I remember the first time I heard the term "train wreck" as it relates to fitness.
The year was 1998 and I was just getting my feet wet working with a company called Fitness Management Systems. We traveled around the Boston area doing "heath fairs".
One day we were doing blood pressure checks and I remember vividly a guy who had a crazy high reading. It was something like 195 over 110. This dude was over-weight, had bad knee issues and obviously his blood pressure was sky high.
He was a train wreck.
It's not a scientific or clinical term. It's simply a label for someone. Right or wrong it just is what it is.
How does one become a train wreck? Can it be fixed?
The essence of a train wreck is that it really can't be fixed. Well... it CAN but it is going to take a massive under taking an a lot of time.
Most people that fall into this category are older and have never committed to an all out effort to change. You can fix a train wreck in the real world but it takes cranes and a lot effort.
Someone become a train wreck when physical problems start to mount and one causes the other.
Lack of actively and poor diet causes weight gain. Weight gain causes health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure and knee programs. This leads to more lack of activity and medication which causes more issues. You can't exercise so you are unhappy. This leads to more weight gain and more health issues.
You get the point.
I bring this point up for a reason today.
I want to share a story with you.
A few months ago Teresa and I sat down with her aunt. This is T's mom's sister. She lives local and she has always "struggled" with her weight. She was in her late 60's.
I say "was" because she passed away on Tuesday.
She was a "train wreck".
She had many health issues. When we talked to her she did the Advocare Herbal Cleanse and lost 8 lbs in the 10 days. She decided not to continue to do the rest of the 24 Day Challenge. I don't know if it would have made a difference or not. In the end she died and it is very sad.
People should live past their late 60's.
How does someone get to the point where you don't seem to have any control and more? Gosh, I just don't know.
I have seen so many people over the years that have been in that situation that it is truly sad. I wish there was an answer but there is not.
Sorry for the sadness in today's post. Life isn't always wine and roses. Sometimes there is bad news out there.
So what can you do?
Don't be a train wreck. Don't EVER let yourself get to that point that things start spiraling out of control. Be a leader for the ones you love. Put the right things in your body, the right thoughts in your head and move the legs that God gave you.
People don't just wake up as "train wrecks". It always starts with a few pounds here and few pounds there. It's always an injury or sickness that get's people sidetracked. It always starts somewhere and the bad things gain momentum.
Don't accept that. Get off your ass and do something each and everyday. If you are already in a bad place change one thing today. Tomorrow change another thing...and the day after that... and the day after that....
I am sad for Teresa's mom losing a sister. I know it has strengthened her resolve to stay healthy for her grand kids for years to come.
I hope that your resolve is strengthen as well. I hope that you see that it is easier to do it TODAY because tomorrow may be to late.
Now get out and make that decision to change your life for the better. You can do it. You are a champion!
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To your success!
Rick Copley, Your Best Fitness Coach