As I recently said in my interview for the Hall of Warriors over at EnsoJourney.com, my dog Coda is an unending source of joy for me. I marvel at watching his unrestrained actions and emotions. If he’s hungry, he eats. If he’s tired, he sleeps. If he feels like cuddling on the couch, he curls up next to me. And if he’s mad because I won’t give him a snack, he lets me know that too. He never denies his true nature, even when that means expressing the killer inside.
I know that as people we often feel the need to filter our actions through the lens of societal norms (and this is not always a bad thing). But I firmly believe that the best way to approaching health and fitness is to get back to our true nature – the one that existed before cubicles, and smart phones, and eight lane super highways. I’ve often said that the components of fitness and health are simple. So simple, that even a dog can do it. . .
Eat Real Food
Coda will eat just about anything. And by anything, I mean he ate the drywall off of my kitchen doorway the first year that I had him. But most of his dining on non-food items occurred while he was still in the puppy-stage, and these days he sticks to what would be typically thought of as edible.