’t matter to me.

But my new lawn service and public speaking will hopefully bring
a work structure back to my life again. I need that now. Centrelink have been surprisingly helpful, giving me a small loan to buy a bit of mowing gear and supporting me till I get it going. This is very important.
I’m glad I live in a country that’s helping me back to work.  So many are not so lucky. They always say you can judge a country by how it treats the sick.

Thanks Australia – it makes me proud!

Oh back to Goodlife! (sorry I always digress!)
Yeah, you guys – you’re like a family there now. But you know it!!
“Hi Pete!! No key tag again?”
Always a friendly place to go when you’re down, like that US show “Cheers”. You wanna go “where everyone knows your name!!”
No beer, of course! Protein n Positivity instead!
Keep it up guys !!!

Cheri, we’ll crack that shoulder soon buddy!

You guys might have seen this week’s gym pic but, for those in my position, here’s what you can achieve. If you’re really dedicated, you can turn the odds around.


I’m not strong yet, but I feel good.
I’m very proud thinking where I’ve come from, ‘cos I didn’t listen.
I believed in me and I didn’t stay in front of the TV.
I wanted it so badly. I dedicated my life to pushing
More More More!!!
No matter what, I was getting Pete back!!

Believe in yourself, guys!