It’s the back end of the year now!
It’s time for me to start sharing what I have learned this year.
I don’t like to start talking about something that I do myself until I have really given it a full try.
I don’t like to share an idea until Dora and I have both tried it and discussed it and have made a full decision about whether or not we feel it is beneficial and sustainable.
I think sustainability is extremely important.
I think most of my clients are getting into fitness and nutrition because they really want to achieve their best possible energy and life.
I’m not really focused on the weekend warriors.
I like to help people that are really looking to change their lives.
I don’t see the point of doing something you are not really fully committed to.
If you just want to get in shape for a short term then just about anything will work in the short term. My philosophy really is that if you can’t keep it up then don’t bother dong it. What’s the point of losing 20 or 30 pounds doing something that you cannot sustain?
Of course it doesn’t really make sense… If you cannot sustain what you are doing then you will not be able to sustain your weight-loss.
I beleive that whatever you are doing for your health and wellness really needs to become apart of your lifestyle.
The decision that I have made most recently was an extremely difficult one for me to make.
It’s been even more difficult for me to share.
Like I said I really don’t like sharing until I have made a serious commitment to it.
I really don’t like it when people ask me what I ate for a specific meal because what I am doing may not be ideal for them. We are all individuals. What is right for me or for someone else may or may not be right for you.
I think by sharing what I’m doing personally can be destructive and misleading for a client.
It’s always best to ask what is right for you…. Not what is right for me or what am I doing.
Having clearly explained my position I here, let me share now what I have been working on for the last 6 months.
Not because you need to do it too… I am not saying everyone needs to do what I have done.
I am just sharing this because I have personally made this decision. I have personally worked through all of the limiting beliefs I had associated with this decision and am now ready to share my story.
I am now ready to share that I am almost practically a vegan. Most precisely I would have to describe myself as a vegetarian as I am choosing to use eggs and dairy most days.
I have tried complete vegan and although I am comfortable with the lifestyle I am choosing to label myself as a vegetarian as I will be using eggs and dairy just for simplicity and alternative food choices.
At the beginning of the year I made a commitment to determining my position on the vegan lifestyle. This has been something that I have been flirting with for 5 years. I have a number of friends and leaders in the industry that I do follow. I have been influenced by seeing and watching them make this decision.
I have been influenced by videos, documentaries, personal spiritual study, scientific study, industry leaders and other personal shared experiences.
I have been influenced by my personal experience and by conversation with my wife and training partner.
I have been influenced by my daughter who made this choice first in my family.
I have been influenced by the fact that meat is just not sustainable for our planet and choosing to eat less of it today is the best way that I can support the world in my opinion.
At the beginning of the year I started with reducing my meat portions.
I stopped chicken and red meat and relied mostly on eggs, fish and dairy for most of this year.
I slowly reduced my animal protein ingestion to 0 and found that I did not have any negative effects.
I experimented with no animal protein at all and found that there were no short term negative drawbacks with it for me.
I did a natural total colon and candida cleanse and found that it boosted energy and clarity in my life immensely. It was amazing for me!
My sleep problem which has been a problem for me for over 18 years has left me.
I can’t explain in words how valuable that has been to all aspects of my life. ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE!!!!
I have also eliminated my pain which I would like to speak in more detail about in my next blog.
In order to overcome this hurdle of eating meat I had to remove a lot of limited beliefs inside of my head. A LOT OF LIMITING BELIFS!!!!!
I am so truly grateful for challenging my beliefs now in hindsight.
Being a trainer for over 25 years I have influenced 100’s and 100’s of people if not 1000’s of people to eat more animal source protein.
Everything that I have learned in the industry did lead me in that direction.
I have changed my position. I will not encourage that any more.
This decision to experiment with the vegan lifestyle for the last 6 months has truly been a physical and mental challenge that was 100% in the opposite direction of what I thought, felt and believed was possible. I had to really go against my natural choices. I had to go in reverse. I had to change direction to accomplish it. I am so happy that I did this.
Now I am not saying you need to do this.
I am not saying that you need to do anything.
I am only sharing what I am now a firm believer of.
The natural, most healthy way for me to live the rest of my life is with as little animal source protein as possible.
It’s ok… I ate enough meat in the first 45 years of my life to pass on the meat portion for the next 45.
I weigh about 8-12 pounds less without meat in my diet. I am able to sustain that with much less effort.
Personally I am so much more clear headed. It feels like something has been removed from my life that was blocking me for a lifetime. I feel that I have to share that with others.
If you need help with your nutrition I would be happy to discuss it with you further.
If you would like to try a natural cleanse that you can do with simple whole, natural, cost effective ingredients you can acquire easily I will be happy to help and support you.
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