Friday, November 25, 2016

How to Eat Junk Food and Have a Great Body.

     Today as I am writing this it is my girlfriend, Brittany's birthday.  I thought I would make it fun and enjoyable for her and buy 2 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for us to share.  Now if you are reading this or know me you know that I would rarely eat something like that.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving so I also had a piece of pie to eat today.  Last night we went out and bought the 2 dozen doughnuts around 11 p.m. and ate them the second 12:00 came (Brittany's birthday).
     Before I start this blog you should know that I rarely eat junk food or refined sugars.  And I'm not saying that you can just eat junk food 24/7 and have the body you want.  Like I said above I rarely eat junk food, but you are able to eat your favorite foods and still lose weight.
     Usually I will eat a ton of food as I'm currently trying to put on muscle but I will make sure that food fits with how healthy I like to eat.  I will occasionally however take cheat days and eat whatever I want.  This is where eating junk food comes into play.  We must have fun with our diets and most of the time healthy foods are fun for me but sometimes I love to enjoy some junk food.  Who doesn't?
     I have also lost some fat in the last week with the help of Brittany.  I made her the deal where if she helps me control myself and not eat foods that are too bad for me that I would eat Krispy Kreme with her today.  So today we enjoyed the doughnuts.  So far all I had was doughnuts and pie today, I may have some avocado and salmon but for now all I had was doughnuts.  Sounds fun?  Well it is!
     So in order to drop fat and still eat junk food is to create one cheat day each week.  This can be hard at first for me it was but once you get used to it, it will become enjoyable and you'll feel better about yourself!  You can even have fun on regular eating days as well.  If you are into sweets some of my favorite things are smoothies, or fruit with cottage cheese, and lately the juices that I make, carrot juice happens to be my favorite.
     So my advice to you from this blog is to eat healthy for 6 days each week and eat all the junk you want for one day.  If that is too hard to do just starting our you can do 5 days clean heathy foods and 2 days junk, but make sure you work up to 6 to 1.  As I see it 90% of what I eat is what I become and 10% can be used for junk food.  As long as most of the time you are eating healthy foods and one day each week splurge on junk food you will have the body you want while being able to eat junk food.
Closing thoughts.
Tell me your story, how this is helping you or even share if it doesn't work for you I would really love to hear what you have to say.  And also if you think this post will help someone close to you please be sure to share it with them!  

As always see you guys on the next one,


Friday, November 18, 2016

4 Ways To Feel Better Right Now!

Starting out this post I want to say one thing.  Feeling good all the time can be a struggle.  Most of us have hard or stressful lives.  We have a lot on our mind.  This is normal but should it be?  I know for myself I have many times where I don't feel my best and know I am able to feel better so today I am going to share with you 5 things to do that can help you feel better right now!
#1 Get moving.
I know this may sound tough if you are in a state of feeling bad or depressed but you need to do it to feel good right now.  I know when I am feeling low getting up and doing yoga can totally change how I feel in just a few minutes.  Even jumping up and down for 20 seconds can change my state to feel good.  For you it could be going and taking a walk and breathing in fresh air or playing your favorite sport. Whatever it is getting moving is the first thing you must do to feel better and more alive.  It will help give you the energy and motivation you need to set up your life for feeling better at most of life!
#2 Find what you love doing.
A great way to feel good right now is to find what you love doing and do it.  For me it could be spending quality time with Brittany, going to the gym and getting a good workout, making a video, writing a blog post, meditation,  or like I said in last section doing yoga. When I am doing these things I am out in the present and am having fun which instantly helps my mood and how I feel.
#3 Search help on YouTube and in books.
The internet can be a great way to find things that will make you feel better right now.  For me I watch many people that talk about self development. Watching these types of videos usually really helps me feel better fast.  This is also true for self help/development books.  I just re-read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and as I was reading I would find things in that book that would help me come into the present moment that I connected with.
#4 Breathe.
I cannot stress this enough. I talk about breathing a lot because it is very important and often overlooked. I forget to breathe a lot during the day and the second I take that deep breathe my chest becomes less tense and I feel more open.  My body is able to relax and so is my mind.  Instead of my mind wondering out of the moment and thinking about the past or future I am more able to be in the now and see that nothing right now is wrong so why should I be stressed or stop myself from feeling good right now?
Closing thoughts.
I hope that this blog helped you today become more happy about this moment right now.  With all we have going on in life it can be hard to think of these 4 steps and even hard to do them at times depending on how bad your situation.  But I guarantee you'll feel better if you do all 4 of these today!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Power of Writing

