Be Your Own Detective

Hey! Are you down with Sherlock Holmes?! You should be! Or at least know who he is and what he does!

 I recently watched the second Sherlock Holmes blockbuster and I liked it, the entertainment factor was there but it didn’t blow me away. Am I surprised? No, but something more important came out of the movie and it was that I AM SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sounds a bit spacey but hear me out…

 … Mr. Holmes is a detective that is very in tuned with his surroundings and himself for the most part. Granted he’s not spot on 100% of the time but I don’t really think that matters. Perfection is something that we will likely never achieve but we can try to get darn close! I challenge you to progress forward every day and learn more about yourself every chance you get. Get to know you and your body (as well as your mind and spirit while your at it) intimately.

 Being your own detective involves you understanding, feeling and manipulating different techniques. In terms of HEALTH, this means how does your body respond to different foods, exercise and environments/stimuli. Have you ever thought that your mood, cravings and energy can be related to the food you eat? It might be a good thought for you to have. Do you feel stronger and more agile leaving the gym/workout? Are you waking up refreshed and ready to tackle the day?

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(Eating these types of food makes me want to jump over a food pyramid!)

 I am always experimenting on myself because I want to be in-tuned with optimizing my own life and health. I take these results and apply them to my clients’ lives and those around me on a personal anecdotal level. They may not be perfect, or right for you but it is information that is INVALUABLE. When certain food choices or combination of protein, carbs and fats gets me lean and feeling great I take note and write it down. I use that information and apply it to my own personal “constitution” you could call it. I may try to sleep more/less or a different way (are pillows necessary?) or I may try to have less coffee or more seasonal vegetables in my diet and see what happens… do I get leaner or fatter? Does it affect my sleep or mood? Is that dairy making you bloated? Take note. Perhaps your activity needs tweaking and you’re not tapping into your potential and achieving your desired goals.

 The results that you get for yourself are AWESOME because they work for YOU! And when it comes down to it, isn’t that what YOU want?? Try on different things that make sense to you for 2 weeks. Maybe 30 days. See what kind of results you get and use that information to optimize your own life. Getting better one day at a time!

 “There is ALWAYS progress in the process…”

 

In the pursuit of my own optimal health,

Stephen

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