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Happy Monday to you all. As most of you know, Monday is my weigh-in day. I'm very excited to announce that I have lost an additional 2 pounds this past week.

That means that I've lost a total of 26 pounds and my waist size as gone from 46 inches down to 41 inches since May 1st, 2009.

In this podcast episode, I share that this past week has been challenging in that I had a few days where I simply lacked motivation and drive. In spite of the way I felt, I was still able to maintain a healthy outlook and attitude toward calorie counting and staying within my minimum goal of working out an hour per day, five days per week.

It's a shorter episode than usual. Even though the sun was shining and I was feeling better, I've still had quite a bit of stuff on my mind as of late. I'm trying to stay productive and moving forward with worthwhile projects and staying free from distractions at all costs. Not only that, I'm desperately trying to maintain my ability to go to bed early so that I can get that much needed early start to the day.

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment on the blog! You can help motivate me and inspire others by providing your audio feedback for the podcast. Call the voice mail feedback line directly at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. You can also email an audio file to [email protected].

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Oddly enough, too much focus and attention on the Health and Fitness aspect of our lives can cause our lives to be thrown off balance. Since May 1st, I've been pursuing a healthier lifestyle that incorporates a generous amount of daily physical activity. I have also had a major paradigm shift in the way that I look at food and its nutritional value.

While I've been devoting a large portion of this blog and podcast to the topic of Health and Fitness, I've been just as focused on focusing more attention to the other areas of a balanced life such as Community, Work/Career, Family, Faith, Personal Development, and Recreation. It's a balance between Health/Fitness and all of these areas of our lives that truly cause us to enjoy the abundant life that God has provided us.

In this podcast episode, I share several things that took place over this past weekend. Prior to my focused pursuit of a Balanced Life, I would not have been able to enjoy all the events things that took place. However, because of the values and principles that I've been learning and applying to my life, I found myself living in the moment on a more consistent basis.

By the way, I mentioned that when I posted this episode, I'd put my weigh-in day results in the show notes. I'm excited to tell you that I've lost another 2 pounds in the last seven days for a total of TWENTY ONE POUNDS LOST SINCE May 1st!

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment on the blog! You can help motivate me and inspire others by providing your audio feedback for the podcast. Call the voice mail feedback line directly at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. You can also email an audio file to [email protected].

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I am very excited to release this episode of the Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast. This is the audio recording from last night's PABL Round Table Discussion.

Those you will hear in this call are Edith Baker, Patti Bagadion, Amanda Black, Erik Fisher, Patrick Greer, Sharon M., Maggie Mack, Richard Marcotte, Cliff Ravenscraft, Stephanie Ravenscraft, Mark Tafoya, and Stephanie Weak.

The conversation was a great way to demonstrate that Pursuing A Balanced Life is a goal of people from many different walks of life. I think my favorite thing about last night's conversation was that even though our community is made up of people who are all at different places in their life as it relates to the current balance of their lives, we are all on the same journey together. No matter where each of us are at, we can all encourage and inspire each other equally. We all add value to the conversation!

We will be doing another PABL Round Table Discussion Very Soon!

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment on the blog! You can help motivate me and inspire others by providing your audio feedback for the podcast. Call the voice mail feedback line directly at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. You can also email an audio file to [email protected].

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This morning, my body woke itself up at 4:43am and I hopped right out of bed. This is a huge deal for me.

I had attempted to change my daily routine, many times in the past, to going to bed at an early hour so that I could get a very early start each morning. However, with each previous attempt, I was disappointed by my seeming lack of self-discipline.

Of course the same can be said of my previously failed attempts at living a more healthy lifestyle as it relates to physical activity and my eating habits.

If you've been following this blog and podcast the past few weeks, you'll know that I've been experiencing a great deal of success in my pursuit of a balanced life. Oh, I'm no expert in the field and I certainly have a while to go before some will be convinced that this is indeed a lifestyle change and not yet another fad. However, I'm completely convinced that I'm on the path that leads to success.

