Strong enough to Live It

February 28th, 2015

Sometimes I question situations I’m given. There are also times when I don’t give myself enough credit either.

I know it’s not about “me”, it’s about the service I’ve been called to do. I’ve come to believe that I am put in places or even placed in people’s lives because I’m strong enough to live it. Because I have an almighty powerful God with me, I can handle it. That is the only reason I can handle it, God being with me.

As Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see in the world.”  I want to see a world that is healthy inside and out. I am attempting to be that change. Being healthy is so much more than a persons weight. I want people to feel the value they have, because they do have value, no matter what season of life they are stuck in. Sometimes they can’t see that value though and need a little extra help to uncover it again. I believe I’ve been called to lift them up and help them take life back.  “Every day I wake up believing that my calling is to teach others how to take their lives back so they may help others.”

Being called into my passion is an amazing feeling and I don’t take that lightly. I rise by lifting others up and I’m thankful to God for allowing me to be the messenger.

So there ya have it. I’ve been given this life with an amazing wife and awesome daughters because I can live it. It took me a very long time to understand that, but I finally do….I think. So the next time you are in a tough situation or having a difficult time, try to step back from it and open your heart. Maybe you are being given an opportunity to help others grow into the person God made them to be.

#betheexample #bemore #findyourpassion #findyourstrong #talktome









Transformed Inside Out

February 18, 2015

Transformed Inside Out has become my way of thinking and my angle of “attack” when a soul is lead to ask me for help. There is so much I could say about this and the success we are having is remarkable and I’m honored to be a part of the process.

It’s said that weight loss is a mental challenge, to which I fully agree, the hardest part is between the ears. This is the hard truth that can hit hard as you work the process. Facing these issues that come up between the ears will either drive a person to success or drive them to give up. For example, sometimes a person doesn’t even realize that maybe we are an emotional eater. This can knock a person to their knees sometimes. I’ve seen people come to that fact, actually hear them say it, and watch them turn and walk away. Why? Because they aren’t willing to process it and find the triggers or understand how they got to that point. This is just one example of what might come up between the ears.

I’ll also throw out there an example that seems fairly common is a death of somebody close to you. I know I know, you’re thinking I’ve lost my mind at this point. I’m telling you that I’ve mentored more than one person who is still standing at the casket filled with loss, regret, pain, anger, frustration, feeling of being lost, not knowing how to move forward. These are only a few examples, but I’ve seen it. If I’m honest, I did it when I lost my Momma. Standing at the grave without any hope of moving past that is so overwhelming and almost tormenting to a soul. Does that affect a persons weight and life as a whole, you bet it does. The 5 stages of grief must be faced head on so you can gain acceptance and grow forward.

So yeah, I’ll absolutely say that it’s not always a foodie issue that causes weight issues. I had one person say to me “I’m sad because of my weight.” To that I said, “maybe your weight is higher because you are sad.” The cause of the sadness, the issue or whatever doesn’t matter, it’s all an issue on the inside of the soul that can hold every single aspect of your life in bondage.

I’m not a professional, but my experiences have taught me that something in their past is usually the root issue. If we are able to find that root issue and process it to the point of acceptance, we have much greater chance of success. Working through that issue, processing it all the way out to acceptance is a big part of being Transformed Inside out.

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Remember the Dash

Posted Feb 10th, 2015 in Memory of my Momma.

THE DASH

(Anonymous)

I read of a man who stood to speak

at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth

and spoke of the following date with tears,

but he said what mattered most of all

was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

that she spent alive on Earth….

and now only those who loved her

know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we owe;

the cars… the house… the cash.

What matters most is how we live and love

and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard…

are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left.

(You could be at dash “mid-range.”)

If we could just slow down enough

to consider what’s true and real,

and always try to understand the

way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,

and show appreciation more

and love the people in our lives

like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,

and more often wear a smile…

remembering that this special dash

might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy’s being read

with your life’s actions to rehash…

would you be proud of the things they say

about how you spent your dash?

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A weight loss journey is NOT only about weight loss

February 4th, 2015
This started as a post for Instagram and ended up with this. I still posted in Instagram though.

This journey isn’t simply about losing a few pounds. That’s always the main objective when a ‘newbie’ starts out, it was for me when I started. I have grown to know that this is not actually true though.

This is a journey to CHANGE your life, forever. Changing your thought process, changing your problem solving skills, changing your view of the world around you, growing into the person God made you to be! I firmly believe that the process has to start from the inside out. If you are full of anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, whatever the emotion is holding you in bondage, your success will be limited. That bondage is holding you back in so many aspects of your life. Break free from the bondage to the life that you were made for, the life that God designed for you. Dealing with the psychology issues is painful, but worth it. Talking about them and learning tools to help look at things differently is necessary in many cases.

Now then, I know people lose weight without changing anything all the time. I also know that few of these stories have long term success. The same 20 pounds is lost and regained over and over. I believe there are no pills, powders or potions that provide long term success. If you want lasting success, open your mind and allow your heart to change. Everything will change and you will be amazed at what will happen.

(Please know this is my opinion and this has formed over a 5 year journey of my own. I’ve worked with and spoke to thousands along the way. My opinion and approach to weight loss have evolved into what it is today, and it is just that, my opinion. I’ve seen success using this “inside out” idea. My goal for anybody I work with is this, “healthy, inside and out”)

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