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.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B1O23DWBS_v/?igshid=18yta8wust2ki

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.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B1KHl1ohe6s/?igshid=b8y76de1p0yj

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. 💚🧠✌️

Speak YOUR Truth

I get asked how to make a change or influence others to make changes.

It’s simple.

Share your truth!!

“I WANT THE TRUTH!”

“You can’t handle the truth” haha 😂

Speak your truth. Walk your truth. LIVE your truth!

If you want others to make changes that you’ve made and witnessed successes in your life from doing so, the only way to influence others is by showing them.

“Leading by example” may be an old corny phrase but it’s so true.

We see it in BMX when a new rider does a trick for the first time and it opens everyone’s mind to the possibilities of said trick for themselves because they saw it.

That’s why sharing transformational photos is so powerful. It’s more than words on a piece of paper of screen. It’s an image illustrating the proof of those words.

Same for a presentation and why stories are so powerful. The information is useless unless there’s stories backing said information to give the loving proof of the ideas presented.

I encourage everyone to speak, walk, and live their truths and not worry about others. Only yourself.

We’re not responsible for others and how they feel or act. Only our own actions and feelings.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Make Em & Take Em!

Who wants to burn body fat for fuel while fueling their brains?

Despite following traditional theories of eating less and moving more being the way to burn fat, it’s quite the opposite if within the right context.

The truth is that when we can shift our body to run primarily off of fat for fuel, both dietary and body stores, we can efficiently, effectively, and enjoyably reach our goals with burning body fat.

Burning fat for fuel helps support many benefits to the human body.

🧠 optimizing brain health and performance.

🔥reducing inflammation and glycation (blood sugar damage).

💪🏽reducing the rate of aging (measured via telomeres).

🧬 supports epigenetics (change in gene expression, which “can be up to 70% of our genes” @drandind).

👌🏼 increased sustainable energy without hard crashes.

😎 improvements to body composition.

Keto isn’t a fad once you look into the science behind the underlining mechanisms being targeted to create so many desirable benefits.

The mitochondria are one of, if not THE, most important aspects of the ketogenic diet, or a state of ketosis, that brings on so much profound benfits to our health.

What’s interesting is as you adapt to a state of ketosis, your ketone levels begin to drop due to the body’s tissues soaking up the ketones to use for energy demands.

“It is well established that the cells’ uptake of ketones is proportional to the amount of ketones present in the blood.” Dr.’s Lowery & Wilson, Ketogenic Bible

That’s why #MakeEmTakeEm is so crucial to understand, depending on your goals and where you are with your keto journey. While we can reach deep levels of ketosis with the ketogenic diet, supplementing with exogenous ketones like @justpruvit is a must in order to get numbers up.

@justpruvit makes the only ketone on the market that you can buy, drink, and that is “naturally biologically active” Dr.’s Wilson & Lowery, Ketogenic Bible.

@ryanplowery @zonehalo @themusclephd @drandind @kendberry.md @thomasdelauer are some to learn more from in this department.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Reboot Fot Keto Adaptation

August 18th starts the next Prüvit Rebøøt, who’s in?

”Give me 2-3 days 100% effort and you won’t crave sugar” (Dr. Eric Westman), especially if you use the Rebøøt to initiate the keto adaptation process.

Keto and fat adaptation is the process of your body recognizing how to burn fat for fuel, make ketones from said fat, and learn to uptake and utilize ketones for fuel efficiently over time.

Being fat and keto adapted can be a game changer for your physical and mental performance, body composition, disease risk factors, recovery and ability to handle stress, reduce your rate of aging, and help support so much more undesirable ailments we as a society suffer from on a chronic basis.

The epigenetic (ability to influence and change gene expression) effects of ketones are truly profound as Dr. Ryan Lowery and I have been showing with medical imaging and testing, and Dr Andra Campitelli presents and she mentions how 75% of our genes may be influenced due to lifestyle choices.

The Rebøøt is a great way for people to reset their metabolism for the first time, after some indulgence, straying away from the ketogenic diet, or as a monthly mental challenge and metabolic/mitochondria boost.

Mitochondria are what’s responsible for creating energy in our body and when we can optimize their effectiveness and resilience, our body functions more optimally.

The Rebøøt is a great way to optimize your mitochondria and strengthen your fat metabolism, further supporting keto adaptation.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

1 Choice : 2 paths to choose from.

No matter what the reality may be, 2 things are to note: 1) shit could always be worse and 2) you still have a choice in perspective.

This choice is where the 2 paths come in.

Choose a path of victim mentality – why me, what did I do to deserve this, this always happens, am I a bad person, life’s not fair, etc. etc.

Or, choose a path of survivorship and view every event, no matter how difficult or undesirable it may be, as an opportunity to learn, grow, and move closer to achieving our goals and living the life we desire and deserve.

Both choices take the same amount of energy and effort upfront to make but I argue victim mentality takes more time and energy, and sometime money, in the long run.

The further down the victim route we go, the more deep rooted those neurological firing and connections set it as we think the same thoughts on a regular basis and create the chemical response known as an emotion, and then take similar action to create this experience all over again on a daily basis further cementing us into this undesirable emotional and physical experience.

I encourage the choice of a survivor as it’s worth the energy and effort for the long game. Sacrificing time, energy, money, etc. is always a must in order to achieve more in our lives.

The way we choose to sacrifice things in our life is our choice and is one built on deep rooted subconscious programming.

Sometimes this programming isn’t what we want to fuel how we think and act, but often we don’t know any better or know that there’s an alternative route.

That’s my goal in all I do and share.

Show you all what I’ve learned and implemented, proving we can create the reality we desire despite where we start.

Seeing all the “bad” in your life and the world is a choice because there’s enough “good” happening if we want to find it.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️