Archive for December, 2012

Holiday Season Wrapping Up

 

I don’t know about you but I really enjoy the holidays. I enjoy the family and friends. I enjoy the laughter and stories. Seeing people I may have not seen in a while. I enjoy the noise and the chaos. I even enjoy the hectic pace needed to pull it all off. I definitely over enjoy all the amazing treats and meals and goodies and drinks that are so abundant during the festive times.

 

But I am also looking forward to the big wind down in the New Year. The holidays are great to see coming and to enjoy when they are happening and they, for me, are equally great to see leave.

 

I know I have not done myself any favors this week and a half. I can feel it. I know that on January first I can call a stop to it all for another six month. Why six months you ask? Simple BBQ season kicks it June twentieth! Father’s Day! The most important day of the year! Well ok second only to Mother’s Day. I can usually spread myself out a bit better during BBQ season. It is like three months long here, longer if you don’t mind Q’ing in a jacket. I mean you can go year round if you don’t mind shovel the snow off the Q.

 

I have my new exercise regime mapped out, got my nutritional supplements in supply. Have my workout room ready even, Bowflex Blaze, a decent treadmill and a DVD player in the room. Gonna put all three of those bad boys through their paces every day! Also, I am going to be hitting some awesome cardio and endurance training with Thai Cheng and P90X workout programs. This year IS going to be the year I get myself back in shape. I am dedicated to making this happen like never before. I am sick and tired of being out of shape. In fact my body is completely the wrong shape. I have corrected it a bit already with my past activities, this new program is going to trump it all.

 

I will be logging my progress for my own selfish reasons, like smiling and gloating. Just kidding, I will be tracking my progress so I can see how I have improved and see what has worked better and what may need some tweaking. I will also share my results with you if on my site if you like.

Before 1

This is my before picture, kind of resemble an Alfred Hitchcock profile! Scared the crap out of me when I put that realization together! To be completely honest I was actually a little bigger than this picture shows before I took my before.  I lost a little bit of weight just by stopping my fast food addiction. Then I lost a little bit more using a nutritional product. My new program is a mix of nutrition and exercise. Now I know you might be thinking “good deduction Watson”. But believe it or not most people are overwhelmed on how do that when they have not been in that environment all along. These programs and products are designed for everybody at every level of fitness to get started and improve their health. I am obviously starting from a place of “HELP” and other may be in better shape, worse shape, or even excellent shape, and this program has products and services everyone will benefit from.

 

If you want to read more about my journey and what I am doing check out this link: http://www.teambeachbody.com/212glen

There is a more current picture of me there that shows some of my progress so far, with my earlier program. If I had success with my earlier program, why did I decide to change? Well the earlier program was just about nutritional supplements only. So when I stopped them or where away from them for a while, I started to put the weight back on immediately. The new program combines exercise and nutrition, so you are actually developing a lifestyle change. And when you make a lifestyle change it stays with you better. Further to that by combining proper nutrition and exercise, if you happen to be away from one side of it for a while the other is still there and vice versa.

So that is why I am so stoked about this program and why I know this one will be the one I will do for the rest of my life!

 

 

Here’s to Your Good Health!

 

So you try to eat right. You are eating a few servings of fruits and veggies every day. You try to three proper meals a day. But you find you are feeling sluggish, tired or even burnt out! Well it is NOT your fault.

If you are most people out there you have a very hectic schedule. You get up way earlier than you would like to. You are spending on average about one and half hours in your morning commute. So to allow you a few extra minutes in bed you skip a nutritious breakfast and grab a large coffee and a processed fast food breaky item off the drive threw menu. That is your first major and potentially deadly mistake of the day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I bet three quarters of us mess it up daily by age twelve, if not earlier.  Think about it, when was the last time you had a sit down, home cooked breakfast made of wholesome natural ingredients that covered all the food groups? Be honest. Except for a few special occasions the answer would most likely be never. You see even if you try to eat right the food today grown is these huge mass agri-farms is actually almost ninety percent less nutritionally dense as the same product grown just thirty years ago. You need to eat about eight oranges to get the same level of nutrients just one orange had on grandpa’s tree.

