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What if you make a mistake?

November 14th, 2009 by admin
Bradley Hightower

Just be cool...It'll be alright.

You know, sooner or later, we’ll all mess up.  Welcome to the human experience.  It’s bound to happen.   It’s natural and it’s ok.  It’s all a part of the process.  We have to make mistakes to learn from them and move on and grow.  The problem comes in when people make a mistake, like eat something they shouldn’t have or a bunch of somethings they shouldn’t have or perhaps go on a 2 week bender adhering to a strict regimen of food and alcohol…no matter what it is, the problem comes in when we don’t forgive ourselves and get into a self loathing mindset.   It was this kind of behavior that keeps us overweight and I’m not so much talking about the mistake, its the thinking.  In the big picture, that chocolate brownie sundae will be long gone in a day but it’s your mind that keeps telling you you suck and you shouldn’t even bother.   Well you don’t suck…you are a beautiful piece of universal creation, perfect in every way.  You have everything you need right inside of you.  The journey to health is a return trip from where you started.  You don’t have to add to the person you are, just take away the things you’re not….and you are not your mistakes and you are definitely not that triple layer double chocolate devil’s fudge pound cake…you are a perfect creation, so forget the mistake, allow yourself to forgive yourself and get back out there and start again.  Mistakes are part of the process, and it’s the process or the journey that it’s all about.

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Pick a subject, any subject

November 13th, 2009 by admin

Hey everyone.  I’ve gotten some really great feedback from many of you and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  I’d like to hear about what you want to talk about, so here’s your chance and we’ll get bloggin. Whatchawanna learn about?


2.  Nutrition

3. Getting your mind right

4.  Getting past a plateau

5.  Motivation vs. Inspiration  or anything else you’d like to talk about.

Let me know…You name it and we’ll do it.

I love you all.  You are supporting my dream and I will do my best to ensure you get where you want with your health.


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Start Slow, Speedracer

November 12th, 2009 by admin

Lose weight(my baby started off small and she turned out just fine)

Now you have to understand, I’ve tried, sometimes successfully, sometimes not to lose weight and get in shape no less than 100 times in the past (could be more, don’t really want to think about it).  Here was my standard protocol,

1. go grocery shopping, buy a ton of good food

2. make sure my gym membership is up to date so they don’t flag me when they see this stranger come in,

3. Get a diet/exercise log going

4. proceed to punish the hell out of my body as penance for all my bad deeds

5. usually make it about 14 days on a Body for Life sprint, (that’s a good run) only to fall flat on my face at which point I end up feeling like more of a failure than I ever did when I started.

So here’s where I was at.  I couldn’t go through that again.  Now, I don’t mean that I didn’t feel like it, I meant I really couldn’t do it.  I was at the point where I said to myself, I guess this is just as good as it gets and I should just learn to accept it.  No, we have to keep trying…somewhere in the echoes of my mind I could still hear Tony Robbins saying to me “you don’t fail unless you stop trying”…ok Tony, what’s not perfect, yet?  You’re fat, brother, that’s what’s not perfect!  My inner dialog kept going (I know nobody else out there talks to themselves like this, right?) Well, IF I was going to take another whack at this, what would I do?  What would it be like?  Better yet, if this experience could be anyway I wanted it to be, what would that look like?  Well, as long as we’re having fun with this, I thought, I said, “If it could be anyway, I would have it be easy”.  Now I know what you may be thinking, this is not easy, right?  Well, I just entertained the possibility.  I asked myself, “If it were easy, where would you start?” (more…)

The truth about weight loss.

November 11th, 2009 by admin

Weight Loss diet

The truth about weight loss is that it’s simple.  Of course simple does not always mean we’ll make it easy.  It’s simple like you know you must go to work to get a paycheck at the end of the week but it isn’t always easy dealing with the knuckle heads that somehow earned employment at the same place you did even though they clearly were missing a brain.  The truth is we make it difficult because, at some level, we expect it to be.  The truth is we usually get what we expect because we look for for evidence to support our theories in life.  This is how we go through life and we are almost always right…it’s by design.  I have managed to release over 100lbs during the last couple of years.  I’ve done it the hard way and the easy way and have boiled it down to some simple basic principles or laws that hold true anywhere or anytime. (more…)