Tony Horton’s 7 Ways To A Perfect Day

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I just finished reading Bring It! by Tony Horton (the creator of P90X – you might have seen the commercials).

In the book, he lists “Tony’s Motivators: 7 Ways To A Perfect Day”

They’re pretty cool, so I thought I’d share them with you:

7 Ways To A Perfect Day

  1. Sleep
  2. Workout
  3. Whole Foods
  4. Supplements
  5. Attitude
  6. Charity
  7. Downtime

Let’s expand on these…


Make 7 hours your minimum night’s sleep.  This will recharge and refresh you for the day.

Having trouble sleeping?  Check out this post: Sleep, Weight Loss, And Health


Working out not only burns calories, it is how you reshape your body.  The most effective workout you can do for weight loss, health, and a faster metabolism is to focus on training your lean muscle.

Find out more here: Get Some Firmness On Your Frame

And here: Want To Lose Fat? Don’t Ignore Your Muscles

Whole Foods

There’s no such thing as “junk food.”  There is “junk” and there is “food.”

Probably the simplest nutrition advice is to not eat (or drink!) anything your great-grandma wouldn’t have recognized as food.

Need a list of whole foods to get you started?  Got one for you! Reno Personal Training: Fitness Foods For Your Diet


Supplements are just that: supplements.  They support a healthy diet, they can’t replace it.

Everyone’s nutritional and health needs are different, so a blanket supplement plan probably won’t be the best for you.

But the basics of almost every supplement plan would be omega-3s, a multivitamin, and probiotics.


A positive attitude won’t do anything by itself.  But pair a positive attitude with positive action and you can accomplish anything.

One of the best ways to rock a positive attitude is to remember that while you can’t choose what happens to you, you can choose how you react to it.  You can look at things in a positive light or a negative light, but the choice is yours :)


Do something nice for someone.  It really makes your day better.  I don’t know if Mr. Horton meant volunteer or donate to charity, but there are lots of ways to be nice.

Say “please.”  Say “Thank You.”  Keep in touch with the people you care about.


You need more recovery time than just sleeping.  Go for a walk out in nature.  Take a yoga class.  Read a book.  Even *gasp!* watch a funny TV show.  Do something for you, that relaxes you.

That’s the list!  7 Ways To A Perfect Day.

If you want Tony’s nutrition and exercise plan (plus how to customize it for you), check out his book Bring It!: The Revolutionary Fitness Plan for All Levels That Burns Fat, Builds Muscle, and Shreds Inches

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