At first glance, fitness and money have nothing to do with each other, but actually there are several similarities. One of them is time. It takes time to get results from both. When people invest their money, compound interest may start slowly, but over time can build great wealth. Being fit takes time and dedication as well. There are no quick fixes despite what infomercials tell you. Can you crash diet and lose weight quickly? Sure. Is it healthy and/or sustainable? Absolutely not. Just like you could go to the casino and lay a big bet down, you’re gambling with your health if you look for quick fixes. To build strength and lung capacity, there is no secret formula, but there is a simple blueprint: Lift heavy, sprint, and eat real food, and the benefits will come with time.
|Spaghetti Squash and Sausage – looks and tastes like the real thing, without the food coma afterwards!|
Snacks – usually I don’t snack, but I do keep some nuts/seeds and cans of sardines in my desk. Some people find that gross, but I like the taste and they are easy to keep. Jerky is another great option.
Here’s a link to pictures and descriptions of things we have in the refrigerator/freezer/cabinets. We have gotten away from dairy a fair amount, so there is no cheese around anymore.
It’s amazingly sad that people will essentially “give up” effort to eat well because they think it’s their “destiny.” Just imagine a person saying “Well, it’s my destiny to be an alcoholic so I might as well drink as much as I can.” You would probably be outraged if this were a friend or family member. The same should be true for those choosing to let “destiny” control their health. Anyone with Diabetes in their family history (or obesity, or heart disease, etc etc) needs to realize that they DO have control over their future and yes, it might need some extra effort compared to others around them, but I hope they see that it’s worth it. Some people need a little more vigilance when it comes to diet, just like a fair skinned person needs to be more vigilant about the sun.
For those who are new to this blog or wondering how to start, check out: How to Be Healthy 101