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Weight loss and all that goes along with it
01 MayLong Time No Talk
How many times have you ran into an old friend and said, “we need to keep in touch” only to not speak to this person again until you happened to run into them.With all of the social media, new phones coming out, tablets, and mobile devices popping up like popcorn all this only means one thing… we are all becoming more and more anti-social. Does that make sense? The more social media mediums we have; the easier it is for us to still not talk. If you have more than 5 social media accounts you know exactly what I am talking about. Why is this? I do not have all the answers, it is the questions I pose.
My suggestion is that it is becoming less confrontational to simply send a text or email rather than meeting face-to-face or calling someone. Believe it or not people are actually becoming bold enough to do everything they never could behind the clicks of a mouse. I use to tell my Clients all the time in the Real Estate business no one buys a house over the Internet, or do they? While in the good ole days they did not, today you can do everything over the Internet; including buy a home!
In your relationships, try to keep at least a handful of people you can speak to and connect with on a weekly basis. This builds moral, keeps us friendly and gives us something to look forward to rather than just the all mighty click!
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31 Dec“The Waiting Room”Ladies and Gentlemen I’d like to introduce to some and present to others my greatest gift to the world to date. My self-help guide, “The Waiting Room ~ Surviving & Thriving in the Waiting Rooms of Life.” Here are some excerpts from the book currently going into print with Xulon Press in Miami, Florida. “The Waiting Room” By:Coach T Simmons Chapter One- What Are You Waiting For? Recognizing when you are waiting intentionally or unintentionally. Chapter Two- Why Wait? Understanding why waiting is an essential part of our lives. Chapter Three- Good Waits vs Bad Weights. Calculating the waits in the weights in our lives. Chapter Four- Waiting to I.N.H.A.L.E. Registering moments of importance throughout our life span by identifying how to react & respond in times of down times & bliss. Chapter Five- Patiently Waiting. Patience- The ability to accept without compliant, as inconvenience or delay. Patient- Accepting of inconvenience or difficulty; tolerant. Patience is a gift; learn how to use it on a daily basis. Chapter Six- Wanting to Wait. Learning how to cultivate our waiting room quiet times for our own betterment. Unlock your potential… why you wait. Chapter Seven- Realizing… When the WAIT is Over. When the WAIT is finally over… then what? How to take yourself into your next level one step at a time. So, tell me what you think! This is a summary of each of the lessons in each chapter. If you have followed my blogs you know my methods of writing. The greatest thing about this piece is anyone in any stage of life can use this as a guide back to themselves. I spent several years of my life in what I like to call “The Waiting Room”. It is the place where you feel helpless and stuck after a life disaster. Loss of a job, loss of a relationship, failure of a business, loss of a child or loved one, disappointments due to downsizing, loss of a home due to foreclosure, loss of benefits due to discharge for the services, any loss or what could be deemed as a failure in your life. I was thinking about the economy and the state of being right during Christmas. How Obama can’t be with his family because the republicans couldn’t simply agree on helping people like us. All we asked for was for them to extend unemployment benefits to those whose have run out and they are struggling to make it. For the people you buy your coffee from in the morning to not have to be taxed more than they already are. I continued to ponder this news broadcast I saw on Rock Center on NBC about these same congress people who are all currently millionaires. I’m thinking to myself, WOW! How could this be? Who cares about us? Who is fighting for us? All people care about is which reality tv star is moving to Dallas next or who’s getting divorces or whatever else nonsense they can find to write & report about. All of this just kept me up at night to the point that I said I have to do something to reduce this carbon footprint and put people back to work… so my mind started churning…. and here we go. What do we do in… “The Waiting Room”. When you don’t know what to do… what do you do? How can you unlock your own bolted down doors? How can you do something to better your own situation? With no job, no money, no credit, and no backers how can you pull yourself out of the pit you have been hiding in? By realizing your own fullest potential! So, I’m thinking that sounds good, but we need some answers. AND THE ANSWERS BEGAN TO FLOW! When is the most inconvenient time of your life? While you are waiting!!! Waiting for a call back for a job, waiting to see if your approved for a loan, waiting for the right business idea, waiting for the results in the doctors office, waiting at the red light, waiting at the bus stop, waiting at the copier, waiting… waiting… and more waiting. Yes, it will make you feel like you are going insane and for some, they are. People are feeling helpless right now. Like there is no hope. As if they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is as if the some of the middle class are vastly becoming apart of the lower class and sliding below the poverty level. I have met former millionaires while volunteering at food banks. I have met million dollar producers that are now on public assistance. I have watched companies close their doors because workers simply asked for better wages and insurance for their families. I have an aunt who was fired while she was in the hospital fighting for her life after a massive stroke. Some people are in the fight of their lives and if we don’t do something to make a change who will? What will happen to this ecomony if we don’t rise up and do what it is we were called to do? This book is an action plan filled with a call to action coupled with instructions from the pit to the palace. What it is not: ~ A get rich quick plan. This is a method on how to use your waiting rooms of life to figure out what it is you are supposed to be doing with your life. This is a personal inventory workbook designed to be read and used in waiting rooms of life in life. I am working on this project tiredlessly because I know it is going to change the world! I will keep you posted of my progress, and would love your feedback and questions. Email me at: email@example.com. It is time for us to subdue the earth! No longer victims but victors! The power to perform is within US! Unlock your own potential and stop holding your own self back! Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or swifter man… for sooner or later the man that wins… is the man that THINKS he can! I THINK I CAN!!!! Coach T Read More ...
