New Home Exercise Program for Lawyers and Other Busy Professionals
By Trial Lawyer, Jon Mitchell Mitch Jackson
Theres one undeniable fact in life that my father-in-law shared with me long ago. Youve got to take care of No. 1 in life before you do anything else. That is, if you dont take care of yourself and your health, then youre not going to be much good to anyone else. To this day I consider this to be some of the best advice Ive ever been given.
Before I jump in to this topic in detail, Id like to tell you who I am. My name is Mitch Jackson and for the past 24 years Ive been a full time trial attorney. In fact, last year I was named Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year for my verdict in a difficult and tragic wrongful death case. Ive achieved a top AV rating (top rating in ability and ethics) and my firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, an exclusive listing reserved for the best law firms in the United States. Im a multiple time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Club having obtained numerous settlements, judgments, and verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. My firms web site is www.JacksonWilson.com
As a lawyer Im around many other lawyers and professionals. Ive seen how many of them neglect their health and best interest while spending a majority of their time servicing clients and chasing the mighty dollar. While I believe strongly in the free enterprise system, the problem I observe on almost a daily basis is balance or a lack thereof. Ive watched too many professionals essentially sabotage their long-term health with poor short-term diet choices and a lack of exercise.
What started me thinking about all this was an experience I had at a recent mediation. At the hearing, I ran into an old friend who also happens to be one of the most intelligent and talented lawyers Ive had the pleasure of litigating against over the past two decades. His ability to present an extremely persuasive argumenteven when his client is legally wrongis remarkable and truly amazing to experience. Ive seen this guy win several cases that most other lawyers wouldve lost.
But theres one big problem. And I mean BIG problem. My friend, who is a wonderful human being, is extremely overweight and perspires profusely. Needless to say, the first impression he makes to strangers (like witnesses and jurors) is not anywhere close to being as good as it could be.
Now please dont take this observation the wrong way. I learned at a very young age not to judge a book by its cover. I know how wonderful this person is and also respect his legal abilities. Unfortunately, when it comes to practicing law and also to living life, none of us ever gets a second chance to make a good first impression. Its too bad when you really think about it.
Even more important is that most of us already know that poor health brought on by a lack of exercise and bad diet will probably lead to serious medical problems and a shortened life span. Emotionally, many people dealing with overweight or health issues also find themselves suffering from various levels of anxiety and depression.
Effectively representing a client is extremely demanding. It takes a great deal of skill, intellect, and physical effort. I honestly believe that in order to meet the rigorous demands of practicing law and to be the best person and best lawyer that you are capable of being, good health and exercise is mandatory. After all, without your health, you have nothing.
With respect to my overweight friend, Ive heard people talk about him behind his back. Ive observed jurors become distracted by this lawyers awkward manner of walk and heavy breathing while delivering a closing argument. Hes of course aware of these issues but does not know how to go about taking his first emotional and physical steps down the path to good health.
The problem most lawyers have with staying in shape is that many of us have a very limited amount of free time. And when we have free time, in most instances its not put to the best use. In fact, some of the lawyers Ive met unfortunately use their spare time to partake in unhealthy habits such as eating and drinking too much.
What if I told you that Ive come across a very reasonably priced exercise program that you can do at home and without any expensive equipment? What if I told you that this proven program comes on a set of easy to use DVDs that you can start, play and even pause whenever you want? And what if I told you this home exercise course allows you to get back into shape at your own pace and only takes about an hour a day?
The program Ive discovered and am now hooked on is called P90X. Im loving the program so much that each and every day I cant stop thinking about my evening home workout.
I took my first serious look at P90X when some neighbors became excited about the results they were experiencing and seeing with the program. The excitement part is what really interested me. I dont know about you but if Im not excited or having a good time with something, chances are Ill stop doing it sooner rather than later.
With the P90X program, I was seeing smiles on the faces of my friends and over time, watching their bodies change for the better. After hearing for about the twentieth time, Mitch, you should get started. Youll love it I decided to give P90X a try. Without any hesitation whatsoever I can now report this is one of the best life decisions Ive ever made.
In the P90X DVDs, instructor Tony Horton keeps things fun, interesting, challenging, and safe. He also shows you how to exercise properly and how to pace yourself over the 90 day program. Add to this the easy-to-follow meal plans, nutritional advice, and a support system like no other, and I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life.
How about you?
Look, if youve been thinking about improving your health and getting back in to shape, I believe P90X is where your new healthy lifestyle can easily begin. The good news is that theres no need to recreate the wheel. This program works and it works well. All you need to do is plug into it. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or get fit, P90X can provide a solution.
Is it hard? Yes it is. But if you can press the pause and play buttons on your DVD, then you can take as many breaks as you need to get through the program. Theres good reason why so many professionals, athletes and celebrities who are all on limited time schedules (sound familiar) are benefiting from the P90X program.
Find out for yourself. Watch a really good video overview of P90X by clicking
For more information, really cool success stories or to get started today, go to www.activesuccess.com and click on the Shop Beachbody link on the left side of the screen. Next, click on the Fitness Program link and then click on the P90X link. Place your order and youre good to go!
Not only will P90X make you a better lawyer, it will make you a healthier and happier human being. Im using P90X every day and so can you. It also comes with a money back guarantee so when you think about it, what do you really have to lose?
After you get P90X and get in to the program, give me a call or drop me an email and let me know about all the amazing results youre getting! Also dont be shy about sharing P90X with your family and friends.
While I like to do P90X by myself, others have told me they can get through the routine much easier when doing P90X with friends. Hey, it doesnt matter which approach you use as long as you hit the play button and do it!