How do I end up having so much energy as a father, husband, entrepreneur while staying fit with all my decadent food festivals? How am I keeping it all together?
The funny part is that most of the time, I don’t even think I am. I’m always running around trying to put pieces together. I do have five simple things I live by that keep me feeling great!
1. Although I organize and eat a lot during Le Burger Week and La Poutine Week, those are only two weeks of out the year. The other 50 weeks, I eat clean and whole and avoid processed and empty calorie foods as much as possible. It’s important to understand what you’re eating and what you’re putting into your body. Sometimes I even challenge myself to go vegan for certain periods of time. This keeps me alert and conscious about what I’m eating.
2. If you’re like me, you like to change things up a lot. Doing so keeps me motivated and into whatever I’m doing. Some might think of it as flaky, but I love change! Right now I’m playing a lot of basketball, even if I’m probably the worst player on my team. I take it very seriously, but I have fun with it. Once that’s done, I’ll probably give martial arts a shot! Find a physical activity you love and do it!
3. Trim the beard, keep it neat and fresh. I see too many guys with terrible facial hair. I’m not going to say that mine is perfect, but I take pride in it. A beard is not about letting loose and being savage. It’s about being refined. If you don’t have time, keep it clean with a good and reliable shaver. If you want that beard look; trim it, keep it neat and make sure you line it up nice too. I use the new BIC Flex 5 Hybrid – it’s fantastic for shaping thanks to its precision-edging blade. The shaver comes with four refillable cartridges so it lasts longer, and five flexible blades that provide a smoother shave.
4. My guilty pleasure is not poutine! My guilty pleasure is clothes and high-quality grooming products. It makes me feel good, and confidence is most of the battle. Smell nice, look nice, and you’ll be ready to #FaceAnyMoment.
5. Meditate! It sounds nuts, but it works. I meditate once a day for 10 minutes. I like to think that I’m training my mind as much as my body. The more you can control your emotions and thoughts, the better you can manage life and what comes your way. But this takes training just like anything else.