What’s the most valuable thing you own?
– What’s the most valuable thing you own?
– Is it your house?
– Your car?
– Your fancy watch or diamond ring?
– Your expensive mobile phone?
If you’re thinking about saying yes to any of those, then I’m sorry but you’re wrong.
The most valuable thing you own is your life.
You might not think it but you are one of a kind and because of this.
You are priceless.
You can’t be replaced, bought or sold (not legally anyway).
You can be insured but even then it won’t guarantee a like for like payout.
Yet the funny thing is, most people don’t value themselves at all.
In fact, more people have mobile phone insurance than life cover.
They would rather spend £200 a month on a car to drive to work and back in, rather than eating ‘healthier’ foods because they are ‘too expensive’.
Or spend over £100 on a pair of new shoes or handbag yet complain at the price of a few personal training sessions.
But it all comes down to one thing.
What do you value most, your life, or your possessions?
If you value your life more, then your health will be your priority. You put things that benefit your long term health both physical and mental, first.
If you value your possessions more, then you will invest more in protecting materialistic items that in truth, could be replaced within minutes.
Which is fine, freedom of choice and all that.
But there’s a problem.
With possessions, you can chop and change your mind at the click of a button.
Got a car on finance? Simply pop to the dealership, give it back and order a new one.
Mobile phone in need of an upgrade? No problem. One quick call and you have a new one the next day, delivered right to your door.
How about a new pair of shoes, jeans or bag? Click…it’s yours.
But what about being told you have type 2 diabetes?
Or coronary heart disease?
Or high blood pressure?
You can’t suddenly click a button and order a new heart. Or pop to the doctors and have your diabetes cured with one swift payment.
In most cases, the above illnesses are somewhat preventable. Some hereditary factors can come into play but not nearly as much as lifestyle factors.
The most worrying thing is, people ignore the warning signs until it’s almost too late.
And whilst the awareness is out there more than ever, people still play the whole ‘it won’t happen to me’ card.
I’m sorry, it just doesn’t work like that.
I had a conversation with someone last week about online coaching.
Her exact words were ‘It’s a bit expensive, I didn’t think it would cost so much’.
So much compared to what?
If it helps you to lose the weight you’ve been trying to lose for months if not years,
Allows you to stop getting out of breath at the mere thought of running,
And means you can take your clothes off in front of your partner without feeling embarrassed or wanting to turn the lights off…
Then is that really ‘expensive’?
Is being able to significantly lower your blood pressure, reverse the effects of type 2 diabetes, improve fitness, reduce visceral fat or prevent all of the above from even being an issue not worthwhile investment?
Take Dean Worrall for example. He lost 30lbs in 6 weeks.
Matt Hughes, 24 kilos over a period of 12 months.
And Mike Foreman, who said his results were ‘life changing’.
“I approached G with a dilemma, as a man in his mid 40’s working shifts and carrying a few long term rugby related injuries (knee ligament, AC joint) and feeling pretty miserable about how I was looking and feeling. I was looking for some inspiration to getting back into the gym. After a couple of conversations I signed up to THE SHIFT program with an open mind. I wasn’t in terrible shape and I have a decent level of knowledge around my training needs and I can spot the thousands of “bro science” training packages out there. I’ve even stupidly signed up to one or two of them…you live and learn!! Anyway G set me up with a 12 week program based on our discussions, and off I went. Now here’s the real difference, accountability. After the first couple of weeks I wanted to increase intensity. A quick chat with G and boom a new program was there waiting for me. You don’t get that level of personal service anywhere else. Now back to accountability…G will literally bend over backwards to get you where you want to be, but in the end it’s down to you to put the effort in. Now for me I’m not a big fan of group chats and posting before and after photos, but each to his/her own and G totally respects the way you give feedback. The training package was concise, clearly set out and most importantly to me flexible. There are some movements I simply cannot do because of the long term injuries but yet again a quick chat with G and he recommends 2 or 3 variations.
In the end this 12 week package has become a rolling lifestyle change. I no longer think of the gym as something I need to do, rather it’s something I want to do. I’m back where I was Pre injury, I’m happier with my body composition and genuinely in a better frame of mind. Whether you decide to go for this program or any of the others available through G or any of the other guys at TJP I can wholeheartedly recommend them. Thanks for all your help.”
And the interesting thing is, that never once have they ever mentioned the cost or investment they made.
All they talk about is the results, and how it makes them feel.
If you feel ready, you’re committed to change and you want to achieve a set of results you never though would ever be possible, head on over and apply for our #Leanwithalife The 12 Week Online Coaching Programme.
If you’re a little unsure but still feel like you need a helping hand and some guidance to get you started on your transformation journey, head on over and start our free #Leanwithalife programme 21 day trial.
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