Often times, we find ourselves facing difficult challenges in life. We ask, “why me?” Why do I have to go through this bullshit situation, when it seems as if everyone else gets to skate by unfazed? Truth is, no one is unfazed, life fucks us all. We all face obstacles within our lives, but we need to understand two things: 1) what is happening and 2) what is the lesson. More importantly, obstacles open our eyes to the bullshit we’ve conditioned ourselves to accept. The fact of the matter is, how we deal with those difficulties is what determines who we are as individuals. Sure, you can choose to run away from all responsibility and blame others for your misfortunes; but Understand this, that shortsighted mentality will only get you so far. Rather, I suggest you stand up to these challenges and conquer them. Easier said than done. Continue reading Challenge Accepted
Writer’s note: This was rather emotional for me to write and it took a lot to maintain my composure throughout.
Life can be quite the adventure sometimes. It has more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride. It’s got the unexpected and the expected.
Never in a million years did I envision what happened in my life over the last 365 days and I’m sitting here reminded of the song from “Rent” as I reflect on everything that has transpired over the last year.
“525,600 minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?”
To me I measure it in the ups and downs, but most importantly by how it has shaped me into the man I am right now.
In October of 2016, I had a routine Monday off and the wife and I were set to visit the eye doctor for a regular appointment. During the field vision test portion of the exam after they had trouble getting my left eye to 20/20 they found I had a blind spot so they recommended I see a neurologist just to make sure nothing is wrong. Oddly enough a few hours later I received a call from my then employer that a few colleagues were laid off. More on that to come.
But, back to the eye.
As time progresses, so do we as people. With each turn of the calendar year, we reflect on the year past and try to openly and honestly evaluate ourselves. We try to see where we are as individuals and make the necessary changes. I being of sound mind and body am not excluded from this yearly ritual. As we enter the new year, I realized that I have come a long way as an individual. I’ve opened up a lot more about myself. I’ve found a wonderful girlfriend who keeps my ass in check. I’ve stepped out of my bullheaded thinking that I don’t need a ground game in MMA in order to be good. Continue reading Change is Good
I’ve spent all day trying to write about fear and growth and you know the fucked up shitty part? I’m afraid of writing about it. I’ve tried, I’ve written and erased, I’ve talked out loud, I’ve asked for advice but it all keeps coming back to the same thought , “can I do this?”. Talk about irony, right. Continue reading Fear leads to Growth
You into fitness? Yeah, fitness this whole pizza into my mouth! As funny as that joke is, a lot of the views on fitness has dwindled to simple memes and catchy punchlines. Meanwhile, looking into the severity of the situation, we have an entire country facing an epidemic of overweight and obese citizens. Which, by the way, is something we shouldn’t laugh at. When we venture outside of the United States, we can see that other countries are in vastly better physical condition than we are. Why is that? Well, for starters, the quality of food overseas is exponentially better than what we have in our country. You know why, because they have never deep fried an oreo. That and they also walk, bike, or jog to many of their destinations.
Looking into the technical definition of what fitness is, we come to see that fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. I’m gonna be honest with you, being “physically fit” is nothing more than a marketing ploy in an attempt to empty your wallets to these supplement companies, and a lifetime of unused gym memberships. Now, don’t get it twisted, there is such a thing as being overweight and obese. Personally, I would define being fit as being able to take out the trash, wash your dishes and walk to your car and still be able to sing along with Justin Bieber.
The founders of Guys of the Roundtable, Vlad and Andy are looking for help to take this to the next level.
Are you passionate about sports? Politics? Fitness? Dieting? Video games? Even if I didn’t list your passion, we still want you.
We want you to share your knowledge and share that passion with the world!
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Vlad and Andy will be live at blogtalkradio.com on Friday (10/27) at 10 p.m. est to talk about our exciting changes! Tune in!
The Guys of the Roundtable podcast is in the process of an overhaul to include more than just us talking.
We are going to add written elements, among other things. You can expect short audio clips, youtube videos, perhaps even some video game streams.
We will explain this and MUCH more on Friday (10/27) at 10 p.m. EST as we dive into these changes and take YOUR calls.
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