July 27, 2012

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Rant and tip for July 27, 2012

Quote:  “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” - Truman Capote

This is so true. Have you ever noticed the things that you struggle the most with, are also the things that gave you the greatest satisfaction? I am always thrilled when I achieve a new goal, whether it is in weight loss, muscle gain or fat reduction in my body. None of these things are easy, they do not happen overnight.  They take work and dedication. The more effort you put into it the better the results and the increase in satisfaction you will feel. Rome was not built in a day and better health through proper diet and fitness doesn’t happen in a day either. Put the effort in and enjoy the rewards.
Yesterday was back day for me and it went well. A lot of pulling, and lower back work which meant more back extensions and stiff leg deadlifts. I have been told on several occasions I have a large back for a man my height and size. However I have noticed the erector muscles in my lower back need to become as strong as the rest of my upper body if I intend to be successful in my Powerlifting goals. So I will work my weak points to make them strengths and when they are stronger I will bask in the flavor of that success.

For those of you focusing primarily on your diet, you need to be prepared for stalls in weight loss as well as long plateaus. This is going to happen as you shed weight. The key is to not get discouraged and to bask in what you have already lost. Work the new lifestyle of eating and take notes on what works for you. This dedication will pay off in the long run.

Every once in a while I like to talk about something a little off the beaten path of my blog, but usually health related. I have worked in the health insurance fields for the past 18 yrs. When I first started I actually had to manually type medical billing forms into the payment system. A lot of this has change. Now there are electronic billing formats. Also many Doctors offices now outsource their billing process. I remember one co-worker that actually started her own company doing just this. She uses the ub04 claim form. She is able to simplify the claims billing process for the physicians and this allows the doctors to spend more time with their patients. I recent go to thinking about this and decided to do some searching on line. There is actually ub-04 software that makes this even easier. It is compliant with all the federal laws including the HIPAA act. We all know about HIPAA now since every time we go to a new doctor or specialist we have to sign the HIPAA form. Since the office I work in is also a medical building and I know there are some docs out there reading this blog, I thought I would dedicate the above paragraph to you.

Have a great workout!


 If you are having trouble getting your butt out of bed to get your cardio in, try having a friend give you a call to get you in gear. For me it just makes me get out of bed sooner because the last thing I want is to give friend ammunition to bust my ass about missing a workout. LOL

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