You’ve got to have your own truths, live by them, stick by them. They are your principles, and without them, without making and taking your stand, you are at the whim and disposal of those that would influence you for their own purposes.
One of my guiding principles is “Excellence In, Excellence Out!” A deep set belief in the Bar None Produce lifestyle. Completely Chemical Free food. I don’t apologize to Blue Apron or Eat Fit Go. I’ve seen the Sysco or US Food Service trucks pull up with their deliveries. Food product originating in fields from only Buddha knows where, sprayed with who knows what, touched by uncountable hands. Can I get a hallelujah?
Part of making this stand manifested yesterday when I turned down a sponsorship for our Winter Fitness Series races. I visited their website and found the following:
“Warning: Results may vary. Check with your physician before beginning a supplement program. Products may contain ingredients known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.”
If someone, and more’s the shame an athlete, attempts to shill you with claims of “Feeling 15 years younger!” Or “I’m running better than I have in years!” Listen with your ears, see with your eyes, and think with your brain.
Age naturally and gracefully. Most importantly know what you are putting into your body. Find out. The Truth.