Health is all about balance – between strength, cardiovascular capability, flexibility, stability, balance, nutrition, hydration, recovery and happiness. It’s not easy, but if you’re committed and willing to work, it is possible.
I never miss my morning workout. It’s my only rule and sets the right foundation for good decisions throughout the rest of the day. It gives me the mental clarity to deal with all sorts of challenges.
I start my day at 3:45am. I take my supplements, I drink a litre of water, eat and then train between 5am and 6:30am. This way I can get to my desk by about 7:15am. People are curious, but I go to bed about 10pm.
What do I eat first thing? A Split bar. After training I have a protein shake. Then I tend to have egg whites and turkey scramble with spinach for lunch, followed by jicama and guacamole mid-afternoon. It’s often salmon and tomatoes for dinner, with a glass or two of wine and some milk chocolate afterwards.
There’s no reason to fear food. I was an overweight kid and had some odd associations with food. Now, I’m well aware what each food does to me and I choose what to eat accordingly. I stay fuelled all day by spacing out my meals, drinking BioSteel during my workout so my electrolytes don’t dip, and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. My favourite snacks are anything from Split if I’m trying to be healthy, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups if not.