Waking UP.


actually. i just woke up

It seem that as of late I have been asked way too many times:

“What Made You Decide To Change?”

One day, I just decided that no one person or no one situation

would ever have so much power over me.

I decided that those friends who continually tell you I will pray for you

but never offer you a coin when broke or a piece of bread when hungry

have no true and vested interest on us.

That if it had to be it was up to me, therefore I promised my self never to

ask another “Don’t let go of me.”

That I am worth it not because of me but because of the one who created me.

I realized that I wanted and deserved a better, longer, healthier and happy life.

That a failed relationship did not preclude me from finding love again.

That having been overweight did not mean that I was to stay that way.

That loosing my position, and wealth only meant that I had something else coming.

That there would be someone who would take and accept me as I was, and to whom

my struggles and challenges would not be a deal breaker as they made their presence felt and,

carried some of the load and at times all of the load so that I did not have to face the world alone.

Because I had those that did pray but, they did not pray for me…They prayed with me.,

a lot has changed and my life now reflects it.

NO. Prayer in any form is not bad or unwelcome, but I remember what my parents taught

all of us as kids: after we pray on our knees we get up and go and pray with our hands, feet

and backs so we can do our part in making ours and other people’s miracles a reality.

I am thankful., oh so thankful for the many kindness I have received during the last couple of years.

I know that I have a purpose and if I have a day or a hundred years

I will work every day and in some way re-pay all that was given to me.

I want more. I want better.

I want health, wealth and a family

And that is why my prayer is never for things to be given to me,

or for life to be easy, and not even for many friends.

All I ask from GOD is for my loved ones to be healthy and safe,

and for me, Peace of mind.

With that I can and will take care of the rest.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men    Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

On Motivation.

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Because we are all different we must find the thing that

uniquely motivates us to get out of bed, and get on

with the daily battle of the pounds.

Is it Music, passion, or just a number on the scale I don’t know

but whatever it is, you must find it and go forth with it.

Let us make an example of ourselves to those on

the sidelines and let us provide inspiration to others,

not because we are perfect or so accomplished but

because we are trying, and pushing, and not giving up.

We all need a push every now and then, so why not be

the push and example that others need and could

benefit from.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men    Twitter.com/LapBand4Men

GOALS

New Weight Tracking Form

The importance of GOALS.

Zig Ziglar Once said “With Out A Goal You will Miss Every Shot You Take”

We need something to shot for, and have in our minds a clear idea of what it is that we want, and where do we want to end at in our journey.

I promised on my last post that I would make available to anyone who “Asked” my goals and daily activity sheet, but as I thought about it I decided that I would just make it available on the blog so that I could make it easier for people to see and use.

I ask you to please look at it and if it works for you please by all means use it. BUT, please let me know what you think and maybe., some ideas as to how we can make it better so that we can together help others work on their goals.

Those of us that already had our surgery know that we had an idea, a goal, a dream of who and how we wanted to look at the end. I am not different or better than anyone else so I have made use of every tool I could get my hands on. This form is the result of me wanting to keep that idea clear in my mind, but also keep the accountability where it belonged: ON ME. I wanted to keep the dream alive and present.

If you see the guidelines that have been set for us maybe just like me you will say: “they are out of their bleeping minds”. I did. According to the American Dietetic Association I should weigh at the most 178 #’s being that I a male and I am 6 feet 1 inch tall. Yeah Right.

When I got down to 230 #’s I look like I was sick. Everybody was worried that I had contracted some kind of sickness or something. I felt great though. I think that the main reason I look “not good” was that I was not exercising or doing much activity. Now, I have learned and I want to get to and remain between 200 and 230 #’s. As I have increased my activity level I noticed that my face and body look better. I know by looking at my self and not paying attention to what anyone else says or thinks that I am on the right track.

People, please make sure that you have a goal in mind that is YOURS and no one else. Make sure that you are doing this for YOUR own reasons. Make sure that this process is something you are doing because YOU want it, and answer to YOU and only to YOU.

