People who see me and find out I’m 47 years old, will always tell me I look younger. They’ll say things like, “You look like you’re 33½.” I love when people do that. I stare directly at them and say, “No I’m 47 and I look good for 47.”

People always want to look younger than they are. If you’re 45, you’re not going to look 32 again. You’re not. You either are going to look good for your age, or not good for your age.

Some people won’t accept their age. They’ll tell people, “I’m 45, but I look 35.” I’m 47 and I look 47. I just look really good for 47.

Do you know why? It’s because I take care of myself. I do something for myself every single day.

I exercise when I’m not in the mood.  I go to the gym when I’m not in the mood. I work out with weights at least two to three times a week. I do cardio four times a week. I do Pilates once a week.

I eat really, really well. If I have dessert, I enjoy the dessert. I make sure, though, that it isn’t part of my regular life.

I eat salads for lunch. I eat quinoa instead of rice. I eat brown rice instead of white rice.

I have a shake every morning that contains no dairy and no sugar, but has pure protein and good fats in it. I take herbs when I need to do a cleanse.

I take care of my skin. I get a facial once a month. I use moisturizer on my face so my skin doesn’t get dried out and wrinkled.

I go to the dentist three times a year and get my teeth cleaned.  I do things for myself in order to keep myself healthy, because you only have one of you.  

The body that you have is the body that you need to keep for the remainder of your life. So stop abusing it.

I don’t drink alcohol, because I don’t like the way it makes me feel and I don’t like what it does to my body. I drink lots of water.  

I also don’t complain. If I don’t feel good one day, I make sure I do things that day to make me feel better. I get a massage once a week.  

I do these things because I realize that my body is the only body I have.  I don’t skimp on things, and I don’t get cheap with my body.  

I go to the doctor when I need to go to the doctor.  I do this because I’ve learned in my life that it’s really important to take care of yourself.  My father died at 56, my grandfather died at 57.  

I don’t have nine or ten years left, I have as much time as I want left because I have a positive mindset.  If I wake up in the morning with a sore throat, I say to myself, “Man, I have a sore throat right now, but it will be gone by the end of the day.” I haven’t had a cold in so long, I can’t even remember the last time I had one. I wash my hands to try to keep cold away.

You have only one body. Take care of yourself!