Yesterday I came across a photograph of my boys that was maybe from 7 years ago. Kids change so much so quickly, it’s beautiful and painful at the same time. Bitter sweet I guess you would call it. I just sat drinking in the picture. They were all huddled up close to one another, laughing, the baby on my 2nd oldest son’s shoulders—they were so happy. I am so grateful that their early and middle childhood years were happy years for them.
When my kids were really little we would sit on
Living in the Central Valley of California . .
When most think of California (especially when you travel), they think of it as Los Angeles or San Francisco. But the middle of the state is a grand valley full of life and beauty. Central Valley California is agricultural, providing countless variety of fruits, vegetable, nuts and don’t forget the vineyards as we live in the heart of wine country. For years I’ve lived on the Mokulumne River with wineries as my neighbors. Row after row of delicate vines. Beautiful
I remember when my daughter was maybe 10, maybe a little younger…I had to explain to her why exercise was important to do even when you didn’t feel like doing it. Because she saw me consistent with it she assumed I always wanted to do it. I told her I didn’t always feel like working out. She seemed surprised. Then I walked her through a talk about our family health history.
When you know your history, you know what needs to happen to change the future so history doesn’t repeat.
This is the air I breathe…
These are the words that sing to my internal mind and sweep through my soul as I open my eyelids this morning.
This is the air I breathe..
The breath of Heaven is a glorious thing. If I could somehow communicate how intoxicating it is to breathe Him in deeply.
People all over looking for something. But what? Most probably don’t even know what it is they are searching for. I suppose they feel they will know when they find it?
It’s a bit like falling in love. Well,
Why Can’t I Get Motivated?
This may be a question you’re asking yourself right now?
You have dreams, things you want to do, experiences rich inside the heart and mind, but something comes up lacking when it’s actually time to take the required action steps to move upon your goals. Why?
You maybe be experiencing a vicious cycle of deleterious effects because of a “start-stop syndrome”. You’ve got the best intentions, you may even begin that daunting task, that exercise program or clean eating menu—but something inside just isn’t clicking and the motivation
Never chase a goal so hard you forget to have fun with it.♥️
I’ve been going through some old photos—compiling them from all the various shows I’ve done over the years. I have a specific purpose for this complication for myself and my training. It’s interesting and useful to see how I’ve changed my physique over the years. Change happens small and over time. Pictures help with perspective.
As I go through them, I am reminded there’s been quite a few and I’ve now been doing this more than just a year
We live in such a superficial society.
Appearance is everything and vanity is it’s chief council.
There are countless strategies available to make us look and feel great. Everything from head to toe–you’re covered if you’re willing to spend the time, money and energy to consume what society is selling.
Sustenance is an interesting thing.
I have noticed over many years of my recent life that the more affluent circles of our nations population base are overall more physically fit with healthy weight management. There are exceptions to this, of course, but overall this
Through time trends come and then they go only to reappear again some time later.
Fitness is in style. Period. We live in a culture that has moved to the extreme in everything. Not only is fitness hip, but there are so many ways to express it.
When I was young I was always attracted to an athletic frame. Not just in men—women also. I had a deep regard for muscle tone and that “healthy” look. I found it appealing. Probably one of the reasons I became a sponge for all things
Regular, physical activities, such as resistance training have cardiovascular and neuromuscular benefits. You can change your body fat, body weight and overall body composition…sculpting your body to the shape you desire. However, there are some benefits to weight training that may often be overlooked.
Resistance training has a mental component. One must push through pain to achieve the desired goal (a finished rep, circuit, workout). The more you workout, the better you become at dealing with discomfort and becoming somewhat “comfortable with the uncomfortable”. I believe people who practice the discipline
I’m just going to praise my Lord.
I’m just going to sing exultations to His Radiant face.
What an Angel.
Angel of Light Shine Bright
Dispel the Night.
Angel of Light, you protect me when it’s Night. My cares take flight in your Presence.
You not only give me something to sing…you give me someone to sing to…to love…to care for.
My love for you causes me to shout.
My shout doesn’t come from my throat, but how I move my pen and script my heart on paper for all who should care to read.