I have mentioned a picture. The picture that made me decide to take extra measures. I realized that I had let go of me, and I needed to fix me. I needed to bring me back.

I was sick and tired all of the time. I was in the worst shape of my life even though someone told me (trying to be funny) that round was a shape. So here it is.

I thank her for allowing me to post this picture. I do not know who should be more embarrassed, if I for allowing myself to get this big. OR her for being seen with me.

Guys we all have different reasons to do what we do so make sure that you have yours, and that they are important enough for you to always keep in mind and make you stay focused.

I will also add the form and hope that it will be of use to you, and that you will please post a message letting me and others know what it is that you think and how you think we can make it better.

I thank you, and I hope I was of help. The link for the form is at the top of this post.

Jose G. Osuna

Twitter.com/LapBand4Men   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

On The New Year.


ZERO TOLERANCE
Are we starting this new opportunity on the right foot?

Are we set to get the most out of this opportunity?

Let’s not allow anything to get in the way of us reaching our goals.

This is our life. This is not a Dress rehearsal.

Let’s OWN it.

Wishing us all a Kick Ass New Beginning.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com    Instagram.Com/LapBand4Men

Ageless Class

4c16e8356a16bd92961de8d61aef6a1cI do not know how old this gentleman is but

I hope that I can look as good as he does, as both of them

look when I get to their age.

You see gang, this is doable and available to us all

if we are willing to pay the price, and the price is

paid with hard work and committment.

Not easy but truly doable and well worth it.

Stay focused and stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Last Sunday Of November 2014


you have the power
This is the last Sunday of November.

Have you written your goals for the next year?

Take it for a test drive. Write your goals and keep them present

all year-long and see if your life does not changes completely.

Make economic goals, Work on them and see if you do not end up better.

Make health goals. See if you don’t end up healthier.

Make weight loss goals. Your scale will thank you. It works.

Go to you tube and search Jim Rohn on goals setting, then search

Tony Robbins on life goals and there you will see the blue print for

goal setting. If you want to go the extra mile and have a month,

get and read the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

and see your life transform, and improve.

Gang I can wish you all the best till I am blue on the face,

but it will take you putting some action for the good to come.

Hey.. If you can,  give yourself a Christmas gift and get you

a subscription to Success Magazine.

Feed your mind the good stuff and your life will reflect it.

Let’s continue to feed our mind and body with only the best.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

FITNESS.

any size.png                    Our size matters so little in comparison to the size of our commitment.

Character and commitment are the main markers we should be paying

attention to instead of most other things.

For those of us who have gone through the Lap Band procedure or any

other WLS surgery, there is a common misconception that somehow

we have taken a short-cut and that is just not true.

The managing of the Lap Band or in my case the Reliance Band

has taken so much learning and discipline that I count it as a

separate degree or certification, God knows it cost just as much.

To go through the procedure took a serious amount of commitment

and investment of time and effort.

The thing is that doing nothing will give us nothing.

Do we want results??? Then let us do something about it.

Let us do something now, right now and do not look back.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna.

http://www.lapbandformen.com   Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

Therapy Any One?

24dd3d98cd4ab1f9217bf1887394b83aThere are times when I get the biggest charge

out of a visit with Mr. Punch Bag.

At times, it is not about exercise or burning

calories, and it turns into plain and simple therapy.

At times, I admit I might make Mr. Bag pay for

the silliness, stupidity and shortcomings of others

and myself as well.

All aside I do enjoy how I feel after a session with

the bag and I find that when done properly I use my

whole body and the workout is great.

For those of us with a Lap Band, exercise should be

an intrinsic part of our days in order to keep, and add

to our weight loss numbers. Also, it helps maintain

our weight loss rhythm.

Gang when you don’t have a whole lot of time

try a session with the bag and see how effective

it can be.

Stay focused stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Self Love.

