Over the last several years one of the big things that people have talked about is the wellness of children and that American’s are becoming very obese. Along with the challenge of obesity comes several different health concerns. Whether it is children or adults many are struggling to get out of the house and get some exercise. They might be in school or at work so much that they feel there isn’t time to get out and do anything. Then they are tired at night and sit on the couch and snack on food and other treats. Many are now facing the challenges of depression, diabetes, bad backs and the list goes on and on. What many need to realize is that it just takes one step at a time to get better and healthier. You don’t have to change everything all at once. That can sometimes feel very overwhelming. As a parent it can be as simple as helping your children eat something for breakfast. Maybe it is sending them outside for a few minutes after school to run and play. You could go outside as a family and go for a walk around the block.
That could only take a half hour in your day. Maybe it is having a healthy snack for your children after school. It doesn’t have to be something dull or boring. It could be fruit with a little fruit dip. You could even have your children help you figure out the after school snacks. Another option for all of these things is turning to wellness coaching and getting suggestions and help. You might know that you want to make a change, but don’t know where to turn. There are experts out there that can relate to you and have a family and are going through the same thing. With their help you can make the progress you need. My mission as a nutritional consultant, author and wellness coaching professional is to create a location where people can visit on a daily basis and receive FREE support to help achieve healthy lifestyles.
Why am I telling you about my sporting career? Because I believe there are moments in life that lead you to where you are today. If my football career continued past my 24th birthday and into my 30’s, I wouldn’t be a blogger, and probably would have never married my wife. There are also skills I learned from my sporting career that have served me well in blogging. I learned about communication, focus, self discipline, and what it feels like to get publicly criticized in the newspaper, on TV and in the street – usually by people who have never met you – which also happens in blogging. I understand how lost and lonely athletes can feel once they retire. All those years of certainty, routine, and team camaraderie are suddenly gone and you’re left with just yourself. What was I going to do with my life? How was I going to support myself? I bummed around for about a year doing odd jobs and feeling sorry for myself until I ended up in the construction industry.
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It was a move that proved to be beneficial as it was a portable industry and once Caz and I got married it helped me find employment around the world. After getting married in 2002 we took off on our dream 5 year extended honeymoon around the world. We lived in Bangkok teaching English for 6 months and travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. Next was a year living in Dublin and traveling around the UK and a 5 month overland trip from Uganda to Cape Town in East Africa. Not ready to settle down after all that, we moved on again and lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for four years, Caz teaching and me working in construction and also for Delta airlines. We travelled extensively through the States, loved it, and we plan live there again. During our time living in the States and a brief stint back living in Australia we struggled with the idea of being tied to a job and a destination. We longed for freedom, hated our jobs, and felt our lives were increasingly unfulfilled.
We wanted independence, we wanted time-freedom, and we wanted to live wherever and whenever we wanted. We decided we needed to create a portable income. So we turned to the internet to find it. There are people doing exceptional things on the internet, and then there are sales letters and people selling the “false” dream – you know the overnight one based on luck. I’m sure you’ve read them. And maybe even replied. Seriously do not feel bad about that. There is nothing wrong with you really wanting to create your dream life and making daft decisions in the process. 30,000 dollars on online courses and seminars and went on to dabble in various home businesses. 35,000 dollars to the stock market trading options. There was MORE, but I’m just too embarrassed to mention them – nothing illegal – just embarrassing. When you are looking for a way out, it is crazy some of the things you will believe in and try. HOT TIP – Never ever play around on the stock market with money you can’t afford to lose. When the pressure is on and you have to make quick decisions, you will always second guess yourself.