After working in a health care facility for nearly 2 years I’ve come to a disturbing realization. Everyone seems to believe that quality health is some sort of right and not a privilege. They want to eat like crap, not exercise, yet stay lean and healthy without having to work for it.
Well, I have some new for ya. THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS!
If you want to be lean, healthy, and athletic you have to get off your ass and MOVE! You have to put in effort in the kitchen as well as the gym! No more drive through dinners, no driving 4 blocks because you’re to damn fat and lazy to walk. Eat real food. If it has to have vitamins or minerals added to it or if it has to make outrageous health claims in large print on the label then it’s probably not real food! If you can’t pick it, grow it, or kill it then don’t eat it!
Everyone avoids exercise like the plague because it’s hard or it’s confusing or some other BS reason. I have news for ya, it’s really no that hard. You don’t need to pay some massive gym fee each month or buy $1000 worth of exercise equipment for your home. If you are way out of shape start by going for a walk. When the walk gets easy find a nice steep hill and walk up and down that. When that gets easy jog up the hill then walk down. Keep progressing like that until you are sprinting up the hill! Throw in some bodyweight squats, lunges, push up variations, and rowing and you’ll be kicking ass in no time!
Our aversion to work these days makes me SICK. We want the best without having work do anything worthwhile to get it. Guess what, you don’t get in incredible physical condition or have great health without some sacrifice!
Trey Potter CSCS