Wednesday, September 16, 2015


One of the biggest complaints I get as a coach is that being healthy is SOOO expensive. The reality is that taking charge of your health is an up front expense that will help you avoid extra expenses in the long run. Confusing? Let me use an example. 4 years ago, I was overweight and had a slew of health issues. I ended up at urgent care or the doctors office more times that I cared to go. I don't know about you, but my copays were $45 a pop, so I avoided going to the doc, unless I ABSOLUTELY had to. My husband had just started his own company, and MONEY WAS TIGHT. We were living paycheck to paycheck, and really struggling to make ends meet. I'm not going to lie. Before I started as a coach myself, I told MY coach that I could not afford to purchase the Slim in Six program to join her challenge group. The program was only $40 retail...not a huge expense. For me, at the time, it was a decision between a purchase for myself, and buying groceries for the week (yup, I was feeding a family of 6 on about $50 a week). I struggled with the decision to get the program. I ended up buying it used off of Amazon for only $10. Little did I know that THAT program would change my life. You know what is even funnier, I had previously purchased that program off an infomercial, had it for like 6 months, never took it out of the package, and sold it on Ebay. Anyway, back to my point. At the time I purchased the program I didn't realize what a game changer it would be in my life. That $10 helped to change my entire perspective on my health. I was no longer after the weight loss (well, I wanted the scale to drop, but it wasn't my focus), I was after better health. It was all about feeling better, so that I could be more involved with my family. So I could be a better person, a better wife, and a better mom. Today I am all of those things and more. That little investment in my health, made my whole world change for the better. Instead of continuing on my path to poor choices with my health and fitness. My poor choices would have eventually would have led to more health problems, and more expenses at the doctor's office and pharmacy, I choose to invest in myself and my health. Had I known that one purchase would have made such a difference in my life, I would have said that the $40 retail cost was a bargain.
My point? It is all about perspective. If you want to better yourself (lose weight, get healthy, get an education, better job, etc), you take the time to invest in yourself so that you will be in a position to reach those goals. You never know what is going to be the game changer in your life. Worrying about the upfront cost so much that you don't take that first step, may be hurting you more in the long run. Nobody ever regretted improving on themselves.

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