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Just this week I have heard about several friends and family that have been sick, rushed to emergency or hospitalized. It is never a happy situation because it puts a strain on the person and their family to care for that person. Some of these situations may not have been preventable but a good number of them can be. I think that is what is most upsetting about this whole situation. A lot of these situations can be avoided if better choices are made.

Now once again some sicknesses are not as easily avoidable as others, but then again if people really think about it they would admit that they can do a better job of taking care of their health than they are. Now most everyone believes that they want to live a long, healthy, wealthy, peaceful life. However, not everyone does what is needed to obtain and maintain that desired lifestyle. Most people will even go harder for money than they do for their health. They will buy books, on making money, go to seminars on getting rich, but not spend nearly the time and money on living healthy. So generally they may end up making money but being overweight. One of the reasons is most people don’t see themselves as being overweight. While they may obviously see the need for more money, or bigger house or better car, they don’t readily acknowledge their need to lose weight or to eat healthier. I was on the NYC Health and mental Hygiene page and read that 3.2 million New Yorkers are overweight or obese.

According to Medical News Today-If a person’s bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be they are considered obese. If your BODY MASS INDEX is 25-29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 and over you are considered obese.

Now we know that BMI is not 100% accurate,  but it does give us some good information most of the times. (www.BMICALCULATOR.CC/ So for those who would choose to argue about BMI, there is also the MIRRORNEXT test, which I believe is totally 100% accurate. Simply strip down and stand NEXT to a MIRROR. LOL. You may be able to argue with the BMI calculator but the mirror doesn’t lie.

But seriously we all have to get just as serious with our health as we are with our wealth. I have been in the hospital to see too many people lately and it is not a good scene. Health has to be part of our mindset for it to happen. Easy? No! Possible? Yes. It is not easy because as you walk 2 blocks you will see these people Mr. Mcdonald, Ms. Wendy, Mr. Burger King, Roy Rogers, etc. Not the healthiest of places. And I remember going food shopping at WHOLE FOODS (pre-twins), we used to eat very healthy but the bill was much higher than SHOP RITE. So it is not as easy to eat healthy but in the long run it will be worth it. Even if we were to just add 1 healthy activity to our life or eliminate 1 unhealthy activity from our life it would add benefits and push us to continue that journey.





Check the list and see what you can add or eliminate to add to a better healthier life. I mean, who wants to make a lot of money but not be able to enjoy it because of poor health choices.

  1. Exercise
  2. Fast food
  3. Smoking
  4. Over eating
  5. Sweets
  6. Sugar
  7. Drink water
  8. Eliminate soda/juice
  9. Candy
  10. Cakes
  11. Walk
  12. Jog
  13. Drugs
  14. Heavy breakfast
  15. Heavy lunch
  16. Excess sleep
  17. MCRIBB
  18. Sports
  19. Excessive TV
  20. Heavy dinne




New Year, New You?!?

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So often we start out January 1st filled with so much excitement and enthusiasm. We think about all the plans and goals we have set out for the new year. We say unlike last year we are going to get so many things done. This generally last until March before life hits us. We lose the zeal and get right back into out ‘just like last year’ mode.

One way to avoid this is to maintain daily, weekly and monthly check points to keep us on track. Yes, that means more work but it will help us to materizlize the goals that we are working for.  For instance if we want to save a certain amount of money by the end of the year, that starts with our daily, weekly and monthly choices. If we want to lose a certain amount of weight by the end of the year it starts with our daily, weekly and monthly choices. Also, it can’t change just because Mcdonalds brings back the McRibb!!!

So lets go forward to December 31st, 2015:

What weight would you like to be?

Which bills would you like to pay off?

How much money would you like to save?

What goals would you like to accomplish?

Answer these questions and others you can think of that are relevant to you, keep them somewhere that you can see everyday. Read books and watch videos that are in line with these goals and push toward making them a reality. Lastly I know Drake said “No new friends” but I disagree, surround yourself with people who are in agreement with this new direction and remove yourself from those who aren’t. (Tip on out of there).

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I will start, some goals of mine are:

Weight— 175

Save— $25,000

Bills to pay off— Loan, Discover bill

Goals—Publish book, Make an additional $50,000, Speak in a minimum 100 engagements this year

Seeing our goals like this everyday will fortify us to push harder and harder to see them come to pass.

No more having plenty of movement but no progress, if you are tired of “FERRIS WHEEL” living then different things have to be done… we want 2015 to be a year of PROGRESS!!!!

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