Until I was 50 years old, I was unhealthy, overweight and stressed.
I was stuck.
And on the outside, by society’s standards, I was a success. A great career as a COO, a wonderful family, multiple homes, vacations, great friends and charitable endeavours.
So why was it so hard for me to achieve my health and wellness goals?
I was sick of all the “solutions” I was being offered. Get to the gym, try this diet.
They just left me more frustrated and more stressed than before I started.
I would make excuses
I didn’t have time.
I didn’t have the willpower.
I wasn’t strong enough.
And I was a slave to my cravings..
Well, that all changed for me when I met my business partner Adam and learned some powerful realities about being a human on this earth.
You see my partner Adam had gone through a different but very similar experience some 15 years earlier. When he hit his “bottom” he was pre-diabetic, overweight, on multiple medications and addicted to junk food and candy. When his doctor told him he was pre-diabetic it was a cold slap in the face. You see Adam was just 26!
Adam taught me two key points
The health and fitness industries didn’t really prioritize our health and wellness, they prioritized the bottom line.
While there are many things we are sold that are “good for us,” there is no magic pill. Yoga or a diet won’t make us healthy if we aren’t taking care of all the other key aspects of our natural way of being healthy.
You see, like any other animal, we evolved to be fit and healthy in sync with nature in all key areas of wellness. Our breath, sleep, nutrition, movement, environment and human connection.
Sounds obvious right?
So why is it so hard to stick with lifestyle practices that we know are good for us?
It’s because of two key obstacles.
Our revved up nervous systems pushes us to our cravings and our negative self talk keeps us stuck.
When we remove these obstacles, creating our own healthy lifestyle that fits our unique life becomes way easier than you can imagine.
Stay tuned over the next few months as we explore the two key practices that you can do to remove these obstacles and how you can build your own wellness plan, for life!
Adam and Carl founded Clear Impact, a self care community with a strong public focus.