Bring in the new
There is a point in all of our lives where we are ready to begin something new. Sometimes, it takes us a few tries, sometimes it takes a LOT longer than we expect it to. Sometimes it never really comes to fruition. Our health should not be in this category. Unfortunately, most people find themselves starting a "health journey" roughly four times a year!! How can we start something new every 3-4 months and expect to gain anything from it? It is simply a lack of inventory, lack of planning, and little to no education on the changes that we are attempting to make. Of course we have life things that come up and are unexpected. But I will address those things at some other point.
I want to educate. That is all. There are so many resources we can go to for information and most of it is conflicting information. My goal (I hope) is to be the "nail in the stud". I heard a great analogy not that long ago about how our beliefs are similar to hanging pictures or fixtures on the wall. You have to be ABSOLUTELY sure it is where you want it to be before you put a hole in the wall. Otherwise, you will potentially have many holes in your wall. And the hole you put into the wall needs to be steadfast into a stud or else it may pull too hard and rip a bigger hole in the wall and will not even hold the item up.
You may be asking where I'm going with this?
The simple fact is there does not seem to be any fundamental or steadfast rules anyone seems to follow regarding health. We simply (and easily) move on to the next proverbial hole in the wall. How broken is your health? How confused are you in regards to foundational laws of good health?
That is what this site will be about. I firmly believe that as an industry, we have confused everyone more than helped. We don't focus on what is actually important and we lean too much on fads, sales and quick fixes instead of long lasting behavior change and celebrating good health.
I sat down the other night with my AMAZING wife and I opened my "actual" Bible up for the first time in a while. Sometimes, I like to just let it open and see what good word I can get. Oddly enough it opened right up to Hebrews 10:36. The theme of the text was "Patient Endurance". I'm a big nerd on the actual meaning of words. I don't care for slang. I don't care for saying things with out meaning. So I decided to look up the definition of these two words.
Patient: able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Endurance: the ability to keep doing something difficult, unpleasant, or painful for a long period of time.
I don't know what you may do, but when I read the Bible, I KNOW it has a message for the season of life I am in. It has ALWAYS been that way for me. So I began listing out the different areas of my life at the moment that may be requiring patient endurance. And I got a little anxious.
I had a vision a long time ago about something I wanted to do. #lifegoals
I've been wanting to write a book (not just one) for a while now. I have worked in the fitness industry for more than 15 yrs now and want to share EVERYTHING I have learned. I want for people to be able to understand what REALLY matters. I want vanity to not be the main reason for anyone trying to change themselves. I want to provide solutions for people who are searching for answers to their problems. I want to share the truth and partner with those who want to do the same.
I have some very simple truths that I preach and I will hang my hat on them all day (I'll tell that story next time).
Less than conservative commentary on observations in over 15 years in the Fitness Industry.