Way of the Warlord: Phase 5 Update

Last week we continued 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.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice

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The Importance of Rest

Here at AKC we always advocate to take the route that may be more difficult, but it pays off in the end.  You kill it in the gym, you crush it at work, and you’re the natural leader of your family, but we all need a bit of downtime.  Recently I’ve realized that I wasn’t giving myself enough recovery, if any at all.  We’ll discuss the importance of rest and downtime for dads and husbands who dominate life.

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The Choice to Lead

When we embark on this journey as fathers and husbands, we are making a choice, but at that time it doesn’t seem like we are making such a monumental one.  Things like getting married and choosing to have kids with your wife are the easy things.  The other things that you chose at these times are to be the leader at all times.  You’re constantly under scrutiny, but at the same time, they all hold you to the highest regard in the first place, and if not, you’ve screwed something up. Something recently made me think about all of this and how we’re always looked upon to be the one who leads.

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Sunday Wisdom: November 26 2017

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2 ESV

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

1 Timothy 4:4–5 ESV

Thanksgiving is the traditional time to reflect on all we have, how we were given it, and for expressing our gratitude. One of the downsides to traditions however, it that they can become rote and lose the meaning they once had unless you remember why they are there.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 5

Last week we gave you a break, but today we  continue our new 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.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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Thanksgiving Open Thread: 11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at A King’s Castle!  While this is a time you should be spending with friends and family, if you made it here today, drop a comment on what you are thankful for (and akingscastle.com better be number one on that list!)  Have a great holiday!

 

-A King’s Castle

Meal Prep 101

If you guys are following a lifting program and trying to pack on muscle, you gotta eat.  I foolishly had to learn this the hard way and wasted two years lifting while not eating enough for muscle growth.  To put on muscle, you need to eat, and you need to eat a lot of wholesome, clean foods,but things like family, work, and other time constraints can get in the way of the nutrition you need.  Today, I’ll go over what meal prep is, how I prepare all my food for the week, and how even non-lifters can benefit from cooking all their food at once.

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Routine Maintenance: How to Keep Your Marriage Like New

Anyone who appreciates cars knows there is a list of maintenance jobs to do to keep it functioning properly. Continually, you need to keep it filled with gas, check the coolant, or check the oil. Regularly, it will need an oil change,  cleaning the battery terminals, or washing the exterior to prevent corrosion. Then there are occasional maintenance items such as greasing any zerk fittings, changing the differential fluid, or readjusting valve clearances.

Marriages are the same way, we cannot just go along and pretend it will just keep running well. There are short term, medium term, and long term things we need to do in order to have a spouse that lasts and is a joy to ride. Whether you purchased a brand new Ferrari, or a ’81 Ford Fiesta that has been hammered on by the entire production crew of Dukes of Hazard, all cars need maintenance, and AWALT (although some need more maintenance than others).
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Open Thread: Way of the Warlord Edition

Today marks the first full month of Way of the Warlord.  I’d like to leave it open for discussion today and get some feedback about the series as well as the progress that you have made.

For me, the best part has been keeping me nutrition on point and lifting as much as possible.