Wednesday, February 10th 2016

The intriguing results of my latest annual health exam

Every year - I do what, strangely, lots of men (and women) don’t do… I go in for my complete medical work-up to make sure “all is good and well”... - Full blood analysis - Check all vitals - Prostate - Eyes - Skin scan - Organs - Blood pressure - Etc… Going the extra mile, I even do a complete STD panel between relationships. I believe everyone should do that. But this is a deeper discussion for another day... Now, I haven’t been in a new relationship since my previous, and my last STD profile was clean as a whistle - so there was no need to do it last week. (also saved me from having to give about 3 more vials of blood, lol).

Now - here’s where things get pleasantly interesting...

My complete vision exam was done by a specialist a few weeks prior. When he was done, he said; “Joey, this is rare, but I do see this every now and again… Your vision has actually improved since your last exam 2.5 years ago.” And I knew he wasn’t kidding because I’ve felt that my vision has improved some. 1 point for “aging in reverse”... Then during my physical, we double-checked my blood pressure because it was reading lower than my previous history. And I was in about 6 weeks ago for a spider bite - and even that day my BP was showing good numbers as compared to the last few years. What’s amazing about this is that I’m currently under HIGH stress demands every single day as I work toward getting the 1st SCULPTAFIT Studio open in the Spring. (here's a recent photo I posted on the SCULPTAFIT Instagram Channel )
[caption id="attachment_1680" align="alignnone" width="300"]The Future SCULPTAFIT Studio for Women The Future SCULPTAFIT Studio for Women[/caption]
When I say high stress - I mean HIGH... (I promise to write more about this in a future post). Even my mid-day, resting heart rate was lower. So, to see my BP and resting heart rate down in a much healthier range is very encouraging… This may be due to my daily meditation habit I’ve been including for the last 6 months… And maybe there’s more to it. But either way… Chalk up 2 more points for “aging in reverse”... Now, I say none of this to boast of course - but to share what is possible when we stick to the habits and lifestyle we know ARE GOOD FOR US. Too many people live in a constant state of self-disconnect - and as a result, their bodies and health deteriorate as the months tick by… They take no responsibility for their well-being - and they avoid living up to their best potential… They stay in “the trance” of common societal habits and avoid making the mindset shift which would take them out of the “life rut” - and onward toward optimal health, mental strength and vibrant longevity…

It all comes down to valuing yourself and valuing the 1 life you have...

Your life - your choice. What will you make of it? As always - I’m grateful for you taking the time to stop by here and read today’s post. Let me know your thoughts, questions, comments below - it inspires me to write more when I do hear from you... Your trainer for life, Joey Atlas

  • jay jay

    So good to hear that u so us the right ways to live hey i have a special topic were u could help a few mid aged woman training to do after a hysterectomy as i had one 3 weeks ago and have healed fast as im driving car but im getting frustrated as i have to forgo my training till 6 to 10 weeks for weighrs especially. . I love my toned arms but feel like 8m loosing a battle as my stomach after surgery is a little sag were it wasn5 before so this is a very good section to bring into yr programs all woman would love ok be good muchly love yr letters … yr are a very dedicated man well done …father bless u well …chow amigo …like the imput back on this one …post op exercices for woman to build back up to there Normal training ..me sad happy face up side down .ahhggg

  • Debbie C

    Great sharing Joey. It’s so encouraging and such a great reminder to hear such positive feedback from you. I’ve know there was hope for me, I just had to get moving. I’m new to your Cellulite program so I can’t report much on results just yet, but I will say that since starting the exercises this week, I’m moving/walking easier and have less aches and pains – because I’m MOVING.
    I’ve had two trochanter fractures (one on each hip – separate instances – I know what are the odd, right?) which resulted in surgery, pins and a rod down each femur, so I’ve had my share of muscle compensation, muscle weakness/loss. balance issues, all you can imagine that comes with a life with no organized exercise and being frustrated with extra weight and being out of shape. Your program inspired me. I promise to keep you posted on my progress
    Debbie C
    Mt Vernon, WA

  • JoeyAtlas

    Hi Debbie! This is so great to hear – LOVE hearing how you are taking control of things – and using my methods as your foundation 🙂
    Thanks for posting!
    Joey

  • JoeyAtlas

    Jay Jayyyy! Keep at it – but come back slowly… First get clearance from your DR… then do my easiest moves from my programs that you’ve been using – and then take a slow approach to your progress… No need to rush.
    Joey 🙂

  • Allison Barchi-Chung

    Hi Joey! This is inspiring!!! I too want to go for my check up and get the same amazing news! My health, I thank God, has always been pretty good. However, as the years went by, with all the disorganized eating habits and my no-exercise routine, I was starting to feel the effects of time and it’s toll on my body. I had low backaches when I woke up in the morning, zero energy, and the such, in addition to the aesthetics problems with which I had struggled my whole life. You and your cellulite and nutrition program have changed all that. Thanks to you I have changed my ways and I feel better than I have ever felt. The new me has been going on for about two years.
    Unfortunately, over the past few weeks I started forsaking my workout regimen due to school demands. I have been feeling really bad about it, but also have been struggling with finding the will power to get back on track. This morning I finally did it. I woke up and worked hard for my sanity and for my health. So this post of yours comes at the perfect time. Being disciplined and making the right choices is worth it every single time.
    Thanks Joey. You rock.
    Ally 🙂

  • Anderson

    Joey your physical was great to hear, when your in charge it feels good. And your new studio is coming along as the picture shows, what a great feeling your life planning is happening Congratulations.

  • AllyBFC

    Hi Joey! This is inspiring!!! I too want to go for my check up and get the same amazing news! Congratulations!
    My health, I thank God, has always been pretty good. However, as the years went by, with all the disorganized eating habits and my no-exercise routine, I was starting to feel the effects of time and it’s toll on my body. I had low backaches when I woke up in the morning, zero energy, and the such, in addition to the aesthetics problems with which I had struggled my whole life. You and your cellulite and nutrition program have changed all that. Thanks to you I have changed my ways and I feel better than I have ever felt. The new me has been going on for about two years.
    Unfortunately, over the past few weeks I started forsaking my workout regimen due to school demands. I have been feeling really bad about it, but also have been struggling with finding the will power to get back on track. This morning I finally did it. I woke up and worked hard for my sanity and for my health. So this post of yours comes at the perfect time. Being disciplined and making the right choices is worth it every single time.
    Thanks Joey. You rock.
    Ally 🙂

  • Janet

    Hi Joey! Good going, buddy! Good food, exercise, and vitamins and supplements, no prescriptions and good health reports – I’m 73, 118 lbs. and going strong!
    Janet, St. Croix

  • JoeyAtlas

    AWESOME, Janet!! Love hearing this 🙂

  • JoeyAtlas

    This is SO GOOD to hear, Ally! I’d love to hear more details as you progress over the next few months. Your story is one that many women share BUT YOU took action to change things for yourself… And THAT will inspire others. Thanks for posting today.. and Keep me posted on all the improvements!!
    You rock too!
    Joey 🙂

  • JoeyAtlas

    Thanks, Anderson!
    All the best to you
    Joey

  • Katz52

    awesome!!! keep up the great work!!!

  • JoeyAtlas

    Aww – thanks Kat!! 🙂