Here a short story for you...... An uncle of R. U. Darby was caught by the gold fever in the gold-rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite. After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the o
It is often a challenge to find a topic for our next blog, the more we actively think about it the more elusive the topic becomes. Working out always clears our minds; it allows the unencumbered flow of thoughts and ideas, that is when inspiration comes. The other day while working out at the gym, I was watching people come in to the gym from their day at work, suddenly it hit me.....if most people committed to the health of their own bodies like they do their actual job th
You've seen - we are sure you have read plenty yourself - the articles which highlight the "best" foods for optimizing fat loss. Wouldn't that be awesome if all you had to do was eat certain foods and the weight just fell off? Sign me up, right? However, this delivers a poor message to people of quick fixes and false promises. Because ultimately there is NO single food which will help you reduce your body fat. Sure, there are foods, like single whole ingredient foods, that d
All the religions have agreed on this one particular subject. The bible often refers to this subject often. Even today's success books are still talking about this one subject. WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT! Lets look at this from an individual who wants to lose weight and never really achieves the success they are looking for: What are they thinking about most of the time? They tend to think about what they don't want. I don't want to fail. My cravings are out of control. W
A very common reason why people fail trying to lose weight or build muscle is due to their unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way. Let's just settle record here and say that there are NO shortcuts to obtaining physical conditioning and health. Permanent physique transformation and optimal health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition, with addition to other variables. In our microwave society, we expe
Do you ever feel like some days you are 100% committed to your goals. The fire is burning so red hot under your butt that nothing is going to stop you! You say to yourself "I am going to crush it today!!!" And then an hour passes or the next day, it's like that fire just got rained on and your motivation disappeared like you never even had it? You find yourself sitting on the couch, contemplating whether or not to get up and before you know it you have talked yourself out of
Have you read the book, What You Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Dr. Shad Helmstetter? It is an awesome read. He says in the book, "We become the programs that we get most" In other words, the things we say over and over again to ourselves, whether is out loud or not, gets stronger and stronger through repetition. We become what we give energy to. Most people, when they set a new goal and before they even begin, have a pre-recorded tape playing in their mind, counting thems
Have you ever sat in a nice hot bath, full of bubbles and over time, the water becomes warm and the before you know it all the bubbles are gone and the water is cold? And it no longer is enjoyable? That’s exactly what happens with motivation. Losing motivation is common and it does happen. So what do you need to do when this happens or what can you do to be proactive? Well, first thing is….DON’T SETTLE or make any excuses! Take ACTION! Don’t just get motivated, get INSPIRED!