I think this is very appropriate the day before Thanksgiving.
The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi-Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light that I have.
7 Reasons To Start Bike Riding
One of the first things that I did when I started my fitness journey was to start riding a bike. Today it is my favorite form of exercise and has been instrumental in my weight loss journey. So what are you waiting for? Get a bike and hit the road. (Click on the image to go to the story from Women’s Health)
I’ll be hosting a Twitter Q & A session tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 pm. I will be answering questions about my weight loss and fitness journey. Please follow me on Twitter, user name @markthebeastr, and use the hash tag #Smallsteps to submit your questions. Thanks and I hope to see you there!
Help Save The Children of Africa From Atrocious War Crimes
Please take 30 minutes and watch this video and learn what you can do to help stop Joseph Kony and his war against the people of Uganda and other African nations. Together we can stop this monster.
Please click on the link for more information about how you can help send me to the Ironman world Championship in Kona, Hawaii. https://www.facebook.com/HelpSendTheBeastToTheIronmanWorldChampionship
My Fitnes Pal
This website and mobile app is a great tool to assist you in losing weight and watching calories. I started using this app at the end of July after I plateaued with my weight loss. Once I started tracking my calories I realized where I could make some changes in my diet. And it helped kick-start my weight loss again. You can also interact with other members and track your exercise. It’s a great tool in your health and fitness arsenal. To learn more click on the picture.