Three Principles For A Healthy And Fit Life


Coach Izzy

The following is an excerpt of the chapter “Three Principles For a Healthy and Fit Life” from the book “Weight Loss: Help, Motivation, And Ultimate Truths You Ought To Know.” Enjoy!

Whether we admit it, whether we realize it, we conduct our lives and actions based on principles. A principle is defined as “a fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force,” which was inculcated as part of our upbringing or we acquired as a result of experience or influence.

Principles are largely individual feelings and experiences, and while most of them apply only to us, there are some universal principles based on what disrupts harmony between the laws of the universe and the intangible processes that guide our decisions.

My path has always unintentionally gone against the mainstream and its principles. I always find heat and confrontation that I don’t seek because it is the nature of opposing the status-quo when challenging its fallacies. I am at peace with that fact and accept what comes. In return, I enjoy great health, freedom from disease, freedom from medications, fullness of energy, optimism, a lucid mind, and a body capable of performing at levels that make others wonder why they can’t keep up. The principles that I follow are part of my life because I have tested them and they have proven themselves, not because somebody told me that they were undeniable truths to which I should adhere.

Experience has shown me that just like other branches of life, the fitness world is loaded with corrupted principles. Some are repeated because they were the fad or the norm three decades ago and very few people care to test their validity. Others are followed because imaginations gone wild profit from them and make them popular. Those circumstances are beyond your control and it is my job to bring them to light. That’s how I always find myself sticking it to the man. I don’t like confrontation, but it is a price I happily pay to guide others into the amazing path of enjoyable health.

I hereby present you three principles that should guide the life of those who fight the good battle, the fight of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the joys that come with it. One thing that you must understand about good principles is that while harmonious, they are not necessarily conflict free. In fact, expect more conflict than before as you prepare to change your path.

When you follow these principles, your individual experience improves your life as a person, which in turn benefits the collective of society. On the other hand, when we unconsciously follow the general principles that the collective – or society – imposes, we end up clinging to aberrant dictations that inconvenience many for the selfish gain of a single individual. Remember, embracing good principles comes with its perils. I speak from experience.

Yes, you may have followed corrupted principles with good intentions and while you are not at fault in that aspect, it does not mean that you are off the hook!

The principles I’m about to present you are well within our control and we, as individuals, need to acknowledge them. They create harmony between us and our loved ones, between us and our community, and between us and our environment. We either embrace them and improve our lives or we ignore them and pay the price.

Here are, without further ado, the three principles for a healthy and fit life:

(This article continues in PART II, or you can enjoy the entire book “Weight Loss: Help, Motivation, And Ultimate Truths You Ought To Know” by clicking HERE. Stay Tuned!)

About The Author


Coach Izzy has been part of the Strength and Conditioning field for over 25 years. He speaks of the advantages of self-sufficiency and the drawbacks of relying on the liner approaches the health world seems fond of.