Why We Have So Many Happy People in Our Programs
So, WHAT does the Wellness Training Institute do? Hard question. The best way I can describe it is by telling you WHO we are.
One of the things I hear the most often from both our program members and those who attend our Wellness Dinner Seminars is that they're startled at how happy everyone is.
Which, is great!
It's also true!
Our members are happy. So, the next question is: Why?
There are two main reasons.
First, our team is happy. They're fantastic at their jobs and living into their purpose. Each of us loves helping others reach their health goals. We love guiding people out of sickness and disease all the way to health. We love seeing the transformations that happen on a daily basis within our community. And why? Because we've all been there.
Second, and maybe more important, is that our programs work.
After all, it's hard to be happy when you're sick, depressed, and on a laundry list of prescription meds. Feeling terrible is no fun.
It's a sad fact that a lot of program members, past and present, didn't even know they felt terrible when they first stepped through our doors. Before the program, they just thought being sick, broken, and exhausted were the norm. They thought it was their fate. They thought that feeling terrible was just what happens as you age.
But as they begin to build habits that promote life and happiness, they soon realize what “good” really feels like... even what great is. Your body, when you give it what it needs, naturally begins to repair itself. Knowing what to eat—and why—gives you peace of mind. You're able to confidently create the life you want. You're no longer a slave to all the things that are slowly killing you.
And once you know not just what it feels like to feel good but also why you feel that way, happiness just naturally follows. Our members understand that the work they put into taking back their health serves a higher purpose than themselves. It might be so that they're around for their kids or grandkids. It might be because they want to travel. It might be because they want to volunteer.
That higher purpose is different for everyone. But our members are happy because they understand what it means to them.
Happiness is kind of weird. We think of it as a destination, but it's usually actually found in the process of working your way to where you want to be. What our program offers, maybe above everything else, is a map for that journey. Everyone's path forward is going to look different, but what we're great at is charting the way to that destination.
There's also something to be said for how our expectations shape our happiness. If you come to us looking to lose 50 pounds by next week or want a magic bullet solution to your health issues, you're going to leave disappointed. We're in the sustainability business. Changing the trajectory of your health—and your life—is a long process. It's simple, but it's not easy. It requires that higher purpose to help drive you through the tough parts. If you're overweight, have type 2 diabetes, and rarely leave your spot on the couch, that didn't happen overnight.
Likewise, reversing those issues doesn't happen with the snap of your fingers.
It takes work. It takes time. It takes a community. It takes building new habits that push out the old, bad ones.
But I can make you a promise. In that journey, you'll find happiness. You just have to start... and then stick with it.
And we'd love to guide you along the way!