Be Your Own Man

Do you guys know that couple that are always doing something together?  You rarely ever see them apart and they tend to engage in all the same activities together.  Last weekend I witnessed a couple like this.  The guy a legit hard working guy and his fiance a good mom, but they have a flaw; they feel the need to spend every free second together.  This is commonplace for many married couples I see, and in my opinion, it leads to a boring, miserable existence.  Today I’ll go over why this is toxic to you, your wife, and your relationship and what you can do about it.

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The Easyway to Quit Drinking

As some of you know, I did a post not too long ago about how I quit smoking.  2018  seems to be a year of change for me as I have put another habit I had wanted to quit to rest; alcohol.  I’ve found that despite the title of this post, that I had a harder time kicking booze than cigs.  Today I’ll give you guys a recap on why I decided to give up the sauce and how I decided to make it final.

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A Routine That’s Right For You

I’ve seen many, MANY of these cookie-cutter routines that people put out on their sites.  They promise super-duper productivity, enhanced mood and cognition, and easier work days.  What they fail to mention, however, is one key problem…

They’re totally unrealistic for the average Joe. 

Let me give you an example of what one of these morning routines.  This isn’t an EXACT routine, but it’s close enough that you’ll get the gist. Continue reading “A Routine That’s Right For You”

Finding Time in the AM

My life is pretty busy.  Having a full time job as a Systems Administrator, 3 kids, a wife, house being built, after school activities, homework, and studying for my certification exams is a lot on one plate.  That said, you need time to be by yourself and do things you want to do.  For me this is going to the gym in the early morning.  I have always been an early riser, but for anyone who can, I’d recommend getting up earlier in the morning if possible.  Today I’ll go over the benefits I’ve found from getting up early in the mornings.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 11 Update

This week we continue with our Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.

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What Are You Putting Off?

Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

-Numbers 30:1-2

In the past, we’ve talked a lot about integrity – being true not only to others, but more importantly, to yourself.  How many men here, yours truly included have said you would do something and not followed through?  Do not make excuses such as the task was small or trivial.  Did you say “I will do this” and then not do it? Continue reading “What Are You Putting Off?”

Way of the Warlord: Phase 11

This week we continue with our Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.

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Mentally Ruthless, Maximum Result

Yesterday I read what was probably the most important article WB Fitness has posted on is site to date.  It is all about your mindset when going into the gym.   You have to be psyched up to get in there and kill the weights.  That got me thinking about how a defeatist attitude and not psyching yourself up for things is a sure way to end in failure.  Continue reading “Mentally Ruthless, Maximum Result”

Confronting Your Weaknesses

No man can be a master at everything in the world.  Even things you’re good at can suffer in minor areas.  Naturally, people want to do things they are good at, an oftentimes hide their weak points.  This applies in many areas of your life.  Recently I’ve been focusing on weak points in my physique that lag behind other areas.  I see these parts that need to be fixed, and I hate them. I realized in order to change it, I have to make it happen through hard work, but initially confronting them is often the hardest part.  Today, I’ll go over how I have been confronting weaknesses in all areas of my life, and the change it can bring to anyone looking to improve.

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Remembering To Be Human

We promote the go get it, kill it in every aspect of life attitude around here.  We’re committed to being the best fathers, leaders, husbands and also being fit physically, mentally and socially.  I’ve noticed at times that we can get wrapped up in this, after all its who we are, and there are times that you have to take a step back, laugh at life, and just run on auto pilot for a bit.  Today I’ll speak about taking that needed time to recuperate and what you can do to recharge when you’ve been hustling your ass off. Continue reading “Remembering To Be Human”