So you know and I know most people are not snacking on celery and carrot sticks. Some are eating a piece of fruit at least, but most of us are grabbing a chewy bar or packaged cookies from the vending machine in the hall. There is death blow number two, and we haven’t had lunch yet.

In today fast paced no time to make a good lunch world we live in, we are still brown bagging it, it is just not coming from home.  Enter the fast food epidemic. How many of us are guilty of that, one two, three, five times a week. I would bet more of us than like to admit it. I know I was victim of the fast food ease and I was an even opportunity fast food consumer. I changed it up almost daily. Those meals are the worst thing you can eat during your day. Don’t kid yourself with the salad option either. Look them up, that should scare you off them.

Afternoon snack venturing a guess here that it is not more carrot sticks. Probably, more likely to be a chocolate bar or a bag of chips to keep up the carbs and sugars to get you through the afternoon push. Add that to your morning coffee with too much sugar and heavy cream, your one or two processed drinks during the day, heaven forbid you drink water, and now you are ready to have delicious nutritious dinner. Right?

Wrong! You had every intention of going home and cooking a good meal. But the hour and a half commute beat that idea out of you. So when you are thirty minutes from home you call your favorite pizza place or bucket of chicken or whatever takes out place you haven’t had that week yet and make your order. Even if you can resist the take out option, when you get home you most likely to pull out some easy to cook processed meal instead. Again not really your fault, you’ve just spent twelve hours to get paid for eight.

In the next decade of doing this, and with less and less exercise your body starts to show the wear and tear. You are out of shape, probably packing around twenty, thirty, fifty or more pounds. You are feeling sluggish and tired. You go see your doctor and he says, you are showing beginning signs of type two diabetes. You are down and depressed, so you turn to the comfort foods that got you there in the first place.  But that, my friend, is the worst thing you could do. You need to turn this ship around! Now! And you can do it.

How? It’s too late! I was fat, out of shape and I don’t know how either! But I found a solution and I can help you. You see my story is not too far off from this one. I was eating the way I described above. I gained about fifty – sixty pounds of unwanted fat. I felt sluggish and burnt out. I didn’t go to the doctor when I started feeling weird from time to time because I didn’t want her diagnosis. I knew I had to change my ways. I stopped eating the fast food. I replaced two meals a day with a proper nutritious shake, just like more and more doctors are recommending. I started to feel better surprisingly fast. My energy went up. I felt good. I started to lose some weight. My days when my body felt weird stopped happening. I dropped about thirty five pounds. I found myself making better choices, when it came to what was going in my mouth.

I did the shake only program for about a year. It was good, it got me started on a better path, but it wasn’t the total answer.  I would lose some weight, I would feel better, and then I would gain a bit back, and then lose it again. I was just not getting any further with my program. I was getting frustrated. Then I heard about another program. This program is a complete program. Quality nutrition, various exercise programs from novice to extreme, a community to help you succeed, even a meal plan program to help make better easy eating decisions. Even if you feel you need to reset your health from the inside out there is a high quality cleanse program that may just be the right place to start for you. I am just getting started with this program, and I can already see the benefits of membership. I am so looking forward to my complete lifestyle change. I know without question if I can do it so can you. I would like nothing more than to have you join me in creating a better healthier fitter life for you and me.

 

“It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction.”

Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887, Clergyman and Abolitionist

 

I really liked this quote when I seen it today. I thought, man that is so true. Work is good! Intellectual work is good for the mind while physical work is excellent exercise for the body. To be well rounded a person should do some of both every day.

I exercise my mine every day, I read to learn from inspirational and self improvements books every morning and night. I then get my quote for the day, such as the one above, that was the one received for today. I from time to time, throughout my day, will reflect on what I read as well as my quote.

With what I have read from my personal development books I try to apply it in my day somehow. Figure out how I can make it fit as part of my everyday life.  Some passages are easier than others but I do my best. My goal is to develop a better me. A better me will be a better father, spouse, friend etc.

