Aaron Wilson is a Texans beat writer for the Houston Chronicle, and it seems he shares the athletic mindset of the athletes he covers. Aaron has shown a passion for fitness through his actions: he works out habitually, and his workouts are composed of weight training coupled with a very healthy diet. He also likes to end his workouts in a sauna, and we’re not referring to Houston in August during The Texans training camp! The “Fitness Czar” of Houston, Samir Becic, thinks of him as one of the fittest journalists in the city. His inspiration is composed of 3 F’s…curious to know what they are? Keep reading!
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Aaron: Lifting free weights, varying which muscles I’m exercising on a daily basis, and doing some machines at 24-Hour Fitness in Rice Village keeps me strong and flexible, mixing the workout with core and cardio. I like to end my workout by sitting in the sauna! I start the session with an energy drink from Vitamin Shoppe! For nutrition, I drink a healthy smoothie and egg whites and avocado. I sometimes will have a breakfast style meal at lunch. I emphasize lean proteins and lots of vegetables. I avoid red meat and generally eat chicken and fish. I avoid refined carbohydrates and try to be as gluten-free as possible.
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Aaron: I really love being healthy and feeling good and having a lot of energy every day-it makes me happy and gives me confidence and joy. It’s something I’ve embraced and stick with.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Aaron: “Yes, I really do. I have more energy and stamina throughout the day and a strong focus. I look forward to working out and I know that I’m managing my time. Working as a sportswriter, too, you’re around athletes and coaches. I believe that being in shape helps you relate a bit better to them.”
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Aaron: “Family, faith and the future.”
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Aaron: “Start with a plan and stick with it. Don’t let being sore at first throw you off. Be ambitious with your exercise routine, but don’t go crazy at first. Think of it as building a foundation of fitness. You want to go slow initially and add more things as you go. Do some research on exercise. If you want to hire a trainer to teach you some things to get started, it’s a good investment.”
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Aaron: “I have a very goofy sense of humor at times, and my girlfriend and I have four cats! They’re a lot of fun!”