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The Comeback

The Final Comeback Has Started!

The ComebackThe final comeback started on May 6th, 2O13. Just 25 days ago I finally “made a decision” to start to do what is needed to take my body on a journey to the weight I was born to be. I don’t know exactly what that is, but I have an idea of the range it’s in. I have started eating and moving in ways that will take me to that weight range. I am no where near that weight right now because I have abused my body with poor food choices, binging and the lowest movement [no fitness] I have ever done or not done.

This is called “the final comeback” because I never want to do this again. I will do this honesty, hard work and patience. I will set goals, share my story, eat clean, workout and all the other little things that it will take to live, share and inspire a lifestyle of overall physical health.

What’s even more important than “losing weight” and “looking better”?

Igniting the dreams, ideas and true potential of my brain and what it can help me do. You see every other time I have juiced, dieted and fasted I have started to feel better mentally and usually other areas of my life start to run much smoother. Then I add in some working out at the gym building muscle and just overall increasing my “movement” and “activity levels” an even bigger “shift” starts to happen…. business picks up, I sleep better, I begin goal setting and meeting new people and then…. I slowly stop… I start feeling better, nope not this time.

AverageWhy stop when things start going well? what if I took it further than I ever have with clean eating and consistant fitness?. It still comes back to what I’ve written in the “about” section and many other blogs here. I want a shift in my business, I want my relationship to reach higher levels and my partner to have access to the “best me” and more than anything my position as a Father/Leader/Coach to my 2 kids needs to be at the “HIGHEST” Levels. I am an example physically and mentally to them each and every day now and I am doing a great job. So when “you know, what I know” I can offer much more  when I am at “the weight i was born to be” and doing the fitness and activities i am capable of. Not talk about it… BE IT!

Why would I question either of my kids about getting a “C” in Math when they are capable of an A ? Sounds a little funny coming from a man who has been living as “C-Level life” versus an “A-Level life” which I have always been capable of. ..always….back to a “Choice”, a “Decision”

I am on the right path and will write about it here. Keep coming back.

Facing The Giants - death Crawl scene

Determination

Determination From my Vacation in Las Vegas 3 weeks ago to my KettleWorx workout tonight I really have not let up. We had some great meals in Vegas and although I allow myself 1 meal or so per week where I eat outside the lines… I never lose site of my goals.

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It’s Synchronicity not Coincidence

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer

I remember listening to Wayne Dyer years ago talk about Synchronicity versus Coincidence. What he spoke of was living with “higher awareness”.  Understanding that you are so called “in the zone” as sports people say… everything seems to come together… not just a couple of things but many things. I remember he pointed out that when you reach this level of “vibration” that people tend to gravitate towards you and you begin to “notice”  these things happening as if it was all planned out. The “Noticer” (you) begins to see things almost before they happen and as you get in tune with it you can almost affect or complete these instances to make sure they do happen.

Higher Awareness people know that these are NOT coincidences… rather that they are experiencing  Synchronicity.  It’s happened to me a number of times over the past 4 weeks… sometimes small things but they are there and I am open to them. Some of these things are happening to you now but many of us don’t notice them. As you do and feed off of them they begin to show up more and more.

My wife sent me my Horoscope today which reminded me of this path

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Getting into shape or maintaining the one you’ve got is easier than usual this month, thanks to the solar eclipse’s activation of your health zone. A new diet or fitness routine started just after the 11th has ‘success’ written all over it, and there’s a good chance it will become part of your life in the long term! Now that your ruler Uranus has just entered a brand new sign (trailblazing Aries), after having been in Pisces for the last six years, you’re in the throes of redefining yourself on other levels as well.

Yes I am redefining, renovating and open to all that is mine. I will write about more synchronicity moments as they unfold.

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Dedication on Vacation

On the road and out of town for about 4 days I am sticking to my program. Sure I did some planning but most of all the drive to keep my goals of fitness in check are most important. Kettle Bells are easy to travel with so I threw a couple in the trunk along with 2 of my KettleWorx DVD’s and my trusty iPhone App for the 100 Push-ups Challenge of course was easy.

Golf on Vacation

Grandview Golf Club, Huntsville, ON

So yesterday I did my sets of push-ups for a total of 98 and this morning I did a Core KettleWorx session in the basement of my uncle’s house using my laptops DVD player. Then for some bonus activity I went golfing tonight for 9 holes. Tomorrow is push ups day again with some swimming in the pool here since they are calling for a super hot day.

Although I have had a few desserts I was able to make it through a dinner party with very low carb intake by not hanging around the food area. Over indulging in food and no workouts can equal coming home from even a short vacation a few pounds heavier and possibly feeling down. My goal was to keep the motivation flowing and the overall goals in check.

Today I was in the car for over an hour and stopped at a grocery store because the “chip wagons” were starting to look good and alone in the car was dangerous for me in the past. So at the grocery store stop I grabbed a small bag of nuts and some sardines. I actually grabbed a couple extras and some plastic forks thinking of future emergencies.

What have you done on vacation that worked for sticking close to your goals?

Persistance

I Will Persist Until I Succeed!

I Will Persist Until I Succeed….It’s actually pretty powerful just to type those words. Say it out-loud..“I Will Persist Until I Succeed”.

Persistence

My inner drive is very high right now as I type this for a number of reasons. The consistent daily audio feed of this CD Program over and over is “re-programming” my thinking patterns.  What they talk about is visualization training and altering the language being used.

Let’s be real…my previous sloth type behavior, eating late at night for no reason and avoiding things that need to be done is still trying to hang on…so bad, although it’s not doing well. My positive self talk, the sharing with others about my new path/mission, this blog and the goals I’ve written and taken action on are flooding over my old patterns. What I mean is that I am saying and thinking these “thoughts” so much now that I am starting to believe them…and “belief” causes action.

This seems to be working each day. In less than 21 days I have re-programmed my thinking in many areas and it has already started to flow to some people in my circle. We’re not talking miracles yet… but the old “positive attitude muscles” are coming back. They… (Determination and Persistence) were in serious hibernation and seem more than happy to come out and play this game.

Wayne Dyer used to say “Banish the Doubt”  The doubt of what we are truly capable of. Most of us never realize the power that we have accessWayne Dyer to if we are open to it. I have had this story that “balancing family, relationships, business, weight and more is tough” Is it? Really? How hard have I really tried and how much dedication have I put into each of these areas? Have I read all the books I can on each subject? Taken courses? Sought help and coaching in every area? WHY NOT. It is all available if I want to… isn’t it? Doubt and Fear are present for sure…but so is “Greatness” I have a choice. Is that not what I should be teaching my children? Then surely I can try!

Greatest Secret In The WorldI remember reading a book my father gave me by Og Mandino called “The Greatest Secret In The World”. There are 10 scrolls inside the book that are to be read for 30 days each, 3 times per day. The words chosen in these scrolls are so powerful to read. Here are a couple of my favourite parts from the scroll marked III

I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.”

Imagine reading this in the morning when you wake up, then another blast after lunch and finally reading it out loud before you fall asleep?

I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

I will persist until I succeed.”

If you want to read the entire scroll 3 online go here and here is the book on Google Books

I am definitely going to be revisiting my audio version of these scrolls for sure. The power of programming habits with these scrolls is hardcore and can turn someone’s life around if they “go for it” . I will also be coming back to other scrolls as their “theme” applies to my actions, missions and goals on this journey.

Today was a great day. I helped someone, did a 25 minute bike ride, ate good foods and I am about to write some goals in BIG FORMAT in my office before I go to bed. Tomorrow is Day 2 on my 100 Push Ups Challenge.