I also reflect on the “quote for the day” that I subscribe to. I like to get them. It is an email I am eager to open and read every morning. Today’s was really relatable to me. I enjoy work and work is good for me and I look forward to my work. It’s the worry part of the quote that is the source of stress for so many people. So many people stress out about so much stuff all the time. Stress can actually cause physical ailments like heart attacks and strokes on the extreme end of the spectrum. But most people who worry too much can get stress sores (cold sores), insomnia, headaches even hypertension. I have even heard of people getting stress nose bleeds. So it is not a stretch for me to believe that it is the stress that kills the man (woman).

I have decided a long time ago, when I was broke, that all the stress in the world is never going to fix a thing. So I don’t do it period, end of stress! I used to worry about the light bill when it came in. I used to worry about being able to buy enough food and clothes when I started having children. What I found was that everything worked out if you worked on getting the end results. Sure I had the lights go off from time to time; sure I had to hit up the food bank once and a while back then. But we got through it, and worry did not have one iota of difference in the outcome, so I just decided not to do it any of my energy.

Back in the day, I just wanted to be in a position that if I needed milk two days before payday I could go buy it. That was a long ago now, but when that happened that was a real mile marker for me. Now we live different, way different, we eat well, we just about own our house, I never sweat a bill, we even holiday a couple times a year.  It is like night and day from where I come from. It was not easy, but it was consistent effort applied. Even in adversity, of which I had my share, I may have been dropped to my knee but I never gave up. Today, we are not rich, still far from it, but we are comfortable. I will get there, when I am ready. I am grateful for everything that I have in my life, even the setbacks, because without them the wins wouldn’t be as sweet. I believe it is my “let go” attitude and my personal development that has taken me where I am today and is going to take me where I am going. I will keep learning and improving because that seems to be the fuel for my machine in my journey.

May you find the fuel for your machine for your journey? It is definitely worth filling the tank!

Have an amazing day.

Cheers.

To shake or not to shake? That I think is rapidly becoming the question of the day. More and more nutritional companies are coming up with a shake meal product these days. So what is the one you should be taking? Should you be taking a shake? The answer to the latter question is most definitely yes!

The reason is quite simple, the foods that we typically eat today is very nutritionally depleted.  You can all kinds of testimony to that fact all over the net. So the human body cannot get enough good nutrition in a given day to operate at peak efficiency. The human body starts to run on a nutritionally deprived state. Further to that there are a lot of chemical residues on and in the foods we consume these days. The human body is not designed to deal with chemicals so it stores them. But that is another topic for another time.

So these shakes, the top shelf ones anyway are made from organic non GMO’d ingredients. There are also full of enough minerals and vitamins to set your body up for the day. These top quality products have fiber, proteins and pro-biotics and all kinds of good stuff like that in them.

So you can plainly see that taking something like these shakes on a daily basis would be a good thing for you. The only real question left is to decide on which product you prefer to take. I have been taking a shake a day for over a year now, and I can honestly I have never felt better in my life. I actually feel sluggish if I miss my daily shake.

These shakes are great for all kinds of uses. If you want to just feel better you can have a shake as a snack or as drink with a meal. If you want to lose weight you can replace a meal or two with a delicious nutritious shake. Even if your goal is to build muscle or maintain your fitness levels you can a shake or two to your daily nutritional regime.

There are many different brands out there that have a good quality product. So just try a few of them out to find one you like or take the recommendation from a friend or someone who uses a shake product. Just remember as with anything else out there in the world you get what you pay for.

I am personally using a product by Beachbody, called “Shakeology”. I went with Beachbody’s product because of their reputation to provide only top quality products. They also provide an extensive line-up of exercise product and programs to go along with their nutritional supplements.

 

Here is a link to a video about Beachbody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVQwRBGMdaM

Here is a link to my website if you want to learn more: http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/212glen

Feel free to drop me a message on my site if require any further assistance. All the best to you!

“Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
—Frederick Wilcox

 

 

This is an awesome quote. I try to find an inspirational quote every day. I really like this one. It resonated with me today.

