Feed your mind the right things and your body will follow

Do you love yourself? Do you love your family and believe you are the best decision maker for them and not the government, state, city, school? Take minute and ask yourself, honestly, How in charge of your daily life and decisions are you? Do you allow the television to tell your children what they should wear, how they should act, what is socially acceptable, and most importantly what they should eat? How many times to you allow yourself to make poor diet decisions because there is a McDonalds every 100 yards, and its just easier, or you are to tired to cook?

Now I am not here to tell you how to live, but I can speak to what works for me. I’ve been through several very serious injuries in the past several years. PTSD, which debilitated me for almost a year,Torn bicep muscle, Broken back, and all at  one time in my right leg, a broken patellar punch defect with matching femoral head defect, partially torn medial collateral ligament tear, torn soleus muscle, and a concussion.

Physical activity decreases with injury, couple that with bad food choices and BAM! you are 25 lbs heavier almost over night.  What can you do to combat this? feed your mind. Ask yourself if all those freak post about Monsanto and home gardening are really wrong. What are the most productive food choices we can make that are good for us, chemical free, and fulfilling but most importantly healthy.

Yes I know the “Organic” label is expensive, do you have a porch and can get a hold of a couple of flower pots? can you add in a non chemically produced salad 3 times a week?

The video link below is very interesting, it is an ad, for which I have no ties to, but the cost info isn’t until the end. The historical documentation of how our food got to what it is today is worth the 20 minutes of your time as well as the illustrations.

Make your own decisions but know that if an animal won’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t either. Cavemen died from climate change, not paraben(chemical inmost all soaps, lotions and make up) based cancer and high-fructose corn syrup or processed sugar.

I eat no less than 2 8 oz probiotic (Kefir and Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt) servings a day, fruits and vegetables and go to the gym, we all get older and that can’t be changed but you set the bar for every day until the end. Don’t let your children lose to bad marketing, educate yourself, teach them to grow and enjoy tomatoes, cut out sodas, and enjoy this awesome planet we were given.  Oh!  a little secret, all the cool things are outside–j

http://keybiotics.com/video_toon.php

^very educational video on how our “food” got to where it is today

http://www.procapslabs.com/

^ 100% soluble, organic and solar produced vitamins.

My 4th floor balcony in Virginia, peppers(2 types), tomatoes, green beans and peas, I also grew potatoes in a separate container.

My message for Bubba, her friends, and their parents.

  • SO I talk about Legend and Monkeyhead, Bubba is my oldest, if there were a mirror of me at 19 it’s her. That said I see it and am unfortunately forced to watch her slip into the shitty social standards they permeate and define our current generation’s social ability, drive and standards. Below you find a selection from Bubba’s Facebook wall this evening. The names have been changed to protect the future victims, err i mean young disrespectful, littl jackno no no thats not it, misguided youth which obviously are trying to be cool and hip, regardless of past parental guidance to the contrary. If for some reason you read this and are a parent of one of the 3 below, please feel free to A. reeducate them on proper respect of their friends, the opposite sex and more importantly my daughter or 2. send them here to me so i can do it for you–j
    Jackwagon 1 Omg wow =-O
  • ^ Bubba  What??
  • Jackwagon 1 Your eyws are beautifull lol
  • Bubba Thank you
  • Jackwagon 1 My pleasure
  • Jack wagon 2: Fuckin whore Bubba
  • Jackwagon 1 Hey! Watch it!!! Lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahaha or what?
  • Jack wagon 2: Lol
  • Jackwagon 1 Idk cuz im not there lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Even if u were nothin would happen lol
  • Jackwagon 1 Depends how we aproach eachother bruh
  • Jack wagon 2: Very true
  • Bubba to jackwagon 1 calm down he’s kidding jackwagon 2 stop!!
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahahaha
  • Jackwagon 1 Ik we just talkin he seem cool lol
  • jackwagon 2 I just like givin people shit Bubba-Moore knows I love her lol she my little hooker
  • Bubba, to jackwagon 2 I love you 2 fucko!!
  • Jackwagon 1 Hahahahaha hell naww bruh
  • Jack wagon 2: He’ll na what?
  • Jackwagon 1 Your little hooker lol
  • Jack wagon 2: She is.. You think I was kidding bout that
  • Jackwagon 1 Yupp she dont seem like the type lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Haha she’s not it’s an inside joke
  • Bubba to jackwagon 2, we are in the same car if you wernt bigger then me I would hit you
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahaha queer

Somedays…

Somedays you are the windshield, some days you are the bug, or as of late somedays you are the Broncos, some days you are the other team that i wish bad things on,but I digress.

Somedays as grateful as I am for all the super cool stuff in my life, and my memories of stuff I’ve seen and done that others have only seen movies of,  you just feel a little sad. Not sad because of the Broncos loss, really they don’t pay me to be a fan so I get what I pay for, work is stressful but in a good way, the way that makes you say, “you’ll never beat me”. Maybe I’m sad cause it’s winter and I miss Legend, maybe but at this point death is the only thing going to end this, and even then I’m not sure that death would win.

Maybe as I reflect on the greatness that has been my life, I realize that youth truly is wasted on the young and feel sad that as I finally start grasp my place and self-awareness I may be on the second half of such an awesome trip.

SO we keep going, we keep pushing, you find that new goal and target and you go for them. do you get up and the morning and feel as if its been enough? You are WRONG!! We push ourselves and efforts to motivate ourselves to give our best to teach Monkeyhead and Bubba that we can never stop striving for that next level. And if our next level isn’t as high as the next person’s, who cares, we did our best and showed others it was possible.

As my academic career fast comes to an end, and as I’ve just now started to figure out how to keep from pissing Legend off with every breath, my next goal in life is back to shape, not just shape, but Crossfit open shape. I intend to make the open at age 45, for those counting I’m 43 until September this year. that allows for graduation, knee repair, a new job and reacquaintance with my family.

you keep pushing you, no one else will do it for you.

Murph. RX’d with body armor (20lbs+) 52m 37s PR

http://www.games.crossfit.com