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5 Ways to Honor God with Your Bod

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Have you ever stopped to think about what an amazing gift our body is?  It truly is a miracle if you really stop and think about it.  God gave us this incredible body that can do mind boggling things.  But we often take this gift for granted. 

Think of your eye sight alone.  The eye consists of the retina, pupil, iris, cornea, lens and optic nerve.  It has 137 million light sensitive special cells that sends messages to the amazingly complicated brain.  About 130 million of these cells appear l…

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Body Image Gone Wrong

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No one should feel less than because of the way they look.  That’s a pretty powerful statement and not one many believe as I have come to learn in my last 25 years in the fitness industry, including myself. 

Our self-worth seems to be very much tied into our body image for both men and women.  For many years that is what the fitness industry was all about and it still very much seems to be all about, the way we look.  We get wrapped up in thoughts like,  am I skinny enough?  Am I too fat?  Do I…

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Being Battle Tested

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How does God bring out the warrior in a man?  It’s typically through hardship, trials and tribulation.  James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  

I know for me my spiritual growth has come through my hardships.   A divorce about seven years ago put me through my gr…

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Move:  For Men’s Health  (A Fight for Your Life)

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This is a statistic I have a hard time believing, but it is true.    Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality and it causes 3.2 million deaths globally.  Physical inactivity is literally killing us.

41% of men don’t get enough exercise and that puts us at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity and certain cancers.   

From the American Cancer Society research shows that being physically active helps reduce the risk of a variety of cancers.  Physical…

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Expect a Miracle

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I am a very driven person.  I have always found a way to be successful in my career or in athletics.  I would push myself by learning whatever I needed to do to become successful at it.  I remember the first year I transitioned out of health and fitness full time and into pharmaceutical sales.   A decision I made that I felt was in the best interest of my young family at the time. 

The first year of pharmaceutical sales I hated it.  I didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning and face the re…

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Do You Have Faith in Yourself?

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Do you have faith in yourself?  This is a question I have been wrestling with over the last several days, well actually the last 30 years, I just didn’t know it.   Let me explain.  I have been digging deep into my work lately with my business and life coach, Kim Dawson.  I have a fitness ministry that is geared towards men.   Doing the work and learning my voice in this space means asking myself some hard questions.  I have really had to take a hard look in the mirror and do some self-discovery.…

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Simple Strategies for Lasting Weight Loss

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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

We have become a society of over-abundance when it comes to eating.  7 out of 10 Americans are overweight and 4 out of 10 Americans are obese.   Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than being underweight.   Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.  It is safe to say we have an epidemic on our hands.  

As a society we are ov…

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5 Ways to Overcome Depression in Men

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Have you shifted into a pattern of complacency and hopelessness?  Do you find yourself asking this question, “Do I have what it takes to make it in this world?”  I certainly understand because there was a period in my life that I suffered through hopelessness and depression, wondering if I had what it took to make it in this world.  It was a dark period in my life when my marriage was on the rocks that eventually ended in divorce.  There was about a two year period where I suffered from complete…

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How to go from Pain to Performance

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Excruciating Pain

The pain I felt in my hip started about 7 seven years ago.  I noticed that I was having a hard time bending over to tie my shoes and if I sat for long periods of time, my hip would get “stuck” and I had to move it in a certain position in order for it to get “unstuck”.  The pain and limited mobility kept getting worse and worse.  I didn’t have a specific injury, but eventually I was diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement.  As it turns it this is a congenital issue where…

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The Need to Leave the World a Better Place

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We Need to Make a Difference

One of our core needs as human beings is feeling like we make a difference.  We all want to make a contribution and leave the world a better place.   That is one of the reasons I left my job in the pharmaceutical industry.   It was a great job that paid a generous salary, but for me, I didn’t feel like I was making the difference that I was put on this earth to do.   I had this strong feeling that there had to be more. 

I am about four months into leaving my pharma…

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