I am by no means an expert in health, but I've been on a journey of sorts for the past 14 months. I've always looked like a junior varsity athlete. Even in my brief days of being a varsity athlete, I looked like a JV athlete. That may have more to do with the approach I took to sports: they're supposed to be fun.
Anyway. I've undergone a transformation in so many ways and here are some things that worked for me. They're all obvious but sometimes we need to hear things more than once even if they are obvious. Cliches are cliches for a reason.
- Eat the same things
I have the same breakfast every day: a smoothie and a NoCow protein bar. I will also eat the same thing for lunch on rotation, and I almost always have an evening snack of popcorn. It's not boring. It's easy. It simplifies the process and that's wicked important if you don't want to think about what you're eating all of the time.
- Get moving
I'm an athletic person by nature. I love sports. I love staying active. One of the best parts of my day is my workout. There were times in my life where it was yoga, skiing, running, and any number of activities that sparked me to get moving. Walking is always in vogue and available.
- Find your team
I'm fortunate to be able to work with the crew at Trevor Kashey Nutrition. Having accountability has made this process not only more doable but way more fun. There's a global loneliness epidemic. Being a part of a community - any community - will improve not just your health but your life.
- Track your macros
This one is probably controversial. It works for me. I understand why it can be harmful for some, but for others, such as myself, it's fun. It's like playing Tetris with your food.
- Accept you will have off days
You will eat more than you planned. You will have cravings and there are times where yielding to those cravings will be the more sensible thing to do. It's not a flawless journey. There are a lot of zigs and zags.
Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. It's the foundation of health.