Last month I was in Las Vegas.
That’s all I have to say.
Actually, nothing I can’t tell you. I was there for a fitness and nutrition convention. It also happened to be during a huge concert party, the Electronic Daisy Carnival. Lots of festive people watching, that’s for sure! I was checking out their outfits (I think bikini’s, but could have been undergarments) and fuzzy knee high boots. They were looking at my usual workout outfit. I’m sure it was mutual that the other would not be caught dead on a Saturday night dressed like that! 🙂
One of the highlights of my time was learning from some of my mentors and favorite fitness trainers in a smaller group setting. I’ve met P90X creator Tony Horton a handful of times. He’s an authentic, genuine and hilarious guy. He is also in amazing shape for any age, and he is 56!!!
I wanted to share 4 takeaways from Tony’s time with us.
1. Exercise 5 to 7 times a week until you are 107. Of course the intensity and type of exercise should vary. Most impactful: Exercise for how you will feel TODAY, not for how you want to look in 3 months, 6 months or some distant goal. It’s easy to skip a workout or lose motivation if you are thinking about that distant event you want to feel great for. Exercise for TODAY, you will have a better day and when that future date or event arrives, you are more likely to have met your goal!
2. Food is Medicine or it is POISON. Eat clean and understand how food is directly linked to debilitating or deadly disease, expensive dependency on medications OR natural healing and an incredible quality of life.
3. Shakeology is a great source that works to help or fill in the gaps of your everyday good or not-so-good food choices. We all have the not so good.
4. Find your Yin energy. The balance to all of the above. For me that is my faith and prayer. For Tony it is daily meditation. Stepping back from the stress of daily living and take that time for yourself.
It was a great weekend of growth and inspiration. Next year we are meeting in Nashville. A place I’ve always wanted to visit! 🙂
Food for Thought:
Bell Pepper and Cabbage Slaw – courtesy of Team Beachbody
Add color and crunchy veggies to your barbecue this summer.
Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings
1 medium cabbage, shredded
1 medium green (or yellow) bell pepper, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
1. Combine cabbage, bell peppers, onion, and vinegar in a large bowl; mix well.
2. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 115 mg
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 12 g
Protein: 4 g