Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paleo: Day 3 - Catching Fish With Your Hands

Last night I had a dream.  I was sitting with my wife on a park bench or some restaurant that had tables next to a lake filled with all sorts of different kinds and colors of fish.  While we were into our conversation I look over, lean down, and snatch up a few different kinds of fish with no little to no effort at all and toss them up on the table.  The people who were sitting at other tables around us were shocked and amazed that I was able to catch these fish with my bare hands!  It seemed impossible to do!  Yet, I was doing it like it was just part of something I did to get our food.

Your dreams may seem impossible to us, to others you might share them with.  Nevertheless, no matter how impossible your dreams may be, don't let that stop you from actively going after them.  Don't allow anyone (including yourself) discourage you from trying.  You'll find your dreams will become your reality if you keep trying until you succeed.

Now, my dream is to not catch multiple types and colors of fish with my bare hands.  But I have dreams that I'm going after, I've tried before and have failed, but it's up to me to keep trying if I want to achieve those dreams.

Losing weight, eating right, running a 5K, excising, hiking Mt. Saint Helen, could be examples of dreams you may have deep down inside of you.  Its time to make goals that bring you closer to them dreams and start achieving those goals.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Paleo: Day 2 - Easy Roads Promote Lazy Drivers

Paleo Day 2 - Easy Roads Promote Lazy Drivers

We all have those thoughts.  How can I get what I want in the easiest, cheapest, quickest, way?  I'm sure everyone of us have fallen for the "Get Rich Quick" scam at least once in our lives.  Hopefully we've learned that overall even IF we achieve something quick'n easy.  It doesn't last and deep down inside we don't really appreciate it like we would have when we work hard to get there.

So, today's thought, Easy roads promote lazy drivers, is a reminder to me that this 30 day challenge is not always going to be easy, but success will come when I push past the headaches, the cravings, and the mind battles of "I can't do this", "Why did I agree to do this", "Valentine's Day CANDY ALL AROUND ME AT MY DESK!!"

Push past, push through, push away those temptations and roadblocks.  Don't hope for that wide, paved, straight road to the glory land.  Go for the narrow dirt road, winding up the mountain.  Even if it's just for the satisfaction of looking down from the top at where you came from and appreciating the challenge you just overcame.  You'll find it becomes a domino effect to other challenges you'll face throughout this year.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paleo: Day 1 - The Headache of Reality

Wow! 2016 has passed by in a whirlwind & 2017 has already in full swing.  This weekend my amazing wife presented me with a new 30 day challenge.  In one word this challenge would be called Paleo.  This would involve cutting out something I love very very much, dairy, among other various sweets & normal "less than healthy" items.

Am I up for the challenge?  You bet!

It's time to reconnect, restore, recommit, and reclaim my healthy lifestyle.

Each day I'll be posting something, thoughts of the day, whatever.

Breakfast I first started taking my Premium Lifestyle Capsule packet, Shared a Premium Lifestyle Shake with my love, and slapped my Blue Camo DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) patch! I also had a banana to complete the breakfast.

Bacon Deviled Eggs, Red Grapes, and Sunflower SeedsMid-morning snack was a 1/2 cup of roasted sunflower seeds.  Pretty good, however, make sure you read the label when purchasing items.  I took the easy route getting the seeds out of the shells and didn't realize there were added garbage disqualifying them.

Lunch I had some homemade w/love and bacon infused deviled eggs.  They put a smile on my face.

Mid-day snack involved purple grapes and the remaining cup of roasted sunflower seeds.  I snuck in a small slice of Colby Jack cheese & jerky.

It's important not to quit things cold turkey.  You don't want to kill yourself coming off the addictive foods.  I've found the best way is to ease yourself off the "bad" foods, or in my case the foods you've chosen to take out of your diet for a time.

All together, first day so far has been great.  I'm already feeling better (yes, you can experience change that quick).