Why we do what we do? I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself. It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self realization. I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for a ounce. I am happy to be doing better. Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self. Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards. OK gang today as always I wish you all the best of the best. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Why we do what we do?
I had to learn that while it was ok to continue to give to others and of my self., I had to find love to and for myself.
It is not an egotistical journey but an adventure of discovery and self-realization.
I celebrate a pound lost or a size reduced. I am happy for an inch and happy for an ounce.
I am happy to be doing better.
Celebrate you progress. Because I am sure you will agree that not going back is progress in and of it self.
Staying at the same weight for a long time is an issue, but from one week to the next it just means that you were able to deal with cravings and temptations. Just Do Not Go Backwards.
Stay focus remain successful.
Jose G. Osuna

BELIEVE!!!


believe in yourself
It has been a while since I cared for what anyone else thought of me.

Now. I just listen to my inner self specially when it comes to

my goals, dreams and aspirations.

There are many who wish me well, but no one wants me

to be successful as much as I want it.

Set Goals, Go after them, Destroy them and REPEAT.

Forget about the doubters, and the haters., don’t waste

time on them that you can be using on making a Better You.

Let’s continue to kick it gang.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com     Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

MAGIC DIET PILL !!!!!

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude? It is all equally important I have found but, if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people that I have known is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal. Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

What is the most important thing for weight loss?? Diet, Exercise, Activity, Attitude?
It is all equally important I have found, but if there is something that I have seen make a difference in many of the people who I have known, is the fact that they were committed. There are many experienced and nutrition educated persons like me out there that regardless of the knowledge and experience failed at the weight loss game. I trained people on weight loss and therapeutic diets so I knew better and yet I failed consistently. It was the lack of commitment to the weight loss that kept me from realizing my goal.
Well Gang here it is the magic weight loss pill. Hope it helps.
All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

Bettering Me.

 

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I have looked at my self and I like the person

that my work has been creating.

Now I want more so I will work more on me.

I have no time to worry and think about what

others will do or will think of me.

I am working on me and it is OK.

Gang Stay Focused And Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com  Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Share the love gang.

The Brave Ones.

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And a good MONDAY to us all.

Ok gang I have a question for all of us and here it goes.

If you were here, at the end and beginning of a nude beach

and you could see many girls and guys just having a blast

would you feel ok dropping your threads and joining them?

OR… Would the image in the mirror of the  prior morning

stop you from joining in the fun.

No Clue what your answer was but mine was a respectful and

considerate NO. I am not there yet. I think I would still walk by

being that I am an adult & all, but I would definitely not disrobe.

I am weird in that I truly do not care what people think but

for me it is in the knowing of the people around me OR not

knowing anyone.

Why this post? This one is to remind us all that if something, anything

is not where and how we want it them we must do something about it.

Don’t like how you feel? Do something about it.

Don’t like where you live? Do something about it.

Don’t like how you look? Do something about it.

Don’t like your job? Do something about it.

Not happy in your relationship? Do something about it.

Change is not easy but being unhappy and unfulfilled is worse.

In case you were distracted we have been given a brand new

week to go and try again. Let’s make it count.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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What Can I Say.

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What can I say.

Love him or hate him…. He is one cool looking cat.

I have never looked that good in a suit. I am trying though.

Having a goal or an idea is a good visual aide that can Help us or

it can mess with us.

Make sure you know what you are working towards

and keep that goal ever-present so that you can celebrate

all the small and big victories on the way to the goal.

It is hard work so do not forget to celebrate.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBan4Men

When In Doubt.. Workout!


6 w's
It is Monday Gang.

Let’s hit the ground running and make this week count.

measure the portions, drink the water, take your meds,

stay active, stay positive, and know that you can not go wrong by working out.

A successful week to you all.

Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

Follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

 

Lap Band.

This is a commitment we made. A change, and opportunity. Went trough the process and then went to surgery all the while spending lots of money ours and others. My question to you is? Have you given it a fair opportunity? Have you utilized it to its fullness? Have you planed the work and work the plan? You committed to it? So... Are you? If not... What is keeping you? What has been your challenge? Share please......

