In January…I took another step forward in building more discipline into my business life.
I also realized that I needed more discipline in all areas of my life.
It just doesn’t work to be disciplined in your work and then eat ice cream at night as a reward.
That’s a horrible feedback loop…so I made some changes.
And continue to make changes.
And so far…I’m down 45 pounds.
I think it’s actually a matter of integrity for me. I want to be the same person in my business life…the same in my personal life…the same in my spirit…the same in my body.
All moving forward on a quest for more wisdom. (Not ever arriving…just moving forward.)
And, if you’re over 40…and care to peek behind the curtain…I’ll tell you the 2 secrets I’ve discovered for how to do it physically.
Secret #1 – Eat More Fat And Drop The Carbs
Of course, you love carbs…but they’re killing you.
They are a powerful drug. But, after a few weeks of going minimal in the carb department…your heroin-like cravings will cease.
Plus…5 or 10 minutes of exercise every other day is probably plenty.
The book that finally made it all click for me was “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog”. Just go to Amazon and buy it.
And, you only need to read about half of it. The rest is about kettlebells (which I picked up once) and ape ancestry (which I don’t buy).
Regardless…the first part is eye-opening.
I’m thriving off of bacon, eggs, butter, meat, avocados, grilled onions, some green veggies, water, and coffee.
Never once hungry.
(It’s also Upside Down…Eat Fat To Lose Fat. Weird!)
Secret #2 – Exercise With A Group
Since I stopped playing soccer every day at 22, my weight has been on a slow and steady uphill climb. Not the kind of "up and to the right" you want.
Especially once I hit 40…it became harder to control with short bursts of willpower and running.
Then my wife tried yoga…and loved it. She dragged me kicking and screaming.
Now I’m going 3 times a week to Oui Power Yoga (that’s “Yes” in French).
If your knees are giving in to the abuse of running…yoga should be on your to-do list.
But…even though I dig yoga…I think joining a group exercise program that you enjoy is the real key to victory.
As an entrepreneur and business owner…here are some reasons why Group is the way to go:
So that’s what I’ve learned so far.
Eat more fat to lose fat and workout with a group.
Hope it helps you out.
If you’re running a little late this year on getting something for your spouse or significant other…good news!
It’s not too late.
And, after you’re all set…you can grab this t-shirt for yourself. (with 7 kids…this one speaks to me)
So, here’s the fix. Head over to MassageEnvy.com and grab them an annual subscription.
If they don’t have one near you, see if your local spa has a subscription service.
It costs less than you think and you’ll also get to check out the inner workings of an industry disrupter.
They’ve used a subscription model to take something usually seen as a once a year luxury and told a different story. A story about the benefits of stress relief and regularly taking care of your body. It’s working because they are the largest chain of franchised massage spas in the United States. (can we say niche leader!)
Yeah, you should definitely grab one for yourself too…for research!
I did this for my wife and I and it’s a winning move.
As a business owner, you carry the weight of everything on your shoulders. And your spouse carries it too because you’re in this together.
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