Obesity is rapid in the world. Let’s help put a stop to it.

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

I recently read an article that my home state of Indiana, is the 15th Most Obese State in the Nation. So let’s all start today doing something to reduce that Indiana statistic to a lower number.

Recently a group of 125 men and women took charge of their lives and decided to lose weight with the help of a local church. I spoke to them 10 weeks into their program. Many of them were struggling with what I was when I was on my journey 10 weeks into a program.

These worldwide obesity stats are staggering and we all need to do something about it. A few years ago, I realized that I was “sick and tired of being sick and tired,” and decided to change the course of my life by taking charge of my health. In 2010, after losing over 105 pounds, I was inducted into The Joy Fit Club, an exclusive club of people who have lost 100 pounds or more through “just plain, good ‘ol diet and exercise.” Shortly thereafter, I appeared on the NBC Today Show where I shared my remarkable weight loss story on the Kathie Lee & Hoda show featuring Joy Bauer, the nutrition and health expert for the NBC Today Show. Now, 130 pounds lighter, more energetic and more successful, I feel there is a direct connection between lifestyle wellness and business health. I has become an avid runner. I ran 22 5k’s in 2011, as well as my first half marathon, and I plan to run 25 races in 2012 as well as two more half marathons.

So let’s all start today doing something to reduce that Indiana statistic to a lower number.

I met Tim, my client and friend in July 2007 and have always known Tim to be extremely overweight and one of the nicest guys you would ever meet despite his weight. For years Tim always joked that he had 2 weeks to live. I kept telling him to not say that. It wasn’t until I lost over 100# that Tim got inspired. Tim called me in November 2010, and said that he wanted to order new embroidered shirts, but he needed to go up a size. Tim wore a 6XL shirt and he wanted a 7XL. I told him I would not make him 7XL shirts, but I did have a book for him to read. Not knowing how he would take it, I took him the book I was following “Your Inner Skinny” and told him that I had lost 105# mainly using the plan in the book. I told him it’s not a d-i-e-t, but a lifestyle change. After a lengthy discussion with Tim about how he can do it, he said he would read the book. After all, I did it at 50 yrs old, he could do it at 30 yrs old. A week later Tim called me and said “I hate you” because everything in the book is right. He said he was reading the book and eating 2 Big Macs at the same time. I asked him to promise me that those would be the last 2 Big Macs that he ever ate, he said ok. Tim’s journey started that day.

Tim has started to walk everyday. His walking is so much different from the average person. We walk to get places and do so with little effort. Tim’s walking around down his block and back is work for him.

Tim says he feels so much better and wants to continue with his weight loss and walking every day. Here is guy that now weighs 440# and he wants to eat right and walk everyday. That is a commitment. Eating right and walking is the way he wants to live everyday.

Tim really got inspired after he saw my appearance on the NBC Today Show back in November 2010 when I was inducted into the Joy Bauer Fit Club. SeeVideo

Need some inspiration, call me.

Rick Gosser

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