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Nov 30, 2008

So, how are you feeling these days? Got energy for life, plenty of get up and go, feeling spry and light on your feet? Life has a lot to do with attitude and outlook. Challenges that come our way are meant for our good, growing our strength, growing our character, and molding us, much like what happens to our body when it is exercised. The challenge you throw at it, forces it to “adapt” to that stressor, and grow to handle it. The same is true for the mental side of life. If you think you can’t……… won’t. If you think you can……….you will. Your life “adapts” to the journey. Funny how that works huh? Our attitudes determine our altitudes, and our “can do” spirit, determines what we can, in fact ………….do.


Let me give you another real life example of what I am talking about. Kris started her transformation in March of this year. Intermittent exercise throughout her life, but nothing consistent, she knew she had to do something due to the severe back pain she suffered after the birth of her daughter two years ago. She procrastinated, and lived with the pain for two years due to her new mother status, and a demanding job. Self-doubt about exercising can debilitate action and avoidance only serves to exacerbate problems. Gravity has a way of torqueing our body over time, and the pull of earth’s gravity, combined with an unexercised muscles tendency to atrophy, yet still be forced to deal with our height and weight…… of which usually grows with age, tends to lead to pains gate.


Trying to fit in when you are tall as a youth can lead to longer-term adult postural problems. “We focused on school as kids and young adults, and the emphasis was on the academics, rather than the physical.” What we learn as kid’s, tracks with us to adulthood, yes even the physical. We all know what it’s like to want to “fit in”, be liked and be loved. It’s human nature. No one is harder on you, than you, in terms of self worth and what you perceive people’s thoughts to be, about you. If you were taller than your peers as a child, you too probably adjusted your posture to “fit in”. With out of balance posture, lack of exercise, a busy life, an arduous job, and gravitational influence taking its toll, Kris turned to us for help. That gravity thing is working on you too ya know?


Five months later, 30 pounds lighter, Kris is more flexible, much stronger in terms of total body, her postural issues are in check, circumference measurements are down, she has a new way of eating, and a mattress more fitting to her body needs, and now the pain is gone for this 41 year old. We dug deep here, as is our nature, and discovered that sleep was being affected by a mismatched mattress, and via a little detective work, “uncovered” a complimenting anecdote to her exercise and nutrition program.


“I am over the moon with how much progress I have made in only five months. My life is so much different from what it used to be. I feel I can do anything, mentally and physically. I am not as worried about debilitating health issues that come with age, as I feel I can stave off anything at this point. Gwen and Blake have changed my life, and I will be forever grateful to them for getting me on the path to optimum fitness”


If you live life thinking; “I can’t”, “I don’t have the time”, “It’s hopeless”, “I will never be able to get out of this situation”……………..THINK AGAIN.





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