Thank You, BMX

I wouldn’t be where I am without my BMX bike.

The friends, the travels, the life lessons, the opportunities, the experiences, the ups and downs, and the challenge of getting to a top professional level of competition was an amazing journey.

All I do today is with the utmost respect for what BMX has done for me and what @DaveMirra did for the sport and my life directly.

Even tho I’ve removed myself from the competition side of riding and the BMX industry for the most part, BMX is still in my heart.

All I do today is with the backend thought BMX will be positively exposed to crowds that have never seen it properly, heard of it, or maybe didn’t take a second look at the sport for what it really is.

When I share my video and experiences on stage, people are always amazed by what we can all do on our bikes along with the mindset that fuels those actions we dismiss as it’s just what we do.

Today, BMX is a vehicle that carries my voice and story around the world and contributes to my journey moving forward to serve and support others as much as I can. It’s also a valuable educational tool I use to reflect on all its taught me over the years and how to apply those lessons in my life today with my business.

I’m incredibly grateful I found something at such a young age that consumed my being because had it not been for that focus, I wouldn’t be here today on a lot of different levels.

It’s why I believe everyone MUST have something they are passionate about and can progress with. It’s a great outlet for many purposes and keeps you pushing for something.

@joerogan referred to this as “creating your own struggle” on @aubreymarcus podcast. It’s so true. Rather than wait for some struggle to come at you despite what you want, create your own struggle to overcome like working out, sobriety, a clean diet, a project, that business you always wanted to start, and so on.

It’ll make you stronger, mentally and physically, and may bring more than you ever fathomed into your life. 📸 @jciake

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

You Are Not Alone.

You’re not alone.

You’re not broken.

You’re not weird.

You have nothing to feel embarrassed about.

You have no reason not to attack each day with the same enthusiasm as before any bit of adversity faced you head on.

No one can take away the same choice we all have within us and that’s our mindset.

We choose what to believe in, what to focus our thoughts on, and what mental exercising we choose to participate in each day.

For me, the choice of gratitude to still be alive and have the opportunity to make my tomorrow better keeps me going. To believe in the fact that our mind and eyes are much more than viewers but how they’re also projectors for our lives.

To believe shit could always be worse if we’re alive, breathing, and have the luxuries of walking, talking, seeing, having clean running water, not being hungry, having clean clothing and a bed to sleep in, having a device in which we’re reading this post, and all the other things we tend to take for granted as living human beings.

No matter what hardship you’re facing, you’re not alone. Others, like myself, can relate to many forms of hardship and are here to support you however we can.

YOU just have to CHOOSE to find the courage to reach out for support and keep moving forward for what you want in your life.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Mess To Messgage

I turned what I thought was my “mess” into my message today with a higher purpose than myself.

My WHY has transformed from self, fueled by spite and anger to prove others wrong, to purpose.

A purpose to serve and support others so they can empower themselves to become the healthiest, happiest, and most successful versions of themselves.

I do this because I don’t want people to suffer and fall short of their potential in life as I was in my past.

I believe I had to go through what I went though to learn and make changes because I was stubborn but also because I was able to overcome the adversity and share my successes as a form of teaching.

All I’ve learned up until this point as a 30 year old has been distilled into these 3 principles I love sharing:

1) perspective is essential and gratitude is the key to abundance.

2) health is internal, not numbers on the scale or what’s on the outside.

3) our reality is a manifestation of our choices.

Audit your choices and if they’re serving you or not.

Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Thermometer or Thermostat

I believe we all have a choice.

A choice to become a survivor or a victim. React to life or be proactive in life.

I love how Jim Kwik puts it as comparing a thermostat to a thermometer. A thermostat controls the environment and a thermometer reacts to an environment.

I know we can’t control our lives but we can control our choices, which will manifest a reality one way or another. Or choices in food, thoughts, and physical activity.

We can choose to be proactive and prevent unwanted realities, or we can live our lives in auto-pilot and react to events as they come. I choose to follow a ketogenic diet & lifestyle for my 🧠, choose to educate myself on a daily basis, choose to serve others and help support them, and choose to hold myself accountable for my reality.

