It’s the growing number of overweight and obese children, and it’s getting way out of control.
The statistics are now showing that 30% of children are overweight and obese. This is sick!
The crazy thing is that I’m sure there is a large majority of children that are on the borderline of falling into this category.
My family and I were at a camp ground last weekend and I am not exagerating when I say that 90% of the children there were overweight. It was really sad and very upsetting to see so many unhealthy kids and to think of what kind of future they are going to have.
Think of how aweful they must feel. How much they must get teased and the low self esteme from knowing how overweight they are.
Something MUST be done NOW!
It doesn’t have to be this way and you can do something about it.
I’ve got to say that I’m very happy that ABC and Shaquille O’Neil have stepped up to the plate with their new program “Shaq’s Big Challenge”.
It airs on Tuesday nights and this is a huge wake up call for many adults out there to see what these kids have gone through.
As an adult, you’ve got to realize that you are a role model for kids. You are leading by example.
What kind of example are you leading?
And if you are a parent… You are the #1 role model in your children’s lives.
If you are eating crap, sitting on your butt in front of the television, living a sedentary and out of control lifestyle… Your kids will pick up on this and adopt your bad habits.
Now it’s one thing for you to abuse your body and shorten your lifespan… but don’t do this to your children!
I am amazed that it is not enough motivation for someone to get their butt in shape when they know that they will die younger than they should, risk heart failure, type II diabetes, and many other diseases.
For some people the motivation to live the healthy lifestyle can come from wanting to have more energy to play with their kids or to live long enough to see their grandchildren and be able to play with them too.
This is a pretty good motivator.
But what if I told you that if you don’t straighten up your act and begin to lead by example by eating healthy nutrient rich foods, exercising daily, and reducing the stress in your life… you may wind up burying your children before you suffer from your heart attack or develop type II diabetes.
Is this harsh and blunt… Hell Ya!
It’s the grim reality that we are facing and someone has to say it.
Today’s children may not live to be 70 or even 60 and that’s a scary thought.
If this isn’t enough for you to give your head a big shake and get your butt in gear by improving your health and living the Unstoppable Lifestyle and lead by example… I don’t know what is?
I don’t care how hectic life is, how many extra ciricular things you’ve got going on, how late you have to work, how tired you are…
It’s no excuse to be going thru the fast food drive thru’s several times a week, shoving processed packaged foods in your childrens lunches, and allowing them to drink gallons of pop a day.
Not to mention shoving them in front of the television or computer so you don’t have to get involved and be active with them.
Preparing healthy meals does not take as much time as you think and you can make enough for many left over meals.
Your life is probably crazy because you are trying to support your family and do what you think is best for them. The problem is you are sacraficing your health and your children’s health…
This is a huge consequence!
Now I’m not asking you to go on some crash diet to get yourself in shape and be an example…
That’s an aweful example to lead by.
All I’m asking is that you make daily improvements to your nutrition, activity level, and overall wellness.
Be better today then you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you are today.
You don’t have to change overnight. I don’t care if it takes you 2 years as long as you get there and continue to improve for the rest of your life.
This is the “Unstoppable Lifestyle”
It should seem torturous.
Enjoy the journey and have purpose behind what you are doing.
I’m here to help every way that I can.
It’s the reason why I created Unstoppable Fat Loss and both my books The Fit Chic and The Fit Bastard.
I don’t want you to fall victim to the quick fix fad programs out there.
I want you to develop the ‘Unstoppable Mindset’.
This is way more than positive thinking. There is so much to having a powerful mindset, you’d be blown away at all the little things that you can do to become UNSTOPPABLE!
If you can’t find the motivation yourself… at least do it for the young kids out there. They shouldn’t have to suffer because of our laziness.
Take action NOW!
I’d love to hear what you think.
Am I exagerating?
Am I being too harsh?
Do you agree?
What have you witnessed?
Why do you think the problem is growing so rapidly?
What do you think we can do about it?
What are you going to do about it?
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YOUR DREAM BODY AWAITS YOU…
Scott Tousignant, BHK, CFC