Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

To good health, more fun times, happy moments, meet friends that will stick through thick and thin and accept you for who you are!

Be happy people! Choose it! Do not "settle" for mediocrity. Be the best you can be for yourself, and the people that you are accountable to!

Love what you do, and do what you love!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Walk Down The Path

*Pic taken from Crossfit New England

The end of the year is time to reflect on the past 12 months’ achievements and failures and set your sites on bigger and better things in the year to come. New Year’s resolutions are a common tradition this time of year, but are usually created without much thought and long forgotten by Valentine’s Day. Damn shame, because they are a seriously powerful tool that can set you up for success if created and followed up on correctly.

All goals (personal, health/fitness, professional, etc…) should be created as S.M.A.R.T. Goals. That is, they should be Specific, Measurable, Affirmative, Realistic and Time bound. For example, instead of saying “I want to be stronger,” a SMART Goal would be “I will deadlift twice my bodyweight by June 1st, 2011.” The SMART goal is not vague. You can measure it (there are numbers involved). It is said in the affirmative state, “I will,” not “I want.” It is realistic; if you currently have a 1.5x BW deadlift, this is completely within your grasp, and it is Time bound; give yourself a deadline.

Once your SMART goals are in place, it is simply a matter of having singular focus on that goal. Here is a little analogy to help you in your pursuit of a achieving your resolutions this year. Imagine yourself standing on a long path. At the end of this path is your goal. Obviously you want to walk down the path towards your goal and here’s how you get there. Dozens of times a day you are faced with decisions and these decisions will dictate whether you walk towards your goal or take a step away from it. Make the choice to lift heavy today and take a step towards your goal. Skip the workout and take a step back. THERE IS NO STANDING STILL on this path. Every decision, and every moment of your life, you are either taking one step closer or one step farther from your goal.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the magnitude and multitude of your decisions. Instead embrace the impact you can have on achieving your goals. Be SMART, walk down the path, and make 2011 the best year of your life.

Happy New Year Folks!

*Thanks to Ben Bergeron for this article!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tong Hua (Guang Liang)

“The more serious the illness, the more important it is for you to fight back, mobilizing all your resources-spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical.”
~Norman Cousins

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Dreaming of Teenage Dreams

The fountain of youth comes from the heart...
Lets make this happen!

Friday, December 24, 2010

All I Want For Christmas....

Merry Christnas everyone!

“Motivation comes from within each individual. It is a personal thing. It is pride, guts, desire, whatever you want to call it; some people have it in their bellies, and some don't.”
-Mike Ditka

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just For You...

To my Secret Santa aka Twin Spirit,
Just want you to know how much I love you!
Thanks for being there for me and doing all the crazy stuff together...
Here's to a great 2011 alright! We shall go crazy again.
Can't wait for more adventures! :D

Friday, December 17, 2010

Think, Feel, Live, Learn...

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

“Good things happen to those who hustle.”

“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.”

~Anais Nin

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I never thought...

I would break down and cry
Because it meant so much to me
Now I look back and think how I could have changed it
And made it better
Should I choose to stay or should I go.

I pray for a message
I pray for peace and clarity of mind
I pray for no interference
I pray for independence.

But now, 
This is it.
I feel the pain.
It hurts so bad.

I pray...I pray with humbleness
I surrender.
No more fighting emotions.
Let me stand on my own two feet.

I can only save myself.
For this life is my own.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


To the depressed and my dear friend,
I feel you, and wish that you will overcome this rocky period.
Don't take things to heart as BT may not know how to care for you.
Never let anyone impose anything on you indirectly, 
As you have the freedom to CHOOSE...
Never trust a smooth-talking snake(like him)...
Whatever it is, I'm right here by your side.
Call me if you need to.
You can handle this!
No stress! No mess!

Love you to bits Emme!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Thanks to a special someone who shared this with me. You know who you are and I am blessed to have someone like you in my life. BFFs forever!