How to exercise when you’re a parent

If you’re a parent, you know raising kids and all it entails is almost a full-time job. You may have wondered (at one time or another) how could I possibly get or stay in shape when I have to care for others before myself? Between planning and cooking meals school and after school activities shopping … Continue reading How to exercise when you’re a parent

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My shoes

Look at these shoes below. They don’t look like much and they’ve definitely seen better days. These shoes were given to me by a friend who is now making God laugh with his offbeat, brutish sense of humor. He’d have you laughing out loud one minute and then burying your head in your hands (in … Continue reading My shoes

Exercising through difficult times

My parents separated when I was 11 years old and during this difficult time, my father used to cry on my shoulder regularly. Picture that for a second, a grown man crying on a boy's shoulder.  I had no idea how to handle this emotionally or physically. Then one day during school, I collapsed to my … Continue reading Exercising through difficult times

Act ( Lifting changed my life)

I was the skinny kid that got picked on in the schoolyard and was last picked for playground games. Regularly, my feelings were hurt because I was lighter than the other boys. Being tall and thin, I was an easy target for bullies. I was pushed, punched, insulted and ridiculed because I was too weak … Continue reading Act ( Lifting changed my life)

Finding your why

I haven’t always been a beacon of health.  A long time ago, in a land far, far away I smoked cigarettes and pot, drank to excess and took pills. There were the happy pills and the ones that wiped my memory for days. I was in my early twenties following the lead of the cool … Continue reading Finding your why

Oh Come All Ye Faithful

As I thought about the efforts of everyone in the gym this holiday season, the song "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" came to mind. I couldn't help but hum the chorus to myself as I watched everyone give their all in yesterday’s workouts. You know, faithfulness is rare these days. Doing what we say we … Continue reading Oh Come All Ye Faithful