Your health kick right here

Hey folks,

For everyone on their nutrition and fitness journey, here is your kick to motivate you to move forward. I’m a little raw and I may have hurt some feelings, but maybe that needed to happen for you to push forward.

I wish everyone well and hope you stay on your journey.

Nutrakick

Nick

Fear talk

Never let your fear become your reality and your reality your fear.

I know right? At least I think I know that…sure it’s easy to read it and repeat it, but to actually repeat it in my life can seem daunting. What about you? Do you struggle with fear reader? Do you have trouble with really applying the quote above? Ok…check this, I’m gonna explain a brief story to you and you tell me if it can work for you.

Life has been tough these past two years, and there are times where the fear of unemployment, starving and not having anything to eat, losing my home and my health are all very real possibilities for me. I’ve had to struggle through some of those and I’m very privileged and blessed to be able to write this blog and know that you’re reading it. So before I continue…Thank you ;)

Let me continue…Whenever I think about making a post on the blog, when I submit my pay sheet, when I pick up the phone or go to check emails, if I pray, if I write and try to express myself or when I have conversations with certain people, there’s this lingering fear in the back of my mind that tugs on my collar and tells me to be careful, to be ready for the worst. I’ve written before about fear, fear is very real and we have to learn to work with it, or it’ll work on us instead of through us. However, the fear I’m referring to this time is the kind of fear that grips you by the collar and leaves this feeling in your chest, this tightness, this discomfort that makes you feel like you’ve held your breath, waiting for something to hit. Many times, I’ve realized that the feeling goes away after I’ve uncovered it. So how do I deal with it when it comes on?

I can’t tell you a 1 or 10 step process to overcoming this kind of fear, this is something you have to get good at doing. I won’t lie to you, nor am I trying to sell you something or take anything from you. I’ll say this instead: Fear is very real, it’s apart of us and it won’t fully go away. How you react to fear, how much of it you allow to control and impact your life, and what you do while feeling fearful are what matter the most. Many times I’ve walked forward while feeling fearful and realized there’s nothing there. There’s no boogeyman under the bed, there’s no guy hiding in my closet (Thank God!). What’s there is a lingering feeling, like a stench that just never dissipated, but it still fills your nostrils and your mind with old memories. Wherever you picked up that scent of fear, it comes around you when you’re near to whatever triggered it in the first place, and I remind myself that what happened “then” doesn’t have to happen now. This is a new day, things are different now, I’m so much more and so much more different than I was yesterday, 2 months ago, 2 years ago.

So reader, my message to you is to walk through your fear, uncover your dark places and let that scent of fear drift away for the time being. I can’t tell you you’ll never feel fear that would be unfair to you, but I will say that you have the ability every single time that fear grips you and leaves  you feeling tight to loosen that grip, to breathe and make a decision on how to behave. Sometimes, you’re afraid and what you’re afraid of will happen, but 99% of the time, many of the moments I’ve been afraid of haven’t happened. Be wise, but avoid allowing fear to contort your mind and behavior.

Thanks for reading :)

Nick

Texting and Walking: Strategies for Postural Control and Implications for Safety

Originally posted on National Posture Institute (NPI):

Posture & Texting Health Issues-If you walk and text often, you could have serious posture problems in the future.

Read Article below:

http://news.discovery.com/human/health/texting-while-walking-alters-posture-140122.htm

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The real failure is when…

 

Hey folks,

I hope you’re doing well and overcoming your challenges. If not, this post is for you! Many times we’re tempted to give up after a failure, but let’s think about being a “failure” and what it really means to fail as a learning experience. Failure is always an option, failure is very real and always present in all that we do, however, being a failure is a mindset, it’s a decision you make and a habit you’ve decided to follow. You can fail, feel that it’s a part of your success, call it a learning experience and get back up and try again, or you can fail, call yourself a failure, believe all the lies in your head, and tell yourself it’s time to give up on what you believe in,  that it’s time to give up on that relationship, that workout goal, that life you’re trying to create.

When you stop trying to be what you’re created to be, I feel like you’ve become a failure. When you give up on what you are in order to appease someone else, you become a failure, when fear and doubt tell you that you can’t and you agree and go along with that, then you’ve really become a failure. Don’t fail in this way. Many times my fear and doubt have tried to trick me into believing things that aren’t really there and I’m tempted to believe the lies and toxic beliefs of people around me, but I’ve developed a habit of asking fear, doubt and thoughts of being a failure to go somewhere else. There’s always an opportunity to fail, because yes, things are challenging, but failing doesn’t make you a failure, remember this…

Have I failed ? Oh Of course, I fail all the time, but those are learning experiences, and I know I’m not a failure just because I’ve had a rough life, or a rough experience. In order for me to succeed I have to keep striving for it, so reader, you have to keep striving for whatever you want. Remain who you are, remain faithful to what you are and don’t deliberate or allow people, or beliefs to steer you away from what you know in your heart is right for you.

Thanks,

Nick

Nutritional lies

Hey folks,

I found this article titled “Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick and Fat” by Kris Gunnars and I just had to share it with you. The references used are pretty good too. Take a read for yourself at the 13 nutritional myths that Kris believes are still being circulated and leave your comments on the article below. I’d love to hear what you think !

Enjoy !

Nick

FEAR

Yo !

I hope you’re doing as well as I am after a long week. I can’t begin to speak about the challenges of the past 2 weeks, but what I can say is that I’ve learned that when trouble hits, you can’t allow the storm on the outside to get on the inside and disturb your inner peace. Peace is powerful man, if you don’t have any, seek and you’ll find it with time. Otherwise, here’s a really neat video that will get you through this week:

FEAR

Enjoy, share and like the video, it’s fantastic and I hope it pushes you forward.

Fail in order to succeed

 

Fall down 7 times, get up 8, whatever it takes don’t hesitate. Stay strong folks, your time is coming. Failure is a part of your success ;)

Nick

Whatcha doin ?

Folks,

What’s going on with you ? Let’s hear back from you, comment on this post and tell me something that has been going well for you. Can’t find it ? think realll hard about your life, I know you can find something. I’d love to hear back from you, and this will be a nice opportunity for you to gloat and feel even better about yourself

So ! Without further ado, I turn the mike over to you and hope you’re willing to share !

Nick

Hey Folks,

Man it’s been so long. My bad :( I’m here though ! Don’t worry :).

I put together this face project and figured i’d illustrate my thoughts in pictures. The numbers and images correspond to the text below.

Enjoy !

Face project

  1. Some days i’m just chilling
  2. And I think to myself
  3. One day i’mma make it
  4. I think back to the past
  5. and I remember how challenging it was
  6. I remember the good times
  7. I remember the bad times
  8. Life tried to beat me up
  9. I could never understand why
  10. So I figured i’d sleep on it
  11. I woke up and I was still confused
  12. Then the haters came through
  13. Clowns always have something to say
  14. Like who asked ya’ll anyway?
  15. Then I wondered if they were right
  16. So I kept thinking
  17. Then it came to me
  18. Everything has it’s reasons
  19. You gotta find meaning in every suffering
  20. Then it made sense
  21. I looked up to the sky and said thanks for everything, even the haters
  22. Some days it’s hard
  23. I mean real hard
  24. But it’s because of that, that I can be this
  25. And i’ll keep fighting to make it happen

Nick A. Titley