Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
For months my son Josh would invite me to join him at the gym he works out at. Sometimes I went, sometimes I didn’t.
More often than not I had an excuse not to; I was too tired or busy (or lazy).
When I was young and fit, fitness seemed to take so much less work.
When I was “little” I was full of energy. I’d play all day only stopping when I had to go back home.
I’d annoy my parents by getting up too early.
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
As I was approaching fifty years old I sought the wisdom of my elders. I sought out men and women older than I was to learn lessons on life that they had been learning.
Yesterday I began a series entitled A Treasure Chest Of Wisdom – Don’t Hold Grudges.
The first lesson the wise would teach us is Don’t Hold Grudges
The second lesson I was taught and it was repeated several times by my wise mentors was “take care of your health.”
Take Care Of Your Health
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
As I stepped out of the shower today I looked in the mirror to admire my four-pack.
Yes, four-pack. I saw it for a change.
Usually it’s covered by what used to be piles of pasta, insane amounts of ice cream, or bowls of buffet.
Don’t laugh. It’s the best it gets at this point: “The food I want or fitness?”
My occasional four-pack used to be a six-pack. And, when I was a skinny kid it was probably an eight-pack, but as Will Ferrell tweeted recently a six-pack on a skinny kid doesn’t really count; it didn’t take any effort.
Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
Ken Davis unveiled, “I had not been living fully alive for a long time, but I was ready to start. First I had to change some of the attitudes that had sucked the lifeblood from my veins.”
Subtitled “a journey that will change your life”, author Davis challenges us to step up, step in and live life fully alive.
Ken Davis’ family was celebrating Christmas at a cozy cabin in the mountains of Colorado. While sledding with his grandchildren Davis had a surreal experience.
“I blazed past my grandchildren…’Grandpa! Wait for me!’ they hollered.
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
I felt it while watching the Olympics. You felt it too didn’t you?
Admiration for their courage.
Admiration for their determination.
Admiration for their discipline.
Admiration for their focus.
Admiration for their abs.
Yes, I felt it — jealousy — when I saw their abs.
Did you feel jealous too?
I’m Missing Something
Undoubtedly the recent Olympians experienced much more than the satisfaction of competition win or lose. For instance, though I took no interest in the rowing competition, but maybe I’m missing something.
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Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge
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