Dependent or Independent?

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The BIG reason I get out of bed every day is because people depend on me. And I like it that way!

It gives me purpose and creates some good pressure for me to go out, show up and execute daily.  I would rather have people depend on me than me depending on them.

Here's what happened in my twenties that really drove this home for me.  

I was working two jobs and had become totally exhausted, both physically and mentally.

I was not taking care of myself and one day it all came to a head.

I got up for work like I always did.  But that's as far as I got.  I felt myself go super dizzy and all of a sudden I fainted and fell down my stairs.

When I woke up at the bottom I was completely disoriented. Turns out I had wrenched my back, broke my nose and given myself a concussion.

The ambulance came and insisted I go to the hospital because they were concerned about my health.  Turns out they were right.  

For the next week I was totally laid out.  I couldn't move or take care of myself.   I was totally dependent on others to get my meals and take care of my needs.

Although I was grateful for the friends and family who helped me out, I did not like the feeling of being completely weak and helpless.

I learned a valuable lesson from that incident. 

It taught me to recognize when I need to slow down and rest.  Thankfully that has never happened again.

I knew it was my poor decisions that led me to my "crash and burn."

There are many people out there who are heading for their own "crash and burn'' by not taking care of themselves. Continually making poor food choices, not moving, not willing to take care of themselves in a way that allows independence, not dependence.

Heart attacks come from being sedentary and eating crap.

Blown out backs are the result of weak muscles combined with poor movement patterns.

Do you have people who depend on you?

What happens to them if you go down?

Let's prevent that from happening.

Nothing will make you "bullet proof." But there are practical steps you can take to drastically reduce your chances of these incidents occurring.

The good news is it doesn't require endless hours in the gym or a super strict diet of chicken breasts and broccoli.

You can stay strong and healthy with just a few well planned strength training workouts per week, moving your body throughout the day, and a simple nutrition plan that does not require a bunch of rules, fake food, or endless tracking.

We can keep you strong and independent. If you are not already working with us, hit the blue button below and learn about our 12 Week Transformation program designed to transform your body and life in just 90 days.

Dedicated to keeping you strong for those who depend on you,

Erik Peacock