“Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is a lifestyle initiative, not a 6 month initiative.”
Teyler’s dream since he was child growing up in Edmonton has been to climb Mount Everest. Now, that dream has become his mantra. “I’m training for Everest”. The mantra kept him on track through health and fitness hardships in his life and especially during The Lifestyle Initiative. As he says, when your climbing Everest, you cannot quit, “because quitting means death.”
What is keeping Teyler on track now that there is only 1 month left of The Lifestyle Initiative?
“I have to look at the big picture! I have to look at how my body and mind feels, not just the numbers.
I have to take this program day by day, as what I have achieved so far is just a sample of where I can go next. I’m 38, I still have a lot of life to live and this program will be the foundation of my new lifestyle.
The support from the amazing staff is beyond anything I’ve seen. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all sunshine & rainbows. It’s a challenge! I still haven’t quit smoking, but I’m down 3 pant sizes. I still need to work on my diet, but I’m eating healthier and more balanced; I’ve cut my meds, have less migraines and am getting out more walking (about 20 km a week).
“I’m training for Everest”
Training for Everest is a never ending pursuit, I have come a ways, but still have a ton more to improve. I’ve had setbacks, but also wins. I’m trying to focus on my wins, not losses. A favorite quote comes to mind; The solution to pollution starts with dilution. To me, this means to keep things positive even when your struggling. You never know where that positive attitude can take you. And that’s where my coach, trainer, other participants, and the rest of the staff comes in.
I know I can’t do it on my own, they can’t help if I don’t tell them what’s going on. I’m really struggling with that at times, but that’s OK. It means that change is happening.
After all, if I wasn’t struggling I would be doing the same things I’ve always done.
I can’t wait to see what the next 2+ months will bring. I know that not everyone climbs Everest their first time, you can always improve, and I’m so excited to see where I will be standing when The Lifestyle Initiative is over.”
The Lifestyle Initiative is an all-encompassing health program in Edmonton where participants utilize massage therapy, chiropractic, yoga, HIIT training, personal training, acupuncture, neurofeedback all to bring the body in alignment and to better health.