One of my hero’s growing up was none other than the famous martial artist, Bruce Lee.
Not only did he have one of the most famous physiques of all time, but he was incredibly smart.
I have read a lot about his life and philosophy over the years and I recently came across this quote that I would like to share…
“Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.” – Bruce Lee
This philosophy applies to all areas of life.
When a new patient walks through my door, this is something that I try to instill in them.
If you are looking to change your life and your health for good, there needs to be long-term consistency.
Short bursts of intensity can serve their purposes in some areas, but by and large, if it isn’t followed by some type of consistent action every single day, chances are you will fail.
Many people try to do the all or nothing approach, but I always try to reign them in a little.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Brick by brick we will get the job done.
When it comes to your health, the very first thing to start to work on is your first morning urine pH.
Most people are incredibly acid. And most people are becoming aware that all cancer and chronic disease lives in an acid environment.
So this is where we start.
We don’t start by tackling the infections in the body, the hormone imbalances, the heavy metals, pesticides, and other compounds lodged in the tissues.
We start with first things first.
Doing too much leads to overwhelm, and then NOTHING gets done.
When it comes to fitness, don’t start by buying the treadmill, the fancy workout clothes and the big gym membership.
Start by doing something at your home.
Do 10 perfect pushups.
Do 20 bodyweight squats.
Just start somewhere and do it every single day. Don’t miss a day.
If you do this, you will be amazed at what happens over the course of 1 year.
If you just stuck with step 1 (the 10 pushups, your pH, etc.) your body would change.
But here is what usually happens.
After a few weeks, or a month or 2 something starts to click. You end up wanting to do more.
It’s funny how this works.
You do 10 pushups in the morning AND you do 10 pushups at night.
Instead of just working on your pH, you are now also not reaching for the candy jar, but instead an apple.
When the body starts to function how it was designed, it tends to crave more of it.
The opposite is also true though…
Pop, cookies, crackers and candy make you crave more pop, cookies, crackers and candy.
What you do consistently tends to create more of it.
I can’t tell you how many people come back and tell me how they are “forgetting” to drink pop during the
day or they aren’t stopping at McDonald’s to get fries anymore.
They started with step 1.
They started feeding their body the nutrients it was so desperately craving.
And lo and behold, the body started waking up. It no longer triggered the mental impulse to go to the vending machine and buy the pop.
They didn’t have to “do” anything, except take step 1 and have an honest desire to become somebody different.
They held the mental picture of who they wanted to be, and took action.
Life is funny.
We think we need these massive changes to happen in the blink of an eye.
But in reality what we need is exactly what Bruce Lee said.
So for your health, take Step 1…
CHECK YOUR FIRST MORNING URINE PH!!
If you need help with this, just go to my pH Testing article.
It’s the easiest thing you will ever do, yet it is the #1 marker for current and future health potential.
For your fitness, take Step 1…
No matter what fancy equipment or exercise programs come out, there are still 2 fundamental exercises that will never be beaten.
The bodyweight squat
Do some every single day. Start where you are at. Don’t kill yourself. That isn’t necessary.
Start pushups from your knees if you have to. Just do them with perfect form and make sure to BREATHE.
Start today. Do 1 pushup, but don’t let the day pass without doing that 1. It’s not hard to do. It will
probably take you less than 5 seconds start to finish, but it will be an important 5 seconds.
It will be the start of your consistent action.