A Better Health Coverage
You’ve seen it happen before, especially after the new year when everybody reveals their resolutions: people proudly proclaim they’re going to get back in shape, but all they’ll end up getting are Facebook “likes” instead. Are those the type of underwhelming results you’re willing to settle for, too? Don’t leave your friends waiting for that new selfie pic you promised them – that’s not cool.
It’s no secret that quality exercise helps us look good naked, reduces stress – the number one killer in America – and improves the overall quality of life. But if that’s truly the case, then do why 50% of all new health club members who attempt to get back in shape quit within the first six months of signing up?
EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES
Just because you had a “problem” keeping your shoes tied as a kid in gym class, that doesn’t mean you’re incapable of figuring out how to tie a double knot now. You need to get to the bottom of your excuse(s) in order to move forward with your plans.
Do you lack time and money to invest into your wellness?
According to the IHRSA, the majority of gyms and fitness professionals advise that shorter workouts of 30 minutes or less can be just as effective as longer ones.
Even if you challenge yourself to a blood pumping workout only twice a week, you can still see results. Just don’t over do it.
If you spend money on your fitness now, you’ll save yourself from a higher medical bill later.
Considering the fact that 60 percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. are due to expensive medical bills, it’s more important now than ever before to get off your couch, put down the box of Cheeze-It’s, and start working out.
Bonus Points: You can’t just inherently trust doctor-prescribed medicine, either. Counter being a part of another recalled drug experiment as best as you can by starting an exercise regimen that’s right for you.
A lot of people who sign up for a new gym membership quit because their workout consists of walking or running on a treadmill. These unchallenging workouts give exercise a bad name, especially when it’s all you do.
Don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never tried before.
Perhaps you’re unsure how to perform a particular movement correctly, and don’t want to be caught on camera, like this guy. →
Don’t be foolish. At least he still tried!
Hopefully that ill informed lad sought out the proper help, and appears on the next episode of Tosh.0 to redeem himself – but until then, if you don’t know how to do an exercise, ask somebody who does.
Now that you’ve found the reasoning behind all your excuses, it’s time throw them out the door like Jazzy Jeff and move forward.
As for me, I’ve been struggling with weight my whole life, and I’ve tried everything. I’ve experimented with diet pills, unchallenging workouts, unhealthy diet fads, you name it.
And every time, I expect and hope for results.
Last year, my total cholesterol was 305 and my doctor wanted me to take statins. Overwhelmed with my chubbiness and recent lab results, I knew I had to make a change.
I got a second opinion from another doctor, Dr. Chris Stepien, and he advised me not to take pills. Instead, as a suggestion to improve my overall health, he asked me to give his fitness facility, Heroes Journey Crossfit, located in Lake Parsippany, a chance. Dr. Stepien asserted that I would reach my target weight and reduce my total cholesterol within a year.
I did a little more research, then decided to give Heroes Journey a shot. Almost at once, I realized it was one of the best decisions I’d ever made in my life.
I started having fun working out for a change. I sacrificed an average of 3 hours a week, and saw immediate results.
I learned new exercises and movements I thought I could never learn, met great people in the process, and changed my rigid and unhealthy way of thinking.
“The very things that we affirm and absolutely believe we can or can’t do – we typically demonstrate them in our affirmations and denials.”
(Bandler and Grinder, Mind-Lines p. 135)
After a year of training at Heroes Journey Crossfit in Parsippany NJ, I lost 42 pounds and my total cholesterol has dropped to 270.
I feel better now than I I ever have in my entire life.
I think I finally understand what Rocky meant after he beat up Captain Ivan Drago at the end of Rocky IV, when he says,“If I can change, and you can change….”
Seek the change within you at Heroes Journey Crossfit, in Parsippany New Jersey. Sign up for a free trial to see if their facility could work for you.
For more information on Heroes Journey, go to www.heroesjourney.com, or check out their latest interview here.