Posts Tagged ‘health’

Photo Friday: The Break is Over

March 8, 2019

It has been nearly 5 months since my last blog post, and I know I didn’t explain why I stopped for so long, but here’s the condensed version.  On October 19th my wife suffered a brain aneurism, and she was in the hospital for 3 months.  Since then, I have been helping her with her recovery. The fact that she survived an aneurism was a miracle, but the fact that she has done so with even less long term effects is an even greater one.

So here I am back and ready to resume my special brand of photo blogs.  I hope you all enjoy them.

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First Look Photo: Indivisible

January 18, 2017

I don’t subscribe to any political parties, and I like to hear both sides of any argument before I make my mind up on any issue, but I do enjoy any opportunity to take photographs.

This past Sunday was a rally about stopping the repeal of Obama care, and I attended the Portland Maine rally.  There were speakers, such as Chellie Pingri;  Our congressional representative.  We also had our senator, and a local business man who talked about his wonderful experience with Obama care. I’m not going to bore you with any more political junk, as this is not a political blog.

I’m all about the picture, and letting the image speak for itself.  Out of 63 images I took at the event, only 9 stood out.  Out of those 9 today’s image best portrayed the mood, and message of the day.  I made it black and white to remove all the distracting colors going on around her.

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Keep motivated

October 25, 2014

My fitness goal is to fit into size 32 pants by January 31, 2016. This goal is not that easy, and it was an 18 month goal in the beginning. With such a time frame to accomplish such a personal goal, I began to wonder what will keep me motivated for so long. This morning when I woke up, I was giving it some thought, and I jotted down some ways I heard that have helped others.
Don’t make it a job, and have fun. When doing anything, whether lifting weights, or learning an instrument, don’t be afraid to have fun with it. When lifting weights, be safe, but don’t be afraid to change up the routine. This will keep your body guessing, and moving in the right direction; it also has the effect of keeping you from getting bored with the same old routine.
Keep the end in mind. This is also called visualizing. Gymnasts visualize themselves performing perfect routines; runners visualize themselves crossing the finish line. When you are lifting weights you need to visualize yourself having that body you want, or getting into the pant size you want to fit into. Visualization allows you to go beyond where you are right now. When you do this, you need to see yourself already in possession of your desire. If you see yourself as not possessing your desire, it will tend to keep you exactly where you are.
Find people who encourage you. You can’t choose your family, and you can’t always choose who you work with, but you can, and must choose who you hang out with. Hanging out with positive people will make you feel good about yourself, and keep you motivated. Good friends will build your confidence, and give you that extra push when you hit the rough times. Negative people will only drain you physically, and emotionally, and try to hold you down on their level.
Be grateful for every success, no matter how small. The best way to accomplish a big dream is to break it into smaller goals. When I was growing up, my family would go camping in a particular valley, in the Rocky Mountains. In order to get to the camp site, we had to walk 3 miles down an old path. The first time I went, I was complaining how hard it was. My dad told me that every step I take brings me one step closer to the camp site. Over the years, I learned to be grateful for every step I take toward any goal, because it is bringing me one step closer to my dreams.
It doesn’t matter if your dreams are big, or small, the important thing is to be persistent and hold on to that feeling you had when you first had the idea. You will have good times, and you will have bad times, but if you have fun, keep the end in mind, find positive people to hang out with, and if you are grateful for every little success, you will keep yourself motivated to complete the journey successfully.
Allen

New Video:Three Month Evaluation!!!

May 28, 2012

It’s been three months since I had my first fitness evaluation, and now it’s time to find out how I’m progressing.

New Video: Creativity and the Three Healths

May 20, 2012

In today’s video, I discuss the importance of equally maintaining your intellectual, emotional, and physical health, to help release your true creative potential.

 

New Video: My wife says I wear a B cup!!!

May 9, 2012

This video is an update video on how my fitness levels are changing.  On my videos, I will now start doing more videos with writing and photography, and I will still do fitness videos.  This is all part of complete health training, and reaching full creative potential.

 

New Video: Athletic Supporter

May 3, 2012

Now that I’ve given the lamest excuse not to go to the gym, now let me give you the best reason to join one.

New Video: Another Reason Not to go to the Gym

April 30, 2012

Today, I’m discussing one of the lamest excuses people use not to go to a gym.

New Video: Abs and Stretch

April 21, 2012

In this video, I actually show a couple of great ab exercises.  I also talk about how you shouldn’t worry about how you look in the gym because everyone there was in the same boat at one time.

New video: Health is worth the cost!!!

April 18, 2012

This is my latest video.  The cardinals are singing, I discuss the story behind the rainbow shot, and talk about a newly discovered benefit of my health training.