I am sorry that I have not posted in a while.
My son deploys for Afghanistan today so I went to visit my son and his family for the past several days.
Had a great time with them, nothing beats having my grandchildren parading me around and showing me off to their teachers and friends.
I didn’t get to work out or eat the way I normally would but that is ok. That happens to all of us. Some things are more important, especially if it is short term.
While I was there, I was walking my granddaughter from Kung Fu practice. (5 years old and doing great!)
As we are walking to the parking lot, a young man with one leg was walking out to his car with his son.
As our eyes caught and I thanked him for his sacrifice on our behalf. He just gave me a smile and nodded.
Then this brave young man puts his child into a junky, beat up car.
Is this the reward he gets for giving a limb for our freedom? Regardless of our thoughts on the war or the politics behind it, this man gave a limb and looks like he lives in near poverty conditions.
I broke down as I walked my granddaughter home. So much hurt in this world, were do we even begin?
I think we begin with what Iron Man was founded on and still does today.
We focus on being in great shape, fit and vibrant. Then we will have the energy to do what we were created to do. By serving the world with our talents we make this world a better place.
When you see one of our heroes, a simple thank you goes a long way.
I know this isn’t a bodybuilding message, but isn’t bodybuilding more then just looking into a mirror?
If you are a bodybuilder you stand out because bodybuilding is one of the few sports that you carry around where ever you go.
People notice you. It puts you in a position to be a great example. Yes be in incredible shape but use your physique and energy to do something. You were created for greatness, now go out and do something.
End of rant! I will be back in the gym and hitting it hard. More then.