01 JunAre You Weak?
I was reading my bible and came across this:
WEAKNESS = inability to produce results
So I pose the question. Are you weak? Do you have the ability to produce results or not? We SAY we are strong until the strength is needed then we cave in and want to quit. We SAY we can handle anything thrown our way until we are put in a situation beyond our control. We SAY we trust God until we really have to prove it then we question Him instead. I pose the question. Are you weak?
How do you know? What evidence do you have to support your answer. Oh I know I’m not weak… because…. yea we all have an answer until you get laid off after you spent $5,000 to move. You know you are strong until you find out your boyfriend of seven years has another woman pregnant. You know you are strong until you are diagnosed with breast cancer. Then what?
This is NOT the time to cave in and quit; this is the time to pull on all the prayers, all the strength, all the words of encouragement, this is the time to call a fast, lock in, and shut in for prayer. This is NOT the time to invite yourself and the people that love you to your pity party they may be busy RSVPing to their own parties. No this is the time to place your roots in the ground and stand firm on what you know. TO THEM THAT KNOW THEIR GOD… do you know HIM? Then are you weak? The answer is NO! In your greatest time of weakness… in the times that you are unable to be productive, in the times where you do not know where you next meal is coming from…. this is the time to NOT be weak, but to be strong. Stronger than ever!
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. This is the time to take all that knowledge you would give others, and apply it to your situation. What would you tell someone else to do in this situation? I think Felicia Rashad said it best in For Colored Girls, “Child, you gotta get up from here.” It is okay. No matter what you are going through it is okay!!!! You are NOT weak you are strong! You are the strongest person you know! Yes you may cry, its okay to cry it is the body’s natural way of cleansing itself. You may need to take a walk, its okay its good for you and an excellent stress reliever. You definitely need to pray, its okay we should pray without ceasing anyway… now you just have something to pray for then thank God for. Now listen, you pray for this thing ONCE then you thank God for His will being done, then you thank Him for the victory!!!
No matter what, I am positive, I am assured, I am confident… this too shall pass. You ARE Strong!!!Read More ...
23 FebWeights Free
What is holding you down or holding you back? Why haven’t you lost the weight you want to lose? Why haven’t you turned that hobby into a business? Why haven’t you filed for divorce? Why haven’t you told them to stop treating you like that? There are many reasons to answer, but none of them will really matter at your funeral. No one will care that you were too busy to workout. No one will care that you made it to work on time everyday and never missed a day even if you were sick. No one will recall how many teams you were the team mom on or how many cupcakes you made for the PTA. No one really cares about all this crap; it is just stuff we find to do to not think about ourselves or our problems, it is just stuff to keep us busy. We need something on our plates so we don’t have to think about all the things plaguing us in our lives. We need something to fill the void our spouses do not. We need something to make us feel good about since we are so seared by life. We need these things to survive… yet we do nothing to cure the problem… we just keep treating the symptoms… all the while burying the roots.
So what is the solution? How do we break the vicious cycle? The first thing you need to do is realize why are you so miserable? How did this start? Are you unhappy in your relationship? Is your job boring you to tears? Are you overqualified and feel underutilized? Do your friends take advantage of you? Are you grieving the loss of something? Only you can answer this question, but I tell you this… if you are reading this and the light bulb just want off… you need to do something quick, fast, and in a hurry because no one will tell you what I am about to tell you, and I am only telling you because I want you to live your best life you can… if you have weights… you need to be free!!!! I’m sure I speak for everyone around you when I say we miss the real you… I missed the real me… I had not gotten the pleasure of meeting myself for years. I completely lost contact with me. I was at church whenever the doors opened, at my office if I wasn’t at church, at the gym if I wasn’t at my office, and at home buried under the covers if I wasn’t at the gym. There was no time for anything else because I was hiding from myself. Are you?
What weights do you need to be freed from? What can you let go of to pick back up your dreams? What will it take for you to be in a good place again? Only you know the answer to this. Please find it. Your family misses the real you…Read More ...