This is a commitment we made. A change, an opportunity.
Went trough the process and then went to surgery all the while spending lots of money  Ours and others.
My question to you is?
Have you given it a fair opportunity?
Have you utilized it to its fullness?
Have you planed the work and work the plan?
You committed to it?
So… Are you?
If not… What is keeping you? What has been your challenge?
Share please..

This is a re-post. I am trying to figure out what it is

that keeps us from obtaining the benefits we thought we were going to get

by having this procedure done.

We are all so different and I just hope some of you are willing to

share with the rest of us. I know that I would appreciate it.

Gang I have the Reliance Band and it has worked for me.

My challenges  have been my own, and in sharing I have learned

from some of you how to deal with a challenge or more.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful And Please Do Share.

Jose G. Osuna

www.lapbandformen.com

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On Heroes And Examples.

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Ensenada, Baja Mexico

 

 

We all have people who influence us in different ways and directions.

I would like to introduce to you Benito Juarez. This is someone whom

I was thought to admire and respect. Actually When I became a Free-Mason

I purposely joined the most conservative lodge named after him. Little did I

knew that several family members were part of this lodge. It was very nice.

My point however is that we must pay attention to what we want and also,

to those around us.. We must never forget our goals and dreams and by

keeping them ever-present we will see the opportunities to make those

dreams and goals a reality.

What are your goals?? Do the people around you know them? Let me

share something, recently I was asking about a new product and a couple of folks

within my circle of friends were using it, and immediately recommended

who I could talk to not just to purchase but to join this program and try to

sell, and market. All I had to do was ask. At 17 years old I knew I wanted to

join a lodge and I went through hell to get a sponsor when, had I asked my

circle I would have found out that my uncle was the leader of the one particular

lodge I was interested in.  Go Figure.

Gang… Take advantage of who and where you are and ask, ask others

for help and assistance. Also, Make sure that you offer help and assistance

to others, never know when you might be just the perfect resource

someone needs to take the next step on their journey.

I hope you all are having a great time and in your journey.

Stay Focused  Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

A NASTY REMINDER.

Wow! I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth? We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk or run and all those little things we do in trying to loose the weight. Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Wow!
I have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many calories is this picture worth?
We should take a look at this when we are having second thoughts about our diet, our exercise, our walk, our run, and all those little things we do in trying to lose the weight.
Until the next one and in the mean time keep up the good work.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com

Quality Of Life.

funny how

Yes it does.

The thing is that we, many a time keep around us people who

have no business being there.  People who fulfilled their

role in our lives, and who now should be on to other things.

But NO we insist on collecting people.

Gang life is a continually moving target and in order to

even try to keep up we must be ever alert to it.

We must be in constant guard with the three A’s of

Bushido in mind: Alert, Assess and Act.

Alert to what is around us.

Assess what is around us.

Act based on what is around us.

The act part is what gives most the hardest time.

We know what to do or what not to do but we many a time

choose with our inactivity.

We want it so now we must learn how to go after it.

We must learn how to remove obstacles even if they have a pulse.

It is our life, lets live it to its fullest.

Gang Stay Focus Stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

Rumors.

fuck em

And while we leave low life people to live their

low life lives, we go forth and continue to grow,

and do more with our lives.

There is a whole big world full of possibilities for those

of us who dare to take a chance.

What are you allowing people to rob you of?

What are you giving permission to others to affect

in your life.  Refuse and do not allow others

to hold you back or keep you down.

Push forward ever harder.

Gang Lets Stay Focus So We might continue to be successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram.com/LapBand4Men

I Did Not Change.


i did not
There is a process to what we go through.

We dream, evaluate, plan, act, hope then act some more.

But more importantly… We define ourselves.

What we do in the process of all this is

very basic  We Find Ourselves.

Make sure your goals are big enough

that they scare you a little.