As I look at the transformation of what has taken place in my life, I've been asking myself… What is different? What has changed? Why am I experiencing success in so many areas of my life now where I simply didn't have the drive and commitment to pull this sort of stuff off before.

I think I may have found a key ingredient that may help to answer these questions! [click to continue…]

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Monday mornings have taken on a whole new meaning for me these days. Monday is the day of the week that I've set aside as my “Weigh In Day.” One again, I'm excited to announce that I have continued to drop a few pounds.

In fact, in the past seven days, I've lost another 3 pounds. This brings my total weight loss to 12 pounds in only three weeks. I also lost an additional 1.5 inches from around my waistline. Quite literally, there is less and less of me as the weeks go by.

In this podcast episode, I share my excitement not only about my weight loss, but I also share an exciting story from this weekend. I'll first share the story with you…

This past Tuesday evening, I took the family to the “Dollar Saver Cinema” to see the movie, “Race To Witch Mountain.” It was an enjoyable family movie that our family enjoyed very much.

I had some major client projects to complete and a podcasting webinar to prepare for this weekend that caused me to have to work late into the evening Friday and all day long on Saturday.

Since I didn't have much time with the family on Friday and Saturday, I decided to surprise the family by treating them to lunch at Chipotle (our family's favorite place to eat) and to a movie at the Deluxe Cinema. We saw “Night At The Museum 2.” It also was an enjoyable family movie.

The story, however, happened as a conversation that occurred during our lunch at Chipotle.

Meagan, my 11 year old daughter, asked me… “Dad, where did you get all the money to take out out to eat and to the movies twice this week?

I responded by telling her that it was the result of me focusing a lot on my work and due the blessings of picking up a few new clients recently.

Then Meagan says… “But Dad, you haven't been working as much lately, you've been spending a lot more time with the family lately!”

That my friends is what this whole “Pursuing A Balanced Life” thing is all about!

Also In This Episode:

I share some highlights from those who are using the #PABL in their tweets.

stephencross: Are you making smoothies? NYT article to get you started. http://tinyurl.com/oyupkk #PABL

TIWWH: Still working on my “baby steps” of the Dave Ramsey financial plan. The going is slow, but sure. #iWant to be debt free! #PABL

stephencross: Its nice do my exercise in the AM not PM. Love the weekends #PABL

ffluvssg1: Getting on the treadmill for an hour #PABL

tonialiani: #PABL under calorie goal today by 334, steps 5021 (21 over goal) drinking water. Tomorrow's step goal is 5500.

marcuscarey: Before it gets too hot I'm going to plant my garden.

TIWWH: Got new pedometer today. Figuring out my LiveStrong iPhone App. Armed w/ these tools, I am #PABL. Also need to balance rest, recreation, etc

jportier: Total Miles Walked Yesterday: 8.74 Miles / Total Geocaches Found: 45 Caches #PABL

I share the significance of this tweet:

nkvanhoosier: @erikjfisher what's #pabl?

I share some thoughts on this conversation:

johnbuehler: Falling of the #pabl wagon for a day or two. Giant chipotle burrito for lunch…yummm!

GSPN: @johnbuehler Chipotle tortilla is 290 Calories. If you get a Bowl w/rice, black beans, chicken, salsa, & cheese is only 640 calories. #PABL

GSPN: @johnbuehler Walking “fast” for 60 minutes would burn off 400 of those calories. :) #PABL

I also read a bit from a blog that was found in this tweet:

DadGetsFit: I'm just a bloke who eats less, moves more and lives to blog about it. #pabl – Link: http://dadgetsfit.wordpress.com

I finish off the podcast by sharing and responding to two awesome bits of audio feedback from Erik & Toni!

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment on the blog! You can help motivate me and inspire others by providing your audio feedback for the podcast. Call the voice mail feedback line directly at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. You can also email an audio file to [email protected].

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This is part 2 of 2 of the podcast where I ask the question… Is there enough time in the day to really live a balanced life?

