When we hear the words “Doctor’s orders” we instinctively follow their instructions with the understanding that the prescription will help make us better. We endure all kinds of discomfort if it’s the “Doctor’s orders”.
What if we took the same approach when it comes to nutrition, exercise and anything else that keeps us from even having to see the Doctor.
Why are we so ready to accept whatever discomfort the doctor throws at us to make us better but don’t want to work out or eat a little better because it’s to hard or uncomfortable.
What if we take on some small discomforts now to avoid even getting to the doctors orders phase. Sure, there can be misinformation out there when it comes to nutrition and exercise, but shit man the doctors office is no difference, they make mistakes and some of them would be just plain shit at their job.
Surprise surprise you are responsible for your own health, I am simply encouraging you to act accordingly.
Here is a prescription you may want to look into.
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, and presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”
– Coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO (Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)
Today’s post inspired by:
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman