The time is here for your New Years Resolution. Lots of people don’t bother with New Years Resolutions. I myself usually don’t bother with them either, because we just don’t ever keep them, but I do set goals, and I guess that might be considered a resolution.
Guess what the number one resolution is? ….give up?…it’s spending more time with family and loved ones, and I guess that is always a popular one right after you just spent your Christmas with all of your family and friends.
Guess which one comes in second place?…yes it’s that very familiar…I’m going to lose weight one. That is by far the ultimate, most popular resolution of all time. We’ve all been their, and we can all relate to the ridiculous assumption, that we are actually going to get on the road to a healthy and fit me, by losing some weight. We are all very good at talking about it, but not very good about doing it.
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Let’s get real serious here for a moment. Are you struggling to get back that shape? Are you always starting out with good intentions, and a strong motivation to succeed, but somehow there is always that something that derails your progress and inhibits your race to the finish-line?
Why is it so hard to… just do it, when it comes to getting healthy and losing weight? Why do we struggle so much when it comes to shedding those unwanted pounds. Why can’t i lose weight?
The first reason that most people struggle is accountability. Statistics show, that people who have partners that they are accountable too, are one hundred times more likely to succeed than those that under take their task all by themselves. Never go it alone. We are born to be social creatures, we are not born to roam this earth alone.
I think women are a lot better at this than men are. Men don’t want to stop and ask for directions, and they don’t want everyone to think that they can’t figure out how to do this. Men, it’s not that your ignorant or stupid, it’s just that there is strength in numbers. Don’t buck against what works, just do it!
You must have a system or a product that gets you results. There are a million different products and systems out there that promise you will lose weight, but you must find the right one that works for you. If you’re not comfortable with it, and it doesn’t fit into your schedule, it won’t produce the results that you’re looking for, and if it doesn’t produce results, you’re going to quit. It’s just that simple.
That’s why thousands and thousands of people, make resolutions to lose weight, every year, and six weeks down the road they have quit and jumped off the wagon. Don’t follow all the hype, follow the one that gets results and just do it!
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The power of the mind. It’s totally incredible the power that lies between our ears. Scientists have studied and researched the awesome power that is in the human mind for centuries, and we’ve just scratched the surface of the immense power that lies deep inside.
I wrote an article awhile back on how the brain can be used to increase your willpower. The human abilities to do a lot of things would just blow you away, but we live in a very negative environment, and those negatives vibes and thought can be detrimental to your health, both physically and mentally.
To show you an example how powerful this is, I want you to go back into your childhood, back when you were growing up. Think of something that happened to you or maybe was said to you that so much effected you that even today, maybe after years and years, you can still vividly remember it.
As my wife was growing up and going through those very tough adolescent years, she remembers her father telling her, that it looked like she was smuggling water melons inside her thighs. It totally devastated her and she can still remember it as if it was only yesterday.
I think most of us, during those very sensitive adolescent years, when we were all so vulnerable and wide open for those kinds of attacks, were hurt the most. It’s during those times, when those negative remarks have scared us and cut us with deep riveting wounds, some that have still never healed completely.
Science has proven that a positive mental way of thinking can aid the human body in healing itself. Our human bodies are very complicated and intricate, but the human minds play an extreme role in not only the healing process, but in athletes excelling in their sports, and for all of us to be innovative and productive in all of the skills that God has gifted us with. Whatever your field of expertise is, engineering, writing, science, business, law enforcement, raising children, all of it can be rewarding and fulfilling with the right positive influences, but beware…because with just one timely accurate negative shot, and the whole thing can come tumbling down…if you let it.
Did you know that just the way you think of your body, your self-image, can determine how healthy you will be? Talk to people who are obese and overweight, and all of them have a very negative view of themselves and the way people perceive them.
Don’t let the body image killers, kill you!
I think that I am more sensitive to this than the average person because I was raised in such a negative home. I was so used to the negative comments growing up that I just never thought of myself as an achiever or someone who could do something with my life. I wouldn’t even try because I had decided, before I even started, that I would fail. This kind of viewpoint haunted me for most of my life, and even today still trys to come back and tell me that I can’t do it.
Negativism and negative people just get under my skin today. I have a real hard time dealing with them, and I know that we all have to at some point here and there, but it’s never an easy thing.
For those of you who are religious and read your bible, see how many times throughout the scriptures, God talks about a good positive mental attitude.
“as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7. “Finally, brothers and sisters,whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8.
We live in a world that is negative and loves to swim in the ocean of negativism. News media sells news that’s all negative, because that’s what people want to hear.
I love sports and I love my Detroit Lions football team. They started out this season by rolling off five straight wins. Everything was rocking an rolling well with them, but all of a sudden they lost two games, and the negative remarks just came out. People were turning on them and were talking and accentuating all the mistakes and negative elements of their game. How quickly all those people were jumping on the negative band wagon. Why? Because that’s where most of us live, but you know what…that’s a choice you make. You don’t have to park yourself there.
I’m going to give you three steps to take to change your course right now.
Surround yourself with positive people
Now I don’t mean to go out and divorce your spouse because they said a negative remark toward you, but as best you can, surround yourself with positive people. Your family and friends are your family and friends, don’t run from them but influence them with positive vibes, and don’t let them influence you.
Read and fill your mind with positive things
Stay away from the newspapers and TV. All they talk about is how many people were killed and robbed last night. I like to keep up with what’s happening in the world around me, but learn to filter the information you put into your mind. Remember…junk in…junk out.
Temper negative remarks with a grain of salt
Remember that people who say negative things are swimming in the ocean of negativity, and so they’re not going to be too good at seeing the positive in anything, let alone remarking in a positive way. Be the influence of positivity on them, and you will be surprised at what happens. They may like it, and than you’ve saved them from drowning in the ocean of negativism, or they will hate you and never want to talk to you again, which will be good also.
Get rid of the excuses
You want to lose weight and get on the road to a new healthy you, get rid of the excuses. People can’t make you negative and circumstances can’t keep you from achieving your goals, only you hold that power, not them.
As Dewey Bozella said, “never let fear determine who you are, and never let where you come from determine where you’re going.”
Who are you going to listen to, some stupid remark that was said to you 30, 40, or maybe even 50 years ago? Are you going to let that person control your life and destiny? They probably aren’t even alive anymore, and you’re going to let what a dead person said to you years ago, determine who you are and where you’re going?
Determine today who you are, who you really are… deep down inside, and let that person be the one who stands in the forefront of your life. Let that person guide you and shape you. Don’t let the negative lies from anyone distract you off your course.
Discover the power that lies in you, and let that person come alive, and than you go out, and help others and be that positive influence that the world so desperately needs today.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8.
As a man in this society today and from the way that I was raised, men were the strong ones in the home, they were the protectors and the providers for the family. That has changed today as men are viewed in a totally different role in the home and in our society. You can see it almost every where you go in watching the way roles are portrayed in the movies and on television, it’s no secret that the role of a man in our society has changed dramatically. But one way it has not is in the doctor’s office.
Talk to your doctor.
You can try to change the roles of both men and women in the way they are viewed by society but you cannot change they way they really are deep down inside. Human nature is human nature and that will never change.
I remember the day that my dad was in the doctor’s office. My mom had to trick him into believing that they were there because of her, and when the doctor came in she turned and said to him, that my dad had been claiming to her of pains and he was the one who needed to be examined. They set him up for further tests and found out that he had lung cancer, and six months later he was dead.
Had my dad been more honest and truthful with the doctor, not just his wife, maybe the outcome would have been different, because it has been shown that early detection gives you the best chance of survival of cancer or any decease for that matter.
The one thing that your doctor must know to give you the best possible treatment, and the best chance of beating and surviving any illness, is the truth. Tell him what hurts and where it hurts, don’t leave anything out. The doctor is not there to scold you or hold you in shame, he is there to help you and lead you to healing and a long fruitful life.
So many people are afraid to say anything because he might tell me something that I don’t want to hear. Would you rather have him not tell you anything at all or lie to you and you walk out and die of some very curable decease?
I love my doctor because every time I go into his office we talk. He always takes the time to sit and chat with me to see how I’m doing. He has made me feel very comfortable to talk to him about anything and everything. I never feel like he is judging me, he wants only to put me in good health to live a long and good life. He really cares and he makes that very evident to me.
Men still want to be the mucho guy who doesn’t need anyone and can do anything and can whether any storm that comes his way. It starts in high school where the guy excels at sports and can rescue his girl from anyone who bothers her or try’s to take advantage of her, but no one is a mind reader, you have to talk and express what’s wrong before anyone can do anything to help you, and that includes your doctor.
Now on the other hand , you can’t be a drama queen either. Exaggerating the truth can be just as bad as not saying anything at all. This will lead the doctor down the wrong path and maybe away from the real source of your problem. It may lead him to give you tests that you don’t need, or prescriptions that are not what you should have.
