Like you, I have certain dates on my calendar, but one of mine carries an important message in my life, and it’s a message I want to share with you.
That special entry on my calendar, December 1, 2014. A little note on that date says I weighed in at 255 pounds.
I was 54 years old at the time. My mother had just died of cancer, lived with type II diabetes for the later years of her life, my brother had been diagnosed with liver cancer, and I recalled my father dying at about my age of colon cancer.
It was a sobering day.
Like most people, my weight crept up on me. Day by day, year by year. When I was 22, when I was discharged from the Navy, I weighed a whopping 165 pounds. So, some 32 years later I had added 91 pounds, a little under three pounds a year.
I leaned on the typical excuses:
- I quit smoking eight years earlier, people gain weight when they quit
- I lived a hectic life with little time for attention other than kids and work
- It was just part of getting older
But still, I was way, way too heavy. I knew it, and I knew if I did nothing the trend would continue and my fate would certainly follow the path of my immediate family.
That bothered me.
So, even though I had tried before, I opted for one more shot of getting my body in tune. See, I had tried before, like so many others like me, and failed.
I had the trendy diet books, the clever diet programs, all the mail in food programs, all the programs anybody could ask for, I had.
But none of them worked.
This time, I said to myself, I’m going to do something different.
Now, you’re saying to yourself, why is this insurance guy telling me all this?
Well, when I started selling insurance something popped out at me: The healthier you are, the better off your insurance choices get.
So, it’s simple. I want to help you get good insurance, but I also want to share with you some simple facts about what happens the healthier you are as you get older:
- You feel better
- Your body works better
- You get better choices
- You save money
What Are We Worried About?
Like most seniors I worry about some basic things.
- What will my retirement be
- How will I protect what I have
- How will I help my kids after I’m gone
Turns out, insurance and health go hand in hand in answering these basic questions. That then, is why this insurance guy is telling you all this.
More Than Insurance
I’m interested in helping you with living.
Remember that date I told you about? December 1st? Well, let me tell you what this December 1st looks like.
- I weigh in at 210 pounds with a body fat index well into the normal, close to lean, range
- I can bike 40 miles
- I can climb 100 floors on the stair machine at the gym
- I’ve planned to help my kids after I’m out of here
- And retirement is looking good
Can I guarantee this for you?
But I can guarantee this, if you pay simple attention to a few simple things in your every day life, you’ll find that you gain more control over your life than you thought possible. Setting finances aside, even if you take nothing more than the idea of diet and exercise away from working with me, you’ll win more than if you don’t.
I sell insurance, yep, that’s true. But I also sell something much more valuable: Ways to enhance your lifestyle through some simple steps most anybody can do.
What are they?