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The True Cost of Health: My Perspective on Gym Memberships and Fitness

Consider this: if you think a gym membership is expensive, try Illness once. If you think lifting weights is dangerous or tough, try being too weak to be independent. If you think fitness is too time-consuming, try waiting at a doctor's office.   The choice is yours.  I've been working out regularly for over 25 years; it's something I look forward to, keeps me balanced, and makes me feel better. Not just physically but emotionally and spiritually.  I'm writing this blog to inspire you to be the difference in your life. If this resonates with you in any way, please share this post.  You never know who might need help getting started.  So many of you question the expense and effort...

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Quality of Your life, Begins and Ends with you!

Your quality of life begins and ends with you. It's that simple, yet so many of you always look outside yourself for someone or something else to determine your perceived quality of life. Have you ever wondered why? Is it your need to fit in, feel accepted, or wanted; maybe you are looking for validation you think you deserve. But, on the other hand, perhaps you don't even realize you are doing that because you think you're self-aware. I don't mean looking at other people and saying, "I would never do that," or " I cannot believe what so and so did," because that is self-projection, not self-awareness. Whatever the reason is, I want you to know that if you...

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Embracing Your Potential: It's Not You Holding You Back, It's Who You Think You're Not

Happy Birthday to your journey of self-discovery! What could I be talking about? It's not your Birthday, or maybe it is.  Let me explain: as you prepare to celebrate another year's passing, it's the perfect time to reflect on the lessons you've learned and the growth achieved.  One profound realization that often surfaces during this introspective process is the understanding that one of your biggest hindrances isn't the external forces but the limitations you impose on yourself.  What I'm referring to? The statement, "It's not YOU that holds you back; it's WHO YOU think you're not!" You may not even realize you are placing that particular limitation on yourself because it has become so automatic for you that you think...

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Change, The only Constant In Life

The only thing that will never change in life is the fact things will continually change. Change will always be a constant in your life. From childhood to adulthood, the world around you will be in a perpetual state of transformation, just like your world. As you move through your life, you will begin to create familiar routines that bring comfort and stability. This tends to feel good, and sometimes so good you never want it to change. But as the years pass, you realize that change will become a force you cannot escape. Think about it: you start preschool, then you move to elementary, junior high, and finally high school. Pause for a moment and think about all the...

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Your Mind Can Trick You!

You will face some very challenging things in your life, and when those challenges present themselves, your mind can trick you into believing the obstacles you're facing are much bigger than they are. Wait, what. Yep, it's true, and you don't even realize it's happening. How is that possible? Whenever you face the unknown or uncertainty in your life, the natural human tendency is to focus on what could go wrong or how difficult it could be. This is because your mind naturally goes there, and it does so to protect you. Think about the last time when you were nervous or scared to face whatever you were facing. I'm sure you didn't say I got this, no problem. It...

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