You could say that the main reason I decided to do this was to help people understand that within the context of health, you really can eat, train and live like an athlete anywhere. It’s just a choice.
What seemed a far greater problem was helping people understand that prioritizing your own health and training was only really a challenge because of fatigue and lethargy.
Slowly during the development of my book ‘The Infinite Body’ I began to see correlations between certain health trends. It seemed to me that each person’s distinct ideas about training, nutrition, work/life balance and even selfie’s was part of a much more complex interplay of psychological factors and self-limiting beliefs.
It could easily be seen that the problem was not related to exercise or nutrition but rather to our inability to contextualize a near constant barrage of information. The literal reality was that people were always chopping and changing ideas about health and that was making them sick.
Health Gem #1 FUN is the Best Fat loss Ingredient
Training and preparing to get in the best shape of your life can be a synergistic and rewarding experience if you understand what your priorities are. A good coach understands that weightloss at the expense of your health is just as bad as taking out a loan without understanding what the interest on that loan will be 10 years from now.
Habits, counting calories, fasting and excessive cardio have become short hand for obsessive compulsive behaviors that actually decrease the hormones responsible for sustainable fat-loss. I’m not kidding, this is in the literature and very well researched.
When you understand how to effectively take care of your body and mind, many of the roadblocks preventing you from making progress can be removed. Once that happens you don’t need to feel that your journey is an upwards struggle or you don’t stand a fair chance. For me that happened while travelling; for you it could mean learning to think a little differently about what health means to you.
The Cornerstone Is Strength
I can’t tell you how much fun it is to push yourself a little each day knowing that the time and energy you are investing in your training is paying off.
The irony is that at the highest level, many of the top competitors in any field are a success because they have taken the time to build a foundation. I have and will always teach people congruency. That is accelerating progress by understanding methods and principles that help people work patiently and consistently towards their goals.