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UPDATE…miss me?


So it’s been a while since my last post, but I have by no means fallen off the face of the earth (it is in fact round).  Life has been good, healthy, and normal.  There isn’t much to report in regards to fighting the good fight.

But… I have embarked on a new journey and this is the reason as to why I’ve been absent.

When I start this just over 3 months ago, I had little knowledge as to where to start, and that was scary.  I am however a very good “googler” and I spent anywhere from 3-6 hours a night researching my next moves and the things I felt would help me live a healthier life.

In this time I came to a couple realizations, 1. There are websites with good content, but there is a lack of personal connection to the site or 2. The sites are smaller, well intentioned, but highly unorganized and not user friendly.
I’ve had the pleasure of sharing what I’ve learned with everyone who expresses their desire to improve certain things about them and I’ve met all sorts of people who have taught me so much.

So it all hit me one day….why don’t I combine my new found passion for healthy living with my passion for web/graphic design. This is why I have started LYF – Live Yours Fully.  LYF is a website about journeys, about taking that first step, and about having a place that supports your new choices in life.
Studies show that 95% of all “dieters” fail within 1-5 years with the main reason being that they lack a surrounding support system of like minded people.  While some may say “well there’s facebook groups”, but studies also show the content in your feed on Facebook actually effects your mood.  If you are being bombarded with negativity in your feed…that will effect you, and lets be honest, most things on Facebook are negative.

In the last couple weeks I have been hooked up with some professionals with very impressive resumes who want to contribute to the sites content.  We are currently coding out the site and meeting with potential contributors and the goal is to have the site live in the next 60-90 days.

For now, you can sign up on line to learn more about the launch of the site and participate in giving feedback to help us better develop the site.

If you are interested, please visit www.liveyoursfully.com and feel free to share it with anyone else.  You can also look for us on www.facebook.com/liveyoursfully

I look forward to launching this site and hopefully some of you reading this blog become LYFer’s along with us!

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It started with a girl….(update)

It’s funny how our heart plays tricks on us.  You think you have something, but the blinders are on, things aren’t so clear to you, and then it takes you months to finally realize you were better off all along.  As I’ve said up front about this whole journey is that it started with a girl.  I didn’t get the girl because I was overweight and because people judged and she listened and in return judged me instead of listen to her heart.  But I got something in return…happiness, and that’s what this is about.

I’ve often believed that the best things come to you when you’re not looking for them and 14 weeks ago I started this wanting to shut myself off from the world, get to work, lose weight, and get the girl back.  I was angry, I was bitter, and I didn’t understand why someone who claimed “you’re everything I’ve ever wanted in someone who I want to spend the rest of my life with” would do the things they did.  If you make claims like that, you can’t back down…you lock that person up and you don’t take them for granted, don’t be selfish, and don’t worry what others think.

But today I realized, as shitty as it was, that whole scenario was one of the best things to happen to me.  I’m 50 lbs lighter, I’ve made improvements in every aspect of my life, and guess what…I unexpectedly met a person who has far exceeded what I find the word beautiful and amazing to mean.

I cannot even begin to explain how happy I’ve been, no fighting, no petty bullshit, no lies, no hiding things, no trust issues…just someone I can be myself around and someone who is by my side through this journey….literally in the gym with me.  Someone who has the guts to give me shit if I get off track and most importantly someone who has respect for themselves and that’s why she gives me respect in return.

Now, don’t get me wrong…I’m not in some serious relationship, I’m sticking to what I told myself I’d do and that’s just live life and enjoy what comes along.  Am I claiming I met the love of my life, no.  But guess what, I’m happier than I’ve been in the last year and it’s because of this person.

I guess all I can say is, don’t settle.  Find something or someone that makes you forget the past.  Begin again…but never give up, move on and live life to the fullest.

Is it wrong that it makes me kind of happy to know she’s in a shitty relationship because she chose someone who doesn’t care about her over me, maybe it is, but ya know what…some times people make stupid decisions and all you can do is forget about them and move on.  Life isn’t fair or easy, just move on and never go back to the mistakes or past…..NEVER!

Hope everyone else has a beautiful rest of the day!
the guy with a big smile on his face today



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Inspirational Quotes

Just some different quotes I compiled from on line…it’s always nice to look at these things occasionally to remember that there’s other people who understand the change you’re trying to make in your life. (sorry…there’s a bunch)

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I have a tattoo on my left wrist that represents this exact picture, I’ve always felt that if you don’t love what you do then why do it at all…you only have once chance at life, don’t short change yourself during the process.

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