You Can Take A Horse To The Water…bla…bla…bla…
You can’t help someone who just doesn’t want to be helped. Isn’t that God’s truth?
I have run into this situation so many times, it’s almost a parody of life by now.
Take Mark for example.
Obese. High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Permanently out of breath. Chronically miserable. Can’t walk up a flight of stairs without stopping every few steps to stop his heart pounding its way out of his ears. He needs another doughnut like he needs a hole in the head. Prime candidate for a stroke or a heart attack.
Yet, when asked about his dire need to lose weight, he shrugs it off. “Don’t have time.” “Will start someday.” “I’m gonna die anyway, right?” “Oh, I just want to enjoy life, don’t want to train.”
Enjoy life? What the hell are you talking about?
“Ghandi bzonn.” “Xi darba nibda.” Typical Maltese expressions perfectly encapsulating the indifference, lassitude and laziness of our collective nation.
Damn. Seriously? Yes, unfortunately. As serious as a heart attack, pun definitely intended.
And this is way more common than you might think. An inordinate number of people in Malta and Gozo are overweight or obese. This is not only limited to the general adult community but includes schoolchildren, even of a very young age. Yes, fat parents will almost always teach their children to be fat. Bad dietary habits, laziness, dejection, lack of motivation, lack of education – they are all pretty damn contagious.
And if you are offended by what I am saying, kindly walk yourself into a corner and sip on a nice tall glass of shut the hell up. Your unlimited feelings for entitlement and your necessity for others to pander to your complacency are the primary reasons we are in this quagmire of bullshit in the first place. Take wild guess whether or not you’re getting any pandering from me.
IT’S CONFESSION TIME
We, the people on the front lines, the people who are supposedly here to care, protect and educate – we are failing you. The medical community is failing you. The fitness community is failing you.
People aren’t getting healthier. They are getting sicker.
I want to be the one who makes a difference. I want to be the one who changes things around. I want to be that driving force that leads those in need out of this horrible vortex and back into the light. I have dedicated the last 28 years of my life to this and I am blessed to have been highly successful at it. I have worked and won with some truly wonderful people. Yes, I have worked with some cuckoo clocks over the years too, but they served a purpose nonetheless. They helped me appreciate and understand the dark side. Which improved my game immeasurably. I try to learn from any situation.
So this is what drives me. This is what keeps my fire burning. But we haven’t even dented the surface yet. There is so much more to be done. So it’s time to get seriously down and dirty with this. We need to work harder. We need to give more. We need to bring more light. We need to make things happen.
And we need to do it now.
Even if I save just one person, even just one Mark, then it will all have been worth it.
IS THIS YOU?
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