When you’re new in the gym please don’t hang your head or feel out of place. I noticed a new person working out shyly when I was at the gym on Monday night. I could see that they were intimidated by the gym rats. I wanted to go over and say “don’t give up!”. We were all there at one time, and the truth is, that we are all there to improve our body and mind. As a self professed gym rat I want you to know that it is such a great step that you have taken for your health. Despite what a few people say most of us are excited for you and want you to stick with it. So welcome to the club and let’s all improve our health at our own pace.
How can it be that my Saturday’s yoga practice took all that I had to complete and Sunday felt like I could go another 2 hours? I have similar experiences in the weight room as well. There are days that I can barely get through my workout and other days that there is not enough weight in the gym . I am constantly challenging myself and on days that I struggle I tell myself, give it 10 minutes. I know that if I can get through the early part I can complete my session. The key for me is to not give it up and enjoy the reward of a successful workout. So my question today is, do you face these same challenges and how do you overcome them?
I know that you are gone Mom, but I just wanted to say thanks for the impact that you have had on my life. Through the example that you lived, you taught me that at the core of all things is love. You showed that patience is possible and that if you start the day with a smile it usually ends the same way. You taught me that the world isn’t really about us as individuals, rather it is about humankind as one. You showed me the beauty of nature and gave me the skills to deal with pain and sorrow. No pity parties were allowed. You could always find the joy and blessing in any situation. I carry your spirit in my heart every day but Mother’s day is a special time of honor for all Mom’s. I mostly want to thank you for making me a man who is strong enough to cry in sorrow and laugh in joy. You loved me for who I was and never compared me to anyone else. So on this very special day all I can really say is that even though you are in my heart I miss you and wish you could be here for our celebration in June.
Quinoa with red peppers,mushrooms,asparagus, and a side of steak tips. Try this delicious meal idea that has plenty of protein packed flavor.
As I hit certain bumps and ( sometimes earthquakes) in my quest to live a healthy life and eat clean I try and remember some advice an old baseball coach gave to me. You don’t judge a person by how they get knocked down you judge them on how they get back up. We are all going to slip and sometimes completely fall off of our program. The important thing is to get back up and begin again.
When you look in the mirror today, observe yourself from the inside. There are too many times that we all look at small facial blemishes or wrinkles in our shirt rather than ourselves as a whole. I know it is easy for me to find many of my faults but today I am only going to look for the good within.
beans,chicken, rice,spinach,tomatoes, peppers