“Eating crappy food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment.” – Drew Carey
I’m not a doctor, fitness expert or weight loss expert. I’m just a 52-year-old guy working hard to shed some extra pounds. This nine-month battle of the bulge has helped me get in touch with my body to see what it needs and what it doesn’t need to lose weight.
Along the way, and with the help from my doctor, I’ve learned the foods to avoid, the exercise to embrace the inspiration it takes to stay committed to a healthy diet. My goal is to get back to 182 pounds. With four pounds to go, I’m determined to make it.
Let this guide inspire you to get in touch with what your body needs to feel vibrant, happy and ready to enjoy life again, too! Continue Reading This Post »
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore
There are some days when the challenges seem too much. You feel alone and abandoned. Those dark days can make you want to stay in bed, with the curtains drawn as you hide from the world while lacking the energy or the fight to get up and keep going.
When life gets you down, it is time to turn to your faith. Rely on your faith to garner the strength and energy you need to get through the tough times.
Here are ten messages of faith to help sustain you and buoy your spirits. Continue Reading This Post »
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: The passion that burns in your soul helps to sustain you through difficult times. This fire creates the energy to overcome obstacles and solve problems. It also creates the momentum to take you closer to realizing your dreams. Fuel your passion today!
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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.
“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would. I’d never leave.” – A.A. Milne
Another summer is coming to an end. Whether you spent time at the beach or simply enjoyed the sun’s warmth from your backyard, the awareness of summer ending can leave you feeling a bit melancholy.
As you think back over the past couple of months, think of the good times. You likely made plenty of memories with friends and loved ones that you will cherish forever.
With summer on its way out, it is time to say goodbye. Saying goodbye is never easy, but you can make it a little better. Here are 10 ways you can give summer a worthy send off as you prepare for a brisk fall. Continue Reading This Post »