Contemplating on throwing in the white towel?
Do you feel overwhelmed with the vast armies of diet and exercise regimens?
Take a deep breath – then exhale.
Envision about where YOU would like to be, physically.
Think about how great YOU will feel when are there.
Is it worth fighting for?
I would like to believe YOUR overall health and fitness is worth fighting for.
Since 2010, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, claimed the tallest building in the world title.
It stands at an amazing 2,723 ft from the ground to the top of its antenna, and took construction approximately six years to complete.
Could you imagine, what would have happened if the chief architect assigned thought to himself this project is impossible?
We all know since this building does exist he didn’t say nor even think it.
And I bet the lint in my pocket I know his secret.
He set small goals.
By setting small goals, you can track you’re immediate progress. The benefits, will help you push toward YOUR larger goals.
Realize that with any goal, struggle presents its dastardly face; though an uncomfortable moment and unexpected fear, spearhead them dead on and take small steps to triumph.
Share your goals with a trustworthy friend, family member, or coworker who has YOUR best interest. You need the strength of others, however, do NOT ask the help of someone in your position.
Seek counseling from individuals that deliver wise, positive seeds.
YOU are a tree of good fruit producing abundantly and bountifully.
LIFTING POWER FROM WITHIN
Dictionary.com defines it as angry fury; violent anger.
Dictionary.com defines as profoundly tender, passionate affection.
As a seasoned athlete and experienced weightlifter, I overheard one of the greatest conversations at the smoothie bar last night that really intrigued me.
By The Power of…
When it comes to working out, and you’re on that last set – the set that epitomizes your intensity, respect, and inner strength for this sport – where does an individual draw that power from?
Is it RAGE, or is it — LOVE?
I, listened in carefully to a man with over 30 years training experience, who shared that his toughest sets (the ones when others in the gym stop and watch him) are only capable because of LOVE.
He shared how, one night prior to this convo, he had to channel in his “source”, while working out with a group of guys.
Big “G”, as we call him, told us as he and the others finished up their barbell incline bench routine with 405 lbs, the majority of guys repped it out for a mere 3 times. Big “G”, on the other hand, gets under the bar, after a quick meditation break, and reps out a clean 10.
Mind you he’s all-natural and 47 years old.
Should age matter? That’s another conversation.
However, Big “G” tickled me, as he sat back on the bar stool, eyelids getting heavy, wearing a weary grin, and uttered, “Not bad for an old guy“.
So, I ask again, where do YOU draw that power from?
it’s for a person looking for healthy energy without:
- Rapid heart beat
- Increased blood pressure
I can remember my first Mountain Dew. Can You? My taste buds jumped and danced for hours as I drank about three of them before a high school football game. I felt as though I had an infinite source of energy ripping and running through blockers and making one play after another. By the time I got to college, Mountain Dews were delegated my drink of choice on either long trips to New York or deep into the nights as a study companion. By this time, my body quenched for something more, ala ephedrine.
Ephedrine, though prescribed mostly for relief of shortness of breath and chest tightness, as an athlete provided me the capabilities of a continuous supply of Oxygen. I flew around the field constantly, however, did it make me a better player? Nope! I flat-out sucked. The combination of ingredients created an irritable and unfocused feeling. But what the heck, anything to get the edge right?
By 2000, I entered my senior year feeling great; armoured with an immense sense of confidence. I don’t have to boast or brag because the numbers at the end of that season proved it. What contributed to my success? I would like to point to a product that ranked as America’s #1 alertness aid for over 25 years – VIVARIN! Recognized by the FDA, Vivarin® has only one active ingredient – caffeine, which, maintained mental alertness and focus for approximately four hours. A safe and effective way to help keep you mentally alert and focused. It’s just like having coffee or soda.
Wait – What? It’s just like having a coffee or soda? Hmmm, now for all those non-coffee or non-soda drinkers I just made a big NO NO. I’ve never had a full cup of coffee in my existence on our planet. The most coffee I’ve had been when my greedy butt wanted my mom’s cereal and coffee concoction as a toddler. Eww Gross! It’s addictive, unsatisfying, and just not my cup of tea. Not too mention makes your breath tart. Now onto the sweet tasting soda reference. Really, a can of some soda have enough sugar that a diabetic would need to check their sugar counts by a mere look at the container.
Now I’m not hip to all the myths and facts on caffeine, however, what I do consider is a statement like
Experts agree that moderation and common sense are the keys to safe consumption of caffeine. What is considered a “normal” amount of caffeine depends on an individual’s sensitivity, and can be affected by frequency and amount of intake, body weight, age and a person’s overall health. People with health problems may want to consult their physician regarding their use of caffeine.
So what’s considered “normal”? It’s like algorithm. Who’s intentionally breaking down their weight, age, and health when standing in line at Starbucks? I digress.
Yet, I was still unresolved. I was a man, former athlete, looking for the best option not only to provide the kick I needed to tackle my day, more so, gave me healthy benefits, as well. A person who was looking for a way to keep my edge throughout the day. A synergistic blend of more than one to five active ingredient(s) to tap into my body’s natural vitality. Energy I can trust and count on without high-sugar caffeine to bring an artificial lift — and a hard crash.
Earlier this year (February) I found my solution. Key the music:
24K named the People’s Choice for Favorite New Consumer Product at the 2011 American Business Awards.
And with their 24K™ VIP! promotion, I didn’t have to bother with a sales rep or a phone operator. All I did was sign up at www.my24kvip.com, using the code GAMECHANGER , so I can continue to save 10% every time I purchase. Plus, I told a few of my friends, who then purchased and I doubled my savings; even they received a 10% discount. All by using that code: GAMECHANGER. Furthermore, I learned the ingredients are all natural for healthy energy, focus and stress relief. One bottle gives me a great sense of focus to multi-task at the office and energy to go hard at the gym. Another item that caught my attention, take a gander at traditional drinks warning label, then compare it to 24k; you’ll understand afterwards.
It’s definitely worth checking out because THIS IS MY SHOT and it could be YOURS!
I’m looking forward to Thursday. For a couple reasons. One to spend time with individuals who entered in my life and made an impact on how I live. A family who is warm-hearted and genuinely caring. They remind me of my own family, I’ll be missing dearly in New York.
Second reason, more importantly,why I’m looking forward to this Thanksgiving is because my mother (or madukes to me) celebrates another birthday. She’s been a light in my life. I couldn’t receive the wonderful blessings I do now if she didn’t instill in me the characterisitcs of intergrity, humility, and responsibility. She preserved me long enough so I could experience the world on my own and make wise decisions.
Therefore, in 2011, I’m thankful for the memorable moments my mother, Alma, and I have shared. I’m thankful for her support, encouragement, discipline, guidance, and advice. I couldn’t be more proud to have her as my mom.