//PLEASURE//

If you have ever traveled by airline, then you have heard the safety discussion.  Most of us have our headphones on and are not really paying much attention to the flight attendants, but we all know what they say. Your seat may be used as a floatation device, exits at the rear of the plane, and in the event of loss of cabin pressure, masks will drop from the ceiling.  Make sure to secure your mask before helping others… That last part is really obvious in the example of an airplane losing air pressure.  We all know the reason to...

//Date Night//

I see lots of posts and pictures of date night. I have posted my fair share. And these are awesome. Dating your wife is so important but are you actually dating your wife? Or just hanging with a friend? Do you date nights look anything like what they did before you were married? Sure you may have more money now but do you out in the same amount of energy? Are you excited leading up to the night? Are you anxious? How much time do you spend planning? Date night is more than just time together with your wife and...

//Cut It Down and Forget About It//

We all make mistakes, lose the fight, do stupid stuff… Everyone from the pope, to the president (ok so maybe politicians is not a good example), to the CEO of a fortune 500 company has made many mistakes along the way. So if everyone makes mistakes, what is the difference between the guy in the dead end 9-5 job and the CEO of the company?  Yes, the CEO may have a better education…but at a bigger level what is different? One thing is likely the way that they look at “failure”. There is a story about General Robert E. Lee...

//WHEN YOU GROW UP//

You have been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” dozens even hundreds of times when you were a kid.   Maybe you dreamed of being a fire fighter, or a soldier, or a poet, or a painter, or an astronaut, or a doctor…   Did you achieve the dream you had of your life?   Do you still ask yourself this question?   Why do we stop dreaming as adults?   At what age do we stop dreaming and start settling?   Successful people are learning and expanding and growing everyday…until their last...

//FAT TO FIT//

There is a show on tv called “Fit to Fat to Fit” where personal trainers gain weight to be able to be in a similar situation as their clients and then work with them side by side to lose the weight and get back into shape. I know from experience that it is intimidating when you are overweight to go to a gym, ask someone who looks like superman for help.  All of these stories are inside your head of why you shouldn’t make a change…people will laugh at you, it will be hard, it is going to hurt, eating healthy...

//Silverware Throwing//

The other day after picking Kary up from the airport, we needed to run a few errands, and then before heading home we grabbed dinner. Having three kids, aged 7, 4, & 2 is always an adventure going places.  One of them is usually upset at us or one another and eating is even more interesting.  Order exactly what they want and then when it shows up being upset because they wanted something else. At one point in the meal, Tyler (2) was playing and fell out of his chair and hit the floor face first.  Having 3 kids, our...

//FUNCTIONAL FITNESS//

Being in shape is very hot right now…crossfit, clean eating, paleo, bulletproof, etc etc etc…   Most talk about these things with goals of losing weight and looking good naked.   These are fine goals, but there is more to fitness than just these…   Exercise and eating healthy can save your life…   October of last year I went to the doctor for an annual physical. At this point I had lost around 50 pounds (down from 325 pounds), was following paleo so was not really eating sugar or carbs.   I got a call from the doctor to...

//CONFIDENCE//

Since losing 90+ pounds, I decided to not just buy more of the same old clothes in a smaller size.  I saw this as an opportunity to create the version of myself I wanted to be.  I have always enjoyed dressing well but the more weight I gained, the less I cared about what I wore or the clothes I had and how they fit.  I only bought clothes to have them, they gave me no joy.  I did not feel good in them, I just wore them…I didn’t want to just wear clothes anymore, I wanted to have them...

//THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS//

I see a lot of messages on FB, ads on TV and Radio, and shows on TV that sell the easy way out… Eat all the pizza and drink all the beer you want, never workout and you can lose all the fat… Take these pills, and you can eat whatever you want… Before and after photos showing HUGE weight loss and 6 pack abs in 3 months… Usually if you pay attention to these, there are disclaimers from the legal department that says something like “results not normal” or something to the fact that you can buy our shit,...

//WIN OR LEARN//

Last week I had a moment of pure stupidity, when I spilled coffee on my less than 6 month old MacBook Pro. If you know Mac, then you know that was not a cheap mistake. I took the computer in to Apple for repair, and today received the laptop back in perfect working condition, minus all of my data that was on it previously. So I have been installing applications, copying data from USB drives, and I realized that I did not have a COMPLETE backup since August of 2015. Most of my stuff is backed up to cloud places...