Some doctors claim that this is even worse than not saying anything at all or understating the facts. Your doctor can only help you with the information that you give him. Over exaggerating the truth can only lead to the wrong diagnosis or giving you treatments that you don’t need.
Given the choice to deal with someone who exaggerates the truth or just doesn’t say nothing at all, most doctors state that they would rather deal with someone who doesn’t say very much. They are used to dealing with this type of patient and are better at getting information out of this type of individual, rather that reacting to the over emphasis of a patient who believes they are on the stage with one of those doctor Sitcoms.
Sit down and talk with your doctor. Be open and honest about your health issues. Remember, they are there for you, and if you can’t do that with your doctor, or they just never seem to have the time to sit down long enough to talk with you, than maybe you should just find another one.
One of the most important relationships that you will ever have is the one you have between you and your doctor. It could just save your life.
I don’t claim to be no expert nor have I cornered the market on emotional maturity, but have you noticed how immature people are today? Just in my everyday activities, I have noticed the immature level of the actions by people in various situations. The way people drive, the way people talk to others, and even the way people shop in the stores, I see adult both young and old, acting like children. Some of them have the emotional maturity level of a six-year-old child.
Now I know when I undertake an article like this, everyone is going to look at me as if I have arrived at the level that I can now look down on all of you and tell you what I’ve observed and how I can fix all of you. That’s so funny that I had to stop and chuckle for just a moment, because if any of you really knew me, you would be rolling on the floor right now with laughter.
I am writing this article as one who is there and I’m looking up at all of you and just relating to you what I see from my vantage point.
It’s part of the human condition to grow and mature both physically and emotionally, but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, and for various reasons.
Our environment can affect the pace and level that we grow. A home that struggles to provide the essentials to a good healthy diet can not only affect the bodies physical ability to grow but also the emotional as well. Naturally it’s hard for emotionally immature and unstable people to raise emotionally mature and healthy children.
I grew up in a negative and emotionally immature home. Criticism and complaining about everything was the norm in our house. When you are emotionally immature you tend to think that the world revolves around you, and everyone was put here to satisfy all of your needs and wants. When that doesn’t happen, I can become the most whiny complaining person that you would ever want to meet. That usually tends to breed negativism, which just drives people away from you, which will lead to more complaining, and the cycle goes on and on.
Are you picturing someone in your mind right now, that fits what I’ve just described, to a tee? Perhaps it could be a number of people.
Acts of emotional immaturity are when you maybe having a discussion with someone and another person will just come walking up to you and interrupt. They just walk over, as if you or the person you were talking to, were just sitting there and waiting for them. They don’t care what you were talking about, and they don’t apologize, they just take over the conversation…that’s an act of an emotional immature person. You are there for their purposes and nothing else matters.
You may know some adults that act like this.
Or maybe even like this.
My wife and I were attending a wedding and sitting at the table, right next to me, was a person that continually leaned over my plate to whisper something to my wife, and I had to stop eating my meal, because I was unable to even lift my fork to my mouth to enjoy the wonderful chicken dinner that they were serving.
She would shake her bread that she held in her hand, right in my face, as she jestered to my wife, stressing a point that she was making in her conversation with her.
As people were leaving the table, she had one negative thing to say after another, about all of them. She did say something that I thought was very pertinent, she said that her mother and her fiance take real good care of her, because they give her anything that she wants. That was her description of being taken care of. This young lady is twenty-three years old and just now got her first job of her entire life, because her mother passed away and she had too.
My point being that this young women lived as the center of her world, and everyone that didn’t cater to her needs and wants, was complained about and was considered not worth very much at all. This women couldn’t even tie her own shoe laces without someone helping her along.
This is the perfect picture of an emotionally immature person. She will struggle in the real world without the people who have raised her and made her to be what she is today…incapable of living on her own and in the real world.
Living healthy is what this blog is all about, and most of my points of information have been on the physical side, but there is another very real and important side to living a healthy stable lifestyle, and that’s our emotional side. it’s so important and sometimes I think it’s just as important, maybe even more important than the physical side.
Without a stable emotional side setting the tone for the rest of me, nothing will ever work right and everything will be off kilter. Looking in the mirror and facing the truth of who I really am, my strengths and weaknesses, why I do what I do, and what my trigger points are. When people push those points that lead me to actions, it’s not their fault. They just don’t know me, but I should know me.
Getting to know me is just the start to an emotional mature healthy me, that will take me down the road to a long and healthy lifestyle of eating right, exercise, and good healthy decisions for me and my family.