Gang let’s keep at it. Stay Focus Stay Successful

Jose G. Osuna

 www.labandformen.com

Liquid Awesome!!

liquid awesomeAnd my liquid Awesome makes me better,

and better, and better and well you know.

The funny thing is that it can do the same for us all.

You have it, they have it, WE HAVE IT.

The thing is to make use of this Liquid Awesome!!

So what the heck are we waiting for.

Let us go and be even more awesome.

Gang Stay Focused Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Instagram: @LapBand4Men

Twitter: @LapBand4men

Share the love gang. Choose your favorite social media.

Choose Your Pain.

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Truly, on this one there are two and only two pains.

Which one will you choose? Which one will I choose?

Life is intent on providing us with choices, and what we do with them

is up to us as individuals.

I know and know that I know I want more and better, but

at times I too have lost the battle to the blankets,

dessert was too pretty to pass and…… Here we are or

should I say here I am.

I am constantly making progress but at times that weak

little boy within me wants to rebel and do sh…. stuff he is

not supposed to.

Anyway gang when that happens we must immediately re commit

to our goals and get back in step with things.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Share the love gang share on Facebook or your favorite

social media system. Much appreciated.

I Am Worth It.


working on me
Back Pain, Headaches, Low Stamina,

Low Endurance, Huge Clothes.

I remember this things all too well and

know that I do not want to go back to them ever again.

This is a journey that has proven to be a lonely one and

I am ok with that because I know that it is not for everyone.

I do not know what is your “WHY” but make sure it is a strong,

valid, significant, and inspiring  “WHY” to you

because that will keep you inspired and on task.

Keep fighting the good fight.

Jose G. Osuna

For more of the day-to-day process please

follow us on Instagram at:  @LapBand4Man

Keep Your Why In Mind.

 

 

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires. Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to loose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons. Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Clarity gives strength. Knowing the why will keep us on track when other things try to de-rail our best intentions and desires.
Figure out what it is that motivates you and keep it in mind. For some of us is health while for some of us it might be vanity and even for some it is a passion for life. There is no wrong answer just get your answer. Why Do You Do It? Why do you want to lose the weight? And once you know the why keep it ever-present to give you strength on the moments that excuses sound good as if they were reasons.
Keep focus and keep going. All the best to you all.
Jose G. Osuna

For more on the day-to-day process please

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Earn It.

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Funny how people forget about their contribution when the results

are less than good, but how fast and permanently they make themselves

part of anything good that has been accomplished by anyone.

The way I see it gang is that we do this by ourselves for ourselves.

Try finding a gym partner and you can spend weeks asking, and in the end

you find yourself going to the gym by yourself. How about this one:

You start a diet program any diet program and everyone and their aunt

have an opinion about said program but as you start making progress

here they are…

Anyway do not forget that you can and should be able to trust and count

on yourself.  Now Go Do It.

Gang Stay Focus Stay Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

For more on the day-to-day process please follow on instagram

at:     @LapBand4Men

 

The Healthies You!

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986. But I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I loose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina. I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better. I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away. So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless. Find your why and rock on with your bad self!! Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

I have a weight goal and it inspires me. I have a dream of wearing the same size pants that I used before I got married back in 1986,
but I also am smart enough to know and notice how well my body works as I lose the pounds. The extra energy and stamina.
I notice how I can sleep better and even breath better.
I love that my back pain almost disappears and the purple color on my feet and ankles goes away.
So yes a pounds goal and a size in clothes is nice but for me I have to say feeling so much better in my own skin is truly priceless.
Find your why and rock on with your bad self!!
Jose G. Osuna.

For more on the day-to-day of the process

please follow on Instagram.

@lapband4men

EXCUSES VS RESULTS

Results VS Excuses

No one will diet for us. No one will work out for us.

No one will go on walks or runs for us. No one will drink the water for us.

If we want the results we must embrace our goals, and dreams and do the work.

Keep the dream alive and the goals ever-present.

