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What would you get rid of?


What would you get rid of?

Growing up very poor and on government welfare in a single parent home was rough.  I have a dream of helping children that come from the same situation.

I was given an opportunity to break the cycle of living in government support and it would be wonderful to pass that along.

How did I get here? Or How did I get here!!!

“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” – Darren Hardy

We are the decisions and choices that we make and these accumulate to what we get out of life.

Before my fitness journey I didn’t eat horribly. My family believed in eating organic, whole foods, but we liked to eat out quite a bit. While my choices of food was not bad, the quantity of what I ate was another entire issue. We would often make trips to the local burrito establishment and get one of the huge burritos, you know that ones that are the size of small compact car and could easily feed a small village.

What I didn’t realize is that my burrito was 1200 calories of my daily allowance of 2000 calories. This was just one bad habit along with skipping breakfast, and for lunch it would be a quick trip through a drive thru. I did not drink enough water and there was always a treat on someone’s desk at work that I could snag.

So on a typical day I was consuming 2200 to 3000 calories. Those extra calories combined with 60-80 hour stressful work weeks sitting behind a desk and not getting enough sleep slowly lead me to become 50 lbs over weight.

I wasn’t hugely over eating but those 50 pounds didn’t happen over night, but were a result of slow over time accumulation of bad habits and not know what I was doing.

While this is an example of how I put on 50 lbs, those small accumliations work is the oppiste direction for good also.  Cutting my calories, exercising, drinking water and getting more sleep help me lose 50 lbs and then build an extra 20 lbs of muscle.  All of this by making little changes to my daily choices.

No matter what we are doing in life, health and fitness, saving for retirement, working on a school degree, etc…  It is the choices that we make today that will effect our future.

In the book “Start” author Jon Acuff talks about you have two choices. You can wake up in the morning and say “How did I get here?” or you can say “How did I get here!”

Success is not just something that happens, it is a combination of the millions of choices we make.  In a year from now, what are you going to say?

How did I get HERE-

Do doctor cure us or just patch us up?


We had a doctor join our team this week and he had some amazing things to say about our company.  Sorry for the novel.

“It is amazing how much medicine some people are on. As an emergency department physician, on a daily basis, I see people on 20, 30, even 40 medications a day. This is crazy!

If you have Diabetes, add 2-5 medications. Hypertension, add 2-3 more. If your have had a heart attack or have COPD, you could be on 5 medications for each.

If you have chronic pain, add narcotics, gabapentin, and a muscle relaxant. The cost of all these medications is often several hundred dollars a month.

So much of what we do as physicians is patchwork. If you have a problem, there is a medicine which might help. These medications usually do not fix the problem, but instead only cover it up.

I am coming to realize, however, that there is a much better way through diet and exercise. If there was a medication that cost $100 to $150 a month that could cure many of the ailments my patients suffered and would allow them to come off many of their current medications over time, they would demand to be on it.

For that price, they could get a BeachBody program, push play, maintain a good diet, and purchase appropriate supplements like Shakeology. They would loose weight, become physically stronger, and overall be much healthier. Many of their diseases would resolve and they would need less medication. They would live longer, healthier lives.

The problem is, however, that the healthy lifestyle takes a lot of physical effort, which the majority of the population is not willing to put forth. For them it is easier to take 30 to 40 pills a day.

I commend everyone on this message board for having the strength of will to go after their health goals. Lets all be good examples to friends and family of what a healthy lifestyle is all about.”

How do you define success?


The dictionary defines success as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

Have you looked at what success means to you?

Ultimately when we strive for success it comes in many forms for different people, but when it comes down to it happiness is what we are striving for.

Sadly many times what people think will bring them happiness is looking for the approval of others. Thinking that when they have the approval have that special someone, their boss, their family or some other outside source, then they will be happy.

Never taking the time to make sure that they’re happy for themselves. And when they reach their goal of getting the approval of that outside source they still are not happy.

Make sure that your goals are for yourself and not for someone else. They can affect other people but it needs to be for you and not them. You need to care I care about it and about yourself, because if you do not care about your goal then others will not care or respect it either.

When I decided that I had to change it was for myself because I wanted to be someone that I was happy with and that I was proud to have my kids look up to.  I wanted to feel desirable to my wife, even though I knew she would love me no matter what I looked like.

I was proud of myself whenever I hit different level of my fitness goals, so it was just an added bonus when my wife compared me to Thor, you can never go wrong when you are compared to a demi-god.

Shake things up!


There is the perfect plan and then there is what actually happens.

Often times when we plan something out so detailed we get frustrated when things don’t go the way that we like them too. The trick is to adjust and make the best of what comes to us.

Don’t be so stuck in your ways to see that troubles or issues aren’t there to make sure that you are being the best you that you can be.

Be happy with what you have accomplished.


Society has given so many quick fixes that when we see that they have a path in front of them that will take effort and time, weekend to look for an easier and simpler route.

The path is more rewarding when you know you’ve earned it and it was just given to you. Focus on how far you’ve come because there is never an ending, you can always be more successful.

You get to choose…


It is a new week and that means it is time to choose a new additude!

We don’t get to choose what happens to us, we only get to choose the path of how we are going to move forward.

Would you bet on your own life knowing your past?



@jensicero in her book #youareabadass said “You are the author of your own life.” and that means for good or for bad. 

The events of your life might have delivered you where you are today but they don’t define where you are going tomorrow.

Take a few minutes and see my life in a nutshell https://youtu.be/LAz3v-s__LM