Hey, everyone, it is Motivational Monday!
Ask a rich man who is in bad health the one thing that he will trade all his money for.
It is not more cars.
It is not more women.
It is not more fame.
It is a clean bill of health!
Your health is your wealth. It is the most valuable thing that you possess and you have 100 percent control over how you treat yourself.
Being in good health or in bad health will dictate your quality of life.
I have 2 principles that show us how to ensure that we are in good health and why your health is truly your wealth:
1) Living The Fit Life is the Fountain of Youth
Throughout all of human history, we have looked for ways to appear more youthful.
We have hair dyes to cover up the grays.
We have teeth whiteners to hide the yellow.
We have skin creams and body tonics that promise to tighten up the skin.
We even have plastic surgeons giving folks new faces, breasts, booties, and whatever else you want to be replaced.
Why? Because youth has always been and will always be something that humans will chase. Everyone is guilty of it including me.
But chasing youth is not a bad thing. It all depends on how you go about it.
Filling your body up with plastic may make you appear youthful on the outside, but it is obviously fake looking. Plus you have truly not made yourself any younger by going under the knife.
What about the inside of you? All you did was add new cosmetic pieces like a person would add to an older car.
A weathered and worn out 1996 Chevy Cavalier with new paint and rims is still a weathered and worn out 1996 Chevy Cavalier on the inside.
The true fountain of youth is living the Fit Life.
Living the Fit Life includes you training vigorously 3 to 4 times per week.
Living the Fit Life includes you making the proper food choices at the table.
Living the Fit Life include you getting good sleep and living a low-stress life.
Living the Fit Life will ensure that your quality of life remains as high as it can possibly be.
This is how you can be 40, 50, or even 60 years old and be mistaken for someone who is much younger. There is no better compliment than hearing that!
2) Your Quality of Life Matters!
Look at your health like a savings account.
Every time you train and eat correctly you are saving. Every day that your life has minimal stress you are saving. This is great as saving will lead a to a higher quality of life. But there is a flip side.
When you do not train and you eat junk every day you are not saving. When you are not well-rested and you are over-stressed you take out money that you do not have.
Everyone knows that when you are living on credit and robbing Peter to pay Paul that your situation is not good. Living like this leads to a low-quality life. I’ve been there.
When you neglect your health, your quality of life will do down like an elevator going from the 10th floor going to the basement.
It could be countless trips to the doctor.
It could be filling up on pain pills every week.
It could be having a body that is weak both physically and mentally.
Imagine not being able to travel anywhere because your health will not allow it. This is no way to live.
Just because you are alive does not mean that you are actually living.
Father Time is undefeated. No matter if you are super fit or unfit your time will come.
But the question is not about your time. The quantity is not as important as the quality. This is more about the quality of your time.
Do you want to age gracefully and live to be 65, 75, maybe even 85 years old but still be mobile and strong for your age?
A meaningful 75 years in which your good health allowed you to have a great impact on those around you is a fantastic life.
Or would you rather live to 65 or maybe 75 with the last 20-30 years have been spent taking pills and living in pain every single day?
Would you rather arrive at 75 and your bad health has limited you from actually enjoying life?
Being limited by your health is a bad predicament to be in but it is completely preventable. Living the Fit Life will ensure that you will live a quality life.
Pick up the iron 3-4 days per week.
Eat the right foods the vast majority of the time.
Get the proper sleep.
Hang out with friends.
Read a great book.
Learn something new.
Reduce your stress level.
Take care of your teeth. (Floss!)
We cannot do it perfectly because we are human but we can make an effort to protect our health. Doing this will enable you to be mobile, strong, active, and mentally sharp for many years if you take care of your body.
You will look very darn good.
We only get one body. Let’s take care of it.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer
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