Our country is just starting to face the music for our actions. Its expected that millions will have weak bones, get diabetes, become obese, and die of heart disease in the next five or ten years. Will you be one of these people?
My responsibility as a high profile fitness expert lies not in if you like me, or even if you buy my e books. My responsibility lies in giving you straight talk with no sugar coating it. Some of you will not like what I have to say, even though it is the truth. And that may be where the problem of Americans health problems lies. No one wants to give you the truth.
You want quick fixes to your health problem that has taken years to develop. You get it by purchasing gimmicks that promise you fast results. You fall for it, and at the end of the day you are more frustrated than every. Why? Because you are denying the root of your problems.
I have counseled thousands of people over my twenty year tender as a personal trainer, health club consultant and best selling author. And in all my travels, the answers to peoples problems with weight come down to one thing: its a matter of choice!
My approach with people is, either you pay a price now or you will face the music later on down the road. I am really tired of dancing around and trying to delicately ask people to eat better and get some form of exercise. When all the while, most I know are in the least bit serious about their health, and have no idea what they are in for down the road.
Dont waste your money on products that are not long lasting and do not teach you anything. I know you want fast results but you will just waste your money. Let me remind you, until you deal with your approach to weight loss the other is pie in the sky.
What if you knew that if you didnt exercise, you would face the CONSEQUENCES soon?
What if you knew that your kids would do exactly as you do? Most people wait until something happens to them or to someone close to them before they change their lifestyle habits.
Our country is just starting to face the music for our actions. Look at what weve done to ourselves over the last thirty years. Its expected that millions will have weak bones, get diabetes, become obese, and die of heart disease in the next five or ten years. Will you be one of these people?
There are no guarantees that healthy living will add one more day to your life, but what if it could? At the very least, what if your day-to-day quality of life could be better? Or worse yet, what if tomorrow a stroke, heart attack, or cancer struck your life? What then? The first thing to do is for you to face the music or embrace the reality of your health. Accepting your circumstances does not mean you are admitting defeat. It means you are starting to build a foundation in order to move forward.
If you need to go get a check up, do it. Not knowing about your health is worse than getting the facts. If you need to ask for help, then do it. Two good heads working together are better than one bad heart.
In my fathers eyes
If only I had known this was going to happen to me? Thats what my father said to me last year in the hospital room after suffering a heart attack. The man who showed no fear, never sweat under pressure or complained about anything, laid before me scared as a little boy who just lost his mother in a grocery store. If only I had known, I would have taken my blood pressure medicine. I would have eaten less fried stuff, and I would have walked a little more, he whispered.
Denial, Pride and Laziness almost got the best of my father that day, yet he lived. He was lucky. The next time he may not be. Next time YOU may not be!
In a Nut Shell:
Life sometimes has a way of giving us slight hints or sometimes shocking wake-up calls. The question is, Will you answer the call? Would your life be any different if you knew what the future held? Most of us would say it would be. The truth is in that old saying, We really are not promised tomorrow.
You may not be able to change when you will die, but you sure can change how you feel each day through daily exercise and eating the right foods. What would your life be like if you felt better, had more energy and lowered your stress levels? Can you imagine?
If you had to choose which one would motivate you more to exercise–truth or the consequences–which one would you, choose? Most would say it would have to be the consequences. No one wants bad things to happen to their health. No one wants to pay the price for his or her bad decision, right?
Are you going to let Denial, Pride, and Laziness keep their grip on you? There are no guarantees that exercise and eating will prolong death or ward off a disease. However, there is a good chance they can give you a better quality of life? No doubt our health as a whole will get worse before it gets better, but it does not have to be that way for you.
The bottom line is: denying your health is a losing cause; entertaining pride is a waste of energy; and being lazy is no excuse for anything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Ryan is a high profile fitness expert and former employee of Kathy Smiths. Body building champion, public speaker and personal trainer to the stars. Start getting in better shape today!