When I first got done playing and got into coaching, I thought to myself, this is awesome.
I spent my entire life pushing my body to the limit so I could perform at a high level on the field.
Now, I thought I don’t have too anymore. I can eat whatever I want and focus on what I love doing, coaching.
That is exactly what I did for a few years.
However, one weekend I went to a coaches’ conference at a college.
They had a weight scale there and as I was walking out the door, I thought why not hop on.
I couldn’t believe what I saw.
(For reference I am now 200 lbs.)
I was embarrassed. I immediately left the conference and went back to the hotel to work out! (Not Kidding)
How did this happen? How could I let it get this bad?
I was focusing on trying to help everyone around me, and not focusing on myself.
The last few years I have completely changed the way I view my health.
- The food I eat gives me energy to work longer and stay focused
- Lifting helps decrease anxiety and stress.
- Sleep helps me recover
I realized you must take care of yourself in order to take care of others.
Now, I feel better about myself.
I am a better coach because of those changes.
This email is not to try to get you to make changes.
I wanted to share this because this change made be a better coach.