Welcome to Episode 053 where we really challenge you to consider making some major changes in your health this year. Are you ready and up for a challenge? Then stay tuned….
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
Topic Intro – 2:49
The Basics – 6:15
1. BODY – Know Where You Are Right Now – Get a Physical – 6:23
I’m shocked at how many people haven’t seen the doctor for a good old fashioned physical as a State of Their Own Union to know what’s going on in our bodies.
Most of us only go when we’re sick and we have to go – reactive
Avoiding the Doctor because you’re avoiding reality
Most of life we live I the gray. We NEED to know Black and White and finding out the truth about our body is the needed black and white.
We need to rule out any of the big things that may be going on under the hood we simply don’t know about day to day.
You need to get your weight / blood pressure / cholesterol / blood work drawn up.
Who knows, you may be avoiding something major that you had absolutely no clue was going on in your body.
But for most of us, you need to know where you are right now. We need to know the truth, the reality of where we stand.
The body is the most personal thing we have and we need a State of the Body Union.
2. MIND – Know Up Front It’s Going to Get Inconvenient and Difficult – 10:16
Change is hard. Eating whatever we want and being lazy is easy and well, as a result, most of us are in the shape, or lack thereof, as a result.
But just as you slowly worked your way into this place, you’ll need to do the same to get out of it.
And this is why we have the perspective of a year. SO much can change over the course of the year.
But you need to know right up front and out of the gate, there will be SO many times it will be inconvenient and down right difficult.
Accept it and know it’s the New Normal.
3. SPIRIT – Think of a Time When You Were At Your Healthiest and What THAT Felt Like! – 14:44
This is the hope piece. And we all need hope things will get better.
Maybe the last time you were at your healthiest was a VERY long time ago. And that’s okay.
How you felt at that time is the most important.
We want to leverage these feelings in light of the last Basic of it’s going to be inconvenient and tough. You need this hope to keep you in the game for the long haul.
So, after the basics, where do we go from here to tackle this huge undertaking of the Healthiest Year of Your Life?
We need to focus on the Big Three that will move the needle this new 12 months.
The Key Three are Eat / Move / Sleep – 16:30
Everything is affected by these three and they’re all intertwined and affect each other.
For example, if you’re tired from not enough sleep you’re FAR more likely to make poor nutritional choices and your workouts will be far less intense, effective, IF they happen at all.
And when you’re eating right, it motivates you for your workouts because you have the fuel for a better workout AND you see more results quicker
So let’s Drill Down on each of the Key Three:
1. Sleep – 17:47
If we’re tired we’re far more likely to be ineffective.
When I’m tired, everything is harder and that much more of a challenge.
We’re out of perspective when we’re without sleep.
Learning from Terry Cralle and Dr. David Brown of the book, Sleeping Your Way to the Top
The VALUE of Sleep MUST increase if we’re going to have the Healthiest Year of Our Life Challenge
We need to keep in perspective of what even three nights of sleep in a row could make a huge difference.
· Listen to the past episodes on sleep from the Energy Edge
· Get the book, Sleeping Your Way to the Top
· Read past articles on sleep from www.BryanPaulBuckley.com
2. Eat – 21:35
Getting started is hard but keeping to what you are doing is harder, and the hardest part is continuing on after you reach your goal.
Eating is the first and most important component to your health, followed by sleep, and moving. Start off with a bang.
Do a cleanse, detox, clean eating plan to get you jump started.
One step at a time is good, but taking a jump off the cliff is a sure way to get yourself motivated. It is a motivator to keep going. so i would choose a two week cleanse.
A two shake per day for two weeks along with a total clean eating plan.
Two week clean eating plan alone that can get you started eating healthy and permanently making changes.
Get yourself an accountability person. Be it your spouse, significant other, friend, co-worker. You will have more success this way.
Drink lots and lots of room temperature purified water. Half your body weight in ounces every day all day.
· Choose a kickstart plan like a cleans or eating plan
· Find an Accountability Person
· Live by the phrase Make the Healthiest Choice
3. Move – 26:25
· Stand More
· Walk More
· Run More
· Lift More
Consider Yoga for spine / nervous / digestion / stress release
Beachbody on Demand recommendation (PiYo by Chalene Johnson)
What do we need to do differently to Move?
- Take a Stand Against Sitting!
- Start with Functional Fitness.
It’s amazing what you can get done in 10 minutes with push-ups / burpees / stairs
Break – 30:56
Sleep Energy Boost Tip
Build a Health Team – 33:40
1. Doctor – that you respect. You may consider a sports doctor
2. Sleep – Terry Cralle
3. Eat – Treva Yaccino
4. Move – Jeff McMahon
What Now – 39:19
1) Getting your mind wrapped around that this is going to be hard but you can do it!
2) Think of when you were the healthiest version of you
3) Do Something, Anything, Just not Nothing!