Success Is Never Rainbows and Unicorns

mindset Oct 02, 2022
Are Unicorns Real?

Decide what you want, believe you deserve it, and put yourself in a situation to make it your reality.

It's really that simple.

Respectfully speaking, please stop waiting for some quick-fix workout or magic diet pill.

A quick story about unicorns.

When my daughter, Giavanna, was nine years old we had an ongoing debate.

🦄 She emphatically argued that unicorns exist, simply because I couldn't provide proof that they didn't!

She thought we were on the cusp of some paleontologist stumbling on the fossilized remains of "Rainbow-Sparkle" from the Triassic era.

This logic was the foundation for her, "mermaids are real, Dad" argument too.

Are unicorns real? Hmm. 

Success Is Never Rainbows and Unicorns

Successful people follow a proven plan of smart training, getting deep sleep, managing stress, and staying accountable to an experienced coach.

On the other hand, unsuccessful folks are still waiting on that unicorn-horn powder.

All of my client-athletes use a paint-by-numbers nutrition formula to get predictable results.

You see, mindless nutrition is one of the biggest obstacles that hold 40+ men and women back from achieving their ideal body and life.

Over the past 25+ years of coaching, I’ve found that most people are lacking in one or more of these three nutritional areas.

If you are struggling to create the body and health that you want, start here.

1. The building blocks of your muscles

Your body needs an adequate protein supply throughout the day to build muscle and burn fat.

The right amount of protein improves immune health, balances your hormones, and helps transport nutrients and waste throughout your body.

Some of the best sources of protein are lean meats, poultry, wild-caught fish, and organic eggs.

Watch out for dairy because 65% of people have trouble digesting the natural sugars found in milk and milk products.

But in my experience, most folks simply don’t get enough protein.

If you want to hit your body-composition goal, you must eat the correct portion of lean protein with every meal.

And if that’s not possible, supplement with a high-quality protein powder.

I'll often use a plant-based protein with my oatmeal or blend in some chocolate protein powder to make this delicious dairy-free smoothie.

2. Sardines (ew) and other essential fats

Unfortunately the typical American diet provides far more omega-6 fatty acids (the ones that promote inflammation) than omega-3s (which are anti-inflammatory).

Since chronic inflammation is involved in the disease process of many conditions, like cancer, this isn’t a sustainable approach.

It’s challenging to consume enough wild-caught fish, nuts and seeds to meet your daily omega-3 requirements, so I recommend supplementing with high-quality fish oil to fill this important gap.

I often crave a tin of sardines (boneless, skinless in olive oil); however, most folks get grossed out from the mere thought of eating these small, nutrient-dense fish.

Sardines provide a whopping 2 grams of heart-healthy omega-3s per 3 ounce serving, which is one of the highest levels of omega-3 and the lowest levels of mercury of any fish.

They contain a great source of calcium and Vitamin D, so they support bone health, too.

Without these good fats, cardiovascular, neurological, and brain health could suffer.

What’s more, a pure and potent dose of omega-3 fatty acids (particularly EPA and DHA) can help improve joint health and support immunity, while also helping with vision and maintaining healthy bodyfat levels.

3. Essential vitamins and minerals

It’s tough to consistently get the right profile of micronutrients (think, nutrients within nutrients) that you need to thrive.

That’s why most health-conscious people take a multivitamin daily.

Every person’s situation is unique; however, these are three common deficiencies I’ve seen so many times that I wanted to share it with you.

Hopefully this knowledge will help you fast-track success by avoiding some common nutritional pitfalls.

If you want to finally get leaner, stronger, and slow aging, you need a goal, a deadline, and a proven plan.

But you also need weapons-grade accountability. 

Book a free coaching call and we will put a plan together based on where you are right now, and where you want to go.

Go here now and let's get to work on your transformation.

To your success,

Coach Joe

P.S. As for Gia's unicorn argument, I have yet to disprove her reasoning.



Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.

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