Time will pass whether you exercise or not, so why not use this valuable tool to help better yourself. Exercising not only improves the way we look and feel, but the older I get the more I appreciate the cognitive benefits that are a consequence of exercising. Don’t just go through the motions, but visualise where you want to take your body, establish a mind-muscle connection, and the feel good chemicals that your brain releases as a consequence of physical activity will be heightened beyond your wildest dreams.
I try and practice what I preach, and let’s face it, people don’t contact me to find out where they can get the best tasting pizza so I have to be motivated in order to motivate. I believe as long as you earn a meal everyday, through some form of activity (moderate-high intensity depending on how you are feeling), you will always be in shape. It can be swimming, tennis, yoga or lifting weights. Being active is more important than what you do to stay active. Adding clean eating and some core training 2-3 days a week only helps if you’re seeking a year round six pack. I feel like I am only beginning to find my feet in this industry. Being able to educate the masses is a huge motivator for me to take on more and more.
You can’t get lean and ripped overnight. The good news is you can’t get out of shape overnight either. So when approaching nutrition with a specific goal in mind, don’t let anything distract you from that goal. When you’ve reached that goal, reward yourself with the occasional treat. It’s comforting to know that one slip up is not going to destroy all your hard work. Most importantly, enjoy the different naturally occurring foods that are out there. You won’t see your potential, physical and cognitive, unless you expose yourself and take advantage of the vast array of goodness and nutrients that nature has blessed us with. And don’t forget to #countnutrientsnotcalories.