101 Critical Days: Get Real!! Get Fit!! Labor Day1

And labor we all have. So the end has come! I hope everyone has grown from this journey. I ended my journey this weekend with some great friends at Canyon Lake. It’s been YEARS since I have spent time with friends at a lake on a holiday. “Normal” things that bring you closer to people. You share with them and they share with you. I hope starting on Memorial Day and ending on Labor Day has given you whatever you desired. I know it has really opened my eyes to a lot of things and I’m a better man today for having started this journey. Most times the journey does not look like we think it will look and we end up learning things that we didn’t expect to learn. Whatever you learned, whatever you gained, whatever you put into this, I hope you have become more open to the sound of your own voice. It has been great traveling this road with you and I am so proud of everyone who has taken this journey with me.

I’m not sure who and how many actually were on board, but I pray that it was worth it for you!

I will be blogging more and this page will get an overhaul! 🙂

Thanks Mike Atwood for creating this page for me and teaching me how to navigate this wonderful page. YOU created the space for me to be able to share what I have in me to share. I look forward to many more great projects together!!

WE INDEED ROLL TOGETHER! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

101 Critical Days 8/31/13 2 Days Left!

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope this has been a great week for you all and I hope you have started a great Labor Day weekend! I am heading to yoga this morning and then to the gym afterwards. I am really looking forward to hearing about the great journeys you all have had. I’m more concerned about what has manifested itself in this time that how much weight was lost or how many inches. I do what to know that as well, if you want to share on Monday.

Make some time for YOU this weekend. Don’t be at a picnic and not enjoy the picnic. Don’t be at the pool and not enjoy the pool. Don’t be at the beach and not enjoy the beach. Don’t drive hundreds of miles to see family and not enjoy family. ENJOY the time you have with your family and friends. Make it a joyous and peaceful time. Tell them you love them and always give a hug. Not so much for you, but sometimes a person just needs a hug, but they will never tell you.

Drink at least 64 oz of water each day and more if you are out in the sun and more if you are consuming alcohol. Hey…it’s your weekend. HAVE A BLAST!!!!

WE ROLL TOGETHER!! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

 

101 Critical Days 8/28/13 Closing In!

Hello all. It is Wednesday before the weekend of the Monday! 🙂

I hope you have created some great habits that are serving you well. I see some of you have made some tremendous strides and are taking life to another level.

Today, be aware of what you say, how you say things and how you think. We don’t often think we say and think negative things, but we do. Keep yourself in a positive mindset and let no one take away that joy and peace and determination that you have.

Have an amazing Wednesday!

WE ROLL TOGETHER!! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

 

101 Critical Days 8/26/13 Honestly You!

Happy Monday everyone. As we come closer to the end of the 101 Critical Days. I hope that this has been a great time of reflection and a time of hard work. It has shown me lots of things about me. This journey is a constant work. It is a constant push to keep yourself on track and in check to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. Is it hard? I don’t think so. I think life and goals are a matter of choice. If there is something you want to do…set your mind to it, set a plan in motion and stick to the plan. That’s how simple it is. The difficult part is dealing with the habits that we have created over the years that get “all up in the way” of where we are going. Those are things that have to be pushed away. For me, some foods don’t even taste as good as they used to taste, but I’m accustomed to eating them, so my habits, not my cravings will sometimes drive what I eat…not a good thing and until this 101 day journey started…it’s something I never noticed. Those types of things were revealed in other parts of my life as well…finances, personal choices, fitness. I’m better for this journey and I’m glad that it was placed in my spirit to do. I hope that this has helped heal you in some ways and helped you laugh at times or maybe the blog even kept you company. We are a week away and I’m pushing on until the end!! I love you!!

WE ROLL TOGETHER!! LOVE!!

FREEDOM

 

101 Critical Days 8/24/13 Good, Better, Best!

Good, better, best – Never let ‘er rest – Til the good gets better and the better gets best!

This is something a Colonel I used to work for got from his father when he was growing up. I love this. It starts with good, then gets better and it ends with our best. NEVER let ‘er rest. There is no rest in working toward your best. It is a constant work. That is something I miss these days. We have to work when it’s time to work and stay on top of the goals that we set. If the goals are the same, then the work stays the same to achieve the goal. It should be just as intense as when we started to lose weight or write that book or run that marathon or save that money. We must employ all of your energy to make those goals happen. Not only will it be everything you thought it would be, but most times you learn amazing lessons along the way that you never thought you’d learn. There are so many things out there to gain…as you noticed I said “out there” not “in here”. Move forward. Move outside of yourself and what you know and gain more knowledge and wisdom than you already have. As the song says…”You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”

Have an amazing weekend!! WE ROLL TOGETHER!! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

 

101 Critical Days 8/23/13 START TODAY!

Happy Friday! It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life…for me…and I’m feeling good. Be the change you want to see in the world. Today…make a decision to be a person of standard and goodness. Don’t follow the normal flow and allow yourself to be carried through the day. I am looking forward to a great day today that will start a great weekend that will flow into a great week that will flow into a great month that will flow into an amazing year that will flow into 2 great years and so on and so on. What does it cost you to be a person of standard and greatness? Stay focused and run the race in a way that at the end, you are proud of how you ran it!! Start today!

WE ROLL TOGETHER! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

 

101 Critical Days: Get Real! Get Fit!! 8/22/13 FORWARD…MARCH!

FORWARD…MARCH!! A command that is given in the military when the leader wants the troops to move forward and not only move forward, but move forward with purpose…in a march, with pride, with cadence, with style, with strength, with an attitude of conquering every single step. Today, I say to you…FORWARD…MARCH!! Give YOURSELF the command that you have been waiting for SOMEONE else to give you…you officially have permission to be your best self. Find the passion in you and give it the command…FORWARD…MARCH!! There is action in it! There is a force in it! There is a push in it! When you hear it, it makes you want to MOVE FORWARD! There is no staying in the SAME place when you have commanded yourself to move forward.

The person you are waiting for…is YOU!! Surprise!

Let’s take this Thursday and handle the business!!

WE ROLL TOGETHER!! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM

101 Critical Days: Get Real! Get Fit! GET SOME!! 8/21/13

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY! Remember, when in the battle…remember to fight. Never be afraid to be aggressive when working on yourself. You are never too lost, never too far gone to get it together. We sometimes think that it’s just not worth it. We sometimes feel that what we desire in life is not worth the fight. That is so untrue…we fight for our kids and family and to keep a house or a car, but DREAMS get lost and are treated like they aren’t worth the TIME!! Get it together! Refocus! Believe! Dream! Work!

WE ROLL TOGETHER! LOVE!!!

FREEDOM