“Birds of a Feather, Flock Together”Who doesn’t remember their mother quoting thisphrase dozens of times during our adolescent years?Usually it was in reference to some friend of mine atschool that she didn’t quite approve of. But, as I havegotten older I realize that it really applies to all areasof life … yes, even in your waistline!
I look back on areas of my life when I was 100pounds heavier.A college dropout, moving back in with myparents in my mid 20’s with two maxed outcredit cards.Working at a bar and completely giving up onmy dreams.
It was very easy to blame outside circumstanceson my situation.I looked back on those times and who I choseto spend most of my time with;What were their habits, income, fitness levelsor mindsets? No wonder I was struggling!!!
Most of my ‘friends’ had no long term dreams orgoals they were working toward on a daily basis.None of them pushed me out of my comfort zoneto strive to be something more than I was.It was mostly about how we were going to endureanother day. And where the party was that night.
My daily routine consisted of late nights ofdrinking followed by 2 am visits to Denny’s.And my only physical activity was being on myfeet waiting tables. No wonder I hated the summer time pool season!
Thank goodness I had a friend that introduced me toPower 90, an in-home workout series that came with anamazing support community. The program was great,but the community of support andaccountability that came with it is what played ahuge role in changing my world. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
The amazingly supportive online communitywere people trying to improve themselves on adaily basis!Many of them were much further along in theirfitness journey than I was, yet were not satisfiedto rest on the results they had seen.
That was 10 years ago!And I am still friends with many of those people that Imet when I started Power 90.My constant self improvement has grown far beyondwaist or bicep size.It has become constantly growing as an overall personin fitness, business, marriage, spirituality, andparenthood.
I have had the privilege of being around some of theseextraordinary people.A small group of us met in South Florida for Tommy &Ashley Mygrant’s wedding.Tommy has lost over 100 pounds. Impacts thousandson his speaking circuit.And runs a very successful business as a fellowBeachbody Coach.
I was joined by other topBeachbody Coaches as well.The late night talks by thepool and our groupworkouts were an amazingtime of growth for all of us,as we shared experiences,habits, successes, andfailures.
A larger group of us attended a seminar where we werepushed in all areas of our life.I came away from these experiences realizing that nomatter how successful we think someone is, there areareas of their lives they are trying to improve as well. No one has it all figured out!
This brings me back to your health, fitness, and thatever growing waistline! What example is being set for you by the people you surround yourself with?I’ve heard a stat many times that you are the averageof the five people you spend the most time with.That includes finances, mindset, outlook on the future,and YES, YOUR HEALTH!
At my heaviest weight, and lowest areas of my life, Iwould have loved to have someone speaking life andencouragement into me. But I didn’t seem to knowwhere to find that.Thank God that I got plugged into a virtual familythat accepted me in my current state. Encouraged me on good days and bad days. And saw more in me than I saw in myself!
Does that describe you?Do you have that small, desperate voiceinside you that screams out “I know I am somuch more than this”?Have you given up on goals and dreamsbecause of your current physical condition?(I know being 100 pounds overweight squashed mydream of pursuing my acting career).
If this is you, take comfort in knowing you are not alone!You can improve your health, reclaim those goals, and live the life you deserve! I have been where you are. I know it’s possible! And I am here to help!
I’d love to connect with you via my Facebook orTwitter account!I’d love to hear your story, find out your dreamsand goals and then devise a plan to get you startedon the path towards success! In this together!YOUR Success Story is MY Mission! – Coach Jimmy
Jimmy Hays Nelson Beachbody Coach is a self-proclaimed ‘former fat guy’. In his mid 20’s he was anoverweight college dropout, who found himself living backat home with his parents. Knowing something had tochange, he took action.Through his transformation journey he lost 100pounds, started his own business, was featured in theShaun T workout series INSANITY, and has been seenmultiple times on QVC with his buddy Tony Hortonpromoting P90X.He founded NELSONGY FITNESS with his wifeKelly to reach out to give hope and support to those thatare dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether youare lacking physically, emotionally, financially, ornutritionally we are here to help you see REALRESULTS!http://nelsongy.com