Well we’re at that time of year again…the flu season is upon us. Everyone is running out to get their flu shots. You don’t have to go to your family doctor anymore to get them either. You can get them at drug stores, and a variety of other places that now offer vaccines against the flu.
What is the flu exactly anyway?
Many people, myself included, always thought that we just had a bad cold when in actuality we had the flu. The reason being, is that the flu has many of the same symptoms as the common cold. It’s an infection of the upper respiratory tract, and it is highly contagious. It attacks the nose, throat, and lungs.
After a person has been exposed to the influenza virus, it usually only takes one to three days before the symptoms start to show themselves. The one big difference between a cold and the flu is that the symptoms are much more severe.
Along with the sneezing and congestion, that comes with the common cold, the flu will give you, fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, runny stuffy nose, body aches, nausea, and extreme fatigue. Usually a person will be sick for about 7 to 10 days, but some more severe cases can be longer and require hospitalization. These more severe cases are usually found in the elderly and the very young children.
With all our modern advances in the medical field, the influenza virus has almost been as minor to us as the common cold, but that has not always been the case. A virus will invade your body and attach itself to your cells, takeover and start mutating and spreading. Even though we come up with vaccines and temporarily kill the virus and stop it from spreading, we can never totally eradicate it from existence.
A virus can live in a dormant state for a very long period of time until it finds a host cell, where it will attach itself too, mutate and start self replicating. When that happens It now becomes a living organism and ready to take over.
The Influenza of 1918
World War1 was coming to a close and troops were coming home, but they brought something with them. All around the globe people were coming down with what many believed was just a common cold…it was something much worse than just a common cold, it was the influenza virus, and it had found a host cell and it was ready to make its move.
Within just two years one fifth of the world’s population was infected with the flu virus. Unlike most influenza, that attack the elderly and the very young, this strain of virus was attacking people between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age. 28% of all Americans had the virus. Before it was all over, an estimated 675,000 Americans died of influenza. Of all the US solders that died during World War1, half of them died of the influenza virus and not from the wounds of war.
There are many stories of how fast the virus would attack someone and within days they would be dead. Stories of concerned parents who would send their children to live with relatives, and never see them again. As the deadly virus spread around the world, the medical community was at a loss as to what it was and how it could be stopped. Their was now a new war, and this time the enemy could not be seen, and their were no weapons made to fight it.
Between 1348 and 1350, the “bubonic plague” or “Black Death”, had taken the lives of 1.5 million people in England. The whole of society just stopped. Crops couldn’t be plowed and harvested, and other important functions of life, would come to a complete stand still because people were dying at such a rapid rate.
Could this happen today? With all our high-tech and medical knowledge, could this be possible again in our cities and streets? With Halloween here, and kids dressed up as zombies and goblins, is it possible that the “Night of the Living Dead”, could actually become a reality?
There are germs and bacteria all around us, and some of them are good for us. We share this world with them but a virus that comes to life and starts on its rampage of death and destruction, can bring down life as we know it, to an abrupt halt.
Eating healthy, exercise, taking care of our personal hygiene, and keeping our environment clean, are all good habits that we should practice and do, but as I was researching for this article, I realized how very vulnerable and weak we truly are to fight against such a strong and silent killer as the influenza virus.
I always thought it was no big deal. We get the flu, take a shot, get some antibiotics in us, and we are OK. That is totally not true. The virus is always changing and developing new strains to attack our defenses and render our immune systems totally useless. It’s a constant battle to survive. Influenza virus has killed millions of people. It’s a fight we can’t lose.
We have had a lot of controversy over the rights of those people who want to smoke and those who don’t. Do they have as much right to the same air as those who do not smoke? We live in a free country right?
Well I don’t want to talk about that. I will leave that for others to haggle over, but what I want to concentrate on is the effects that smoking has on a smokers life and on those who are just standing by and breathing in the second-hand smoke.
Lots of us have either smoked ourselves or had friends and family members who have. My father smoked cigarettes until the day he died of lung cancer. He was about a three pack a day smoker.
I remember going over to his house after the doctor said he could go home and die, and although I didn’t smoke, I would light one up for him so that he could smoke it. I often thought that this little white cigarette, that he was puffing on, was the process that my father choose over living his life with us. It’s a choice that he made and granted, we didn’t have all of the research and data that we have today, we didn’t have all of the scientific connections between smoking and cancer, that we have today, but it was known that smoking was not good for you.
