I was recently introduced to Luke Ericson. This is a man who does all kinds of athletic events and challenges while having only one arm! No, I don’t mean that he challenged himself to only use one of his two arms, or that he was injured and only had 50% usage of his arm for the competition; I mean this man only has one arm, but is doing more than most people in the world to stay fit!

Here he is doing his One-Arm Playground Workout (click through to the website to see the video if you are reading via email):

And here he is doing squats!

Like I said, this guy does more to stay fit than most of us who have the great blessing of working limbs and joints! After watching Luke Ericson take charge of his health in the face of real odds, I’m motivated to do the same and stop letting the failures of my testosterone replacement therapy and other injuries stop me from hitting my goals.

What about you? What things are you allowing to hold you back from what you can truly accomplish? Are you ready to overcome those obstacles?

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I started a tradition over at my other site (where I talk about the bible and money), where I would post a devotional thought on most Sundays. I then continued that practice on Fat Guy Skinny Wallet, and I hope to keep posting devotion messages here.

They will either be based on my own personal study, or from another source.

Today we are reminded of the importance of putting sin to death immediately, by Charles Spurgeon (courtesy of Grace Gems):

Serpent Egg

(Charles Spurgeon, “Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden” 1883) 

“It is easier to crush the egg–than to kill the serpent!”

It is prudent to break up all the eggs we can find, before the reptiles are hatched!

Just so, far greater wisdom will be shown in early dealing with a temptation, than in allowing it time to make headway. It is best to correct ourselves early and unhesitatingly to stamp out the first sparks of evil desire, before passion rises to a flame! 

A child can crush a serpent’s egg–but who will contend with the venomous creature which may be hatched from it, if it is left unbroken? 

So is it with that vice which stings like a viper! The first glass can readily be refused; it is quite another matter to stop when the wine has entered the brain. The first lust we may readily avoid; but when unchaste desires are fully aroused, who shall bridle them?

O Lord, teach me to crush sin early, lest it should gather strength and crush me!

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Week 1 Weigh In – A New Beginning

October 10, 2014

I told you guys last week that I was recommitting to my weight loss and fitness goals. The first step was to go and buy and bunch of healthy groceries, then we had to do a bulk cooking session in order to prepare our meals ahead of time. As you can see in the previous [...]

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How We Prepared For Our First Week Of Weight Loss

October 8, 2014

I wrote last week about my new commitment to weight loss and fitness. The first step in that process was to make sure that we had enough food to prepare our meals over the next few weeks. We went to Costco, Shoprite, and we also purchased food from a local farm. Of course, we made [...]

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Update – My Latest Blood Test Results

October 6, 2014

It’s been a while since I posted an update on my testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The last time I wrote to you about my TRT, I had somewhat good news to tell you. At that time my total testosterone went from 158 ng/dL in my previous test up to 417! That was enough to put [...]

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Saturday Morning Cartoons Like You’ve Never Seen Them

October 4, 2014

This has nothing to do with fitness or finances, but a few months ago I came across this band who does cover songs. Not only do they do random music (hip hop, r&b, pop, etc.), but they also cover old Saturday morning cartoons. They have actually released an album with 12 cartoon theme songs as [...]

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