I was living my life as a thermometer and just reacting to my environment until I was 21 and told I was going to die from a massive brain tumor taking residence on the left half of my brain. It took that life or death situation to audit my choices, foster self-awareness, and make the choice to become empowered over my reality.

I share not to brag, but to inspire you all to take action as a thermostat for your life rather than reacting to your life environment/reality as a thermometer.

I don’t want others to suffer as I did and be forced to react to a situation. I want your choices to come from move rather than fear.

-Josh P. 💚🧠✌️

Second Chances

I had a large brain tumor taking over my life and 4 currently trying.

Health is internal.

I learned the hard way after a BMX crash led to a life-saving MRI where they found the first tumor taking over half my brain.

Wrapped around an artery and my optic nerve, the surgery complications led to a 6hr surgery. When I woke up, it was the best moment in my life.

Almost like second chance.

For the first time in about a year or so, I wasn’t in pain and could see, hear, and move my body after signing paperwork acknowledging all those risks on top of death being a possibility.

The story doesn’t end there and to be short, I’ve been diagnosed 2 more times since the original surgery leaving me with a total of 4 tumors in my skull today. 2 in which shrunk thanks to Gamma Knife and the other 2 haven’t progressed since changing my life.

The last 8 years of experiences have led me to a ketogenic diet and lifestyle, learning about the importance of mindset, perspective, choices, the ego, and consciousness, and has given me clarity around my purpose.

-Josh P. 💚✌️

Thanks to Mark Metry for the conversation and opportunity to share! 💯🙏🏼

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LerJFa8k8mY

Adapt Your Life Speech

Honored and privileged to speak at Dr Eric Westman’s Keto Summit last weekend. 🙏🏼

I got to show my recent video for Gladiator Mouthguards thanks to Madicarus Media before I went on the stage. 🙌🏼

I shared my story of ditching school and my job when I was 17 to move to North Carolina for my BMX dream, and how a crash one day saved my life because it revealed a massing tumor taking over my brain. Had I not fallen, I’d be dead after suffering even more than I already had. 🌀

I shared about how Gamma Knife Radio Treatment shrunk 2 re-occurring tumors due to the original tumor wrapping around an artery and my optic nerve.

I shared how this whole brain tumor experience led me to a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, and adopting it as a new way of life for me after I was diagnosed for a third time in 2017 with 2 additional tumors on the opposite side of my brain.

Today, I live with 4 brain tumors, coach others, speak around the world, and ride BMX at the same level as I did when I made top ten in the UCI x Fise WORLD Tour in 2016 as my last year competing.💪🏽

This journey taught me 3 things:

👉🏼 perspective is essential.

👉🏼 health is internal.

👉🏼 our reality is a manifestation of our choices.

-Josh P. 💚✌️

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Don’t Chase Keto Numbers

Don’t go chasing numbers while on KETO.

Why?

Although it’s a great tool in the beginning, it doesn’t always contain all the needed context required to assess progress with the goal of solely being in KETOSIS.

I track numbers (Ketones, Glucose & Macros) from time to time now that I’ve been on this path for some time. I use @ketomojo to check my levels and @cronometer_official for my macros when I do track. It’s a great tool but not the only tool to measure success.

Ketosis can be achieved with fasting, exogenous ketones, which I use (@perfectketones code: “JoshPerry”), MCT oil (I use @wildfoodsco code: WildJosh12), or depleting glycoen stores from high-intensity workouts.

The goal is keto-adaptation & metabolic flexibility, meaning you take the time to lower the insulin & glucose levels/stores in your body over time and you adapt to producing and utilizing ketones efficiently.

Again, there are various ways to get into ketosis but it takes time to adapt the brain and body to this alternative and superior fuel source.

Once keto-adapted and metabolically flexible, you can enjoy the benefits that keto brings with it like body composition improvements, mental clarity and energy, reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress (free radicals), liberation from hunger and cravings, improved sports performance and recovery, and reduced risk of diseases or disease/symptom management.

You can also consume sensible “smart-carbs” and amounts, once keto-adapted and gained some metabolic flexibility, at specific times of the day and it’ll help your performance, fat burning, and sometimes put you deeper into ketosis.

Again, once KETO-ADAPTED.

