Hi guys,  Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be talking about facing and defeating the inevitable. If you have any questions about today’s blog, then please call us at (806)-322-3188

So the inevitable are things that are often more in our mind than in real life. We have a lot of clients that come out to start with us and their fatigue, joint pain, restless sleep, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, whatever it may be, is something that they just have to deal with. Maybe it’s genetic with the blood pressure, or cholesterol, or diabetes. Maybe it’s age with joint pain, or restless sleep, or fatigue. But truly, there are so many things that you can do to prevent and reverse those things.

I was thinking today about if that happened to you? The fatigue, the joint pain, the sleep? It’s kind of like our balance, as we start to lose it over time we start to not notice it as much and just live with it. So those are things that may not be quite as shocking as if you went to the doctor and all of the sudden you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, or diabetes. I mean, my goodness having to take a pill everyday, check your blood glucose numbers everyday, those are shocking things. A lot of people leave those types of appointments and wonder what they did. What they could have done.

I just want to put this on your mind today and make you think through what you would do if that was you. If ten or fifteen years down the road you went to the doctor and they diagnosed you with something like that-and maybe it’s not one of those and it’s different- what would you wish you could have done differently? Because all of the things that I’ve listed are things that can be prevented or reversed through proper health habits.

So it’s things that you have to consider that you can increase your energy levels and decrease your joint pains and get better sleep just by doing some simple things.

Hydrating yourself more, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, living a lifestyle that promotes good health other than tasty foods and socialization.

So a lot of times at certain age levels, you get into these social circles where you feel like the only way to hang out with people or meet people is to eat, drink alcohol, or to have fatty desserts all the time. You have to look out for what you’re doing when you socialize, but you also have to consider the fact that you are in control to a point.

There are some genetic factors, but more often than not those genetic factors are not something that will pull you down outside of a healthy lifestyle. Most of the time you’ll be able to control or keep it in controllable limits whenever you are living a healthy lifestyle. So if you are exercising well, and eating well, and sleeping well (that’s a big one), then you can help to prevent and reverse these things.

So think through that. What would you wish you’d have done differently, because today is the day you can do that. Whatever it is that you would have wished to do at that point, you can do that starting today.

It’s not something that you can measure, because obviously if you change that and you don’t end up with that diagnosis later on you may not know the difference. However, you’ll know that you’re healthier, that you don’t get sick as often, that your body feels better, and you’ll know why your lab results come back great.

So those are things that you’ll want to start working towards. Look at the future and figure out what you could have done differently, and then take today to start making those changes in your life. If you do that then you may want to consider if it’s worth your money.

This is where the next question that comes up. Is it worth your money to hire a trainer? To hire a nutritionist? Maybe to take care of yourself with supplements or with some pricier food?

To some it is worth it and to some it’s not. You have to consider that those expenses aren’t actually expenses but an investment in your health. With health, most people rely on the idea that insurance pays for medicine. You go to the doctor and let the insurance take care of cost of medicine for whatever is wrong with you. You made an investment in your health by having the insurance, but maybe if you invested in your health at home with your lifestyle habits, you wouldn’t be in at the doctor’s in the first place.

If you’re talking to me (and obviously as a personal trainer in Amarillo I’m a little biased here) I would put health at the top over saving a couple of bucks. For some it’s not that easy, but where you are able to, put your health as a priority. I believe that if you are not healthy you can’t do the task that God has given you to do on this earth. You’ve been put here for a certain reason, so if you can’t complete those tasks each day for the work that you’re meant to do then you aren’t fulfilling your life’s purpose. If you are healthy enough, strong enough, and well and able, then you can get those tasks done and live life to the fullest.

So, if you’re wanting the accountability and help with creating an action plan to see results, or are wanting to someone to help create a workout plan to push you to your greatest potential, then that’s what we’re here for. We have an entire team of dedicated professionals to help you with your health and fitness goals. We also focus on nutrition to ensure that you are set up for success. Through consistent training, coaching, and support, we can help you reach the health and fitness goals that you set out to achieve.

To get your consultation set up or for more information on our open house, give us a call at 806-322-3188 or email us at info@customfitness.biz At Custom Fitness, we are YOUR personal trainers in Amarillo, Texas. Have a great day.