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Arthur Boorman’s Inspirational Transformation

I came across this amazing video last night and I want to share this with others.  This is an incredible and an inspirational story.  Stories like these help me stay motivated and get me more pumped up. I’m going to achieve my own amazing transformation very soon.  Nothing is impossible as long as you keep believing in yourself. You can accomplish anything.  Never give up!

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.

He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try — he couldn’t do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.

Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey – he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.

Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP’s specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility — which gave him hope that maybe someday, he’d be able to walk again.

His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier.

Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck – you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think.

Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams – whatever they may be.  Anything is Possible!

Hungry For Change

I watched this inspiring documentary called “Hungry For Change” last night. It exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss, and food industry don’t want you to know about.  It is a shame what food companies do to foods to make them look more appealing and to make them taste better by using chemicals.  There are some things I already knew from the film and there are some things I did not know.  There is one important part that I knew which was eating foods that are high in nutrients.  It’s always about nutrients over calories.

The way that most of our society eats these days is the reason I have changed my major to Health and Fitness.  I want to help spread the facts about what diets and processed foods can do to someone’s body.  Most importantly, I want to help others change their lifestyles by the way they eat.   Whether someone wants to eat healthy to lose weight or just to prevent diseases and in turn live longer, I will help them.  I even got my Mom to start watching the film and she dumped out the rest of my Dad’s Diet Coke after she learned about how bad is for you.  Even that is a great start.

If you have children, watch this with them.  As a kid growing up, I did not know how to eat healthy.  Sure we had health classes but they were boring so I did not pay attention.  I also followed what my parents ate and it did not help that my family is Filipino.  We pretty much followed the “Asian Diet”.  What I mean by “Asian Diet” are foods with lots of salt, sugar, fat, and starches.  Damn that white rice!  Anyways, I think it’s mandatory not to only watch this film with children but to also teach them on nutrition.  Make it more interesting and interactive so a kid like me growing up will pay attention and understand.  They don’t have to eat fruits and vegetables plain.  There are tons of recipes that make them look appetizing, delicious, and at the same time they get the nutrients they need.

I included the trailer below. You can watch the entire film online for free until March 31st. Just go to http://hungryforchange.tv/online-premiere.  The film is 90 minutes long so I would find some time out of your day to watch it.  It is definitely a must see film and it might change your life!  I highly recommend sharing it with others too!

Hungry For Change Trailer

The USDA recommends at least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  It could be a little hard to eat all 9 servings in one day.  In the film, they have a section on juicing fruits and vegetables so you can get your recommended servings.  I think it’s great to do a cleanse for a few days to help reboot your system but I don’t think I would do it long term.  Once you start getting used to eating fruits and vegetables again, it won’t be a problem eating it.

Personally, I would drink Shakeology over juicing any day.  It is not your average meal replacement shake.  It has over 70 natural and high quality ingredients including high-quality antioxidants, 23 vitamins and minerals, super green phytonutrients, whey protein and essential amino acids, prebiotics and digestive enzymes, good carbs, and low fats.  One shake is equivalent to more than 12 servings of fruits and vegetables.  On top of that, it tastes great (you can blend almost anything in it), is wonderful on the go, gives you energy, and it fills you up.  Yes, I do in fact promote Shakeology but before I started promoting it I was a user first.  I love it myself and I would not be promoting something that I do not believe in.  I consider it as my cheat meal of the day because it tastes too good to be healthy.  If you are interested in Shakeology, check out the video below and email me.

Coldplay – “Paradise”

My pick for the inspirational/motivational song of the week is “Paradise” by Coldplay.  I picked this song because it has a simple message.  The song says to me how life gets harder when we grow up making it difficult to meet the challenges which we though could easily be met before.  Despite the tough times, there is a dawn after every dusk.   We all live on hope and faith in the end.  Always have hope and never give up.

Coldplay – “Paradise”

Rascal Flatts – “Stand”

Tuesday is almost over and I almost forgot to post my pick as motivational/inspirational song of the day!  I picked “Stand” by Rascal Flatts.  This song has helped me get through and tough times or when I’m just not having a good day.  This is probably my pick for inspirational song of all time.

Rascal Flatts – “Stand”

Fort Minor – “Remember The Name”

Here is my pick for the motivational/inspirational song of the week!  I’m a little late in posting but better late than never.  I picked “Remember The Name” by Fort Minor.  I picked it mostly on the chorus and overall it’s a great pump up song.

Fort Minor – “Remember The Name”