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Obviously diet and nutrition are important, but we all need to eat bad once in a while. How do you do that?
First of all, get yourself in shape. Once you've done that, you can probably have two good cheat days a week. I work out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; take Thursday off; then I work out Friday and Saturday. So sometimes I'll eat whatever I want on Thursday, like a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon and eggs and stuff. You can eat a big, hearty breakfast because you're going to burn off most of it during the day anyway. It's the cookies and cakes, the chips and beers, especially the ones before you go to bed, that will sit in you and be harder to work off the next day.
What's a good cheat day for you?
Sunday's my good day. We'll go to the Four Seasons for brunch, and I'll eat eggs, bacon and maybe some pastries. I might have a chocolate-chip-cookie craving. Maybe I'll eat some pasta, some lobster ravioli, pasta pomodoro. All the great stuff.
But that's a rare treat?
Yesterday I was on Jimmy Kimmel with P. Diddy, and there were half a dozen cupcakes in the fridge in my dressing room, so I said, "Pull those bad boys out!" Turned out they were just regular cupcakes, so I didn't touch 'em. Had they been one of those candy-inspired deals, like the Heath bar, where you have the chocolate cupcake, the vanilla cream and the Heath bar all in there, I probably would've torn that thing up.
You're also picky about what you drink.
AQUAhydrate water is the thing that took me to another level as far as my recovery and ability to perform. I tried it when I was training for "The Fighter," and I fell in love with it. I like a little red wine once in a while, but other than that, AQUAhydrate is the only thing I drink.
Can we get fit from walking a golf course?
Absolutely! Focus on your glutes and your core when you're walking between shots. A great little exercise when you're walking up a moderate incline is to do a couple of deep lunges or squat jumps. Those are little core-building exercises you can do in a few seconds.
Do you have to have a goal in mind to stay committed to working out?
I'm fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as fit as possible. I wound up in a profession that requires physical and mental preparation, so I get to prepare like an athlete for everything I do. I'm living the dream, man.