Obesity is not an easy topic to discuss. It is, however, a very important topic that needs to be addressed. Our Nation has been hit with an obesity epidemic, that not only effects adults, but also affects our children. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of adults (36.5%) and 1 in every 5 school aged children (6-19) in the U.S. are obese. I don’t know how these numbers make you feel, but for me, they are overwhelming. My first thought is, how can someone like me, make a enough of a difference, to hopefully bring those numbers down? After all, I am just a guy trying to spread the word about health. Well, I can’t. I can’t do anything to make a difference, without your help! This has to be an issue that is addressed by all of us. No one person can do it alone. It takes a group of people, willing to start making changes in their lives, and then they in turn would be able to go out and inspire others to do the same. That is what this Website is all about: Inspiring change!! When I think about these numbers, it hurts my heart. If we are honest with ourselves, when we are out and about, we can see these numbers come to life. We see obesity all around us, and something has to be done. Now, granted, there are people out there, that do not want to be helped. For whatever reason, known only to them, they are not ready for someone to step in and be there with them through, what would most certainly be, a challenging process. By no means am I here to judge anyone. I am only here because I want to make a difference in the lives of those that will allow me to. If your out there, and your over weight or obese, and your scared or insecure; let someone help you. It may not be me, but it needs to be someone that is in your life that will be there right by your side the whole way. This is a life long journey and we cannot do it alone. I know from personal experience, that when you have support in your corner, you can do anything you put your mind to. You can make the changes in your life that will take you places you never thought possible! For those of you that are in a position to possibly help the people around you that are in this situation, reach out to them. Show them you are there for them and take the journey with them. This is not going to be easy, but when we look at what is going on around us, there is a huge need for all of us to step up and make a difference. Life is all about change, and when we can help facilitate that change, we are opening up so many more opportunities than just weight loss; we are opening doors of hopes and dreams and adventure. Obesity is not easy to overcome, but man, when we can inspire someone to take that life long journey toward change, the possibilities for them, are ENDLESS!