You’ve likely heard “You can’t outrun a bad diet.” Although I became a runner during my journey, I have learned how important proper nutrition is to overall health. 

Food is fuel. That not only applies to exercise but to your life in general. The better you eat the better you feel. I’ve lived it. 


Personally, I believe that nutrition is more important than body movement. But when both areas are combined, your life will change even more.

You don’t have to become a vegetarian, a vegan, do Keto or the like to get it done. I’m all about well-balanced nutrition. That means fruits, vegetables, lean meats and plenty of water for starters.

You don’t have to give up everything you like to eat, but you cannot keep doing what you are currently doing if you want to lose weight and/or feel better.

Once you find the balance of how to eat, you open up so many new possibilities. It’s a wonderful way to live.


You don’t have to become a runner. That just happens to be one of the things that I enjoy.

You do need to move your body several times a week for the purpose of exercise. That can be as simple as a regular walking routine. 

Although the goal is to get to 3X-5X per week of 30 minutes each of walking, you need to start where you are and what you can do now. If that means simply walking in place during all the TV commercials, that is perfectly fine.
It’s better to start small than to go all in at 5X per week for 2 weeks and not do anything for the next 2 months. The goal is be make body movement a part of your life that is something you do consistently for years to come.

Although cardio activity like walking, swimming, running, hiking, cycling, etc. are important for you health, you should incorporate some form of strength training 3X per week. That can be as simple as body weight workouts in your home which requires no financial investment. You can also get resistance bands off Amazon if you want to go beyond body weight workouts. Gym memberships are only beneficial if they are used.