I remember all of those days that I was breathing in that second-hand smoke, and I hated every minute of it. We didn’t know all of the ramifications that second-hand smoke had on other people as we do today, but smoking was an accepted cool thing to do, that turned into an awful habit that was extremely hard to break.
Smoking causes more deaths each year, than AIDS, drug abuse, alcohol, automobile deaths, suicides, and murders combined. That’s a lot folks.
I asked my daughter one day why she smoked? She said she really enjoyed the taste of the cigarette…Really? You enjoy the taste of the bottom of an ash tray in your mouth? Or do you like being the person who gets to kiss you and taste the bottom of an ash tray in their mouth. I know what that’s like, my wife used to smoke…yuk!
Cigarettes can cause your breath to smell like the bottom of this ash tray too.
As one who has been on the other side of this…it’s awful and it’s nasty and it will eventually kill you and maybe even take out somebody that you really love.
I have seen my father rot away from lung cancer, my mother-in-law die of pancreatic cancer, and my wife’s closest friend die of ovarian cancer. As many of you know, It has been the most horrible painful experiences that i have ever gone through. A little piece of you dies as you watch this horrible decease take the life of your loved one.
It is estimated that 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women are caused by smoking.
Information is the one thing that people need, especially young people, before they make this very drastic mistake of choosing to smoke. Young people are right there in the middle of the peer pressure and they don’t see what this awful habit can do to them down the road. I understand that. I was young once myself, and I never thought to look down the road, no matter what people were telling me. If it was cool and it made me look good with my friends, i was in.
Most people started on their path to smoking because of this type of pressure, and once they realized the mistake they made, it was too late. They either found it so difficult to quit or they were told by their doctor that they had an incurable cancer and it didn’t matter anymore…they could keep smoking if they wanted too.
That’s what happened to my father, and he kept on smoking right to the end. It took about six months for the lung cancer to suck all the life out of him. He died on September 10, 1973.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States, and yes…it’s caused by smoking. That’s what my mother died from, and she never smoked a day in her life, but she lived with a man who smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. Second hand smoke can kill also.
Rather than leave you with a list of decease and deaths that are caused or linked to smoking, or statistics that show how dangerous smoking is, I thought I would end this article with a video that I think will get my point across loud and clear. After you watch it, I want you to ask yourself a question…Do you still want to keep smoking?
Please tell me the one reason why you can’t or you won’t stop smoking? Fill in your reason why in the comment section below.
I know that I’ve been harping on this subject for a while, and I will keep harping on it till we all start getting off our butts and do something about it.
Americans are fat and getting fatter, our healthcare system is way out of whack, and we need to do something about it, and do it now before it’s to late. By that time we will all lose and it won’t be weight that we will be losing, it will be our very lives and the lifestyles that we enjoy.
They say if you do something for 21 days in a row in will become a habit. Americans have developed a very bad habit of having what we want and having it right now. We can’t wait for nothing. Everyone is in hurry to get to no where fast, so we stop eating good healthy nutritional foods and we go to the…fast food, because we can’t wait. Fast food is killing us and killing our children.
Poor dietand lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. The bad habit of eating unhealthy diets and the lack of exercise, that we teach our children, is something we can’t afford to give our kids anymore. Watching kids that can’t even walk down the street because they are out of breath is the most troubling thing to observe.
When I was young and in school, we had to go to gym class everyday, and we had to do calisthenics. I can still remember doing those jumping jacks, pushups, squat thrusts, climbing the pegboard, and then running around the gym, sometimes for the whole hour. That physical activity was developing good habits in us, and many of us went on to continue actively playing sports.
Today , kids spend hours sitting on their butts in front of a TV watching or playing video games. My grandson was over and he was sitting on the coach watching TV when all the other kids were outside on a beautiful summer day. I turned the TV off and made him go outside.
My mom had to send my brothers out to find us and make us come home and eat. We didn’t want to come inside, it didn’t matter if it was summer or winter, we were always outside.
Just think if all of us were eating good healthy nutritious diets. What if we were all active from our youth, and even when we got into our older years we were still playing tennis, walking, swimming, how do you think that would enhance your life and mine? Our families wouldn’t be getting as sick as we do today, and we would live longer and more fruitful lives.
Do you think that just might have an effect on our healthcare system, our economy, and the strength of America today?
I saw a man who was in his nineties and he loved to play golf. He’s been doing it since he was a teenager and loves it, and he is still very good. You might want to get him on your foursome the next time you go out.
