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It All Starts Here

By Raphael | In Motivation | on February 2, 2011

When I first told people that the name of my blog would be The Power of Healing Through Fitness and Nutrition, the one word that everyone zeroed in on was healing. Then when people read my much–too-long subtitle (which I refuse to shorten), Dedicated to total fitness: Physical, emotional and all the stuff that rolls around in your head – just about everyone could relate to all the stuff that rolls around in your head. The reason these words send out a wake-up call is because we all know there are tons of nutrition programs out there, a gazillion workouts, and hundreds upon hundreds of nutritionists and personal trainers. So if we have all this ammunition to get in shape, but we continue to watch obesity rates climb out of control, that tells me the only place we can turn for answers is to the stuff that rolls around in our heads. That stuff will give you discipline, or it will have your head buried in the nearest cookie jar when stress starts to overwhelm you. Everyone can relate to that feeling – we’ve all had it.

People go on and off diets. They lose weight and then gain weight back and the cycle of frustration, feelings of failure and shame go on and on and on.

But you can stop it.

You’re not going to change it over night, but you are going to start the process of shifting to a new way of thinking and a new way of emotionalizing. 

It has to start here, because nothing else has worked.

The basics still count. I’m going to write about what I’m passionate about — exercise, nutrition, motivation tips, why fitness needs to be fun, the value of support, cardio, supplements and my personal life experiences. You’ll also have to put up with my corny sense of humor now and then, but in the end, no matter what, my message is this — it’s the stuff that rolls around in your head that controls the show and can become your best friend. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it will inspire and empower you.

11 Comments to "It All Starts Here"

  • Cathy W says:

    February 2, 2011 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Wonderful, stupendous! I am excited to see your first post on your blog! Your input has helped me immensely, you have helped me sort through the stuff rolling through my head to see what is true, what helps, what hurts, and what needs to go!! I feel like the groundhog today, blinking in the sunshine and thinking “what new place is this?!” And I LIKE this new place in my head. No shame, no blame, just “OK, what’s up next in my journey.”

  • Eileen says:

    February 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    The exercise, motivation, supplements- I am good there…it’s the nutrition- no willpower! Most of the stuff that is “good for me” i dislike….
    Oh, and the cardio part of exercise is not my favorite, I will confess, and it can get neglected…

  • Coco says:

    February 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Good to know that when it’s *your* stuff that is rolling around in my head, it’s my best friend. Every morning when my alarm goes off at o’dark-thirty for my workout, I hear “Get your own energy up!” I hope you do some podcasts. 🙂

  • Raphael says:

    February 7, 2011 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Cathy W – Just to add to my Facebook message — thank you again. I really do appreciate it.

    Eileen – I’ll be covering this topic and a lot more.

    Coco – Hah! My crazy voice screaming in your head again!

  • Suzanne says:

    February 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    You are right on, Raphael!

  • Cathy W says:

    February 10, 2011 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I’m getting excited-launch date is almost here! LOVING the “report card” nutrition link, looks verrrrrrrry interesting, how do we get it?

  • Raphael says:

    February 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Suzanne!

    Cathy – It’s excellent! I’ll contact you. Just remember you can always reach me by sending info through the Contact Me section.

  • Vi says:

    February 15, 2011 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Very reflective piece, Raphael. Thanks for your passion and understanding of such a frustrating topic. Great to see your blog beginning. Congratulations!

  • Raphael says:

    February 15, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Vi, thanks for being here and for being you!

  • carmenn schutte says:

    December 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve read a magazine article about your life’s yourney. It encouraged me to check out your bloggs. Even if I’m far away in South Africa, I feel part of all the enthusiasm in your motivational articles. Thanx a mill 😉

  • Raphael says:

    December 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Carmen, thank you so much! I really appreciate that.

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