I have a stronger resolution to educate, encourage and empower others to live a healthy and well life.
As I was in a shuttle on my way back home this past weekend from 3 days of learning from our company’s Chief Scientific Officer and many other incredible business leaders, I had a conversation with the driver of the shuttle; a beautiful young mom and recent gastric bypass surgery patient. She has lost 250 pounds in the last year after her surgery. This is the second young lady (under 30) that I’ve heard the same story from in the last 2 months. Both ladies said that if they had the proper education, support and encouragement, they would have opted to lose weight and get healthy the proper way. What is required of them now after the surgery is far more difficult than if they had only learned how to eat and what to eat before. This broke my heart.
With all the scads of information out there I didn’t really understand how someone would not have everything they need to lose weight and become healthy. I realize after 15 years of nutritional consulting and 10 years of personal training that it is not the education that changes people, it is the behavour modification coaching, accountability practices and continual support and encouragement that changes people.
It is true that there is a very small percentage of the population (under 3%) that do manage to take control of their weight and health all on their own. The rest of us, whether we like it or not, need someone to help keep us accountable and encourage us to keep moving forward regardless of how fast or slow we are moving toward the goal we’ve set for ourselves.
These truths apply not only to losing weight and getting healthy but also to all of life. We need each other. We need people to help us. We need to be humble enough to admit we can not do it by ourselves. You will know if you are not one of the 3% of the population that does not need the above if you’ve tried several times to reach your weight goals and have failed.
My goal with all my one-on-one clients is to provide not only helpful, applicable information for their overall health, but also to provide tools, support, encouragement and accountability. My promise to you is that I will be there for you even when you are struggling and don’t believe in yourself. I am only a phone call away.
I encourage you to step out in faith that you CAN do it, CONACT me and get started TODAY!
I also encourage you to find a friend that you can partner with in your journey. Someone you can trust to stay positive even when you are not. Someone who loves you regardless of your performance. If you don’t have that person, I will be that person.