Staying in Great Shape is an Inside Job

06 Jun, 2020

I'm often asked how I stay healthy and in great shape.  This is a loaded question as you're not going to get the typical " I eat like this and exercise like that" or "I'm on so-n-so diet" answer.  I go much deeper than that.  I know that if I want to truly look good, naturally, I need to take care of my trinity, mind, body and soul.  


I live a life as close to nature as I can get.  I spend as much time in nature as I can get.  I love to hike, swim, meditate, I even like washing my car; as long as I'm outside, I'm happy.  Outside is very important to me, gotta breathe in that good ass prana!!  I eat a clean, organic, non GMO vegan food.  Not only is my food organic and clean (80%of the time), so are my hygeine products, make up, cleaning products and garden products used when I'm at home.  I use a filter on all my faucets and an air cleaner in my home.


I'm very active however, I don't exercise with the goal of losing weight or staying in shape.  That's really never my number one goal, it's really a side effect of my lifestyle. I want to feel good, be energetic, have a sharp mind and be healthy enough to do the things I love. Like mentioned above, I get outside a lot.  When it's not so nice outside, I do yoga and other exercise or visit the gym.  I don't have a solid routine, I just do what I'm in the mood to do on a daily basis. Consistency is the key.  As long as I'm working out, it doen't matter. Doing what I enjoy increases my enjoyment which increases my well being which contributes to my looks. Likewise, if I have an off day (we all do), it shows in my looks as well as energy level.


Everything starts in the mind.  Everything we see started as a thought.  Our thoughts are very powerful.  The Universal Law of Attraction states that you get what you think and what you are.  If I walk around with a negative mindset, the Universe will give me more of that.  It will show in my looks.  This doesn't mean I'm positive all the time.  I embrace my shadow side and see things as they are. Yin and yang, we are all our light and shadow sides.  Balance is the key.  When I'm off balance, it will show in my looks.  


I've never smoked a cigarette in my life.  I've never touched illegal drugs.  I don't drink.  I don't eat crap food. I don't take pharmacuticles. These things are common sense however, the lack of them brings huge results.  


I don't use the medical system and won't touch man made drugs. I practice Ayurveda, Tibetian and Chinese medicine.  Their all scientifically based and ancient so their very similar.


I never stop learning.  I'm always reading, researching, watching documentaries, gong to conventions, etc.  There's so much to learn in this world.  Knowledge is power, the lack of knowledge is the lack of power.  I know knowledge is out there and the more I know the better I do.  The more I learn the more I realize how much I don't know. With each opportunity to learn, I get better, healthier, stronger and better looking.


I'm proud of my health, my energy and my body.  I have to admit, since my looks are the result of my lifestyle, I don't give it much more thought.  I remain grateful for my health and well being, for the ability to live the life I want.  I'm gratful that I don't have the stress of trying to stay in shape or keep my weight down while living a life that works against health.  I've done that, I didn't like it too much.


That's my short answer, LOL!!