Tyler Porter
First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts to IPTFD. Some of you may have sent your story in and been like “where the heck is my story at???” As the coming months move forward I will do my best to keep IPTFD up to date. Changes and new things are soon to come.

I myself am on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. To be frank, I feel like I have been somewhat of a hypocrite. I post all of these amazing stories and I am leading a rather unhealthy lifestyle. As some of you know I travel for a living. Eating healthy on the road is quite the challenge. I basically wake up at 6:30, roll out of my bunk and get straight to work. There always is a breakfast option, I just have never been the breakfast type(yes I know…Unhealthy). Catering is “usually” a well spread out and balanced meal. However, that’s not always the case. By the end of show and load out there is almost always “after show food.” This is what kills me and most of the people out there. I don’t know about you but I am usually hungry after a good workout. This is similar to the case after a 2-3hr load out of pushing/picking up cases, Walking/sprinting to the truck and back, or whatever it may be. ┬áThink about the options the Tour Manager has when he orders food for everyone at the end of the night(10pm or later). There really is not a whole lot, especially when we get into smaller towns! I am not using this as an excuse as to why I have lead an unhealthy life style for the past few years, because I know it can be done. I just want to give you a little insight as to what it is like.

** If you are interested in more about this lifestyle. My good friend has a website called www.rocktheroadie.com. I highly recommend it. There are some good reads on there. **

Today, I turn 27. I am vowing as I move forward to move into a healthier lifestyle. I can’t tell you how many times I have said this to myself. But this time it’s different. I’m realizing that no matter how much I exercise or try any fad diet, living a healthy lifestyle starts with my mind. The mind is a powerful tool. I could be exercising my butt off or burning tons of calories during a show day, substituting a meal for a salad or shake, but if I am not in control of how my mind thinks about these things. All that work is for nothing. I would love to hear how you all maintain a healthy mind. Comment below!

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