Check out this pic I saw the other day – Hu Restaurant, NYC
“You have way more control of how you age than you think you do.”
Simple, but profound. Think about that for just a second. I love it. I couldn’t agree more. We really do.
And this idea applies to so many different aspects of your life.
You have way more control of how you “look” than you think you do.
You have way more control of how you “feel” than you think you do.
You have way more control of how you “perform” than you think you do.
You are the driver of your car. You get to choose what you eat. What you do. How you live. You are in control. I know it doesn’t always feel that way, but it’s true.
And it all starts with the simple choices you make every day – especially around nutrition and what you put in your body.
Want to look like 10 years older than you really are? That’s easy – drink lots of alcohol/soda, eat shitty food, and remain on your ass all day. I swear, you’ll age faster than a Costa Rican car. Haven’t been to CR? These roads will cut your car’s life in half. I promise. This picture here is the typical Costa Rican “freeway.”
Unless you’ve won the genetic lottery and been blessed with some killer genes, those choices will catch up with you.
On the other hand, if you want to remain active, stay healthy, play outdoors, run around with your kids, look good naked, and look 10 years younger – then you need to make a few more conscious choices about what you put in your body.
I’m not saying you have to go all Vegan and never eat a piece of meat. God no. Please don’t do that.
What I’m saying is that you simply have to be a little more aware of the food choices that you make every single day. And those choices you make, the decisions around what you put in your body will directly correlate into how you look, feel, and perform.
Maybe 1 extra serving of vegetables won’t have an immediate impact, but if you implement that small change every day for 1 month straight, now we’re talking about some meaningful progress.
We want to focus on our ability to choose one thing and then stick with it. Shoot for 100% compliance rate with that one thing you choose.
If we try to go all out and get too extreme with our food choices, we will fail. You want to choose something that you know you can do for a given amount of time. 1 month is great place to start. And it has to be something concrete. Not some abstract notion like “eating better” or “drinking less.”
It should be something like – One less beer per week. 1 more glass of water per day. 1 more serving of lean protein. Or maybe you replace grains with vegetables for 3 meals per week.
Just pick one. And do it. Action. That’s where the magic happens.
Remember, you are in control. You have the power within to make positive changes. This is the truth.
That’s all for me for today – hope you enjoyed it.
Stay active. Stay healthy. Nick