I have been working at getting my life back to exercise and eating right. I have lost fourteen pounds as I write this article, and lost an inch off my waist. My goal is to lose forty pounds. One of the greatest feelings is to put your pants on and find that they are loose. You find that you have to take that belt up a notch, that you don’t have to hold your breath when you bend down to tie your shoes. That is the greatest feeling in the world…to know that you are moving toward your goal of health, hope, and happiness.
People who are healthy are happier, they work better, have better sex, and they’re wealthier. Wouldn’t it be nice to have America on this road? Might make a world of difference from where we are today in this country. I know one thing…it can’t hurt.
Are you happy where you are with your weight? Are you happy where your health is? Would you like to see, not only yourself, but your family, maybe some friends or neighbors, get their lives back on the road to a healthy lifestyle?
Let it start with you. You be the catalyst and the motivation that they can see and talk too about how you did it. You be the driving force that they need to get started and take them all the way to their goal. Together as a team we all can get there.
Playing on a team took everyone to, encouraging, and motivating each other, even when some of us were struggling and down. The team would rally around them and lift them up. We could never do it alone and neither can you.
Join the team and do it, and be the motivation for your kids, your wife, and your family. Take the challenge. It will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. It will change your life and you will never be the same again.
When people go to weddings, lots of pictures are taken. After the celebrating is all over and we get together to see all the great pictures, but there are two very distinctive views as to how we look at those pictures.
When a picture is shown to a women, most of the time she is looking to see how all the other women looked in comparison to her. What they were wearing, how their hair looked, did that dress make them look fat, etc.
When a man looks at those same pictures, he’s just looking to see if he looked cool. He’s not comparing himself with anyone else, he just wants to see if he looked good. This is the way the two genders think and look at themselves, most of the time. There are always those who don’t fit into this mold, but for the most part, this is how men and women view themselves in our society.
Do you always have the desire to be something more than you are? How many ladies out there are always wishing they had a smaller behind, or they wished they had that women’s hair, or they wished they had that women’s beautiful complexion, and the list goes on and on. It’s almost as if they are totally unhappy with themselves from head top toe. If it were possible to get a body transplant, I think that business would grow into a multimillion dollar industry over night.
Men are just as bad. I wish I didn’t have as much gray hair in my head. I used to have jet black, long and wavy hair when I was in my younger days. The real kicker came when a friend of my wife saw us out at the mall. She remarked to my wife later, when she talked with her, ” I saw you and your father at the mall the other day.” I wanted to find the nearest whole and crawl into it. Now I have a beautiful wife, but I never thought that I looked like I could be her father, from a distance. It’s the gray hair that makes me look older, from a distance. Naturally when I get closer to you, you see that I am this strong and handsome man…don’t you?
Me, my jet black hair, and my beautiful wife back in our dating days.
The fact is that time doesn’t stand still, and age doesn’t either. We are all getting older and we are all aging. Granted some of us are going faster and in different ways from others, but that’s because we are all different, not better, just different. We are all wired differently and we are all unique in our own special way.
It comes down to getting to know the person that is you inside and becoming comfortable with that person. So many of us are so enamored with how we look compared to others instead of learning to be just you.
Take some time to look in the mirror, I don’t mean how your hair looks or how your makeup is, but to look at the person deep down inside. Take some time to learn about your strengths and the good and positive things that make you unique to everyone else, and don’t tell me that there are none, because there are more than you know. Find a close friend or your spouse, someone who really knows you, and ask them to truthfully and lovingly tell you.
It’s funny that others around us, who know us, can see so many more things in us that we can ever see in ourselves. Why, because we have worked our whole lives trying to program ourselves to be what we think others are, or what others want us to be.
I heard this statement a long time ago, and I can’t remember who said it, but it goes like this; “I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I have become what I think you think I am.” Now that may sound confusing, but repeat it a couple of times to yourself nice and slow, and it will become very clear to you.
We live in a very fast paced world today and it seems like it goes faster all the time. We need to take a health day off. Take some time to reflect on you and the awesome person you are. You’re unique, and there is no one else like you. Don’t compare yourself to no one else because there is no one else like you.
There are always things that we can improve upon in our lives, and we should always be growing as individuals, but there is a quality of character that is all you, and there is a foundation that God has laid down that is all you, and that foundation you cannot change and that is the one thing you don’t want to change, because it is the essence of who you are. Learn about it, study it, and add good things to it, but don’t ever change it, and don’t ever wish that you could exchange it for someone else.
When you do this, you will become comfortable and happy with who you are, and learn to share the real you with others and help them along this same path. Than life will take on a whole new meaning for you and success will always follow.
