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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cup Half Full?

Hey Gang!

Awesome momentum started in the last topic. Thanks to EVERYONE who contributed. Count on your online family here to be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration to keep striving to be your best at whatever you may be attempting.

Thought for the week: Most of the folks I meet in here are pretty optimistic people. I think most of us would define our cups as being half full. But full of WHAT?? Perhaps it's time to take a look in the cup and empty it out! Often when I experience a loss of some kind or a change impinging on my comfort zone, I'll have to remind myself it is a good thing to "empty out the cup" because you need to make space for fresh new energy in your life and you can't fill a full cup! Sometimes we have to empty out the cup ourselves. Is your cup full of stagnant old feelings, beliefs, and baggage? How long has it been since you have taken a look in that cup of yours and cleaned it out? I'd be willing to bet you've defragmented your hard drive and done a couple of spyware sweeps of your computer since then. Well isn't an optimized life as important as an optimized computer? Maybe it's time to defragment your HEARTdrive! When can you take some time to be still enough to really take inventory of your spirit and purge some outdated grief, worry, guilt, or insecurities? Maybe there are still a few unresolved issues in there relegated to "someday" - well I just checked the calendar and Someday is Today! Go figure!!

Just like your computer, your life operates on a system of rules based on abstracts that a programmer creates. Some of us are still running our lives on the "operating system" we developed as children. Is your life running on an operating system programmed by a child?? If you have bugs in your system, you alone have the power to reprogram it...TODAY!!

All Things Possible!
Chris (Version 9.0.2)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


For those of you who have been following this blog, you know that I have been conditioning to prepare for a photo shoot for a fitness publication. Well it has been three weeks since I was asked to do that shoot. In that time, I have made some drastic changes in my physique that my body hasn't seen since filming George of the Jungle. But I haven't done it alone. I have had an amazing team of inspiring people around me to make that progress possible. My training partner, Matt Antrim, has met me in the gym and keeps me pushing when my body just wants to go back to sleep (I train at 5 am) but he's there making sure I show up and push myself! Kudos to Gregg Kappy who made it possible to monitor my fat loss. Also, thanks to Chad Landers of PUSH Private fitness for training and dieting tips throughout. And no acknowledgement of my fitness team would be complete without mentioning Mike Zumpano and Paul Klinger of Champion Nutrition for their constant insight and support. I am so lucky and grateful to have such a powerful and knowledgeable group of guys helping me out.

There is also my family, friends, and girlfriend who somehow tolerated my mood swings through some uncomfortable dieting. I don't know about you but I get cranky without my food! And finally, THANK YOU! I look forward to sharing my progress and knowing I'm being held accountable by all of you logging in and being a part of this journey. I can't wait to get some pictures from this shoot to share with you.

All Things are Possible when you have a great team. Who are you grateful for in your life who helps you make all things possible? Wanna shout out to them here? (Here is a good dry run for your Oscar speech!)

All Things Possible!