Last week we began an awesome discussion about how to ensure your fitness success by answering three key questions. Today, I want to further that discussion by diving head first into the first question. Get ready to dig deep! This week, the blog is hitting on the personal side to unravel exactly what you can do to achieve the healthy life you deserve.
Who are you?
Think about that for a second. When I ask people who they are, they normally ramble off with the things that they do. I hear it all the time. “I am a doctor” or “I am a personal trainer” or “I am a lawyer” or. . .well the list goes on and on. While these job types do identity the individual as a specific type of professional, I’d argue that these job types only scratch the surface of who these sorts of people are in essence. I realize that this may sound sort of spiritually and philosophically dense right now, but stick with me. It is vital for you to know who you are in order to make the changes to your health that you so desire and deserve.
I find it interesting that many (arguably most) sorts of professional careers have one common element to them. They are based on helping other people overcome an obstacle. Think about it. The doctor helps the sick back to wellness. The personal trainer helps those that need to lose weight, increase their athletic performance, and look awesome do just that! The lawyer upholds justice and helps serve his clients by defending their rights when they need it the most. We have this innate primal instinct that is rooted in serving others, and helping others overcome life’s challenges. Interesting. . .is it not? What we often fail to do though is take the time to actually serve ourselves, and I mean that in a way that is not necessarily selfish.
We believe, by nature, that we can serve other people and lift them up when they need us the most, but we often fail to take the time to lift ourselves up, serve our own good, to better our health. I hear that all the time too. “I’m too busy with work” or “I am to busy with family” or “I just am not sure if I can commit enough of my time for health”. I beg to differ.
You are a loving person, willing to help others overcome the odds. You spend time raising your family, working long hours at your job to serve a greater purpose. Your health is paramount to keeping up with the demands of your family, career, and life. Being “busy” may very well be an issue for you, and I hear that. It’s not uncommon for me to pull an 80 hour work week to manage everything I do for my fitness programs, both for myself and everyone else at Primal Fitness Pittsburgh. My point here is that, knowing who you are, a caring, nurturing, and determined type to serve others and the greater good, it makes sense. . .perfect sense. . . to do the same for yourself. And you can do just that in 90 minutes A WEEK.
Some of my very own private clients got started working with me 2 days out of the week because that was all the time they could budget. Some of them travel all across God’s earth for work. Some of them work 60 hour corporate jobs. Some of them have odd shift jobs that require demanding schedules and then they still have to take their kids to soccer, attend PTA meetings, and serve their local church. Just by working 90 minutes a week with me, these sorts of people were able to lose weight to the tune of 15 pounds a month in some cases, increase their overall movement quality so they no longer were in pain, and dealt all the more better with the stress of traveling as their immune systems were far more up to speed from smarter eating and smarter training. “My quality of life” said one client to me one morning after our training session “It’s been a night and day difference! I never would have thought that I would feel this vibrant and alive in the middle of my life! It’s like I’m never sick anymore, and all the more stronger and fitter”
How much better would you look, feel, and be if you just committed to 90 minutes a week to workout?
We recently launched a program called “The Primal Plan” to serve those that want to train but just have a hard time finding the time. If you’re ready to serve yourself the way you serve other people and dramatically change your health in MINUTES per week, be sure to visit this link and request a consultation. You know who you are. And who you are is a loving, caring, beautiful person ready to take charge of their health no matter how hectic life may seem!
Until next time. . .
Master your instincts!