My wife and I are on the path of eating right, adding more physical activity into our lives and losing weight, but if you’ve ever tried getting on this same path, you may have realized that it isn’t cheap. With gas prices continuing to climb, buying food in general is costing more and certainly buying good food to eat is also putting a bigger dent in your wallet than it did before.
First thing is getting on a weight loss or weight control program. Notice I didn’t say diet, because diets never work. They are a one time event that people jump on to take off some pounds and than when they have achieved there goal, they go back to eating the way they used, and put all that weight right back on. Diets are not bad, it’s just the lack of support and willpower of people that makes them never work.
A health transformation is a better term that I like to use, because that’s exactly what you’re attempting to achieve. You don’t simply want to lose weight, you want to reeducate yourself on health and nutrition. Yes, losing weight will probably be a by-product of this health transformation, but it’s not the goal. We want something that is going to change our health and our lives forever.
Now there are a lot of good programs out there and one of the better ones is Weight Watchers. I know a friend of mine who was on their program and lost the weight, and has kept it off, which is another key element to a successful weight loss program.
The thing she complained about was all the weighing of your food and their is also a monthly fee that is charged for continuing to be on the program. It’s $29.95 to sign up and an $18.95 charge every month. Remember, eating healthy and losing weight is not cheap.
Don't forget to weigh all your food
The next very popular program is Nutrisystem. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials with Marie Osmund that they use. Nutrisystem sends you frozen meals that you eat and lose weight. For the basic 28 day meal program, it will cost you $321.10 and you can cancel at anytime. They also have a vegetarian one that will cost you $233.28 a month. This will come out of your food budget, but they are frozen meals.
These programs are good programs and there are lots of people who have been on them and lost weight and have kept the weight off, but they are not free. There is a price tag attached to them.
But what if I told you that eating healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to cost you a fortune? What if I told you about a program where you will not only lose weight, but you will also lose a significant portion of your food budget? And what if I told you that you would not only lose weight, lose a good chunk off your food budget, and even get paid for doing it?
That’s exactly what Visalus Sciences can do for you. It’s the shake mix that tastes like a cake mix, and it is very good. It’s a meal replacement shake that gives you all the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. It’s not an appetite suppressant, it’s a meal replacement. I have a friend of mine who is taking one of those appetite suppressants and he can only take them for so long because of the chemical reaction it could have. Ladies and gentlemen, pills are not good for you. You have to eat to live and taking a a pill because you lack the discipline to eat the right things is not a healthy road to be on.
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With Visalus all you have to do is take one or two shakes everyday and get back that shape that you once had. They are healthy for you, and remember because they are a meal replacement, you will save money on your grocery bill. Each shake costs under $2.00 and if you take two a day, that two meals for under $5.00. Where are you going to get two healthy and nutritious meals for under $5.00.
Rather than purchase these nutritious shakes for yourself every month, lose weight and get yourself back on the road to a healthy lifestyle, Visalus will give them to you for free. Yes, I said FREE!
Science shows that every time we undertake a project of this magnitude, we will almost always seal our success by asking others to do it with us. Weather it’s quitting smoking or losing weight, it’s always to our advantage to have other people join us in the task. They are there to encourage and lift us up when we get down, and they will be there to share in the triumphs as we cross over those weight loss barriers.
So if you can find just three people who will come on board with you, join you in the challenge of losing weight and getting back that shape that you once had, they will give you your shakes for free. That’s all you have to do. Help three other people to lose that weight and get healthy again and your products are free.
Depending on how much weight you want to lose, there are four different programs that are available for you. Get the best one that will cover your needs and then find three friends. It’s that easy.
If you enjoy the program as much as I have and see all the success stories, and how easy this is, you might want to help others also, and get paid for it too. Visalus is the fastest growing company according to the “Wall Street Journal” They have been posted on the cover of “Success From Home” magazine twice in the last twelve months.
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So remember that eating healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, as a matter of fact it can be free to get healthy again, and it can also pay you a very nice income.
It’s not a big deal anymore for us to see and be overweight in America. It’s become old hat to see big over weight, and out of shape people. It’s become rather normal to see fat obese people walking around, or should I say struggling to walk around.
During this past summer, my wife and I went into get an ice cream at a famous ice cream shop, and as we sat down to enjoy one of my favorite summertime treats, it caught my attention that everyone in that place were overweight, including us. We were talking about the coupon that we found, and how proud we were that we got one of our ice cream treats for free. Proud to save money while we think nothing of stuffing ourselves with ice cream. I look back at that now and don’t find anything to be proud of at all.
