Archive for April, 2008

What does your committment to health look like?

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I am constantly reminded of the incredible differences between people’s commitment to their own health and well being. Those reminders are often people that walk through our front door at Function First.

Today I worked with woman who lives in Chicago, is staying in Palm Desert and drove 3 hours for her one hour appointment with me. And she is 72 years old! What an inspiration. She knows what she wants. She knows what her body needs. And nothing is going to detour her from her goals of exceptional health.

Several weeks ago I worked with a woman who was in from the United Kingdom. She has been all over Europe for help and heard about us through her personal trainer in London. And after her appointment she was thrilled beyond words. The travel meant nothing.

When do you reach your threshold? Is that when you will finally be willing to do something proactive? Is it going to take a full-blown crisis before you take the extra steps you know you need to take to prevent that heart attack or herniated disk in your back? I hope not.

After doing this work for more than 17 years, I am still astonished at the person I meet who will spend $40,000 on a car but won’t spend a dime on their health outside of what their insurance will pay for. That same person will take better care of their car then they will their own body.

The health crisis in the US is a societal issue. People placing blame and responsibility outside of themselves (how dare you not tell me how many grams of fat were in those french fries!). Your health insurance is crisis care. Not health care. How many people do you know that go to a medical provider because they feel great and just want to take their health to the next level?

Make yourself a promise and commit to moving beyond the “status quo” of your current health. Your body will thank you and your life will be much richer.

You can only tread water for so long until you begin to sink……