Big Changes Are A Big Deal
I have been a public speaker since high school and ask lots of questions. I was standing in the Gulf of Mexico and asked myself this question. If I keep drinking and eating like I am, where will I be in 5 years? …I will be dead.
That day I decided to change. Psychologists call the big change, behavior modification. Psychiatrists call it concept transplant. Billy Graham called it being born again.
I started the change from illness, sickness and chronic disease, to happy healthy living on June 12, 2006. The change took time and I went through four stages.
At first, I looked at all kinds of quick fixes, listened to many people and tried many things. I was a dabbler. A lot of people quit here.
Next, I became a novice. I got a bit of expertise in running shoes and got excited about energy drinks. I didn’t deal well with those who tried to discourage me. A lot of people drop out right here. I learned a great lesson from a true friend. Only take advice from those who walk their talk. This was a big breakthrough.
But big changes take time. We eat and drink a lot of stuff. Starting in 2011 I began to drink lots of water and quit drinking sugar drinks. My eating habit changed. I included at least seven fresh and frozen fruits and veggies and nuts and seed before noon every day. I began to eliminate unhealthy foods. I walked at least 7000 steps every day and as a result, I have not been sick. My weight dropped over 100 pounds from my high of 256. I am now an amateur in this field of health and wellness.
By 2013, my passion grew, as did greater commitment and skill. With excellent help from mentors, I mastered the skills it takes to consistently be more unwavering every day. I became a player in the health and wellness field. The rules change fast. The sickness, illness, and disease industry are big business. The government is not interested in cures, it is all about control. The food modification and drug industry are not in the health and wellness industry either. Some players pull out right here and shift over to the sickness, illness, and chronic disease team.
I am all in. This body is 86 years old, but the noggin, gut and the rest of me is better today than 63 years ago, the day I was drafted into Uncle Sam’s army. I drink lots of water, eat good, whole, real food, walk every day for 25 to 45 minutes, and get at least 6 hours of sleep. I am a high performer. My passion is to inform, educate and inspire young families and senior citizens about happy, healthy living. If I can do what I do starting at 72 years old, you can too. Be happy and healthy.
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