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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.

Goals - Goal Setting

Do You Have Goals Right Now?

DGoals Booko you have Goals right now? Are they actually written down, being tracked and reviewed in some form? Are you living the life you you want in the areas of fitness and nutrition? What about your dream job, more free time or living debt free?

Maybe one action is related to the other… denial is a slow time stealing inside-spiritual-killer. I know…I hit a wall a couple months ago in the “I’m Fat” dept, started this blog including a small goals section and in my office wrote down a list of goals in all the areas of my life from Relationship with my spouse and children to spiritual and career. I have looked at my goals daily, thought about them and began to become more disciplined through Mental Toughness on wanting to live this life I “wrote” down instead of the “middle of the road – I’ve given up – I’ll just wear black clothes and jogging pants” Life!

Today I am 20 pounds lighter physically and 100 pounds lighter mentally then 2 months ago ! Things are happening in all areas… some challenging and some seem so deserved. There is more available to me if I continue this path… Goal setting does work…try journals from the dollar store or splurge at Chapters for a nice one… just write something down ..even if it seems like a dream. Start the process. Heading towards the WEIGHT YOU WERE BORN TO BE will open up DOORS you haven’t looked through in years. GO FOR IT!

I used to listen to Zig Ziglar years ago while in sales and yes he sounds a little like a preacher, kinda funny but I love his message and delivery….

What is 1 Goal you have right now in your head that would be tops on your list? Why?

Sugars | No Sugar Diet

No Sugar Tonight!

SugarsBeing a small part of the fitness and health communities online either in blogs, facebook or twitter can help out for sure. I jumped on a small group challenge last week to keep sugar consumption to 15 grams per day. Interesting…what this did for me was had me look at everything to see of course how many grams of sugar I was taking in. Cream in my coffee which is on the “quit list” someday… actually has 1 gram of sugar per serving. I’ve been eating walnuts on my salads and a few handfuls of almonds per day. Something else unrelated to this challenge  I have been eating less meat… not even sure why but I started putting 2-3 eggs on top of my salad instead of chicken breast. I am not cutting it out…but down abit… kind of testing how I feel etc..

So how did I make out over a 7 day period with only 15 grams of sugar per day?

5 POUNDS CAME OFF instead of my usual 1.5-2 per week that I have been averaging for the past 6-7 weeks. Maybe the extra 3 pounds melted off because I stuck to this “low sugar” menu. I still did use a few sweeteners which happens to be this weeks challenge…which I am taking on of course.  Check out the Abs Expert on his Fan page here.

You have to take these little challenges on. You have to push yourself. Tell people what you are doing… put it out there ! It’s working for me… not perfect, but working and it feels great!

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Motivationed Report for June 26-2010

GoalsThis past week consisted of me creating some structure and finding out what will work best for me in the areas of fitness and health. Although I did have some late night snacks and a few sweets my overall food intake was less for sure. That combined with my workouts have loosened up the clothing somewhat.

Unlike previous diets or fasting hail mary behavior I concentrated on less food, low carbs, salads and taking vitamins. So it was a breakthrough for me not to have had any binge eating and yet not fast for 4 days… it’s more like settling into a something stable and doing some testing… really being aware of how I feel after I eat a certain food or “thinking” about why I am going to the kitchen.

Weigh In221 lbs   Goal – 195

Activity This Week

  • 75 Min. of Kettle Bells – 3 days X 25 minute KettleWorx Workouts – GOAL MET
  • 208 Push Ups – 3 days of 100 Push-Ups Challenge – Week 1 – GOAL MET
  • 1 Bike Ride – 23 minutes medium pace – GOAL 3 Rides –
  • 1 Hour – On skates playing pick up Hockey with my son – Bonus

It’s Not Just About Weight Loss

“Noticing” the good things and accomplishments in other areas of my life help me keep the momentum going with working out and they tend to feed off of each other. I was challenged a few times and seem more prepared and focused on these goals I’d written down and started to burn them onto my mental chalkboard.

  • Brought on a new monthly client for my internet business
  • Had a inspiring moment with my daughter around goal setting and self talk
  • Worked out 2 times with my wife – A first in a long, long time
  • Was present while my son got his 1st assist in Soccer, got an assist with my son playing hockey on the ice and watched “Miracle On Ice” with him, an inspiring hockey movie about the USA vs RUSSIA game of 1980
  • Played Guitar Hero with my son watching him nail Steely Dan, Willie Nelson and Nirvana
  • Had a friend tell me he ran, worked out and hadn’t been active in 10 years because of reading this blog
  • Wrote out BIG GOALS on a white board in my office

It’s never too late to start.