Throughout my life I have found many things inspiring to me.  I love hearing stories of people or things that can help influence me to change my life.  Myself I haven't been the best writer but I do my best to share my message with the world that could possibly help people.  Today I have to share some of my girlfriends amazing writings that influence, motivate and even relax me. I enjoy hearing them over and over, as will I think you guys.  So anyways guys here they are I know you will love them!


The Power of WritingYou should always live life to its fullest. Cherish what you have, and never let the past interfere with what good that will come to your future. Move on from your mistakes, because everyone makes them. In fact, if anything you should make mistakes. Making mistakes is what helps you grow. In your life you will make tons of mistakes, but knowing how to accept those mistakes for what they are is what helps you grow. It’s what helps you become your best version. You have to realize you can’t make everyone happy with who you are. Not everyone is going to like you, not everyone is going to laugh at your jokes, and not everyone will accept you for you. Tons of people don’t accept others as they are, so people look to change. Change their body, or even change their future plans just to satisfy others.

It’s a sad thing when people make other people feel like it’s pointless for them to even speak their own mind, because no one should have to feel this way. But you have to refuse to let your words and thoughts be caged.

As we all experience love, we also all experience death. Life first, death second. It’s that simple. We get attached to people, we love those people as much as we can, and then they die. And we have to accept those deaths. We have to accept them because that’s the way life is. Knowing we can’t bring anyone back, but always hoping we somehow can and that they somehow will come back. We hope to close our eyes and then open them and see the person we once lost standing there in front of us. Like they never left.

Most people never really focus on the more important things in life. Never actually opening their eyes and experiencing what’s really out there. So many open doors to so many possibilities. You never really know what you have until you lose it. Things that may seem like nothing to you always ends up actually being something when it’s gone, after it’s too late. Too late to go back and actually appreciate was is now gone. You either take what you have for granted or live your life with your eyes closed, not really seeing its values. Not really expanding your mind and doing more than what you only think you can do.

Accept the fact that life isn’t simple nor easy. You have to believe you were born for a reason, because you were. Everyone is. Believe that given the gift of life is the best gift of all. Accept the fact that you are who you are. Try to succeed as much as you can and even when you fail just know that that’s how life is. Everyone goes through their moments of failing, but everyone also goes through their moments of success.


Don’t let other’s think they control your life. Stop letting society make the rules and make your own. Society doesn’t control you, other’s don’t control you. You control you. Be your own person and do what makes you happy.

Don’t try to be like everyone else. There are so many people that don’t dare to be different. People that see life as they must follow the rest of society or else they won’t fit in or they’ll be a failure. We are told not to be followers, so we then try to be different and grow into leaders. So why do we then get shut down for trying to do so.


The structure for reason and wonder are powerful things. The mind is an amazing structure. We all interpret things different. Some see their life struggles as a good thing. They see them as that’s what makes you stronger. Some see them as hell.

Closing Thoughts.
My favorite section is on life.  Life is the biggest gift we are dealt and many of us don't live it the way it is meant to be lived.  Like Brittany said "Tons of people don’t accept others as they are, so people look to change. Change their body, or even change their future plans just to satisfy others." This is not the way life is meant to be lived.  It is meant to be as we create it not as others do. I hope you guys enjoyed these writings as much as I do!  Please leave a comment on your favorite section "Life, Society, or Perspective and share your reason why you enjoyed it or it influenced you.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How Can Fitness Change Your Life?