Progress always involves risk! This is so true. It is as true today as it was the day you first tried pulling yourself up by the coffee table. I am not referring to the last time you were so drunk that you fell down in the living. I am talking about when you were a wee pittance, and you decided it was time to try standing up on own two legs just like all the big people in your life.  This maneuver was not easy. It was very risky, your legs were shaky, your grip was not the best, but you did it anyway. Why? Because you decided the reward of standing was worth more to you than the risk of falling. You had a look of utter determination on your face. You were focused, nothing else going on around you mattered. You didn’t give a rip what anybody thought. You were going to stand by that table on your own power if you had to fall again and again.

You did it till you persevered! You ran that risk again when tried to run for the first time. Again, when you wanted to ride a bike. Learn to swim. Ask that first special person out. Drove your first car, you see the list goes on and on. You have accepted risk over and over and over again throughout your whole life. Even to this day you take unconscious risks every day. You run a risk getting out of bed, taking a shower, crossing the street. But for some crazy reason a lot of us decide that some risk is too risky.

You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. I love this analogy. It really puts it in perspective. We take all kinds of risks, but for some reason we won’t steal second. Why? Is it because we might fall on our face? We have proven in our first year we can beat that one. And what if we do? So what. Just do what you did when we were young, get up brush off our knees, shed a tear even if needed, but get back on it and try again. This time with a little experience and insight though I am sure.

So in today’s economy we know you need to be in business for yourself. You need the legit tax write-offs that can save you potentially thousands of taxable dollars at tax time. But more importantly the equal opportunity to succeed! To earn, potentially more money than you have ever earned in your life before now, if that is your goal. Enjoy a standard of living only dreamed about. It is funny, actually sad is a better word, to me how so many people will get involved in an incredible opportunity and then let the invalidated fear that their friend may think what they are doing is stupid so they never make a move. Don’t let other peoples opinion matter to you one little bit. See I look at the person I am talking to like this, what I am going offer is worth more than what they have to offer me, so why would I let their opinion of my goals and dreams matter. If they don’t want to join me in my success journey and reach greater and grander destinies with me, well it sucks to be them.

You see I have decided that I am going forward on my goals and dreams, and I do not need their approval to get there. I would love for them to join me so we can enjoy the rewards together, but they are not the decider if I am going. I have already made the decision to pull myself up. Maybe, they need to see the rewards of my risk before they venture out and risk for themselves. Either way it’s all good. I have met with neigh Sayers in just about everything I have done in my life. I have gone ahead with my desires win or lose. I have won some and lose some. But I can tell you this straight up I have zero regrets. Not one. Even the ventures that did not pan out financially for me I won intellectually. The only way to truly lose is to never risk at all.

 

So grab life with both hands and pull yourself up. I look forward to hearing how you risked and won.

CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY

The Law of Attraction is not a divine catalog that allows you to shop anytime with no investment. When you take something from the Universe, you owe something in return. Gratitude is definitely something that needs to be expressed and acted upon.

That’s just one element of a greater whole. To truly accept the Law of Attraction into your life, you acknowledge that you create your own reality. No more whining about what this person did to you or how you were cheated in that job.

Those are negatives. When you focus on the broken relationship or getting laid off from your job, you’re directing your energy toward negatives, not positives. It’s simple math – add all of the negative numbers you want and you still get a negative number!

You won’t create abundance out of negative energy. In fact, you block positive energy and the fulfillment of your dreams. The partner who left you and the boss who let you go only hurt you one time.

Every time you re-play those scenes and focus on how much you are hurting, you’re pushing away the positive energy needed to turn your life around.

When you focus on asking for exactly what you want, believing that you can have it and showing gratitude for what you receive, then you discover the age old secret to having the life you want.

The Law of Attraction is more than bringing things into your life. You can apply the Ask, Believe, and Receive approach to turn around a cycle of dead end jobs, lack of education, poor relationship choices or low self-image.

The Law of Attraction is just as powerful when you ask to find a mentor who will help you understand how to position yourself to get a career instead of a job. Believe that this mentor is nearby and will soon make contact with you.

Remember to be open to whoever that mentor may be. You might be surprised if the mentor is someone you already know and never thought to ask for help. When the mentor offers to work with you, believe that you can succeed with direction and receive the success that your effort brings.

