My wife Charlie and I had traveled five hours on a tin bird to get to the big island. On our list of things we wanted to do, snorkeling at two-step beach was one of them.
It was a beautuful Hawaii morning and conditions were movie-like for a day at the beach. After breakfast washed down with a few cups of Kona coffee, we hopped in our two-door rented wrangler. We opened the top, cracked the windows, and plugged Kygo radio into the stereo. After twenty minutes of tropical happy house music, some bad car dancing and the island winds blowing in our face, we had arrived at two-step beach.
Putting the gear on felt like trying to perform a magic trick for the first time. The mask was so tight on me that I swore my eyeballs were going to jump right out of their sockets. I tripped over myself several times with the flippers. Charlie, on the other hand, had no problem at all maneuvering herself with snorkel gear.
Once we got out far enough to start snorkeling, it was like we were swimming in one large aquarium - except it was open water. I've never seen so many colors of fish under water before. The varied and extensive shallow-water coral gardens were too beautiful to remember. We even brushed up against a sea turtle.
Consumed by the experience, we had not lifted our heads above water to see where we had ended up. Although I had no watch on me, I would guess we were snorkeling for about an hour. When we did finally poke our heads up from the water, we realized we had drifted hundreds of yards out to sea . . . uncomfortably far from shore. We ended up at a destination we had not intended to arrive at. This is known as the drift.
Knowing this, we dropped the desire for pleasure immediately, and invested our efforts in swimming back to safety.
Life can have the same effect on us. It's so easy to get pulled off course by the riptide of our day-to-day. And then one day, we lift our heads up from the water to see that we've drifted far from something important in our lives - our health and fitness being one of them.
Here's the reality: Nobody sets out to purposefully let their health and fitness fail. I've never met anyone who makes it their purpose to be 28 pounds overweight. Not a single person is working at achieving chronically low-energy levels as their goal.
Instead, the insidious drift of life slowly takes us to these places. It's not overnight, but over time, without paying attention we become victims of the drift in regards to our health and fitness. We end up at a destination we had not intended to arrive at and then ask ourselves, "How did we get here?"
But I've got good news.
I've got something that will help you conquer or even completely avoid the drift.
My Ultra Wellness Program is a 12 month course that will help you get in the best shape of your life for the rest of your life. It's a habit based curriculum - not a plan - that equips you with the skills to be healthy, lean and fit no matter how busy your life is. And best of all, you'll finish the program competent and confident to sustain your healthy lifestyle.
I'll be your teacher and mentor for the course. Whatever roadblocks come up along your journey, I'll be here to help you dodge them and adjust your program as needed.
Communication with me will be flexible too. Inside the curriculum software, you'll have your own profile with an option to message me through the coaching platform. In addition to the check-ins that are a part of the course, I'll be dropping in to say hello with you regularly so that you have the support and guidance you deserve throughout the program.
This is the first of several informative posts about the program. But, here is a bullet-point summary of what you can expect:
- A structured 12-month curriculum (With daily habit practices and new lessons every two weeks via articles, videos and audio clips).
- A teacher (that's me) who will guide you along every step of the way. I'll give you feedback, make modifications as needed, and keep you consistent.
- A nutrition plan that fits into your life that is based around your needs and goals.
- Daily check-ins via email to ensure you're staying consistent and practicing the habits you've been assigned.
- An effective training program tailored to your skill level, goals and time available. Gym membership or not, I can design a program that's right for you.
- Guaranteed results. A lot of people guarantee their products. I guarantee my service too. If you stick with me for the entire 12 months and you're not happy, I'll refund every dollar to you - no questions asked.
The best you is the healthiest you.
Now is the time to get in the best shape of your life, for the rest of your life. With The Ultra Wellness Program, you'll get top-notch nutrition coaching, daily habit practices, workouts that fit your goals, built in accountability that will keep you consistent, and a teacher who will give you the attention you deserve - all for less than the cost of a handful of sessions per month at your local gym with a trainer.
As I mentioned, this is the first of several informative posts about the course. Today was simply about becoming aware of the drift and presenting a road-tested, tried and true program that can help you conquer or completely avoid it.
Spots will be limited. If this course sounds like something you might be interested in, you should sign up for the pre-sale list. By signing up, you'll be getting a lot more detailed information on how the course works. You'll also be notified first when I open registration which means you'll get priority treatment at securing one of the limited spots. Click here to sign up.