Fat, Sick, Damn Near Death

Lying on your back, thoughts rushing through your head. Faster than light each spark of emotion triggers a reaction inside of you. It’s this very moment that you question yourself and the only thing you can say is why. What have I done. How did I get here?

Never paying much mind to what others have said in the past. Hindsight 20/20.

It’s too late now. What’s done is done. Your best guess is to just move on from here. Without having a choice. Making better decisions and setting goals for yourself is all you have left. Your only hope. Scary as it may seem, frightened shitless. Knowing, this is what I have to do.

Miss A Good Thing When It’s Gone

Each day at any given time, on any channel there is a fitness related advertisement. Seems like someone somewhere is coming up with the next hot trend. Even though its all around us, most people just tend to ignore the message.

Your health is the most important thing you have. Next to your loved ones. Without good health how can you enjoy all the many splendors that life has to offer. There are more and more stories about someone fighting for their life in the hospital because they were obese. Their heart was pumping so hard to carry the extra weight.

It’s not uncommon to see more obese children these days. Which is frustrating to say the least. I cannot fathom why someone would lack so much regard for their body.

I guess when something is taken away from us then and only then do we learn to appreciate it for what it was and what it is. Hearing stories of friends lying in the hospital having just been diagnosed with diabetes because of their choices and now fighting for their life makes me shake my head.

Be The Best You

healthy_and_fitThere is a world of self-help books, tapes, cds, programs, websites, and more. There is an entire industry devoted to the betterment of one’s being. Let me ask you something. If you were a web developer and you needed to learn a specific code to finish a task wouldn’t you research it?

Well then, if you’re having trouble with your life or your weight why wouldn’t you research a solution?

Sloth, A Deadly Sin


As straight as it gets. And you and I both know its so true. Every week, day in and day out. Millions of people line up to buy lottery tickets, dreaming they would win. But not a single one of them is putting in any effort to realize their full potential and just get the money that they dream about themselves.

It goes hand in hand with physical fitness. First off I find that once again people dream of a better body and wish they were in better shape but never freakin take action towards it. And if things don’t happen right away, thats it, they give up.

An amazing and inspirational read from author Napoleon Hill.

I enjoy reading self help books. A great book that inspired me was Three Feet From Gold. The book talks about quitting at the very near sight of failure just moments away from achievement. I love it. It relates immensely with fitness.

Be Like Nike and Just Do It

Things cannot be any simpler. Just do it. Whatever it is. Its really that simple. In this case you’re concerned about your health. You know you’re not living right and eating shit. Then fix that. Don’t say you’re going to do it. Really do it.

Making a change to your body means making a change to your lifestyle. You have to commit. Just like an athlete trains for an event. Or a musician trains for a concert. Practice makes perfect. Build good habits and repeat them.

Have some regard for your body. Be concerned about what goes in it. Not obsessed. Eat a balanced diet consisting of meats, whole foods, fruits, and of course veggies. Avoid processed foods at all costs. Really. Get your own food and cook it at home.

No More Excuses

HappinessThat’s it my friend. There’s no more room for excuses. So let’s get to it. Grab your Converse All-Stars, a pair of sweats, some tunes, Barbell Academy’s Building Strength guide and off to the gym you go! Build the basic fundamentals of strength which will take you on a journey to a new you.

L’Chaim! To Health! To Happiness!

About the author, Steve Hall

Steve is a strength training fanatic who geeks out over the best, most efficient workouts, nutrition and gear to help get you stronger and healthier!