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

The most damaging voice you hear is often the one inside your head. Negative self-talk may come from what you heard as a child, as a student, as a worker or while in a relationship with someone.

Worse of all, the negatives are how you put yourself down. The Law of Attraction works with positives. Why would the Universe bother to give you more of something that’s harmful for you? You’re already allowing that and look what that’s done to you.

As with the peaches example, to harvest peaches you have to focus on finding the peach tree orchard. Then you have to position yourself to pick the peaches and handle them properly after picking them or they rot in the basket.

Positive Affirmations are a way to position yourself in a relationship with the Universe.

Positive affirmations are daily exercises that are so important to re-aligning your relationship to the positive energy of the Universe. These are statements of fact. You affirm their truth when you embrace that truth.

Take care to write your affirmations in the positive and present, but be careful. Look at this example:
“I will be a top recruiter one day.”

That sounds positive, but wait -can you spot the catch? “One day” could be tomorrow, next week, or twenty years from now. That’s almost a negative because it doesn’t state a goal that can be realized in a specific time.

“I will become a top recruiter within 90-days from taking J.R. Jackson’s Resume Recruiting course.”

Now that’s a positive affirmation that wraps in a timeline and the completion of a goal. By finishing my resume recruiting source, you’re taking steps toward your dream. Setting a timeline of 90-days after finishing the course gives you a transition period to the new career.

If your belief system is strong and you are living fully in the positive, you can set that timeline to 30 days after finishing the course and be ready to receive. Some people even go as far as to state, “I am a top recruiter,” making it effective immediately.

Other positive affirmations build up your self-esteem such as:

“I accept that I am worthy to receive abundance.”

This is a broad affirmation, which opens to any possibilities of abundance. You may find that the Universe brings to you an abundance of supportive friends, career opportunities, creative talent or inner peace.
By not placing limits on what abundance means, you are open to receive treasures that you never even thought to ask for before. As you state the truth that you are worthy to receive, then you also free yourself from negative self-image or hurtful memories that caused you to feel unworthy in the first place.

If you only received this as your gift, how rich would you be? Yet the Universe is likely to give even more because you are free to receive.

WHAT ELSE DOES IT TAKE?

That’s the first question some people ask after hearing about the Law of Attraction.

“Well, it must be for highly intelligent people.”

“It’s only for people who are lucky.”

“This must take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to see some results.”

Not one of those statements has any truth. The Law of Attraction works the same for college graduates as it does for high school dropouts. Luck is connected with gambling and the Law of Attraction is about possibility not probability.

As for how much work it takes, the Law of Attraction is worked out inside your head, not with your hands or feet. In fact, once you grasp the power of human energy in the Universe, you’ll understand that if you’re sweating and struggling, then you’re doing it wrong.

WHEN YOU FEEL IT WORKING

As you repeat daily positive affirmations and change your negative thinking patterns into positive focus, you make some astounding discoveries. Suddenly you’re in the right place at the right time to meet someone or secure a promotion.

Even little things work out.

You’re standing in a long line to get concert tickets when a man hands you front row seats because he just got called to handle an emergency and can’t stay for the show. Don’t you dare say, “I’m so lucky!”
Instead say, “I just received abundance that is exactly what I wanted. I thank the Supreme Being (or Universe) for these tickets.” And then find a way to give back.

That’s only the beginning.

Instead of living in uncertainty and despair, you have a life full of possibilities. You attract what you want and need because you are focused, confident and secure in your beliefs.

The Law of Attraction becomes a way of life that brings -not just material well-being, but emotional well being, too.

The more you practice the Law of Attraction in every aspect of your life, you’ll find that getting a new car, job or home is wonderful, but it’s not even the most amazing aspect of this process.

The Law of Attraction would be just a cheap parlor trick if it were only about getting more stuff. The highest use of the Law of Attraction is in helping you become your best self and instilling in you the desire to help others help themselves.

You will notice that I have a lot of links above to help you easily do additional research on the Law of Attraction I encourage you to click on the link to learn more.

Make it a great day!

