There's a client that I've worked with on/off over the years. Let's call her Tiffany.
Sally was very overweight and out of shape when she came to me, and over the course of a year, lost a lot of weight, made incredible progress with her strength and endurance, and had more confidence in her 50s than she ever did in her 30s and 40s.
But life happened, she got off track and gained all of the weight back and ended up feeling worse about herself than ever before.
She tried on and off to get back on the wagon but ultimately settled on just taking some time to do things on her own.
But here’s the deal.
Now Tif is in her late 50s, more than 50 pounds overweight, and a new grandma.
Sally had time to fluctuate and be hit or miss with her health efforts. We all do when we are younger. But now that she’s over 55, she’s playing a game with her life. This is also so much of what I experienced at my previous job in healthcare. Adults, who were fairly young but unable to care for themselves... and no one around to really care for them.
There is no more time to wait, to try to do it on her own, to be half-committed.
It’s not a confidence issue anymore – it’s life or death.
I’m sharing this story with you today because it’s a VERY common one. We alway's think we have time... until we don't. We remember how things were and don’t realize our bodies are no longer capable of handling what they once could. I've got this SUPER energetic toddler and I want to make sure that I can keep up with him to the best of my ability.
If you resonate with Tif's story at all or you know someone who might, please let me know. I want to spend as much time as I can enjoying my family. What's your reason for wanting to stay healthy?
I truly believe we have the ability not only to greatly improve lives but to save them as well.