Admit it, DJs have weird schedules. We leave for work late in the afternoon and return late at night or early in the morning. Normal eating habits just do not apply to us. We are surrounded by temptation and bad food choices. Endless appetizers, heavy meals, big desserts, candy stations! The list goes on.
We’ve all been in this scenario: Its 1:00 AM and you just finished loading out after crushing an event. You hop in your vehicle and just want something to eat. The choices are slim and the food isn’t healthy. So what do you do?
I couldn’t help noticing at MBLV 20 that a fair number of DJs (me included) were overweight. We didn’t start out this way. After years of late night events and fast food stops, it just creeps up on us. The older we get, the more important it is to make smart food choices. Just carrying an extra 30 pounds puts you at a higher risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. If we want to be around to watch our kids grow up or enjoy retirement, serious changes have to be made. Being over- weight affects every aspect of our personal and professional lives and we may not want to admit it, but it probably has cost us bookings.
At MBLV 20 I was very inspired by the journey of two people, Randy Bartlett and Jason Spencer. Both men have worked really hard over the last year to take back their lives. Each has lost over 100 pounds. It all starts with one big first step. Look in the mirror, acknowledge you are overweight and commit to not living like this anymore. I started my journey to better health just before Mobile Beat and have lost 22 pounds so far.
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Filed Under: Issue #170, Performing, Personal Development
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