We hope you’ve enjoyed the last three videos about creating healthy habits. Today, we are now down to our last video. In this final video of a four-part series, Phil Britten, director of the WA Institute of Martial Arts, will share how to train your mindsets to help you commit to healthy eating habits.


Good day team, Phil Britten here, Director of the WA Institute of Martial Arts. I hope you’ve enjoyed the last few videos about creating healthy habits. Now, this video is about creating healthy eating habits. And let me just fess up, I’m definitely not a nutritionist. But I do know a few things about eating healthy. I live from a motto of everything in moderation. You know, I like to enjoy my chocolate, it’s just been Easter. I like to enjoy my food when I can but I know that If I’m going to eat certain things, I better be working out hard after. Now if you want to get the most of your body, like we’ve been talking about before. It’s not just about turning up and working at it. Like going to the gym or being in martial arts, and physically getting stronger. It’s what you put into your body also and that doesn’t mean energy drinks. No no no.

These things about giving yourself the energy. Well you know what, if you need energy drinks to fire up, well you need to go to the doctors and get checked out. If you eat healthy, eat in moderation, then you should have the energy within you to be able to achieve success in your training in martial arts, and everywhere in life. If you’re waking up a little bit slack, a bit lazy, finding it tough to get up, there’s a good chance that you’re not eating right. And this also comes down to what you’re drinking as well. So not just food, but what you’re putting in your mouth as liquid. So as I said, Red Bull, Coke, fizzy drinks. Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating you veg, your fruit, all these things that you know are good for you but we all tend to leave to the way side. Look, I’m no angel. As I said, everything in moderation. But what I do know, if we can create healthy habits, if we can create small incremental changes in our lifestyle, if you add up all those changes you’re gonna get massive results.

So if we can change your mind, and create healthy mindsets for you, if we can help you create healthy habits in what you eat and put into your body, if we can give you an environment like martial arts where you get to grow physically, mentally, emotionally and learn self defence to be able to protect yourself in this ever increasing violent world that we live in. We’re going to be setting you up for success in all areas of your life. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a student, a child, an adult or at work, we all have areas of life. We have home life. We have work or school. And we have our sort of play which is like martial arts. I like to call it the triangle of success. You’re in the middle of the triangle, and we have your family here, your work or school, and we have third party role models , which I think we like to fill. When you have all areas of the triangle, all echoing the same voice, trying to provide healthy lifestyle, healthy habits, different mindsets to believe and live by, then you’re guaranteed success.

It’s when there is an area of our circle of influence that is lacking, well that’s when we tend to fall off ourselves. So if you want to keep on track, if you want to get the results that you want in your life, then you need to be consistent. You need to create habits, things that you’re going to do day in day out. Create yourself rituals, and you can’t tell me there’s not enough time in a day. There is. I ask you how many hours do you sleep? How many hours are you awake? There is time to work on you. I’d like to leave you with this little story. I was flying in a plane not long ago, and the safety the safety brief came on. And the lady says, “Make sure when the oxygen mask drops down, before helping anybody else, you must put the oxygen mask on yourself. And once you’re safe, then you can help everyone else.”
The same goes for life. Give yourself oxygen first, and then help everybody else. And that’s a massive call out to us busy people who are always putting everyone else first. That’s a fact, you can’t give them your best unless you’re at your best. So guys I hope you have enjoyed these videos. It’s been a pleasure to be able to share some of my knowledge, some of my stories and some of my beliefs on what I truly wholeheartedly believe martial arts has to offer you. And if anything, just by turning up and sitting and watching, for whatever reason you can’t actively participate, it is still fulfilling the circle of influence. And as Jim Rohn says, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I made a choice a long time ago to spend a lot of my time in the martial arts school and I think it paid off. Associating yourself and surrounding yourself with like-minded people, all trying to do the best that they can, how could you not succeed? Well gang, this is Phil Britten signing out. I hope you’ve enjoyed the videos. I can’t wait to share some more insights with you later. Thank you very much, bye.