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What Are You Investing In

By | Behavior Change, bootcamps, Healthy Snacks, Mindset, Nutrition, Uncategorized

I have been flying quite a bit the past couple years and have met so many interesting people on my flights.  Most ask what I do, and when I tell them I am a body transformation specialist, the fun begins.  If I am sitting next to someone who obviously could use my services I usually get what I call “confessional time” by the person.  You would think I was a priest and they were sharing all of their sins with me. I usually hear the traditional “I really want to be in better shape, but I just don’t seem to have the time for it,” or “I start to workout, but then I quit,” or “I have tried to exercise and eat better and I don’t lose weight.”

A couple weeks ago I flew out to Orange County and sat by this woman who was 74 years old.  She had more energy and zest for life than many people I meet in their 20’s and 30’s.  She obviously made health and fitness one of her top priorities.  Not only did she look amazing, but her mind was so sharp and quick.  She walked 5-7 miles a day to stay active (at the end of the conversation she said I had convinced her to also start back up with strength training).  As we talked for a couple hours I found out she had been a nutritional counselor for a large weight management company for many years.  Like me, she was so saddened by the current state of health in America and particularly in kids.

We talked a lot about food and how that is the biggest culprit in our society today, and the food we are eating isn’t really food, but a bunch of man made chemicals and highly processed grains and fats.

She made a very interesting comment that has stuck with me that I keep referring back to, which is the reason I am writing this to you.  She said that she has no problem paying extra for all natural, whole foods, fresh fruits, fresh veggies, because she knows the extra money she is spending in food, she is saving on all other types of things including, medication/drugs, not having to buy larger clothes, and sickness due to loss of work.  She said she has never taken any medication or drugs in her life and she hasn’t been sick or had a cold in over 20 years. Read More