I would like to put out a huge thank you to my friend and business partner Mr.J.R. Jackson, for sharing these great words of insight with me. As I too am pleased to share them with you.

So we finished off yesterday with the premise behind creating your own reality via the use of the Laws of Attraction. So here is the next part of the process the “Ask”, “Belief” and of course the “Receiving”. They are very crucial steps in making the process work…

 

 

STEP 1: ASK

You must clearly define what you want. Instead of saying, “I want a new SUV,” be specific. Go to the car dealer and pick out exactly what you want. Test drive several SUV models. Bring home the brochure complete with color choices.

Once you decide which car best fits your lifestyle and use requirements, then you’re ready for the first step. Ask the Universe to bring you a 4 door X-Model by Z Car Company, midnight blue with tan leather seats, CD player and cruise control.

Does this sound like a shopping list? Sure it does. If you want that SUV, then you need to ask for that SUV. Otherwise don’t be crabby when you get a dented sedan from the 1980s.

Hey, you asked for a car, you didn’t ask for exactly what you wanted. That’s the power of the first step – ASK!

Once you ask for that specifically equipped SUV, then you must BELIEVE that the car is already yours.
“But wait -it’s not in my driveway!”

That makes no difference. Your responsibility in the process is to believe without wavering that the car is yours. It may still be on the dealer’s lot, but as far as you are concerned, it’s yours.

The moment you doubt or think perhaps you asked for too much, then you break that tractor beam in which the Universe is bringing your desire to you.

STEP 2: BELIEVE

To Believe is the most difficult tasks for newcomers to practice. It’s also the point where people give up on the entire process and stop making any effort to attract what they want or need in their lives.
“After all, the Universe hasn’t given me anything yet,” you say, so this stuff obviously doesn’t work. You can say that it doesn’t work but the truth is, you didn’t allow it to work. Your belief was not a full commitment -it was half¬hearted at best.

Fortunately, the Universe won’t deliver half a car to you. With the Law of Attraction, full commitment is a requirement if you want to have the full benefits.

When you strongly believe that you can have what you asked for, you reach beyond the realm of what you see into the realm of what’s possible. That’s why Possibility Thinking was a former name for this law -because it transported your thinking beyond what has you stuck in the present to a future without limitations.
What a powerful and sobering concept this is! You’ve likely experienced this before and didn’t realize it. Did you desperately want to skate, only to fall so many times you gave up?

You watched friends and started to imagine yourself skating. As you rehearsed this in your head you went from “wanting to skate” to “seeing yourself as a skater.” Then suddenly you tried again and you could skate. The skates didn’t change -you changed because you developed a belief that you could skate.

STEP 3: RECEIVE

To Receive is easy, you think, but that’s not totally accurate. You think you’ll have no problem happily receiving that SUV when it arrives in your driveway. You’ll be so happy and grateful.

If that’s as far as it goes, then you have a car but you missed the point. Gratitude requires expression -not just, “Wow, great car – thanks.” You must take quiet time to show gratitude to the Universe or the Supreme Being of your religious beliefs.

This car didn’t come to you because the dealer was feeling generous. The car is a manifestation of you asking and believing that the Universe or the Supreme Being had both the power and the desire to meet your need.

Another concept we hear about often is “pay it forward,” based on another movie in which people begin to do random acts of kindness without any expectation of receiving anything in return.

You can use the “pay it forward” idea as part of showing your gratitude for what you receive. Maybe you volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels once weekly or bring your neighbor’s child along with your family on a picnic now that you have a vehicle with room for more people. Find ways to use the gift you received to benefit others who will never be able to repay you. That’s showing gratitude in the highest form by paying it forward.

 

Don’t forget to return for the final instalment, creating your own reality…

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

The idea of attraction is instantly appealing to most people. Attraction is about bringing something toward you, almost like a magnetic pull. The idea of a magnetic energy drawing something toward you is at the heart of the law of attraction.

Now imagine what you could bring into your life if you knew how to direct that magnetic pull. When The Secret hit bookshelves, it revived an age-old concept. It’s nothing new. The idea has floated around for centuries, seemingly forgotten except by a few, then is always revived over time.

