Pushing Through Another Chapter Of Change.

Sitting here completing the task of putting together our picture and vision boards. I realize that we’ve grown into the art of planning and putting together goals that we can see.

Another chapter of change pushing through.

Fail2Gain Fitness

On the road today and I took notice of something. There are endless fast food restaurants which cater to a poor nutrition lifestyle. I mean the more I drove the more fast food chains I saw.

The sad reality is that there’s a huge lack of chains that offer healthy options. In fact a lot of the ones I’ve seen that claim to serve healthy options tend to load their foods with other things to improve the quality of the flavor.

One of the things I appreciate is the amount of support I receive from Fail2Gain Fitness. In fact they help my son and I to stay focused by constantly checking in on us, and making sure that we are on our A Game.

I was a bit shocked when they encouraged me to change my eating and shopping habits. Not only did they tell me the importance of shopping for wholesome items like fruit, veggies, protein, and whole grain. I distinctly recall the phone call I received suggestion local markets near me.

Fail2Gain Fitness took into consideration both my son and I and helped us to identify stores to fit our budget, and stores that offered quality items for an affordable price.

Listen I don’t want to sound like an ad but the way they go out of their way to do even the little things lets me know that there are those who care.

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Broken Path Of Destruction!!!

I had a dream the other day about someone I know. In this dream I quickly ran to them making attempts to apologize for anything they might have felt I had done against them and proceeded to give this person the deepest hug one could give.

I stretched out my arms, wrapped them around this individual and saw myself crying. My cries were filled with so much energy, however the person I was crying for and hugging had absolutely no reaction.

Not a turn of the head, not a tear, not a smile, not even a gentle rub on the back. In fact this person stood at the door looking on to a scene of trouble and chaos as it was unfolding. As though it could never happen to them.

A family , a mother , and some relatives had gotten them selves into trouble and were being detained. This person I was hugging simply looked on as though they had no emotions.

I recall going back into my room with my son. There I saw a wooden poll with sap that was gushing out prior to my hug. Now the sap had pushed itself right back into the wooden poll.

Ezekiel 7:9King James Version

“And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth”

Taken From Bible Gateway

Like any loving parent God gives us chances to turn about. Often times we are given more chances than deserved. Like a stubborn child who refuses to take heed to their parents instructions. We sometimes allow our actions, sin, abominations, to lead us down a path of both brokenness and destruction.

Motivation

Sometimes motivation comes from so deep within it can never be removed. Then there are times an old memory resurfaces becoming the missing key you’ve always needed.

It can be an argument or perhaps something someone said to or about you, however that doesn’t matter just make sure you use it.

People can be so careless and carefree all at once that their words completely elude even themselves. This is Destruction maybe at its finest.

It’s often said that you weep what you so. The reality stands firm as it can stand. Half of the words and actions aimed at targeting someone else. Are much too powerful for even their owner to accept.

So when the course is put into reverse and karma becomes a storm. Out of fear the once’s who set everything in motion begin to tremble with fear over something they themselves created.

It doesn’t matter who you are just keep pushing.

It’s Not A Competition.

It felt as though today was longer than usual. I woke up and completed my task early in the day.

Once I had time on my hands I found myself thinking about the younger me. I thought of the me in junior high who got picked on.

Often times it was the same group of girls who came to school with weave that was halfway glued in, earrings which were typically faded, and wearing the same thing they had worn nearly three times in the same week.

Now it is not my intention to put anyone down, however later on in life in fact this very moment. I have come to realize that sometimes people will put you down and attempt to drag you into the mud when they are not comfortable with themselves.

I did not join this journey to enter a competition with anyone. In fact I pray that God grants us all the strength and perseverance needed to achieve and accomplish our goals.

The reality is that the deeper I get into this journey the more my eyes are open, my ears are listening, my heart is shaping, my goals are forming, and I’m forgiving.

I’ve had to realize that there was nothing wrong with me back then. In fact I was in much better shape than I am now. Nevertheless words can have a major impact so it’s important that we form them wisely using them to lift each other up opposed to assuming that everything is a competition.

Never be afraid to embrace who you are

Breaking Old Habits

Tomorrow is a holiday and usually I would secretly end my diet leaving behind the hard work I struggled for. I would often find myself embarking on a new journey that somehow allows me to do what I want while expecting major results.

Okay so enough of the yo-yo affect time to break both old habits and traditions. I thought ahead and realized that I can beat this.

Instead of having the typical barbecue which includes a sauce loaded with sugar, a hefty portion of potatoes salad, and all of the fatty foods I’m used to having on holidays. I decided to prepare good food that’s good for you.

Protein, veggies, fruit, whole grain etc. you see this time around I’m determined to succeed by eating foods I love in a much healthier version.

Fail2Gain Fitness

Lately I’ve really been appreciating the support I’ve been getting from Fail2Gain Fitness. Yes they have always been full of support, but the amount of dedication is beyond amazing.

The results that I have received from working with them a little over a month has caused an even greater change in my son.

A little boy who loves to have fun like any other kid has stepped his game up. Thanks to Fail2Gain Fitness his perspective and outlook on his health and fitness has changed.

Each day now my son does his own fitness routine and gives it his all. Although he started out doing mine something inside of him changed.

Over the past few weeks he’s taken notice at the support and dedication I get from Fail2Gain Fitness . One day this past week he came to me, and told me that he was ready to do this on his own.

I asked my son what was his new motivation to create his own workout. My son looked at me and said that if Fail2Gain Fitness could do it then he could too. One thing I have learned for sure is that the day I reached out to Fail2Gain Fitness became the day I put not only myself but my son on the right track.

Thank you to those over at Fail2Gain Fitness for being a huge source of inspiration to a little boy.

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Deep In My Thoughts

I found myself sitting up just thinking about things, and all that’s going on. I don’t know why but a scripture taken from the Holy Bible was placed on my heart.

I turned to it and found myself deep in my thoughts. Thinking about life, thinking about the world, thinking about how quickly times seem to have changed.

I thought of how things would be if a day came when money meant absolutely nothing. Just like that those were my thoughts and I found myself reading the scripture once more.

After I read it I called my mom because I wanted to share it with her. I wanted to discuss this scripture in particular because talking to mom somehow helps.

Ezekiel 7:18-20 King James Version (KJV)

18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.

19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them

Taken From Bible Gateway KJV