Don’t worry if you have lower numbers because that may mean you’re body is becoming more efficient at utilizing ketones as you build more MCT transporters to shuttle the ketones into the cells. 💚✌️

-Josh P.

Want to learn more about making changes TODAY?

DM me or 📲 josh@joshperrybmx.com

Power of Suggestion

The power of suggestion.

I call it “noise”.

It’s the crap we hear from other people and the media.

Today’s society seems to be full of negativity suggestions and I’ve been persuaded by it from time to time. It’s not always easy but worth it to push through for what your heart truly desires.

“You’re going to fail at that”, “that’s not a safe path, don’t go that route”, “you’re not good enough”, “you’re not smart enough”, “you’re not healthy enough”, “go to college”, “get a real job”, etc.

I’ve heard them all.

But, not all suggestions are negative.

I do my best to surround myself with positive people that have a positive influence on my life and consume positive content.

I do my best to be real but authentic but always come from a place of love, gratitude, and positivity.

I appreciate all of you that love and support me 💚✌️

Want to learn more about making changes TODAY to improve your brain’s health, remove excess body fat, gain more energy, improve sleep & recovery, clear up inflammation & digestive issues, and put cravings at bay all while worrying less about food?

Hit me up! 😊

DM me or 📲 josh@joshperrybmx.com

-Josh P.

WHO Do YOU Choose To Be?

You’re only destined to become who you choose to be.

I used to be a victim. Would complain about what “isn’t fair”, “why me”, “it must be nice”, and (insert caption).

I used to carry 5-10% more body fat on me at all times and knowingly hurting my brain by making the choice to eat copious amounts of sugar, processed foods, alcohol, juice, breads, pastas, cereals, candy, etc.

I used to blame my reality on anyone and anything but me and my choices. I used to be envious of others success and talk about how “unfair” my life was.

Then one day I learned (brain tumor diagnosis) to become self aware and hold myself accountable for what I did or did not have in my life.

👉🏼I made the choice to become healthy, inside and out.

👉🏼I made the choice to prioritize my brain’s health.

👉🏼I made the choice to have purpose in my life that had an impact on the world and would leave behind a legacy.

👉🏼I made the choice to be great rather than what society told me to be.

👉🏼I made the choice become a survivor, not a victim.

I challenge you all to see the world from a survivors perspective, not a victim. The world doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. But, we must choose to see it that way.

Choose to be great. Choose to be strong. Choose to be kind. Choose to be wise. Choose to be resilient. Choose to love rather than fear.

Choose to walk your talk. Choose to dismiss the noise saying you can’t.

Carve your path. Fall down 7 times and get up 8.

Set goals. Have a clear vision and purpose. Eat healthy food to nourish your brain (I follow a ketogenic lifestyle). Believe in yourself and take action. Don’t ever give up.💚✌️

📸 @jciake

Want to learn more about making changes TODAY to improve your brain’s health, remove excess body fat/weight, gain more energy, improve sleep and recovery, clear up inflammation and digestive issues, reduce disease risk factors, and put cravings at bay all while worrying less about food? 💚✌️

HIT ME UP 😊

-Josh P.

josh@joshperrybmx.com

Hop Whips Fueled By Ketones

This hop whip in Hawaii was fueled by ketones and an 18-hr fast. 🔥

Never did I imagine I’d ride BMX for a living let alone travel the world to ride my bike.

This hop whip by the beach in Hawaii has me feeling so much gratitude and appreciation for all my hard work, dedication, sacrifices, and passion in life. 🙏🏼

I also never thought nutrition, fitness, fasting, and ketosis would be as a big part of my life as is it today.

A brain tumor followed by 4 more brain tumors and an ACL injury changed my perspective real quick. I’m grateful for those experiences because I’m now nurturing my brain and body while helping others and connecting with people in BMX & KETO that I look up to to collaborate with.

It’s my passion to share my experiences and help others so they don’t need a catastrophic event to prioritize their brain like I did. 💚✌️

Want to learn more about making changes TODAY to improve your brain’s health, remove excess body fat/weight, gain more energy, improve sleep and recovery, clear up inflammation and digestive issues, reduce disease risk factors, and put cravings at bay all while worrying less about food?

HIT ME UP 😊

-Josh P.

Josh@joshperrybmx.com