Last night, Ana and I went out to our first Winter Springs Wednesday Night Mixer. It happens every Wednesday night. We should have been before but life keeps us busy. We would not have made it to this one either if it had not been that Mark McCoy was going to be there. We even got our kids to go and listen. We had seen and shared many of Mark’s videos. You can see them on Tomorrow’s Champion website. I learned so much that I should have known. So much of what we think we know about health and fitness is wrong.
Before Mark got up to talk, Ted Jones shared his story of body and financial transformation that is so powerful. He then called on Ana to come up and share her product, body transformation and opportunity story. If you have not talked to or heard my wife talk in the last 6 months, you may not know how accomplished she has become at sharing and inspiring and helping others. If you have only just met her in the last 6 months, you may not appreciate how much of a change she has made in the last 6 months in giving of her time and energy to help so many others achieve their goals. She is truly an inspiration.
Then Mark McCoy was onstage. One of the very first things that he shared that I cannot get out of my head over 24 hours later is:
“Feed the body you want. Hydrate the body you have.”
Mark gave me a new goal. I can be as efficient as an 18 year old regardless of age.
We all know that our metabolism slows with age. What we don’t do is take that to its logical conclusion. Our metabolism slows. Our body is less efficient. So we give the body less food, or “diet” and the body shuts down our metabolism even further to store more fat because it thinks that we are starving. Diet = accelerated aging. Everyone says “weight loss” and what is meant is “fat loss”.
Health and Fitness requires three steps in a process in order to reach your potential. Health has step 1 “Balance” and step 2 “Feed”. While Fitness is step 3 “Move”.
Homework assignment: Google and gain understanding of the history of USDA Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA).
Balance starts with oxygen and moving it through your body. This requires vitamin B. Next, is water. Drink half your body weight in ounces every day and increase twenty percent based on activity and/or weather conditions. Finally, balance includes micronutrients. This means enzymes, vitamins and minerals. In 90 days, you can have the metabolism of an 18 year old.
Food includes proteins, carbohydrates and fats. There are good and bad of each. Learn more about the food that you put in your body. Eat within one hour of waking and until one hour of going to bed. Feed the body that you want. Mark has created some sample plans for various goals from strength to endurance or just fat loss.
Move. You know that you need to do more. Let’s go.
Mark opened a lot of eyes and left us with a bit of wisdom. He said that doctors were serving as lifeguards at the pool, ready to help in an emergency. With the knowledge of balance, food and move, we can serve as swim coaches and stop the emergency from ever happening.
He shared that 71% of every healthcare dollar in the US is spent to treat a preventable issue while only 3% is spent on prevention.
Mark hung around and answered lots of specific questions. It changed the way that I ate today. It changed the way that I packed lunches and snacks for the kids. I ordered some more supplements to achieve our various goals. Let me share with you what we are doing.