Happy New Year
I’d like to thank my mentor and amazing teacher Paul Chek, the always awesome Sean Croxton for keeping it real every week…and you guys for taking the time to think outside the traditional box by being seekers of the truth when it comes to your health. That is the key of course…to be a seeker…an open minded seeker of the truth.
These days we encounter many “opinions” about what it takes to achieve and maintain health. Many of those opinions are methods that not only don’t work they can actually contribute to us losing health. For example…”make sure to get ample servings of whole grains”, “Eating red meat is bad for you”, “an hour on the treadmill on an empty stomach is how you burn the most fat” etc…
As a Holistic health practitioner I tend to have some pretty non-traditional methods and opinions about what it takes to get healthy and stay healthy. I don’t expect everyone to believe everything I say, I do however hope my students, friends and family members will be open minded enough to listen and think about what I have to offer. Like Paul and Sean my methods go against the grain compared to what the rest of the health industry tends to be preaching. We don’t do this to stand out, be conspiracy theorists, or to gain fame and fortune…we do this because we care about people and we want them to have access to the truth.
As some of you know besides helping people get fit through my kick-ass fitness training, and helping people get healthy through my famous nutrition work I’ve also added Yoga teaching to the mix. As I get older I’m finding that I’m appreciating real strength and flexibility over gym strength. When I was 25 it was very important to me how much I could bench-press, dead-lift, squat and how big my arms were. I don’t see myself ever giving up lifting weights…but now that I’m a decade older I seem to be more interested in being able to do handstands, crow pose and things that demand real strength from my body. My focus these days is on being strong, flexible, happy and healthy. The healthier and happier I am the better I’m able to help others. As Paul Chek has always said:
With 2011 behind us I urge you to look back at the past year and look closely at what worked and what didn’t work for you in your pursuit of getting healthy and fit. Did you try an eating style that worked (made you feel great and helped you lose unwanted weight)…if so great continue on that path. Did you try an eating plan that got you nowhere and yet you are still following that path?
Make 2012 the year where you drop what hasn’t worked for you and instead a year where you switch to a completely new plan…one that might go totally against the opinions of fitness magazines, friends, co-workers and even family members. Make this a year where you stop saying you don’t have time to eat well, don’t have time to exercise and don’t have the money to eat healthy. Make this the year where you take control of your health and your weight. Make this the year you become a seeker of the truth! If you are currently not seeing or feeling results what do you have to lose? After all…if you don’t have health you have the opposite of health… and I’m sure you can figure out what that is.
In your quest for health & the truth I encourage you to follow Paul and Sean’s work:
And of course my own facebook page: