When I first came into contact with Star Wars (2007) I was introduced to the prequels first. I read the books for Episodes I-III, along with several other accompanying novels and the Dark Horse “Clone Wars” comics (excellent, by the way).
My next foray was the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. These books are very good and kicked off the whole Expanded Universe (EU) of Star Wars. The EU is now known as “Legends” post-Disney, even though there are some things, such as Thrawn, that carry over into Disney’s Star Wars canon.
Continue reading “The Need for Order”
We all hit that point when doing something where doubt begins to kick in. Whether you’re trying to get that next rep at the gym, trying to get something done at work, or when mid-project on something of leisure, there can be that time when everything is telling you to just give up, take the easy path, and do something easy, or worse, never start at all. Recently I discovered that this voice inside you is typically wrong, and you’re capable of much more than you think. Today I’ll go over some scenarios where just giving it that extra 1% more effort can pay off. Continue reading “Destruction of Doubt”
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
Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 7”
Perseverance should be looked upon as a virtue. The ability to stick with it even though every part of your being wants to quit is something we should all have felt in some point in life. When you push through something that is difficult it is your true chance to realize that you’re alive. Being in the moment is necessary to get through it I’ve found that these are the times that build you.
Continue reading “Perseverance and Living in the Now”
We gave you a holiday break but now we’re back 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. Today’s post is first one of 2018, so we’ll issue new homework this week
Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 6”
I am approaching 30 this year and even at my age I see many husbands and fathers that are fat, weak and aged well beyond their years. Here at A Kings Castle, we don’t want to ever fall into that group. A goal I’ve set to reach before my 30th birthday is to put on muscle, then get back down to ~15% body fat. I’ll map my journey here and keep you guys updated on my progress, but as an introductory post to my first series here, let’s go over why we take the anti-dad bod stance.
Continue reading “Anti-Dad Bod: Introduction”
As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to. You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm. When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”