Keith Shireman, AT for Batesville Pioneers in Arkansas was the recipient of close to $70,000 worth of Mobile Sports Medicine Unit donations. He has a 28 foot “bumper pull” trailer and a new truck to pull it with.
This did not just fall in his lap though. He has been building relationships for years in his community and taking people up on their “if you ever need help” offers.
Surgery, depression, binge eating, emotional eating. Brittany Hoover had a storm of issues move her to a clean eating journey. She is now meal planned about 2 months out using a google calendar. She eats pretty much the same couple of things for breakfast lunch and snack daily and typically makes a dinner that will last a week.
Have a plan
Fill up on healthy food so your not hungry for the unhealthy choices
Avoid using labels like “Cheat Meal” or “Bad Food”
Find a system that fits your life
Use a meal prep schedule that that works for you
Plan ahead and carry your food with you
Justin Buzzard is an Author, Speaker, Pastor and most importantly Husband and Father. In his book Date Your Wife he charges men to really look at marriage as the ultimate call to action, life long action, daily intentional action.
After reading the book and implementing some of the practices I asked a few Athletic Trainers to read it and apply it to their marriage.
Vidal Mora commented- Dating your wife means to guard and cultivate her, the little stuff such as watching the kid and letting her go get some coffee alone, go for a walk, watch a tv show alone without interruptions is dating your wife, for you try to take some time together send your child to a babysitter and spend time with your wife alone in your house. I know first hand things can get sometimes overwhelming with life (wife/kids/work), humans need that alone time in my opinion, because sometimes my wife and I can't even remember our lives before kids.
Josh Dawsey writes: This book, even though I'm still finishing it, has really adjusted my view of my marriage, and how I view Stephanie. It has laid out some tough challenges, but in the coming new year I want to be more intentional at dating my wife. The book showed me that there needs to be a strong foundation and then I need even stronger pillars to support my wife, my son, and our marriage. Hopefully throughout this journey of marriage and dating we rekindle some flames that have died and set ablaze some fires already there. Lastly, I want my young son to see a great example of how he should pursue his future spouse and how to treat her once he marries. Thank you for including me in this time together and I hope we can keep chatting about how our journeys are going.
Courage – the ability to do something that frightens you
Catherine Lawrence has an eating disorder. She asked me to do a podcast about the subject. She shares her story about lying, purging, passing out, going to rehab, relapsing, and the constant struggle with not demonizing food.
Getting behind the mic, on camera and sharing your story takes courage. in the video she can be seen shaking because of the fear. But she continues to tell her story.
Jared Plummer – Sales Rep of the year for ACO Med / DonJoy shares wisdom on getting a job in a non-clinical setting.
Brandon Strode has also moved out of the clinical into an sales type job. We spoke on this topic previously with Brandon as he was planning and considering making the move away from the secondary setting.
What's Your AT Story
Why did you move out of the clinical setting?
How did you set yourself up to get the job?
What would you do differently if you were going through the process again?
Did this change meet your career goal? How?