How does an Ant eat and Elephant?

The best I could find....What can I say you get itOne Bite at a time is how an Ant eats and Elephant.

Have you ever made a New Years resolution only to break it. Start a diet and not lose any weight, make a big personal promise and not keep it? Well that may be because you did not utilize the correct approach to obtaining your goal.

Sometimes we forget the most important lessons we have learned or that stare us in the face.  From years of trial and error I have finally resolved to lose my wanting for the quick fix approach towards personal endeavors.

From building my DJ business, and various other situation, I have come to understand how time and perseverance and planning are the way to reach your goals.

For instance P90X, I though I would buy the program, jump right into it and have a beach body in no time.

NOT!

Just the opposite occurred. I couldn’t make it 1/4 of the way through the first DVD. I started and I stopped for several months. Then I thought whats the rush, it’s winter and I have time.  Therefore I formulated a plan.

My plan was to eat the elephant one bite at a time. Instead of beating myself up and being discouraged  because I could not make it through an entire P90X DVD session, I mapped out my attack .  I figured some is better than nothing, therefore I planned to do each of the DVD’s workouts for a minimum of 30 minutes a day or half of the allotted time for a week  then adding 5 or ten minutes to each workout per week until I could perform the full routine. It’s working so far.

This is life’s biggest mountain to climb for most of us. We see the destination, but don’t anticipate the journey being so rough. Sometimes you just have to add some novice cushion until you get the experience at trying to be a pro. Things take time. Granted there are all sorts of naturally gifted people, who make life look easy. Trust me they too had to take small steps to begin the journey to the destination.

So the next time you try something and your performance is not exactly what you expected. Stop, plan, and implement a method to help you obtain your goal in your own time and space.

Really there is only one person to prove yourself to when tackling a new “IT”, and that is you.

How does and ANT eat and Elephant? One Bite at a Time.

Be bless

Emmitt

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15 Pounds to lose is the hardest thing.

 

Well it’s hard if you live in America. For Three or four months I slaved away at the gym to stop the buttons from popping off of my 36 inch pants. After some time had passed, little progress had been made.

The reason was simple, I was eating the same as I always had, the American diet. It’s funny cause I can hide some serious food too.

I was lifting weights, (Which makes you want to eat more), and doing cardio at least three days a week.

Now, my schedule is unlike most. (Rick Ross Everyday I’m Hustling). I am basically a seven day a week guy, every single day of the week there is a predetermined time slot for various responsibilities, but I was able to get the workouts in. It was not until I started to use LEAN Cusine as my meal plan that the weight started to roll off. I dropped about 15 pounds.

Then it happened, I switched jobs. For about two months I did not work out and the diet went to shit. Needless to say I gained 11+ pounds back, compounding the fact then holiday season of 2010 hit with Turkey, Christmas parties and etc.

Now I am a little pissed , cause I fell off the wagon. In the last month I realized how dam hard it is to eat health in this wonderful country of America.

No More Damit!
I am going to get back to my 5~6 meals a day of no more than 260 calories per meal, and try my best to workout at least 3x per week.
I really wish I could stick to the P90x routing, but finding the time is a trick within itself.
Last week I looked at some pictures of myself taken at a party and thought ” Is my face really getting that round?” The answer: Yes it is.

At 44 years old I don’t want to be in the 90th fat percentile.

The thing is we have to do it by any means necessary. Because fat makes you look and feel older than you actually are, and I don’t want to age quicker than I have to. Shoot, from the age of 25 to now seems like a blurr, and I am closer to 100 than I will ever be to 25 again.

Do what you have to, buy a scale, push back from the table, buy smaller plates, jog in place during your favorite sitcom or reality show. Just get it Done. I know I will.

Be Bless, live simply.

Emmitt Muckles