In this episode, I pick up where I left off in podcast episode 401. I review the areas of my life that I desire to achieve balance in. These ares are Faith, Family, Work/Career, Health/Fitness, Community, Personal Development, and Recreation. You may notice that I accidentally left out community when I was recording.

I also share my reaction to Family From The Heart podcast episode 058 where, after three weeks of daily consistency, Stephanie says that she is not yet convinced that I can sustain this lifestyle for the long haul.

Also included in this episode are your stories! That's right, I've included many of the things that you have posted on twitter using the “#PABL” hashtag. It's been remarkable to see how many people are being inspired and encouraged through our joined effort in Pursuing A Balanced Life.

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog! Or you can call in your feedback on our Voice Mail Feedback Line at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. Also, don't forget to add #PABL to all your tweets related to pursuing a more balanced life.

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In this episode of the podcast, I ask the question… Is there enough time in the day to really live a balanced life?

I also share the areas of my life that I desire to achieve balance in. These ares are Faith, Family, Work/Career, Health/Fitness, Community, Personal Development, and Recreation. You may notice that I accidentally left out community when I was recording.

This is part one of the discussion of Striking The Balance as I had noticed that the show was running long and I needed to make a phone call to one of my consulting clients. At the end of the episode, I asked if you would please take a moment and leave a Five-Start review of the podcast in iTunes. For ease of use, you can go directly to the appropriate page simply by going to https://gspn.tv/itunespabl. Thank you in advance!

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog! Or you can call in your feedback on our Voice Mail Feedback Line at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. Also, don't forget to add #PABL to all your tweets related to pursuing a more balanced life.

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This morning I achieved a new goal. I woke up at 5am. I didn't even hit the snooze button once! This is something I've been trying to work toward as walking every day has become a Top Priority for me.It's been 19 days now and I've walked a minimum of 3.5 miles every day, with most days reaching between 5-8 miles walked.

Recently, I've been very blessed (Thank You Lord!) with my consulting business growing, audio equipment sales increasing, and remaining consistent with the production of all our podcasts.

Since I've made these daily walks a top priority and I want my life to be “BALANCED,” I knew that I was going to have to be more self-disciplined in designing my working hours.

In this episode of the podcast, I share how that's been going and how it's making me feel. As I type the show notes for this episode, it is only 8am and I've already walked 4.5 miles (over 9,000 stesps) today. I'm at “Inbox Zero” and I'm ready to get started on a project for one of my client's before I do the live “About The Church” podcast today with my friend DG at 10am.

After you get a chance to listen, feel free to leave a comment here on the blog! Or you can call in your feedback on our Voice Mail Feedback Line at 859-795-4067 or toll-free at 800-757-1158. Also, don't forget to add #PABL to all your tweets related to pursuing a more balanced life.

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As I mentioned in my last post, the My Crazy Life podcast had already been very much focused on the content related to “Pursuing A Balanced Life.” To kick things off, I figured I'd go ahead and post some content that I had previously produced.

The following audio files are episodes that I had produced in an effort to share the insights that I had pulled from reading Dan Miller's 48 Days To The Work You Love. If you should choose to do so, you can get this book from the sponsor of one of my podcasts, Mardel.com and use promo code “gspn” in the shopping cart to get 10% off your order.

If you find this series helpful. I encourage you to subscribe to the Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast (Formerly the My Crazy Life Podcast) by becoming a gspn.tv Plus Member.


48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapter 1 Review
My Crazy Life Episode 193
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapter 2 Review
My Crazy Life Episode 197
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapter 3 Review
My Crazy Life Episode 202
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapter 4 Review
My Crazy Life Episode 232
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapters 5-8
My Crazy Life Episode 302
Note: Several other items before I get to the point where I cover chapter's 5-8
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Chapter 9
My Crazy Life Episode 303
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48 Days To The Work You Love – Wrap Up And More
My Crazy Life Episode 308
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