33 pounds gone. 💪
I’m in the last quarter/season at my age I feel.
When they find me dead, let them find me having fought to the bitter end, being the best version I can be.
For me there are no excuses anymore. Zero.
If your goal is to be the highest man of value that you can be, then handle your health, if it’s not on point. This should be the foundation you build your castle on.
Why is because all the money, power, and success is useless if you spend the last 20 years sick or even die early because physically, you’re a mess. Also, the people we lead will mirror who we are way more than listen to what we say.
I did not set out to lose weight.
I was after cultivating the mental toughness needed to lose weight. That skill is transferable across the entire board. It’s also the skill that experiences atrophy if not used on a regular bases.
The covid situation set me back (I let it) and was in need of a good sword sharpening.
There are only two pillars for health
–This is about moving your body daily. I started with just 30 minute walks.
–What you put in your pie hole. The Keito Diet worked wonders for me.
–Self Talk. Whatever we say to ourselves is programing us for success or failure. For me, I started to say stuff like: “The results are not important anymore. Locking in the daily task is all I’m after. This way I win daily and the emergent of my wins will be mental toughness, weight loss, and overall better health – physically and mentally.
–Zero Emotional Disturbance. This is what I came across while coaching people from all walks of life, with all types of desired outcomes. This piece is the real linchpin that if addressed first, everything just seems to fall into place.
Zero Emotional Disturbance is the path to Emotional Peace.
Dr. Albert Ellis: Causes of Emotional Disturbance
“If you would stop, really stop, damning yourself, others, and unkind conditions, you would find it almost impossible to upset yourself emotionally – about anything. Yes, anything.”
Once I stopped what Dr. Albert Ellis talked about, (damning myself, others, and unkind conditions) I became very peaceful. It’s the kind of peace that all our personal power comes from. There is no force, more of a flow. From that place life became 100% easier, including losing weight.
Every single person that has ever came to me for help over all the years I’ve been in the “helping business” has been stuck in the damning cycle. It’s similar to the “drama triangle.” From that place, it’s impossible to have a shift for the better.
The “Damning Cycle” and the “Drama Triangle” are the root cause for why we stay stuck. Once we get out of this trap, we can systematically improve any area of our lives.
If you want to check your pulse for where you’re at in the “damning cycle,” remember what you said the last time someone asked “how’s it going?” Most aren’t even aware they’re damning themselves, others, and the environment.
If you don’t know who Dr. Albert Ellis is, he’s the founder of CBT (Cognitive behavioural Therapy.) Most mental health experts worldwide, have been trained in CBT and also use it in their practice.
At this point in my life, I can’t afford to be around anyone that is dancing the damning dance, unless they’re a paying client. We must protect the gates of our mind because we humans are super susceptible to the influence of others.
Raise One’s Standards
It’s okay to raise one’s standards and in most cases, it’s necessary.
This is the first step towards any desired change.
That’s it! I’ve had it! I am no longer going to put up with anything that got me overweight and being less of the man than I know I can be!
Raising our standards does not make us better than anyone. I would think, it just makes us an example that gives hope to the ones in need, if anything.
Having said that, if we raise our standards as a covert way to feel better than others, we’re still stuck in the “damning dance” and based on my personal experience with this, any gains will not last.
Wishing you a healthy, safe, and prosperous summer.