Strength, Nutrition, and Courage

This was sent out in my newsletter yesterday. I believe that it should be shared here also. Hope it resonates with you.

Welcome to Strength&Nutrition!

This newsletter will focus on methods to improve:

  • Strength – improved physical movement leads to improved overall strength and fitness
  • Nutrition – what it means to practice “good nutrition” and how to include it into your life
  • Courage – the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action

Strength is…
the truest and most prestigious form of movement the human body can produce. Strength is a skill. It can be learned and applied in numerous different methods much the same way art can be created in almost limitless varieties. Certain people may be born with greater abilities in each field – but we all can improve (get better) with proper practice. I practice building my strength everyday and constantly look for new and better ways of helping those I coach do the same.

In a fitness context, strength improves the ability to do a task.

Simple right?

Do you want to run 15 miles? Then you’ll need to be fit and strong for that task.
Want to deadlift 300 pounds? Then you’ll need to be fit and strong for that task.

My role is helping those I coach remember which goal is their goal and not bounce from one to the other in a fitness ADHD mentality.

Nutrition is…

Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, pursue a healthy lifestyle, or even compete at the highest levels of sport, the most important limiting factor is almost always nutrition. Poor nutrition is what holds you back. Good nutrition is what propels you forward. Good nutrition feeds muscles and helps shed fat. It improves nearly every measurable health marker.

Strength&Nutrition believes in the following about good nutrition:

1. Good nutrition properly controls energy balance
2. Good nutrition provides nutrient density.
3. Good nutrition achieves health, body composition, and performance goals.
4. Good nutrition is honest and outcome-based.

As Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”

Courage is…
defined as “the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.”As I have been able to work with more and more people I have come to see a commonality shared by those that make sustained, tangible change in their strength and nutrition – Courage

This may seem like too grand of a word if we are just talking about losing a few pounds here or there, or if we are trying to lift more weight to get bigger muscles. Courage is not needed for these achievements.
But when we are talking about shifting the course of your life by fundamentally changing how you move, what you eat, and improving your thoughts then courage sounds very appropriate. Real and honest change can feel like a tall mountain to climb and it requires a certain amount of courage to take that first step. It takes courage to get back up after injury or illness and start over. It takes courage to make an honest assessment of yourself and (while still loving who you are at your core) realize that something needs to change.
Why Strength and Nutrition…

I started Strength and Nutrition to offer solutions for you in your journey to achieve improved strength, nutrition, and courage. I will provide basic, tested and proven methods to help you move, feel, and live better. I personally love the quote, “better is better”. When we get down to the root of life isn’t that what we are all after? To get better. And that can mean everything from getting better to achieve your new personal best to getting better to walk to the park and back with your grandkids.

Looking forward to helping you live with more strength, nutrition, and courage!

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