Some say it came from Hinduism. There’s a definite link to James Allen ‘s 1902 book, As a Man Thinketh . Allen’s title came from a Bible verse that says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” For Allen, the heart was merely an extension of desires, goals and dreams ¬which could be fulfilled by attracting anything that is wanted or needed.

Rhonda Byrne, author of the blockbuster 2006 movie The Secret , admits that her inspiration came after reading The Science of Getting Rich , written by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910.

Once again, the simple attraction concept of Ask, Believe, and Receive is back in the limelight. What we call the Law Of Attraction had several names during the 20th Century such as New Thought, Science of the Mind, Positive Thinking, Metaphysics and Prosperity Thinking.

If you look at these names and the writings about them, you’ll see that this idea flowed throughout the years in one form or another -yet all hold claim to the idea that you can attract what you want or need if you practice the correct approach.

What is the right approach to attract your desires, goals and dreams? To begin, you have to understand that what you want or need is all around you. It’s like picking fruit -you won’t get peaches from an oak tree.
You have to recognize where peaches are and be properly positioned to reach those peaches on the tree. You also have to know exactly what kind of fruit you want. This is an overly simplistic way of showing how you must be in touch with your own desires before you can attract what you want.

The universe is a complex system that’s extremely orderly. The design of the universe is claimed in various religious beliefs, yet even the scientific community joins in the agreement that the universe is orderly.
To be orderly, there must be certain Universal Laws. Remember the “if … then”” rules in science class? If you pour this chemical into the beaker along with that substance, then you will have an explosion.

The Law of Attraction pays careful attention to the “if … then” order of the Universe.

The more scientific thinkers in this movement insist that the Law of Attraction is an element of Quantum Physics. After all, Quantum Physics is a study of the impact of energy on matter.

So if the Law of Attraction could teach you to focus your energy on what you want or need, then those things (made of matter) could be drawn to you. It’s like becoming a human tractor beam, locking onto something and bringing it to you.

Whether the Law of Attraction is part of Quantum Physics or not, the essence of how to make it work for you is summed up in the three words; Ask, Believe, and Receive.

I will continue with more on the “Law of Attraction” in tomorrow’s blog entry.  It you about the power of the ask, the believe, and the receive.

To be continued…

I don’t know about you, but I have let myself slide! It wasn’t because I am lazy, it more just because of life. I sure my story is a lot like most peoples. I have good intentions. But life gets in the way. I mean we have a spouse that needs and wants time. Kids, they demand some time too. And the thing we typically spend most our time attending to….our job!!

So yeah, a day gets pretty full pretty fast. Get up, get ready, and get the little ones started on their day. Then head out the door to work. Spend an hour and half getting to work, put in your nine hours or so then the hour and half commute back home. But don’t forget to stop and do the errands along the way.

Have the evening meal. Tidy that up and help the kids with their homework. Then finally there is some peace and quiet time. So what do you do? Do you throw on the idiot box and zone out for two or three hours before you call it a night, or do you go to the gym?

If you are like me and millions of other people out there your feet are up and the clicker is in your hand before your brain has even really registered the question and considered the options. I mean you need your down time too, right? And you do, you work hard every day, your busy you deserve to chillax! But at what cost?

That’s right there is a cost. There is nothing in life that is free! Everything has its price. While you are sitting around watching your two to three hours of television every night your body is slowly deteriorating. Those few extra calories you consumed today, those couple of relaxing evening beverages are settling on your hips and belly. The cholesterols and fats are sticking to your artery walls. Your muscles are slowly getting weaker from non use. Even your bone density is thinning, and believe me that is the only thing thinning! This doesn’t happen overnight, this happens slowly over several years. That why we don’t really notice it until it has a really good and obvious hold on us.

The good news is we can all turn this around. We just need the desire. The desire must be greater than the habit of doing nothing. If you get the desire high enough and most of us do that by being sick and tired of being sick and tired. If you can commit to just twenty minutes of dedicated exercise everyday you can turn this around. It’s not a big deal, pick your least favorite sit-com and do a simple workout instead. Even if at first it consist of just going for a walk around the block a couple of times.

