Desire>Goal>Action=Set In Motion

In honor of the #KetoExerciseChallenge hosted by KetoCoach and GoodyBeats on Instagram, I thought this quote was pretty fitting.

To me, exercise isn’t anything specific or intensive. It’s moving the body every day in a way that’s sustainable.

That said, it’s always context-driven to the individual.

Personally, even tho I don’t compete, I still ride BMX at an elite level and in doing so want my training to protect me from potential injuries.

Therefore, my training is programmed and involves the gym.

The purpose of this challenge is to get you moving your body for 20 minutes a day in whatever setting you feel is best. That could mean the gym or it could mean riding a bike, jogging, hiking, climbing, a sport, yoga, Pilates, etc.

Bottom line, move your body in a way that serves your goals. If your goals require more conscious programming and training, then you may find yourself in the gym more than 20 minutes a day. If your goal is to move regularly and in a fun manner, the latter examples may be a suitable choice per your goal.

There no right or wrong when we’re talking Action that truly aligns with our goals.

It all comes down to perspective!

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Working For A Weekend?

Are you living for the weekend or living for each day?

My friend posted this asking what makes you jump for Monday?

What makes me jump for Monday’s is the fact no one will comment about how it’s the weekend and I’m “working” because they’ll be working too.

I love every aspect of my life and don’t see weekends and weekdays as what I used to. They’re days for me to live my life and make choices that serve me.

Some days it’s work related and some not so much, or at all. It all serves me tho and how I desire to live my life.

Let me know what makes you JUMP for Monday’s and tag 3 fiends so I can DM you to hop on a free call with me.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Extraordinary or Ordinary?

“I’d risk the fall to know what it feels like to fly” @davemirra.

Are you willing to risk failure to have a shot at experiencing success? Yes or YES?

In order to live an extraordinary life, we gotta risk being an extraordinary person taking extraordinary actions.

It’s easy to see risk in BMX bike riding and business, but what about other areas of life?

It’s not always s easy to spot unless you’re really aware of what some risk looks like to each one of us individually.

Some are afraid of public speaking so to see someone like this post a video of them talking about something they’re passionate about, that’s an example of them being extraordinary.

By doing so, they’re getting closer to their goal of inspiring change and setting an example for others to follow that could spark a movement.

Are you being extraordinary or living an “ordinary” life dictated by fear?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

ADD these to your workout (multi-directional POWER)

When most people think of power exercises they think of things like power cleans, squats, jumping, etc.

All of these exercises are great however these movements are only in one plane of motion.

The body doesn’t just move in one plane. Incorporating rotational movements in your power development is important not only for athletes who throw, punch, kick, or flip and spin on a BMX bike, but also for the general population.

I consistently share the importance of full body movements for body composition and fat oxidation and mobilization, but to take that further it must be said that full body movements in ALL directions are important.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

How To Ease Back Into Something After A Break

Easing my way back into riding BMX after some time off to get the feel for it all again.

I love BMX and the analogies that comes from it. In this case, easing back into BMX and utilIzing the basics works as an ability for any aspect of life when returning back to a routine, plan, or skill.

In terms of keto or exercise, or any area of life really, we often get down on ourselves for taking time off and think we have to hit it 110% when we do return rather than easing back into a nice flow.

I share this concept of being kind to ourselves and not having to be perfect with my clients or when I’m speaking on stage. What’s important is to have a plan of attack that is always there to guide you back on track if you wonder off.

A plan is a tool and a support system is integral for our plans to achieve a specific goal in our life.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

It Was Worth It

The life I live today is AMAZING.

It’s for sure not “easy” although I love every aspect of it, therefore eliminating the debate over “easy” and “hard”. It’s just what I want to do with my life.

Along the way, there have been many obstacles that have helped get me to where I am today: 3 brain tumor diagnosis, torn ACL, countless concussions, living off my younger brother couch and out of my car when I was broke, depression, being physically and verbally abused as a child by a step father, being dropped from my bike sponsor mid recovery from surgery, and losing friends and family close to me to suicide.

Non the less, every obstacle, set back, and level of pain has taught me a valuable lesson and that is that shit could always be worse.

Through it all, I’ve been tempted over and over again with opportunity to make life “easier” as the cost of my integrity.

Whether it was taking a pay check to represent a brand that went so against what I stand for or even giving up on all the things I’m actively pursuing, including my own life.

The desire for the life I envision has been so strong it’s brought me out of very dark hole I’ve been in and kept me from taking the “easy route” when presented.

By doing so, it’s allowed me to continue down the path of living the life I desire and to choose to become who I want to be.

