Three Takeaways from Tom Brady’s Men’s Health Magazine Article
It's a pretty long interview so I have the three most interesting things Tom had to say for you.
I think we can all agree that if you are a New England Patriots fan and if you love TB12, you are over the moon to know that Tom signed a two-year extension deal with the Pats this past weekend on his 42nd birthday. I know I am.
I just read his interview with Men's Health where he talks about everything from football to how he trains to stay healthy, strong and young. He shares stories about Gisele and their kids, too. The article is pretty long read so I've highlighted the top three takeaways from it.
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The way I train has evolved so much over my 20 years in the NFL, and it’s showed me that anyone can continue to get better. Recently I got to talk with @menshealthmag about wellness, longevity, and everything our team at @tb12sports is doing to help others achieve peak performance. I’m excited to share it with all of you, along with a couple shots from one of my favorite weeks of the year in the Bahamas! Click the link in my bio for the full story!
Fun Fact #1 Tom snacks on chips and guacamole. Everyone thinks that he is ridiculous with his diet and never enjoys snacks or treats. Wrong. He also likes to eat pizza (only really good pizza, though) and says his favorite cheat food is chocolate.
Fun Fact #2 Tom and Gisele's son Benny doesn't love everything that his dad loves. Tom says in the article, "When Benny came along, I thought he would be just like Jack (his first son with Bridget Moynahan). So I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this.’ And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’ And Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me. I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.’ The reality is that Benny just likes different things. And it’s great because now I just have to go do what he wants to do. When we do that, we have the best time. He’s like, ‘OMG, Dad, you’re so funny.’ He loves joking, and I joke back."
Fun Fact #3 Gisele grew up very non-traditional and completely the opposite of how Tom grew up. Gisele left home for modeling at 14 and was living in Japan at the age of 16. She then found herself modeling full time in NYC by the age of 18 and well, the rest is history. So she doesn't believe life has to be so strict and structured as a traditional school or college. This is how Tom explains her in the article, which by the way he says has helped him grow as a person. Tom said, "This is what you do: You go to elementary school, go to high school, go to college. In her mind, why do you have to do any of those things? And you know what, she’s right. I’m the one that had to go, ‘You’re right!’ And that’s helped me grow.”
The Men's Health cover story featuring TB12 is a great read and well worth the time to check out.