Did you happen to catch that series with Dhani Jones, the NFL player who traveled the world and challenged himself to try new physical adventures? He would briefly train with an expert in that sport and then compete or join others doing it. I saw him ride a bike in an Italian Fondo, wrestle in Africa and climb in Nepal. Very challenging and fun to watch.
Dhani wrote a book about his world travel sporting experience and it just came out. There was a brief write up by the News Team at Outdoor Magazine and I can’t wait to pick it up. Here are a few fitness tips he shared that can be applied to anything you do:
1. There’s no good fitness without good nutrition. You’re not going to function if you don’t eat well. If you eat bad, what’s the point of working out? The eating’s going to catch up to you. It’s not difficult to have good food — even the restaurants are taking care of you: you can’t go to a sushi restaurant and get regular soy sauce, you gotta get low sodium.
2. There’s no good fitness without good sleep. If you don’t have a good sleep cycle, you’re not going to have a sustainable workout; you’re going to fight against your body trying to become better. There’s so many great jobs and businesses out there that allow for meditation and outdoor activities during the day. There’s always an option, it’s all about how you divide your time.
3. There’s no good fitness without good thoughts. You have to have a positive mindset to create positive energy. If your mind’s not in the right place, you’re not going to accomplish anything. If you walk into the gym and you’re like I hate this place, then leave. Being mentally clear, that’s on you. You gotta take a little onus for yourself.
I challenge you to put those 3 things to work in your life and see what boost in energy you get. If you already have this dialed in, I’m going to take a nap right now and see if I can catch up to the rest of you!