“Have I earned it?”
Brooks kubik is one of the many physical culturists whose work I admire. I have read his several books on strength training. He speaks no nonsense and is always straight to the point. He often says, “Have I earned it?” He says this before eating his lunch or dinner and while he ventures to work out in his home gym.
His opinion, I believe, is whether he has physically labored—trained hard for the food he eats. It didn’t make sense to me all these days. However, now I have increased my training duration, for I am addressing several components of my fitness regime and I am immersed in learning some new skills since several months. Moreover, the more time I spend in physical training the more sense Brooks statement is making. Now, I honestly ask myself, “Whether I deserve the food I eat?” I hope you would deeply ponder about this statement. Perhaps, that might change your thought about consuming food. Nonetheless, it has altered my take on food, for now if I have not trained thoroughly in the gym, I don’t consume too many calories. The grueling physical labor that you provide in the gym not only helps keeping you fit but teaches a ton about mindful eating. You learn to respect food more intently.
Have you earned your food? I hope yes, or are you mindlessly eating it? I trust not.