Since running has become part of my routine and my endurance has been building steadily since I started my running program at the end of November 2008, it seemed that the cheap Court Classic brand shoes I bought from Costco many, many years ago but barely used prior to my running program needed to be retired. They were fine for a couple of months, as I went from a complete novice at running to about the point when I first got afflicted with shin splints. I suffered through the shin splints and the increasingly sore knees for longer than I should have, but what can I say, I’m a little stubborn about feeling like I’ve not gotten my money’s worth out of the products I buy.
I was chatting with Antonio Roderick, a friend of mine from college via the chat feature of Facebook and he was applauding my running program having read one of my progress reports I posted here to my blog. He suggested that I really ought to go to a store specializing in running shoes and have them evaluate my run so they could pick out running shoes that are ideal for my feet. Not only would the shin splints go away, but they would make a world of difference.
Today I had the opportunity to meet fitness guru Jorge Cruise today. Jorge is the author of several books including the “8 Minutes In The Morning” series of exercise books, “The 3 Hour Diet,” and his newest book, “Body At Home: A Simple Plan to Lose 10 Pounds.”
Jorge’s latest work has been in regards to a book he’s writing called “The Belly Fat Cure” which is set to be released to the public tentatively at the end of the year or very early next year. Jorge is currently offering a free special report on his website at JorgeCruise.com which outlines some of the basics of the program. According to Jorge’s research it seems waist circumference is more an indicator of poor health than the actual amount of weight. And there are two big contributors to belly fat, high sugar intake and low fiber intake. It is well worth your time checking out JorgeCruise.com to get a copy of this special report to read about it yourself.
Raymond Aaron, the creator of the Monthly Mentor program that I’ve been a part of for the last couple years, also produces a series of monthly interviews with experts in wealth creation called “The Wealth Creator Source.” During these interviews, Raymond discovers what each expert has learned in their process of becoming an expert and these experts help share their tips and suggestions on how the listener can find success in their own lives.
Raymond has interviewed the likes of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” author, Robert Kiyosaki as well as many of the teachers found in “The Secret” including Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Gray, Bill Harris, John Assaraf, and Marci Shimoff. He’s also interviewed folks like Randall Blaum (a debt debt dumping expert), Shelley Lefkoe (an expert on removing limiting beliefs), and Jock Wishart (an expert on achieving extraordinary results). Raymond has interviewed experts in fields such as Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Business Values, Success, Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, Spritual & Personal Growth, Motivation, Networking, Real Estate, Communications, Creativity, and Health & Wellness.
I recently took an opportunity to try Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new Grilled Chicken, and was absolutely amazed at how incredibly good it was. Part of the reason for giving it a try is because of the running program I have been doing since the start of December and I was tired of fixing my own meals. I needed a little break from the routine.
I occasionally like to have a meal at KFC about once every two to three months and so this time instead of having the Original Recipe Chicken as a guilty pleasure. I decided to get the Grilled Chicken meal and replace the standard sides with corn on the cob and baked beans for as reasonably healthy a meal as possible.
The meal was really, really good. I was expecting the chicken to be dry, but it was quite the opposite, it was very juicy and flavorful. It tastes nothing like the Original Recipe Chicken, as the chicken isn’t breaded. According to a press release regarding the Grilled Chicken, the chicken (in marketing speak) “is marinated and seasoned with a savory blend
of secret herbs and spices and then grilled to juicy perfection.” I’m sure probably the same herbs and spices they have in their secret recipe are used on the chicken, but they’re put right on the chicken itself. It was amazing. The corn on the cob was also delicious, I haven’t had corn on the cob in years, it tasted incredibly fresh and was so hot in the foil wrap. I’m not usually a fan of beans, but the baked beans were a great addition to the meal that tasted good too. It tasted too good to be a healthy meal.
If you’ve ever seen the colossal selling video “The Secret” or read the book version, or even seen the “The Secret” discussed on Oprah Winfrey’s show, then you’re already familiar with the concept of creating a vision board, as taught by John Assaraf. Essentially, the concept to making a vision board, is put up photos of what things or concepts you want in life on a board and then visualize having those things or feelings as if they were already part of your life.
So this can be quite a laborious process, but if you really want those things in your life, then it’s worth the time and effort. Well when I was first introduced to “The Secret” at Raymond Aaron’s “Monthly Mentor University” a couple of years ago, I thought about putting together a vision board, but really couldn’t get past the feeling that clipping pictures out of magazines and using glue sticks to attach those pictures to colored construction paper and writing little sayings, felt a little too junior highish for me. So needless to say, I never did one, even though John Assaraf’s story of living in the same exact dream home he put on his vision board was quite compelling in itself.
Today has been interesting in that I was able to use some Japanese sites thanks to the online translator from AltaVista, known as Babelfish. I didn’t think I was going to have much luck with the Japanese site, but the Japanese letters copied right over to the fill in boxes on the website and what do you know, they translated in to English. Amazing tool. Thanks again AltaVista. Try it out on a non English website yourself. Try BabelFish! (Babelfish gets it’s name from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
Hello and welcome to my “Gratitude Journal” that I’ve entitled “Ryan’s Incredible World”. As one of the key secrets mentioned in the movie entitled “The Secret” to attracting abundance into your life, you must show gratitude for the abundance already in your life.
So as such, I want to first extend my deepest thanks to Raymond Aaron, of the Monthly Mentor program for introducing me to “The Secret” as well as his coaching program that I signed up for. He’s been an invaluable resource and has opened my eyes to tremendously powerful tools to make big and powerful changes in my life that will take me to the next level.
I am also grateful to Jackleen Holton who’s intuitive counseling sessions led me to her Inner Circle program. The Inner Circle gave me the foundation on which I could accept “The Secret” into my life. The lessons teach about being centered to be able to attract the things in life you want, but those things can’t find you when you’re spiraling away from them. Jackleen’s Inner Circle was the key to my being able to exit a job that was killing my self confidence and zest for life and take on a job that not only pays double what I was getting before but is one I really enjoy doing too. Not to mention Jackleen has been trying to get me to start journalling for years and I finally see why she was recommending it so much.
And lastly, in this introductory post, I want to extend thanks to all my friends and family, without your support I wouldn’t be where I am now, and I look forward to your continuing support as I evolve and find the success I am looking to achieve.