Change Your Life
By David Drinks
I’ll admit, in the past I would have thought that this blog post I’m about to write is too corny. I mean, just look at that title, “Change Your Life”! Hah!
You see, I used to think that helping people to exercise is not that big of a deal. Sure, I’m helping folks, but it’s a bit dramatic to go and say that I’m changing lives.
Maybe you’re thinking the same thing right now – “Yeah, it is a bit corny to say that you’re changing lives through exercise!” If you are thinking that, that’s alright. You’re entitled to your opinion too!
However, I’ve changed my mind. I no longer belittle the fact that I get the chance to change people’s lives every day. At The Med Gym, we espouse the concept of helping people Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better through better exercise and nutrition.
To us, that’s not just a mantra that we say in the hopes that it one day becomes true. We literally see it happening each and every week!
We take people to a place in which they can live a better life because they can move better, be in less pain, and practice a healthier lifestyle.
So, I’m no longer questioning that what we do can change your life. Now, my main goal is to convince you – not just that we can change your life – but that you can change your life!
Yes, YOU have the ability to change how you feel, how you move, and how you live.
Unfortunately, so many people are struggling to take control of their life and do what is necessary to lose that extra weight, to get on top of their chronic pain, to move better, feel better, and live the life they desire. Why is that?
The reality is that many of the physical problems and conditions we see aren’t isolated from the mental problems we don’t always see. Often, physical problems are the manifestation of mental, emotional, and spiritual problems.
Maybe you’re in the place you are right now because you’ve struggled with something in the past. Maybe you’re still struggling with that very thing. Maybe you’ve been hurt, had your heart crushed, had the rug pulled out from under you, etc.
Whatever has happened, whatever has been lost, it’s in the past. You must grieve what has been lost and press forward. Only when you do that can you take the steps necessary to get to where you want to be for your future.
As easy as it was to write that last paragraph, I don’t mean to say that it is easy to do it. There’s no shame in asking for help – whether that’s from a family member, a trusted friend, or a counselor – to overcome whatever is haunting you.
However, you can do it.
Now, all of that brings me back to my original point, and it allows me to make a point that I don’t think is often apparent to the casual gym-goer. What we do in helping people develop exercise routines and learn healthier nutritional habits doesn’t just change their physical health. It can help to change a lot more.
The mind and the body are interconnected. When you take the step to engage in an exercise routine (especially with a trainer or a friend to hold you accountable and guide you through the process), it does a lot more than help you move better and burn a few calories.
When you decide to engage in a better nutrition plan and build healthier eating habits (particularly with a nutrition coach who can help you discover your current habits and who can be on your side as you work to build new ones), you change a lot more than just your bodyweight.
You see, discipline begets discipline. When you build discipline in one area of your life – like with a regular exercise and nutrition plan – it tends to expand to other categories of your life.
Likewise, when you decide to commit yourself to healthier physical habits, you often find yourself developing healthier mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational habits.
It all works together. Health & Wellness is not just about what you eat, and it’s not just about what type of exercise you do. Health & Wellness is more than just the absence of disease. Health & Wellness is when you are actively pursuing quality of life in all areas of your life.
You’re holding yourself accountable to your eating habits. You’re sticking to regular exercise and movement. You’re doing the things that are necessary to take care of your mental and emotional health. You’re seeking and growing relationships with people in your life.
All of these things work together to help you change your life.
So, if you’re not where you want to be right now. If you’re struggling to get on top of your physical health. If you’re struggling with mental and emotional pain. If you’re struggling with physical pain. You can get on top of it and change your life.
It takes you deciding that you’re going to do it, but once you take that first step it all builds from there. Start with committing to a better exercise routine, or better eating habits. Start by contacting a counselor who can help you overcome something you’ve been struggling with mentally. Start by contacting a friend or a family member to build or rebuild a relationship.
Whatever it is that’s going to get you moving in the right direction, start today toward a healthier and better life. You can change your life.
And we can help if you’d like…after all, we help people Move Better, Feel Better, and Live Better😊
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