So one of my friends is always berating himself. He falls into the trap of comparing himself to others.

“I’m such a loser,” is a common statement I hear from him.

He’s a great cook, awesome dad, and has a successful career.  But he measures himself on his physical appearance.

He constantly tells me he wishes he had more discipline with his eating habits and work outs.

“It’s like I want to do it, but then I can’t get motivated or get I distracted” he tells me.


This cycle just keeps going on – he won’t let himself break free.

Does this sound familiar at all?

I know I can play this stupid game with myself too.

Comparing yourself to others is a slippery slope.

You either get self righteous or punish yourself… NEITHER IS PRODUCTIVE.

We are all on OUR OWN journey and never should be comparing ourselves to others.


We are all unique and magnificent creations.

Genesis 1:27 says “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

If we were ALL created in God’s image and God is awesome…WE ARE AWESOME!

We all have different things we are good at and that is why we need each other.

I may be “good” at fitness but I struggle with finances so I use other people who are good at finances to help me get better.   I want to be a better writer so I am taking a course from a tremendous writer to improve here.

I think you get my drift.

Instead of saying “I’m such a loser” because I can’t do something well or successfully, ask yourself ” who can help me get better and improve at this?”

Let’s face it.  Getting and staying in shape is daunting task for many people. If it wasn’t, I’d be a Walmart greeter or something different (no offense to Walmart).

Truthfully, I have helped many guys over 35 reclaim their health and fitness by teaching them how to workout without spending hours at the gym and how to eat healthy so they can get lean and mean.


I’m looking for more guys over 35 who are busy with careers, families, and life in general. All of that leaves little or no time to put together a realistic and effective routine for sustained results.

I’ve got a great online program called “Man Up.” I’m looking for 3 guys to coach through it.  Reply to this email if you feel like you are a good candidate. We will set up a TRANSFORMATION SESSION to see if this program is a good fit for you.

Dedicated to your results,

Erik Peacock
Puravida Fitness

P.S. Maybe you are already on a great program or working with a solid trainer but your nutrition is slacking.  We have a great 90 day nutrition plan designed to shore up this weak link and are offering it for $50 off until the end of June.  Just reply to this email or text/call me at 952-220-2448 for more details on this program.