TOTD: Excellence doesn’t happen on accident πŸŒŸ

You’re not going to get buff working out.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • The weird way people think about their goals
  • When people talk about working out
  • Why you won’t be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or Michael Phelps

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

TOTD: Don’t be the champion, be the beginner πŸ₯‰

Sometimes thinking like a student will lead to more success than thinking like a winner.

My thoughts on:

  • My sister’s approach to her goals
  • Why we don’t achieve the big goals we set for ourselves
  • Why the small wins are so important

Book notes: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung, MD book review summary and key ideas.

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fun, MD book review summary.

Synopsis:

“Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones – in everyone – and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps – a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels – Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight – for good.” -Audible

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TOTD: Why we hate on noobs at the gym

The true reason why we are mean to others who cannot keep their resolutions.

This video was inspired by a Facebook post my friend shared recently.

It was about a woman who was new to a gym being bullied by other members for not knowing how to use the equipment.

I dig into the true reason why we hate on people who cannot keep their New Year resolutions to work out longer than 2 weeks into the year.

TOTD: Why you shouldn’t finish all of your food

Most of what holds us back from achieving out goals are our mental scrips we got as kids.

I was inspired to record a video and discuss my thoughts this past Friday when we had free food at work.

In this video I talk about how the mental scripts that we got when we were younger may not serve us well as we get older and have different goals we want to achieve.

As usual, please let me know in the comments how you felt, if you agree, disagree, or just give me a like to let me know you enjoyed it!

Book notes: The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler

The Warrior Diet by Ori Hofmekler book summary review.

The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse for High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body by Ori Hofmekler

Synopsis:

In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution – to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul.

Drawing on both scientific studies and historical data, Hofmekler argues that robust health and a lean, strong body can best be achieved by mimicking the classical warrior mode of cycling-working and eating sparingly (undereating) during the day and filling up at night. Specific elements from the Warrior Diet Nutritional Program (finding ideal fuel foods and food combinations to reduce body fat) to the Controlled Fatigue Training Program (promoting strength, speed, and resilience to fatigue through special drills), literally reshape body and mind. Individual chapters cover warrior meals and recipes; sex drive, potency, and animal magnetism; and personalizing the diet for women.

The Warrior Diet shows listeners who are weary of fad diets how to attain enduring vigor, explosive strength, a better appearance, and increased vitality and health.


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TOTD: How to Eat Less Junk Food

How I trained myself to eat less junk food.

Thought of the Day 

Key idea: training yourself to associate how you FEEL 10-15 minutes after you eat the food instead of associating the food with those feelings of instant gratification when you first take a bite.

Now, I’m not saying I don’t eat junk food nor do I hate junk food. But my cravings and desire to eat them often has decreased significantly.

Are you interested in trying this? Let me know your thoughts 

Should Diet and Exercise Be Fun?

Does eating healthy and working out have to be enjoyable?

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I hear people say sometimes “I only exercise when I’m doing something fun” or “I don’t eat healthy because I like to enjoy my food.”

But does exercise need to be fun? Does food always have to be enjoyable?

In my opinion, no. Let me explain.

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