But the one picture that I will never get used to seeing, is when I see a five or six-year-old child struggling to get in or out of the car because they are not just overweight, they are obese.
Fast Food is killing our kids
Obesity in America is growing into a major health problem, but obesity in our children is growing at an alarming rate. Studies show that children who struggle with obesity in their youth, will grow into adults with major health risks. Heart decease, high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depression and type 2 diabetes. The hospital costs alone associated with childhood obesity were estimated at $127 million during 1997–1999, up from $35 million during 1979–1981. In 2000, the total cost of obesity for children and adults in the United States was estimated to be $117 billion. Yes ladies and gentlemen, that’s billion with a B and every year it goes up.
You want to talk about fixing the health care system in this country, you might want to start looking at our children and the almost 80% of all Americans that are obese today.
Think about that word obese for a minute. I’m not just talking about fat or overweight people, I’m talking about being obese…80% of all Americans are obese. A whole society that has a completely nonchalant attitude about food and what they put into their mouths and it’s being passed down to our children. The national debt and our eating habits are going to kill this country if we don’t start doing something very soon.
The two biggest reasons for this growing obesity problem in America is eating to much of the wrong things, and not getting enough exercise. Now It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, but we spend millions of dollars every year to find a solution to this crisis when the answer is simple and right under our noses.
We are eating ourselves to death and there are children on the other side of the globe that are starving to death. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Instead of talking about it, lets start doing something about it.
Now I’m not talking about starting a new diet that everyone needs to get on, God knows we don’t need another one of those, but we do need to educate ourselves on some very simple and basic information, and then get off our butts and just do it.
1. Eating the Right Things
Lets see, french fries, ice cream, and cheeseburgers are not the right things. Jillian Michaels, from the TV hit series, “Biggest Loser”, says that kind of food is poison to your body. Would you eat arsenic…noooo, so why would you eat something that is just as harmful? These foods may not kill you in ten minutes, but it will eventually kill you down the road. Don’t you want to be around to see your grand children and great grand children? Than start giving some thought to what you’re eating.
My wife and I started a health transformation challenge, and no I can’t stop talking about it, because it has forever changed the way I look at eating. I watch what I put into my mouth now. I still love to snack, but I snack now on fruits and things that are nutritionally good for my body.
The chemicals that we put in our foods to preserve the shelf life and make it taste better, are killing us! My grand-mother cooked with real butter and used salt and had her own garden of vegetables that she used in her cooking everyday…NO CHEMICALS, all fresh. She drank coffee, not de-caf, didn’t smoke, and drank alcohol only for medicinal purposes, and she lived to be 98 years old.
Now I love ice cream, and my wife and I will reward our selves with a treat on occasion, but what I’m starting to see happening is our taste for that kind of stuff is diminishing. I never thought I would see the day when I would say, “I can skip the ice cream”. It takes a little discipline, but your body will eventually start to loose its craving for those kinds of things.
I’ve always been active in my life, played sports and was always out doing something, but it doesn’t take long to get used to sitting in front of that TV or video game and just do nothing. If that’s you…BREAK THAT HABIT RIGHT NOW, and a habit is all it is. Habits just start by doing the same thing over and over, again and again, until it becomes something that you do all the time without thinking.
Just like you develop bad habits, start bringing in new ones. Get off the couch and get moving. Start slow at first by taking a little walk. Just get in the habit of moving. Now you may experience some soreness at first, but remember, no pain…no gain. It’s the act of starting that’s the hardest thing to do.
I started walking a little on the treadmill and doing push ups every day. I can do 45 push-ups right now at one sitting, and walk a couple of miles a day. Now when I say push-ups, I don’t mean those girl push-ups. I used to be able to do 100 at a time back in the day, and I would like to get back to that point again, and you know what…I will.
If you have young children, get them outside and away from the TV and computer. Sign them up for Volleyball, baseball, basketball, or track, and go to every game they have. Show them that you’re interested in what they are doing.
Exercise as a family. Ride your bikes together, go for hikes, get out and have a family fun day where you all get outside and do something together. You’ll not only be building strong healthy children, but you’ll be building strong healthy relationships and memories that will last a life time.
3. Plan Your Diet
Last of all take some time to plan your meals for your family. Get some education on good nutritional foods and snacks for your kids. It doesn’t have to be dull and bland to taste good and be good for you.
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You and I can make a big difference on our children, our grand children, their future and the future of America. We can Do it! Lets Start Today…Right Now!
Get Up and Start Moving! Invest in your children and the future of America.