God’s Got This

A man went to see his doctor because he was suffering from a miserable cold. His doctor prescribed some pills, but they didn’t help.

On his next visit the doctor gave him a shot, but that didn’t do any good.

On his third visit the doctor told the man, “Go home and take a hot bath. As soon as you finish bathing throw open all the windows and stand in the draft.”

“But doc,” protested the patient, “if I do that, I’ll get pneumonia.”

“I know,” said the doctor, “I can cure pneumonia.”

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Never Losing Sight

Recently my life had an unexpected result come about and it brought my level of reflection to new heights. I had found out about a new opportunity for a job change and it was directly up my line of work, and fit my passions extremely well. Never losing sight of my goal, I prepped hard for this job, and yet, I found I had been removed from the program with no explanation. This was something that shocked, hurt, and deeply confused me.

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On Success

If you get to know me, you’ll learn that I look for inspiration in a variety of places. Here are some of my favorite quotes on success. Who inspires you?

“I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.” – Tony Robbins

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

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On Perseverance

Perseverance is, at times, difficult to muster, but knowing that others have found the intestinal fortitude to continue on inspires me. It helps me to be a better version of who I am.

“It’s amazing what you’ll endure when you must.” – Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

“I am only one, but still I am one. I can not do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen Keller

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On Learning

Learning is a lifelong process. The act of being a student is one of the most rewarding gifts you can ever give yourself. Educate yourself people.

“Many students make the mistake of neglecting that which is near (that which is readily available and essential to you) to pursue what is far (other martial arts that are nonessential or not related to the very art you are learning). Your error in judgment and pursuit will take you thousands of miles off course. Therefore, you must be careful to make a clear distinction between what is essential to you and what is not.” – Bruce Lee

“Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

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On Kindness and Happiness

Kindness is a choice and it is the kind of choice that leads to true happiness.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” – Amelia Earhart

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In the words of Billy Graham …

Billy Graham was undeniably a man filled with the wisdom of God who spoke the truth to a world hungry for guidance and peace. No frills. Nothing fancy; just the truth spoken in love.

This Is Not My Home:

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

“Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.”

“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”

“No, I don’t know the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to be! Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine.”

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In the words of God …

Do you ever wonder who to turn to? Who can help you in your time of need or despair? Do you ever wish you had someone special to share your joy with? In the words of God, you will find the help you seek, and you will find a Father that loves you more than you could ever imagine.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. – Joshua 1:7

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What’s Your Weight Loss Goal?

Paleo Diet, Keto Diet, Vegetarian, Vegan, etc. There are many diets out there right now claiming to be the best and the most efficient. Truthfully, no one diet is the best diet when it comes to weight loss. Finding the right diet can take time and I hope to reduce that effort for you. Over my years of training I have tried multiple kinds of diets ranging from the infamous Intermittent Fasting to a strict Pescatarian diet and below is what I have learned as a result of multiple trials and errors.

Weight Loss VS Losing Fat

Let’s start with dieting since it is the foundation of all health and fitness principles! I am sure you have read numerous articles telling you there are “superfoods” that “burn” fat just from eating them or that cutting out carbs is the best way to lose weight. Wrong. Truth lies in the simplicity that all you have to do is adjust elements of your diet.

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