I woke up this morning to a picture of me from “times bygone”, hehe. A picture of me stuffing my mouth with snacks and a “cold” brew in hand – and a huge, huge smile on my face.
I then checked my phone, and saw an “audio” message from my 4 year old baby girl asking if “Papa has a family pack or a six pack”. That was sent right after the picture.
And then one from my wife claiming “Papa has a twelve pack now” – and one more from my daughter asking Mommy if “Can we jump on Papa’s stomach”?
Hilarious, but true, my friend – and those that know me know that six packs are NOT and were never a goal for me – and yet, I’ve got ’em – without even making ’em a goal – and so can YOU!
Those were happy times no doubt – I was sitting on a bench in a green, green meadow in “Khajjiar” – which is a a tiny little hamlet in the Indian Himalayas – often referred to as the “Switzerland of India” and with darn good reason.
And those were the times when I had a “family pack”, hehe.
I mention in 0 Excuses Fitness (and my regular blog posts) that there have been PLENTY of times in my life I’ve been out of shape and (while not quite obese) seriously overweight by my own standards – but guess what – I got back on the wagon.
And so can you, my friend – if you know HOW.
I love the hills, by the way – and NONE more so than the Indian Himalayas. Though I’ve lived all over the world, if you’d ask me ONE spot that I’d pick as my favorite it would be the Indian Himalayas – HANDS DOWN, my friend.
Fresh air – PLENTY OF IT – mountain fresh, as they say – and fresh, clean water.
And of course – plenty of exercise – the NATURAL way. Plenty of hill climbs as I advocate in 0 Excuses Fitness – along with hill sprints and bear crawls on said hills.
And guess what – plenty of good FOOD as well – and NARY a “beer belly” or “protruding gut” or “el gluteous maximus” of plenty to be found, despite the abundance of fresh, good food.
And amazingly enough despite the “experts” that claim “strict diets” are necessary in order to lose weight – and to KEEP the weight off – you’d be hard pressed to find even a single person in the Indian Himalayas who “diets” the way the “experts” tell us to.
And yet – physically – they’re in super shape, and amazingly enough again, some of them don’t even follow a regular exercise routine.
Guess what though. Their DAILY routine includes exercise – and a LOT of it. Try trekking up and down mountain slopes to get to your home, for instance, multiple times a day – and try carrying a ton of groceries while you’re at it.
It ain’t easy – and it’ll strip the flab off ya faster than any gizmo at the local gym ever could.
But why just the Himalayas? Look at the Chinese before the current fascination with cars and Western food set in – nary a fat person to be found in China as well in times bygone, regardless of the fact that the Chinese eat rice all the time – something that the “experts” claim piles on the pounds.
Moral of the story?
Well, there’s two.
One – Diet is quite obviously important – but the right exercise plan is of PARAMOUNT importance, and you can find it right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
Two – Make exercise a part of your daily life, my friend. We don’t stop to think “if we should eat”, should we? We don’t stop to think “if we should go to work”, do we?
And so forth. Why should exercise be any different then?
In the meantime – have a glorious Sunday, all!
P.S. – We were having some issues with downloads last night. All seems to be well now – but if you encounter issues, as always, please let me know ASAP. On that note, the very first link you should visit is right HERE – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
P.S. #2 – And no, I did NOT follow any special diets or diet at all. In fact what I’ve got to say in the first part of the Simple and Effective Diet (yours FREE with the 0 Excuses Fitness package) might just knock you flat on your arse – so astoundingly mindboggling it is to those brought up on the junk the “experts” spout – and I am NOT kidding.