“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”—Martin Luther King Jr
I got the ASYLUM a few days ago, and I gotta say, It is a MONSTER!!! I did the Speed and Agility workout yesterday, and I was completely dead after lol, DRENCHED in sweat…and starving the whole day because of it hahaha. I am excited to see what the other workouts bring to the table =).
I finally found an .mp3 for this track. Fans of Mansell’s score for The Fountain might recognize this as ‘Together We Will Live Forever,’ which was originally intended to include Hegarty’s haunting vocals.
(Not to be confused with ‘The Last Man,’ the opening track from the album.)
The quality of a friendship is the product of the effort two people make towards it. I’ve been a good friend, and a bad friend. I’ve been the worst friend, and I’ve been the best friend. One thing I’ve noticed is that when my friendships have gone in a bad direction it’s been my fault. I need to work on that.
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”—Chuck Palahniuk (Choke)
“Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”—Evan Almighty
It is important to remember that there is much to be gained from the trials and trying experiences we have in our lives. It is important for us to know there is a reason for all this. These trials are opportunities for us to gain in experience, in knowledge… to learn from our mistakes. We are to be strengthened through adversity. There’s always beauty to be found in our struggle.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain
No time during the day, with school, with work, there's just no time!!
I had a conversation with a friend relating to what I had been doing to lose my weight in the last 9 months or so. When the conversation came to the topic of how long my chosen workout program took every day, I was met with a reply to the effect of, “It’s just so hard to fit it in with work and school, it’s hard to find the time." Now, that I can agree with! It is hard, it’s not easy! BUT, it gets easier. Here’s how I look at it:
A lot of us are currently attending college or have attended college. Why do we do that? A lot of us HATE school…I know I do! I’ve never been a fan of going to school and sitting in a classroom, and learning ewww… just kidding I’m a huge fan of knowledge. I just don’t like sitting in that classroom for an hour to an hour and a half. I like to be out there doing things!…I DIGRESS…getting off topic. THE POINT IS, we go to college to an end, but to what end? We know we will get better careers, better money, better financial health… and we learn a few things too. Our time is an investment for a better future!
I pose to you the following question: Why is it so hard for us to make the same investment with our future health and wellness in mind?
Think about this for a second. Is not your future health and quality of life just as importan(if not more) as your future career, salary, etc.? Every day that you choose to workout, eat clean foods, do what’s right for your body, you improve your health, you extend your life, you improve your future quality of life! How can you not want to invest your time toward something like that? This was the type of investment I NEEDED to make, and I would go as far as saying we all NEED this.
Here’s what I want: I want to be healthy and live a long, good life. I want to be able to be there for my family(when I have one of my own)! I don’t want to be sitting on the sidelines at my kids’ sporting events, I want to be their hero! I want to be an example for my family, I want them to be healthy. I want my wife and children and family and friends to see the value of all this. A six-pack would be nice too ;).
I want you to think about this. Think about some of the things you want, along those lines. Aren’t all of those things worth your time? Take some time and ponder this, you may be missing out on the best investment you ever made in your future. It may be thirty minutes, an hour, an hour and a half, or two hours even, but believe me, it’s worth it! Trust me, I’ve been there. If your health is as important to you as it is to me, you’ll make time. Take the time, you won’t regret it.
I hope some of this has made an impact on you, maybe made your decision a little easier. If you have questions or any type of concerns email me at Bringinit4life@gmail.com. Thanks for reading.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”—Steve Jobs (via misswallflower)
I hear from a lot of people that there’s always that one thing they have a problem with in their health and fitness program. Whether it’s the diet, not having enough time during the week…There always seems to be that ONE THING.
Well, the fact of the matter is: commitment and consistency are key to having success in any plan. We all need to hear some ‘tough love’ sometimes, I know i do, so here it is. It doesn’t matter how good the plan is if you don’t work it. If you have made a decision to begin a diet and workout plan such as P90X, Insanity, Power90, Turbofire, or any other program, personal trainer, Yoga Booty Ballet, Biggest Loser DVDs lol, etc, be ready to follow it! NO EXCUSES!
There have been many a time when I have not had any time to do my daily workout because of work and other responsibilities. I have always had to make a choice:
a: Go to sleep, it’s not my fault that I was busy all day and didn’t have time to do my workout.
b: Get off my butt and do my workout, because I have a goal and I am committed to it!
Now I will be a little short on sleep the next day, but if I want to see good results…If I am committed to reaching my goal, the answer is ‘B’!!!! If you have decided that your goal is worth your time and effort, make the time, and put forth your best effort! But hey, if, at the end of the day, you can honestly say there was absolutely no way you could have done that late night/early morning workout; if, at the end of the day, you can honestly say that you could not possibly have followed that diet plan, then that’s fine! Just be honest with yourself and don’t sell yourself short.
What’s keeping you from reaching your goal? What’s stopping you from getting the results you want?
Don’t let anything or anyone get in the way of your goals! Fight for it! Be committed to yourself! COMMIT! BE CONSISTENT! You will see great success!… otherwise, you’re just wasting your time.
“I’m aware that Chloe may have no memory of me at all. She’s too young. But I want her to grow up knowing that I was the first man ever to fall in love with her. I’d always thought the father/daughter thing was overstated. But I can tell you, it’s real. Sometimes, she looks at me and I just become a puddle.”—
“You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.”—Anthony Robbins
When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He’s written “He dies.” That’s all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is “He dies.” It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with “He dies.” And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it’s only natural to be sad, but not because of the words “He dies.” but because of the life we saw prior to the words. I’ve lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I’m only asking that you turn the page, continue reading… and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest “He died.”