Allow me to describe 2020 in one single sentence: A year of reflection,
opportunity and reward.
Yes you read that correctly. Despite all the horror of 2020, ranging from
the Australian bush fires, Prince Harry ‘quitting’ the royal family, the
horrific injustices surrounding George Floyd and so many lives equal to
us all, and the forever present Covid-19 pandemic. We were told by our
own governments we were not allowed within 6 foot of our loved ones,
resulting in the world having never been more physically distant, but at
the same time never more universally connected. This has allowed us
all, and me personally to reflect on what it is that really is important in
my life, and how lucky I am to be in the position I am.
I have an autoimmune disease called Alopecia Universalis which is
where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. Mistaking hair
follicles for an invader, resulting in hair loss. They say if you lose 80%
of your hair, it is unlikely it will ever grow back. I have always believed
that illnesses can be caused and cured by what we put into our
bodies. Health has always been at the forefront of my mind, being an
active individual and passionate about nutrition, it has always left me
confused as to why I suffer from Alopecia. After countless research and
personal experience, I found that combining nutrition, exercise and
Vitamin D aids hair regrowth.
People worldwide were locked down in concrete jungles with no
beaches, no beautiful parks and let’s face it, without our stunning
Jersey weather, which got me thinking differently.
Despite the daily outdoor time restriction, I used every opportunity
to combine that Vitamin D fix with exercise in order to see the affects
it would have on my health. Soon enough my hair was growing at
incredible rates, and not only that but I felt happier and more hopeful
of the future in all aspects of life.
All of this gave me a different perspective, and inspired me to live the
life I love. This meant committing to my lifelong dreams of becoming
a strong runner, excelling in football and last but certainly not least,
studying fitness and nutrition and expanding my knowledge on all
things health and well-being.
Fast forward 7 months, I am an active runner having never been healthier
in my life. I was awarded Jersey Premiership footballer of the year, and
finally pursued my dream, starting my own business Logan McGhee
Fitness, undertaking my personal training and nutrition qualifications.
Striving to achieve great things including life changing results for clients,
whilst taking this opportunity to study the human body and give myself
the nutrition I need to further aid my hair re-growth. Losing my hair has
allowed me to grow as an individual and gain more self-confidence, so
I will always will be grateful for this.
I have turned what has been the most uncertain period in all our lives,
into hope and determination. You never know what is around the corner,
so appreciate those around you and chase what you truly believe in.
So, what will your single sentence of 2020 be?