Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When you want to give up!

Ohh wow!! It's been so long since I've blogged I forgot the dang password to get in here!! Lol! Anyway, I wanted to just encourage those of you who may feel like waving the white flag. I'm not just talking about fitness either. I mean with all things that tire you, upset you, harass you, and all ways make you wanna cuss! And sometimes we do! Ha! But seriously since I last blogged I think I've run 2 Half Marathons and a Marathon! I'm soo proud of myself and I know my mom would be too.
But I have to tell you mam, sir. The most important thing I've learned about running is how to push through crap!! Ohh yeah!! You know about crap right??? I mean stuff just seems to come up at the most inopportune time in your life. While I was training for all my races there was always something!!! Going through a divorce, kids need this and that, cars breaking down, more month than I got money!! But still I ran. You know why?? Because wether I ran or not the issues would still be there until I dealt with them. I can't tell you how I felt crossing the finish line in Chicago after running 26.2 miles!!! Tears of joy man!! God in me did that!!!! I ran for my mom and dad!!What I've found for me is that running gives me clarity! It's like I can think better.. No lie yall. The problem may not go away and I may not have an immediate solotion. But I can feel like it won't absorb my entire being after a good run. Let me ask you? Do you have things happening RIGHT now that make you just want to give up??? Seems like everybody does at some point. What I can tell you is this. Better days are coming. You just have to keep on living, as my momma used to say. Even if things around you don't get better, you'll get better. Find a niche. Do what helps you stay focused and above all things trust God. He already knew that mess was headed your way and He has a plan to bring you out! Give up?? Quit??? Back in the day we used to say, " You done bumped your head!" Hahahahahahaaaa! Stay focused and if you can't beat that thing today? Outlive it baby!!!!
Sodas down!! Waters up!! Peace and Love!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Push

The older I get the more I realize that nobody can do for you, what you should do for you. I've often been asked, "What's your secret?" Can I be honest and tell you there is none? In my humble opinion I think we develop too many, "7 ways to lose 200 lbs in 3 days!" Haha!! The secret I'm finding is not really a secret at all. It really comes down to decision to Go when you don't want to go! It comes down to messing up and still getting back up! It comes down to remembering what you told yourself when you started your weight loss journey, your business, your relationship or whatever the case may be. doesn't matter how many self help books you read, or how many people you talk to, to get their opinion on things. If YOU don't move then you're going nowhere. Maaaan I used to wait around for the "right time". Geesh! Ain't none! There really is no better time than the present! All each of us had is "right now". I mean...look around at folks you've known who aren't here today. You better live your life and stop trippin! We all make mistakes and none if us is perfect. But that "Push"? Ohhh baby it's in you!!! You just have to fight through your own doubts and fears.... One day at a time.
The "Push" is what you need, but you already have it if you just grab it!! Have an awesome day!!
Sodas Down, Water up!!! Peace and love!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fully equipped!

There are times on this journey that we often feel inadequate to complete our course. I've been there and so have you. Along the way, life has a way of exposing things in us that we didn't know were there, or magnifying the things that we haven't yet delt with. As we press on in life, it's important to remember that we are all BECOMING something. How we perceive adversity, achievements, disappointments, good times and bad times. All of these things shape us in some way and it is up to us to decide how we will handle them. Nothing screams surprise,shock and frustration like a cops blue and red lights behind you! I mean it's like in the middle of your life you get interrupted because of something that you did in error. I think life is a lot like that in some cases. Everyday we rise and we have no idea what the day may bring. But in spite of all of the things we don't know, we do know this. If you are a person who can accept your short comings, but is able to grow from your mistakes you really are fully equipped. See..being fully equipped is not about having everything you need in life already to succeed at it. Being fully equipped is about developing what you need on a daily basis through understanding yourself. I look at how life has shaped me over the last 43 years. As i have grown i realize that how i think and respond now is a little different than how i did at 23. The point im making here is this. Just because your life may not be what you want right now, doesn't mean that it will never be. Change begins when you believe what it is you can become. Balancing the highs and lows of life takes time and an open mind to change. In running and weight loss, i have found that patience really is a virtue. If you are looking for immediate gratification in life, most of the time you will be disappointed because it never really can be sustained. You have what it takes inside of you to be the best you there is! But you have to grind it out everyday regardless of how it looks. LOL! I can remember when i first started to run. I was like, this is stupid!! Aint nothing changing!! hahaha! But i kept running!! How bout you? Can you keep pushing?? Take the time today to accept who you are and strive to be who you want to be. Don't worry about having everything in order! JUST GO! You'll pick up what you need as you travel through this journey called life! Sodas Down!! Waters up! Peace and Love!

Monday, January 13, 2014

How bad do you want it??

Good morning all! Today is the first day of a new beginning. A day in which we all can pursue whatever goal, dream or aspiration we have. I have learned in my short 43 years on planet earth that wanting something is one thing. But going after something soo hard that you get tunnel vision is another. Let me ask you. How bad do you want to succeed in your endeavors? How bad do you want the business? How bad do you want the job? How bad do you want the relationships? How bad do you want whatever it is you are striving for? Answering that question is normally done with action. Oh yeah! See wanting something bad enough sais, I will get it done by any means necessary. I won't give up because it gets hard. I won't give up because nobody else was able to do it. I won't give up because i know that deep down i'm a winner. I've said it before and i'll say it again. If i'm ever pushing where i want to be and i don't make it?? You WILL NOT be able to say that Adolph didn't try!! Pow!! Im coming for you baby!! OH yeah!! Full steam a freekin head!! Ima die trying and so should you!!!!! Let's want it bad enough to turn a deaf ear to the critics who aren't helping with their criticsm and do the dang thing!!!!!! How bad do you want it man??!! How bad do you want it girl?!! Push for victory and watch your attitude, and the people around you either change or get gone!!!! Aint noooobody got time for negativity! Life is wayy to short!!! How bad do you want it??!!
Sodas down!! Waters up! Peace and Love!!!!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bring on the Boom!!

Here we go! It's the start of a New Year, with New opportunities and New challenges. I've never been one to make resolution's, but i will say I'd like to approach things with some goals in mind. I have definitely come a long way from say 2yrs ago, and I'm grateful for the life ahead of me. I have some new running goals that i am measuring, as well as some weight loss goals. Are you ready to take advantage of the days that lye ahead of you? Will you attack the day instead of letting the day attack you? Will you say boldly that this life depends not so much on other people and what they do? But on the what you do and how you respond to people. Running and working out helps me to focus and i remain positive about the year that is before me! You too should strike each day like never before and know that whatever happens God has the last say so! Get your Boom back! Get your swag back! Push like there is no tomorrow and trust the God that made you! Don't depend on people to make IT happen for you! You make it happen for you! Today is a New day and aren't you glad you're in it? I mean..think about all the people who didn't make it in to 2014, but you did. Think about all the plans they made, places they wanted to go and things they wanted to do, but can't. Yet God gave you another year!! Look! You and i made it, so bring on the Boom!!! One day at a time!! The life we live is not our own, it belongs to God! And since we don't know when our last breath will be?? We should die trying!!!!! That business idea, going back to school or whatever it is!! Do it! I am!!!! Leave it all on planet earth baby!!! Let's go!!!! Bring on the Boom!!!!!!!!! Sodas Down! Waters up! Peace and Love!