No distraction environment.
How much would that mean to your progress? Nobody to tear you down, nobody to put you off, nobody to “persuade” you that being healthy is really “overrated”!
First of all, whoever is giving you advice, just look at where it’s coming from. Have they got good intentions with your very best interests at heart?
If they haven’t got the get up and go you have, then their attitude WILL be different. They may see life differently.
They may see “wealth” as the latest phone, iPad, computer, car, house, holidays abroad, that is their “version” of being wealthy (however many credit cards that takes trying to impress people).
I have seen too many people, too many genuine millionaires tell me straight when their health has taken a big downturn, look me in the eye and tell me “keri, don’t lose the point of life”. “I would swap all my money to live one more year”, “I wish I had tried to be healthy in my youth”, “I don’t want to be the richest person in the graveyard”.
The message they gave me was to be TRULY wealthy was when you had GOOD HEALTH and you had true quality of life,. You could do what you wanted, and your health was your foundation in life. That freedom. PLEASE NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.
Forget about your bank balance tonight, love your TRUE wealth which is your health, and appreciate you have great things to do in life, and you can do them with an abundance of wonderful energy that never runs out easily.
The most incredible part about the gym this year again is the range of incredible stories you have. Many of you have been through severe difficulty, severe illness, nightmare times in your life, and you somehow manage it and put on a smile through it all.
Some of the facts about you are mind-blowing, but many of you have taught yourself to get back up again, despite being knocked down 100 times!
This is where exercise comes in. It is purpose built to smash your stress levels. It is purpose built to change the chemistry in your brain and change the way you feel.
You are re-wiring your brain the whole time and doing incredible physical things, whilst at the same time conquering the demons in your mind.
One hour on the settee is wasted when you could have had that hour in the gym. Social interaction is of incredible value and your experiences I know only enrich as a gym.
All of you have stories that have plenty of mileage left in them. Imagine how you want them to turn out at the end, and think of the steps you need to take to win your incredible battles.
We are all in your corner.