I think it is fair to say that being successful in today’s world is probably more stressful than ever before. In this economy we have to do more with less, produce faster results due to technology, and constantly find ways to bring more value to our organizations. Not only do we have worry about staying on top in our careers, but we also want to focus on our families. There was a time not so long ago that we could do one or the other, but not so much anymore. Now we want to take care of both our personal and professional lives, and give 110% to both.
The problem is the one who really suffers when we try to do it all is us. There just isn’t any time in the schedule to focus on our own health, much less make any downtime for something like relaxation. And what happens? We forget to take care of our own health. Somehow, in making sure we meet all the deadlines at work and getting dinner on the table, we choose not to notice those extra twenty pounds that appeared out of nowhere. And worse, it just doesn’t come off the same way it did when we were twenty-something.
Let’s face it. If you are in your fifties and you have a demanding career, chances are you just are not taking care of yourself. We can tell ourselves that everyone gains weight as they age–it’s just natural. But it’s not. And we may think we are eating right, but chances are we are not. The weight still doesn’t come off. Even taking the stairs instead of the elevator doesn’t seem to help.
It’s a vicious cycle. More success means more stress and less time to devote to our own health. As the years fly by, the numbers on the scale creep up and our energy creeps down.
In fact, a recent study out of Duke University shows that 55% of the deaths for those between the ages of 15 and 65 are caused by bad personal choices. That is double the rate for the same group in 1950! It boils down to the fact that we may think we are doing the right things for our health, but we still make bad decisions when it comes choices for living healthier and longer.
So what is it going to take to get fit and actually enjoy the amazing life that you have just spent all these years creating? Fad diets don’t work. Two week vacations once a year aren’t enough and starting a work-out plan every January that lasts for a couple of weeks or maybe a month just doesn’t cut it.
The only way to get yourself in the best shape of your life is to take control of your life by changing your mindset and re-imagining your lifestyle. When you finally realize that your health is actually up to you, that you have the power to control it, it is possible to get the body and the energy you want.
I work with you to help shift your focus from continually stressing out over work to understanding what being in great shape can do for your life as well as your work. I help you retrain your mind to stay productive and engaged on the job without absorbing all the stress that goes along with it.
With your work in a different perspective, you will have the energy to actually focus on reaching your optimum shape. You will learn the best way to eat for your body. Not fad diets, but solid nutrition. You will also learn how and what exercise to add to your day. Not just taking the stairs, but finding a long-lasting program that doesn’t suck all the time from your day– one you can actually look forward to.
Most importantly, you will have your energy back. Energy to spend as you want–maybe on a new hobby, or getting to those home improvement projects that have been on the list for the last five years. Or maybe it is all about being able to play with your kids–and keep up with them!
Just because you are in your fifties doesn’t mean you need to accept a larger waist size and fewer hours in the day. We all have the same amount of time. How we decide to spend it and what we choose to focus on is our decision. Success in life is not just about success in the workplace. It’s about feeling good in all areas of our life. With our families, with our work, and with ourselves.
So many of us hit our fifties and begin to wonder what all this is about. We spend the first half of our lives building successful careers only to wake up one day and find it is not as fulfilling as we imagined or frightened that it might just collapse. There has to be something more.
At Chris Griffin Coaching, you will learn to manage the stress from your job so you can focus on what is really important in life–your health. Without it, truly nothing else matters. I help you develop a new perspective so you truly see the value of your own fitness and how it affects you and those around you.
Together we will create a fitness and lifestyle plan that works at all levels–body, mind, and spirit. After all, personal fitness and well-being are not just about numbers on a scale or fitting into a certain pair of pants. True fitness is about having the energy to manuever daily challenges and obstacles in stride and still be able to go home and enjoy quality time with your family.
It is feeling that each and every day is important. That you go to bed each night not stressing about what you still need to do, but actually pleased with what you have accomplished that day. That you are comfortable in your clothes and your own skin and feel excited instead of anxious about what tomorrow will bring.
Change is never easy, but it’s a lot harder when you to it alone. With my programs you receive the tools to create holistic solutions to your personal health concerns. You will neutralize stress, manage and maintain your weight, and create space for quality time with your family–all without feeling any guilt.
Could you do this on your own? Probably. After all, intelligent people know what they need to do to get what they want. But the reality is, life gets in the way, and it is easier to put our own health needs off until later. Maybe when we have more time. Or more energy. Or that project deadline is over. But the truth is, those choices could cut years off your life. Years you deserve to spend nailing your bucket list.
Working with me will get you where you want to go a lot faster than if you try to go it alone. And it will be easier as well. I provide the support and accountability to keep you focused and on track.
Remember, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone or anything else. And when your health is at it’s optimal level, you will be amazed at how much –and how quickly–you will be able to get done every single day.
I offer a variety of programs designed to teach you how to neutralize stress, lose weight, and have the energy to spend time on what really matters to you. Whether in a personalized individual VIP program, group training bootcamps, or online self-study, I will help you get into the best shape of your life–in mind, body, and spirit.
Because I truly believe that everyone should experience their own optimal health, I offer a free, six video series that will give you the tools to create a lifestyle program that works for you. Simply enter your email address in the box provided. No webinars to attend, no dates to mark off on your calendar. Each week you will receive a short video delivered straight to your inbox. Use the information to create your own fitness and lifestyle plan, and you will be on your way to having less stress, losing the extra pounds, having more time, and best of all, more energy.
Trying to decide which program is right for you? Schedule a free, thirty minute consultation and we will nail down where you want to go with your health goals, what you really want to change, and the best and fastest way to get there.
Use these insights to decide on the CGC program that fits your needs, or simply take your new-found clarity and run with it on your own. Either way, after the consultation, you will have the information you need to make a serious improvement to your own health and create a new lifestyle.