Pursue Meaning, Not Expedience

“Expedience— that’s hiding all the skeletons in the closet. That’s covering the blood you just spilled with a carpet. That’s avoiding responsibility. It’s cowardly, and shallow, and wrong.”

-Jordan Peterson

Lately, the Fraternity of Excellence that I’m a part of has been reading through Jordan Peterson’s book The 12 Rules for Life.  It can be a bit dry and tedious in some areas, but overall, it’s still a very interesting read with many good points.

One such point that has been on my mind quite a bit as of late is Rule 7 of his book, “Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.” Continue reading “Pursue Meaning, Not Expedience”

Nutrition: What Everyone Gets Wrong

As I return to posting to Team WB Fitness today, I’m going over a topic that I’ve only just recently began to witness and comment on.  I’ll paraphrase Ronnie Coleman here when I say “Errybody wanna lose body fat but nobody wanna give up the pizza.”  Hardly Shakespeare, but you know what I mean. The biggest bit of knowledge I’ve learned this year about fitness is that your diet has to be as important as your training. Today, I’ll go over my insights and keys to lowering body fat.

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Dating Mormons

Recently, I was introduced to the concept of AWALT (All Women Are Like That). I would have to say yes and no. Certainly, there are biological characteristics that all women have. (They tend to be more emotional than men for instance) But I reject the notion that all of them are these self-centered, narcissistic spoiled brats that are portrayed so often on various websites. My wife happens to be very kind hearted and has sacrificed a lot to hold her standards of morality and to care for me and my kids.

Sure, there are more than enough crappy women out there, but there are some decent ones too. Knowing where and how to look is key. Continue reading “Dating Mormons”

Iron vs Bodybuilding: Week 8 Recap

ak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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Stop and Smell the Roses

The other night was kind of stressful. Coming on the end of the school year, the kids who do the online charter school have their major projects due soon. It is becoming apparent that two of them have not been keeping on schedule with their assigned tasks. My daughter was cramming, throwing together this last minute paper that she should have been working on for over a month now.

At this time, I take the opportunity to grab out this church publication “Eternal Marriage” and read with my wife from where we left off the previous night. In it, it talks about how we can have our relationships continue into eternity if we do the right things. That is when my wife starts getting teary eyed and starts to lose it. Continue reading “Stop and Smell the Roses”

Meal Prep 101:Pepper Chicken Breast

I’m back from a much needed and as usual, way too short vacation with the family.  For meal prep for the week, I wanted to change it up from my fritatta  (as there are too many eggs on this site lately) so I went for a more traditional high protein lunch for the week; chicken breast.  Today I’ll go over what you need and how I prepared and portioned it.

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3 Free Apps to Keep You Organized and Productive

Let’s face it, life can often be hectic and unorganized, especially if you got little ones running around the house.  People used to keep to-do lists on little sheets of paper or on sticky notes, but those can be easily lost or may require many revisions, leaving you marking out and rewriting what needs to get done.  Continue reading “3 Free Apps to Keep You Organized and Productive”

Superstar Athletes Who Are Model Fathers

The terms “superstar athlete” and “family man” don’t always overlap particularly naturally. Men who follow sports will know full well that there are often rumors of infidelity, absentee behavior, and generally less-than-stellar family lives that tend to surround professional athletes. Unfortunately, it’s hardly a surprise. Athletes lead glamorous lifestyles and travel constantly. These are not excuses, but they do help to explain the perceived problem.

For this reason, athletes aren’t always the best figures for husbands and fathers to idolize, as tempting as it can be to do so. It’s generally wise for men who watch sports (which seems to be most of us) to keep in mind that admiring an athlete’s actions on the court or field of play doesn’t need to extend to admiring that athlete as a human individual. Continue reading “Superstar Athletes Who Are Model Fathers”

Iron vs Bodybuilding: Week 7 Recap

Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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Giving Her the Tingles After 14 Years

My wife and I have been married now for almost 15 years. During this time, we have become very familiar with each other. Many, including myself at times, feel like I have gotten into a rut. The mundane routine repeats itself again and again as you are waiting to get old and die. While this trap is real, you do not have to let it be this way. Continue reading “Giving Her the Tingles After 14 Years”