I can promise you this, if you start doing it and stick with it every day it will become a habit. And once you start doing it on a regular bases, you will want to keep do it. So just get started. Get a friend or loved one to do it with you. People will commit to friend better than they will commit to themselves. You will find yourself feeling better; you will want to do more, longer walks, maybe a jumping jack or two or a few sit ups even. The more you do the more you’ll want to do. The more you do the better you will feel. The better you feel the more you’ll want to. It’s a vicious cycle! But a good one.

If you feel you need assistance getting started or are better motivated by having a program laid out to follow just click this link http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/212glen and I will be happy to help you. We can do this together. Whatever your choice I encourage you to start doing something today and every day. I look forward to hearing of your success.

Have a healthier and energised day!

Where’s the beef?  Do you remember those commercials? Hopefully I am not dating myself here. Anyway, here is a link to the commercial, jog some memories I am sure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0  Yeah so that is not what this is about. I am finding myself wondering more and more where the nutritional value. That, I think, is more and more becoming the question on peoples mind. Our mass production huge agri-business is not serving us well. I mean its serving a few large multi-nations nicely, but, us the consumer not so much.

 

We are experiencing way more disease than we did as a society 30 years ago. Our waste lines are getting ever bigger as our bodies are trying to find an adequate amount of nutrition needed in an ever depleting quality of produce. We are jacking up our meats with hormones and steroids to speed up growth times and portion size. But, at what expense, firstly to the animals and then ultimately to us, the human consumer of these Franken-foods.  It just seems stupid that we’ll dump steroids into our beef, pork and chicken and then ban an athlete for the same to himself.  I read an article not too long ago that said in order to get the same nutrition out of orange grown today as you could 30 years ago you would have to eat 8-10 of them.  I drive past a Booster Juice billboard that is promoting an orange drink they sell and the add says “because you don’t have the time to peel 10 oranges”. It’s not even so much we don’t have the time it’s who would or could sit down and eat 10 oranges. Virtually nobody. So that is where we find ourselves, looking for nutrition in all the wrong places. Now that last line reminds me of a song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnU6p3sGSw High calorie nutritionally deprived processed or worse fast food.  You know, really it’s not our fault. We are victim’s, in a way, to big business. So what do we do about it?

 

We’ll I think the very first thing you have to do is to decide that you have had enough of this crap being forced down your throat, literally. Once that decision is made then you can start assessing what you’ve been doing and what you should be doing. Re-evaluate your diet, where does your typical meal come from? How is it made or grown? What kind of pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals have been sprayed on this thing you are about to ingest into your body? And nowadays you also have to wonder about what kind of genetic modifications have been done to this thing. I call it a “thing” because once man has altered it; it is no longer a natural food item. So let’s start reading labels. Buying fresh locally grown produce daily.  I know it can be tough to do, but the more you do it the easier it is to do. I mean in the winter months my wife buys her romaine lettuce from a big box store, it baffles how long it can stay eatable in the fridge. Makes me wonder what is in it to have it last that long.

 

We grow a small garden and shop local organics when we can, even meats and eggs. We look for high quality non GMO’d foods in the grocery stores. We have made the decision to eat smarter for us and our children. We have a bread maker and make our own. We also consume a high quality brand of vitamins and minerals every day. Awhile back we started doing a high quality meal replacing shake as well.  In the New Year we are starting an exercise program.  We still go out for dinner from time to time, it is never fast food, and to be honest we actually prefer eating at home. At home at least we know what we are putting in our bodies.  These things we have done over the last few years, they have become habits now. We enjoy being healthier, our bodies feel better. We have been getting some exercise over the years but we are hitting it with P90X and Tai Cheng in January.  Shakes, vitamins, healthy food choices and now an exercise regime, you can look for us on the cover of health and fitness magazine shortly! Just kidding about the last part but I am pretty stoked about the choices we are making and the benefits we are reaping. Hopefully you’ll find your way to your health plan. If you like you can check out the links at the top of this blog and see what we are doing.

Here’s to your health!

Cheers.