Today, I’m getting personal. I have had my share of health struggles and I wanted to share my personal experience at getting myself into the best shape of my life. My name is Jason Haas, I’m 43 years old and I have definitely not been in my current physical condition my whole life. I have dealt with many, many injuries over the years.
I was struck in the head with a baseball bat (full swing) at age 4. I played contact football from age 5 to age 15 and also played baseball and soccer. I received many blows to the head and probably had at least one concussion. I was the “attacker” while training women in self-defense doing Martial arts in my early 20’s. I’ve been kicked in the head, punched in the face, took a few elbows and generally got beat on by women that were really angry (rightfully so) and conveniently had a “warm body” to take their anger out on while learning self-defense.
When I was living in Boulder I drove off a cliff in Happy Canyon. I was in a front impact car crash as a 16 years old. When I was 22, I was struck from behind while stopped by a Snap-On™ tool truck; he didn’t brake. I have fallen on the ice hundreds of times and even took a few falls last weekend on the rocks at Lake Agnes. In 2003, I was lifting an Omni® chiropractic table (340 lbs.) into the back of a van and received a very serious disc injury to my lower back. Then, during my daughters first few years of life, I put on nearly 40 lbs. of body fat and suffered with daily pain, high blood pressure, low energy and generally was not in good shape.
Now, at 43, I can say with absolute certainty that I am in the best shape of my life. In spite of all of my previous injuries, I do not suffer with pain. I am 9.86% body fat and can work out harder than I ever imagined. I’m not restricted in any of my activities whatsoever. I have a better body than many of the high school boys that walk by our office everyday on their way to Taco Bell® or Sonic® (no surprise there).
How did I overcome all of my prior injuries, weight gain, and poor lifestyle? Simply by practicing what I preach to my patients on a daily basis. I follow a very nutritious eating plan that allowed me to lose 35 pounds in 7 weeks and I have kept that weight off for six years. I use the Power Plate for whole body training 2-4 times per week and use the Vertical Training System 2 times per week. I drink plenty of water, take some great supplements and do my best to play music, meditate, and shut off my brain when I can. I had my neck rehabilitated by Dr. Doug Terry using CBP® in Boulder in the 90’s and then used our CBP® equipment to rehab my low back after the 2003 injury. I have done everything I can to get more flexible, stronger and develop my endurance. I feel like I have sculpted a body that can take punishment and not suffer from pain and I have refined my nutrition to the point that I am leaner than I have ever previously been.
I know that many of you have a similar story to mine. I was struggling with my weight and my overall health and I would have eventually paid the consequences with a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or cancer. Now, I feel that by using the tools we have available at Benchmark Medical, I can maintain and continue to refine my body, my health and my overall wellbeing.
If you think it’s too late to change, let me be an inspiration to you. I was on the wrong track and was completely able to turn that around and get myself to where I am now. You can too!
If you are tired of suffering and want to get in the best shape of your life, lose weight, lose pain and get your health back, what are you waiting for? Call us and let us show you how to reach your health goals! Call today at 970-686-9117 and be sure to ask about our fitness and weight loss specials!
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