I’m grateful for my dedication to my core values and for all the love and support you all continue to show me as I navigate this life journey and sharing with all of you.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

The Grey Matters Podcast w/ Josh Perry & Jackie Lauricella

I started a podcast with my best friend and life partner, Jackie

“Grey Matters” as a title is a play on words. Grey matter is a vital part of the brain containing neurons and glial cells, imperative for motor function, processing thoughts, perception of life and emotions. We believe overall health and well being should start and focus on the brain & mind. We thought this would be appropriate because not only will our content and conversations focus on brain health, it will also focus on the grey areas. Most people live their lives in a grey area. Everyone is an individual & what works for one person, may not provide the same results for another. Health and wellness aren’t always black or white, right or wrong, with or against societal norms. That’s why grey areas matter. At the Grey Matters podcast, we embrace both grey areas and grey matter & it is our goal to explore and discuss all things grey.

Episode 2 is now live where we share our story of how we became “us”.

A new episode will be out every Monday at 730am EST.

To check out both episodes and to subscribe, click here.

To watch, click here.


Josh P.

Dial In How To Walk Before You Run

I get asked how one progresses with BMX and I get asked this question a ton.

It’s no different than any other aspect or skill in life.

We gotta learn to walk before we can run. In the world of BMX, we gotta learn to ride before we can stunt. Haha.

The messaging behind @justpruvit and I both encourage becoming better every single day. No matter what you do that day or don’t do, as long as you strive to be better, then that’s all that matters.

It’s easy to get caught up in all that we haven’t done yet, skills that aren’t “good enough”, where our business is or isn’t, and how much MORE and BETTER we could be doing.

The issues I commonly see and experience are the following.

1) getting caught up on the “destination” or the goal rather than falling in love with the process or journey.

2) comparing ourselves to others in general, but also with not knowing the whole story or all the context that went into that persons success that we’re comparing ourselves to.

3) not holding ourselves and our actions accountable to the reality we’re living in. Fixing our power away by making up excuses to why we can’t or aren’t succeeding with a desire in our life.

What BMX as taught me is to become relentless with persistence, habits, work, mindset built of belief, not caring what others think of myself, and to not give up when times get tough.

Are you trying to run before you dial in walking, with any aspect of a goal(s) you may have developed?

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

YOU Choose Your Destiny

Can I get a yes or YES?

This statement took me a while to fully understand but now that I do, I fully believe in this statement and is why I use it.

We choose our personality. Maybe not consciously, but that’s why ignorance is NOT bliss.

We don’t know what we don’t know and if we want a life we desire, it’s our personality that keeps us from obtaining said reality.

Our personality creates our personal reality. Meaning, what we think, say, do, feel and believe becomes our personality. Our personality leads ya into patterns day in and day out that we are not always aware of and this is called “auto pilot”.

When we get into auto pilot in a way that doesn’t serve our deepest desires, we say things like “impossible”, “must be nice”, “I can’t”, and so on regarding the possibilities to manifest a life we desire based on false influences embedded deep within our subconscious.

I guarantee that no matter what obstacle you’re experiencing to use an excuse for why you can’t, someone who did exactly what you did came from a worse start.

We often neglect the backend story for many reasons and just see the finished product and compare ourselves to that and not the starting position or journey it took to create that product (success in ones life).

I used to be full of resurgent, jealously, and anger towards others that were successful because I didn’t feel that I was and wanted it. I didn’t know that emotion, thought, and belief was telling the universe I didn’t like success and was hardwiring my brain to believe success wasn’t good nor possible for myself.

I believe that in order to be successful, we have to want to serve others, lift others up, and be relentless with gratitude, perseverance, action, belief, and empathy.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Are Abs Made In The Kitchen?

I believe nutrition is the majority of what manifest body composition one way or another.

That’s not to say we can’t get lean by training our asses off and eating poorly, because that was the case for me in the past.

What context lacks from that approach is internal health, which I learned the hard way after being accidentally diagnosed with a massive brain tumor during a concussion evaluation via an MRI.

We’re mislead to believe body composition improvements is all about eating less and moving more, energy balance. Calories in versus calories out, or calories stored vs burned for energy via dietary consumption and exercise.

No doubt, we have to intake calories (energy) accordingly to our goals but what’s rad is that we can shift our metabolism to running off of fat for fuel primarily, which allows ya to reach out body composition goals much more efficiently, effectively and enjoyably in my experience and my clients experience.

Exercise is the minority in this context when we talk about longevity and brian health. That said, exercise is a must in my opinion for overall health, strength (body and mind), and supplementing a healthy way of eating that’s aligned with the unfocused goals, which vary person to person.

This is a killer an workout to end a training session that has the abs engaged 100% and on fire to help them pop a bit more 💪🏽

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️