Our body is a funny machine. Well, I say funny, but it often makes me sad. Food I really enjoy tends to be the food I should avoid eating. Sugar, fat… All the good stuff – is actually terrible for our body. That’s unfair.
However, there’s a trade to be made. If I’m willing to burn those calories, I can eat more of that tasty (I mean, unhealthy) stuff and still be healthy.
In my quest to be as lazy as I can, I discovered something interesting. Muscle burns calories even at rest. This means if I have enough muscle I don’t have to exercise as much. Ha!
This is my motivation now. Build muscle today, so that I can be lazy tomorrow. This is kind of like a retirement fund. I invest now to enjoy the fruits of my labor later.
Of course, I’ll always have to work to keep myself in shape. I also try, with the help of my wife, to eat healthy most of the time. But I wouldn’t have to work as hard, or eat nothing but healthy food. That’s encouraging.
Also, as a side note: muscle weighs three times more than fat. So I don’t try to lose weight. I try to lost fat and gain muscle. This is something worth keeping in mind.
Oh, and Merry Christmas!