Along my journey I have noticed something about me when I am working out versus when I am not.  In todays post thats what I wanted to talk to you guys about today.   As many of you know I used to lack confidence in myself in many areas of life and that is changing, I am gaining confidence in areas of life.  I used to be 25 pounds overweight and not care much for how my body was taken care of (low confidence).
I remember walking around slouched over most of the time without ever thinking to stand tall.  I don't remember what made me take up the gym besides the thought of having big muscles which would look cool to me.  I continued to go for some time about 4 years ago on and off and still kept my poor eating habits back then.
The more and more I work on myself especially in the gym I become more confident in myself.  I see that I find a sense of happiness from seeing my body and muscles grow.  It shows that you can come from nothing into something big and amazing just by proving to yourself you can lift those weights even when it gets hard.  This builds confidence just by you proving to yourself that you can lifts those weights.  That is a big component in confidence for working out.  The next big thing is how you look at yourself.  Lifting weights and growing my muscles and even losing weight has made me view myself differently.  As I lost weight a few years ago I started to see myself as able to achieve things in my life instead of thinking of myself as not achieving them.  Whether you want to drop fat or gain muscle fitness can boost your confidence and help you see yourself as the true you.  I understand how it was for me when I was overweight, I wouldn't feel comfortable to express my true self and would often keep my true self to myself.  This has changed since I really started to lose weight and fitness and in turn start my self development journey.  I feel that starting fitness has helped me share my story on this blog and youtube.  I am not scared to share who I am because I love myself and who I am.  I know that sharing my journey can help others even if some people don't agree with me I am being me, and comfortable with it.  I can attribute all this confidence to starting fitness.
How Can Fitness Change Your Life?More Energy.
I understand how much we can struggle for the energy to do the things we really want to do.  It can be hard having a job, and much harder having family to take care of.  I myself just have a job but I can see after 7-8 hours of working that the first thing you want to do when you get home is relax.  It can be tiring but through fitness it can be made easier to achieve your goals and dreams.  Changing the foods I eat can go hand in hand with energy and are definitely part of fitness for me.  The food you eat is about 70% of your body the other 30% comes from working out.  So in this case food is fitness.  What we eat not only affect our body but also our minds.  The foods we eat can either give us energy or take it away.  Make us happy or depressed.  With a healthy diet on top of workout out regularly your energy levels will sky rocket from what they are right now, and you will see yourself doing things you didn't think possible.
Closing Thoughts.
Fitness can be very hard.  I have found myself going into the gym then giving up or eating healthy then eating a bunch of food even if it is healthy but eating wayyyy too much and gaining fat anyways.  I find the best way to have more confidence and energy through this is to take small steps at least a few times a week to improve your body and keep improving more and more along the way until you become your best self.

Friday, November 4, 2016

What is the Greatness of Life.

Life is extraordinary.  We may find ourselves caught up in what we think is life.  Living each day for someone else, to make their dreams come true.  That is not "living".  Living is going through each day on a mission for ourselves.  Our job is not our life or who we are, neither is your home, car or any material possession.  Life comes from whats inside us, without life we will not live or even survive, we will just be there, living a life for everyone else, but not ourselves.  Is that really living?
How to Find Greatness in LifeHow to Live.
Living life can be hard.  We all have our setbacks or things in the way.  The only problem is a lot of us let these things stop us.  I am guilty of this as well.  Excuses are often easier than doing a hard task that needs to be done.  If I get tired at night it is so easy to say "ok time to sleep" even if I have more things that must get done in order to have a productive day.  I have done this many times and regret it the next morning.  Now there are more extremes to this, maybe you broke your leg and play a sport, but when it heals up you never play that sport again.  Seems normal, after all its a better excuse than being tired.  But are these excuses worth risking our dreams and vision for our lives?  Hell no!
Living in my eyes means to be becoming our best selves, doing things each day that move us closer to our vision, even if its only one thing a day.  If you don't do at least one thing for moving yourself closer to the greater you each day how can you expect to live, or even be happy?
Living each day within intent for you may be different from what it is for me.  For me my best day comes from when I am bettering my body and mind and spending time with loved ones.  For you it could be helping someone close to you or even volunteering.  Living is so much different than just existing, living means you have a life of intent and with that intent you make your mark on the universe!  Each day should be fun and joyful, and living, real living is just that.  The more I better myself and show love to the people close to me I even find my confidence go up, because I a being my truest self!  
Closing Thoughts.
Before I end this let me ask you these 2 questions.  How can you find your truest self?  And how can you Live today?