I heard this today -
“American men spend 53% of their leisure time on weekends and holidays watching TV, 4% of their time reading.”
Country with the largest obesity problem = USA.
You go figure it out.
While figuring it out, get up off your backside, switch off the damn TV and go for a walk with someone you love and discuss these statistics!
Enjoy the bank holiday! x
A friend reminded me of this today… Whatever your goals, you just have to START. Just get started.
When I was obese, with a BMI of 32.6, weighing 249 pounds (113 kilos), the thought of ever being under 12 stone (just 74 kilos) seemed utterly impossible. But I started, one step at a time, I exercised, ate an improved diet, quit the bad habits. It took many years, and I did yo-yo up and down over that time, but I never gave up hope or determination to achieve good health and a better body. In total, I lost 100 pounds of fat off my frame and got down to a BMI of 21.2, well under 12 stone.
When I first started my journey to fitness, a set of 10 regular push-ups was a max effort for me, I could barely do 10, and when I did it would hurt and I would ache the next day. In the last week, I’ve done well over 2000 push-ups and I have not been pushing myself hard, that’s just normal, I do that almost every week. I regularly do 400 or 500 as part of my workout several days per week, and my best effort to date was 1014 good form, wide-grip, push-ups in 59:56 seconds.
Whatever YOUR goal, JUST START, and never give up. If you never give up, you will eventually get that which you desire.
Enjoy free food from Mother Nature - readily available everywhere in the UK in spring and summer, dandelion greens are nutrient-packed, higher in protein than spinach and they are easy to include in many meals.
Summary of this blog post:
Answering questions from a reader -
Q: Should we take supplements and superfoods?
A: No, we should just drink freshly extracted organic vegetable juice every day.
Q: Juices and sweet fruit smoothies?
A: Yes to the juices, but go easy on the smoothies.
I recently posted a video titled “There is no such thing as superfood”
After watching this, and after some discussion, a friend of mine asked me “Do you disagree that supplementation can help compensate for the difficulty in acquiring all nutrients and anti-oxidants in modern diets? I.E. when not eating full primal?”
I recommended juicing as the only form of “supplement” that I think is worth taking and this friend eats a mostly paleo/primal diet, and as such our subsequent discussion can be broadly defined as looking at ‘is there a place for juicing and supplements in a paleo diet’ – but of course, the discussion is of interest to anyone who cares about living a healthy lifestyle.
Read on for this Q&A discussion in full.
Sorry for the long silence, I have not blogged for most of the last month. We have suffered a close family bereavement, and my time has been under a lot of demands.
Thanks for your patience. Now, I’m back.
Stay healthy! Stay happy!