Commitment !!!

I recently had an outstanding lunch meeting w/ a good friend & we talked about vision & commitment. I recognized at many times in my life I dabbled with many different things in the hopes I would excel with one. Being a jack-of-all-trades really does make you a master of none.

I realize making the decision to be committed to ONE thing & relentlessly pursuing it with all you’ve got brings joy, confidence and, over time, accomplishment.

What is that one thing in your life you know you need to be more committed to?

Clean Eating Principles

How many of you are looking for clean eating principles?  This is a simplified way to look at how to eat and how to properly fuel your body with the nutrients it needs.  Following these 13 simple clean eating principles will help you get started on your new healthier lifestyle without confusing you along the way.   For those of you that know me are aware I’ve added Shakeology as a core component of my nutrition to help further the process of eating healthy and clean.  If you need help figuring out the best meal plan for you, feel free to contact me so we can help you get started to a better-feeling you.

1. Eat 5-6 small meals everyday
2. Eat every 2-3 hours
3. Combine lean protein & complex carbs at every meal
4. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day (1/2 your body weight in fluid ounces)
5. Never miss a meal especially breakfast
6. Carry healthy snacks with you on the go
7. Avoid all over-processed foods, refined foods, white flour & sugar
8. Avoid all saturated & trans fats
9. Avoid sugar loaded soda & juices
10. Consume adequate healthy fats each day
11. Avoid alcohol-another form of sugar
12. Depend on fresh fruits & vegetables for fiber, vitamins &enzymes
13. Stick to proper portion size-give up super sizing

I am available to help you live a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

fall…

With Fall in full swing, it’s my favorite time of year.  Love the foliage in the Adirondacks, love the cider donuts & love the apple cider.  just gotta be mindful of all the hard work I’m putting in to get in the best shape of my life.  Discipline & will-power !!!

reflecting on the impact my kids have had on me…

I remember a time a number of years ago that I had no desire to have children.  I thought “man, I love doing what I want to do when I want to do it & not having to answer to anyone.”  Boy, was my philosophy on life a mess.  A life philosophy is the way we view the world, through the lens of our experiences, emotions, relationships and mindset.

I’ve always believed that “hindsight is 20/20″ so I do see now what I did not then.  I was overly selfish, absorbed in things that only made ME happy.  I didn’t care so much about who it negatively impacted & who it might’ve hurt.  I see now that that was no way to live & am so thankful & appreciative to have gained wisdom & discernment through much introspection, personal development and, most importantly, prayer time.

Now having two children, Caiden (5) & Brooklyn 2), my life is fulfilled in so many different ways.  I couldn’t imagine life without them & find that I value the little things more now than ever.  I LOVE being a dad.  When people ask me “what do you do,” I know the answer is always your career but I find myself telling them “I am a blessed father of two amazing children.”

A life of joy & fulfillment is all about being selfless & valuing other people & making a difference in their lives by being vulnerable & transparent.  My children have taught me that without even knowing it.  I will be honest & say I haven’t got it all figured out but I know that I am progressing every day & working hard to raise my children the way God would be pleased with.

My kids are amazing & what I find is that I realize that through them, I am amazing.  After all, what parent is going to tell their kids they cannot accomplish something or that they are useless.  I must hold myself to that same standard & recognize that I can do anything I set my mind to, that if my heart is right, I have the right attitude & the right expectations, anything is possible.

Very excited to learn more from my kids, through my kids.   I pray this relates with someone…