Keep up the good work and as always all the best to you all.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

You Have The Power!

you have the power

We have a God-given right to choose.

Our decisions impact our life and that of those around us family and friends.

All of the little and seemingly insignificant decisions we make day in and day out

have the cumulative power to change and affect our lives.

There is a book titled the compound effect by Darren Hardy Publisher of Success Magazine.

In it Darren shows us the power both negative and positive that each and every decision

we make, can make a difference on the quality of our life.

The extra glass of wine, the fun size chocolate packet, or the extra serving of ice cream

can add up to significant calories, grams of carbs, grams of fat whatever you want to track.

BUT, just as well taking the extra steps by parking a little farther, drinking an extra glass of water,

walking just a little extra, adding a set to our workout, using mustard instead of mayo, etc.

has an effect. What will it be? The positive or negative?

We have the power to decide, we have the opportunity to change our tomorrows and,

by doing that change our life.

Use your power for good., for good longer living.

Gang as always all of the best for you all.

Please share the love on Facebook if this blog serves, educates,

entertain or in any way has value for you.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Chest Workout.

chest workout

And now a little big attention to the “Chestal” area.

Yes I know that Chestal is not a real word but is sounds FUNNY.

This is a basic set up and excellent in my humble opinion

example of a routine for beginners.

If you are a bit more experienced you then know how to

“Doctor” this moves and exercises to work better based

on your wants needs and experience.

With this and with all new exercises please ask help and

guidance until you can master them.

This is one routine that will send you home happy.

I have to admit that I continue to be challenged by my

Leg Day. I do it to the best of my abilities but I can not

remember a single time I actually enjoyed it. If anyone has

a routine for Leg Day that you think is great please share

because that is the one that I hear the most gripping about.

Gang keep up the good work and remember that  all that

you do for a better you, benefits you but also your friends

and family.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Next Step…

and now i willThere is a time when we have to go back to basics

A time to get real and say “This is my time”.

So I ask of you….. Is this your time?

Is this when you decide  Enough with the

Bull Shit and just go do it.

I hope it is because there must be an end

 to empty and senseless words.

Drink the water!!!

Take your meds!!!

Do your exercise!!!

Follow your diet!!!

Track your progress!!!

So simple to do.

So simple not to do.

So… What will it be??

Here it is to us in hope that we will be

of the kind that goes and does it.

The kind that gets IT DONE.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Big Dreams.

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All things being equal doesn’t it makes sense to dream big?

It takes the same effort to dream crap than to dream championship.

Like my good friend tells me: “when it comes to the good in life

I want more., I always want more”

I guess I agree. I want more life, I want more health, I want more wealth.

I want to lose more weight, I want to feel much better.

I am ready to put my best effort to accomplish it as I know nothing

worthwhile is free.

How big are your dreams? How great your hopes.

It is up to us gang.

Let’s Go Do It.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

A Good Bye.

 

The passing of a Friend or Friends.

Not too long I found myself at the lake of Davis Dam and

I realized that  it was going to be a bad day.

You see… My sandals that have been with me up and down the Caribbean

had seen their last day in the sun. Why is a pair of sandals so important??

Well it was a present from someone who would never again give me

even a glass of water. On top of that I have trekked up and down the

Pacific cost from South of Seattle all the way to Cabo, and the Atlantic

coast from North Carolina to the tip of Florida passing through South Carolina,

Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona,

Nevada, Sonora, Mexico. Sinaloa, Mexico. Baja, Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico. St. John, VI,

Aruba, Barbados, Puerto Rico, etc, etc.,

I think you get the point.

I wish I had a Human Friend to have gone with me. None the least I will

miss my sandals.

Where have your travels taken you lately?

Let’s make life about getting better and enjoy what we have in front of us.

It is about living life to the fullest.

I gave my sandals a watery grave and went back home bare footed.,

floating on a cloud of memories. About 10 years of memories.

To Us. To Living.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

On Life And Living.

 

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There is so much in life. There is more than just seeing others live theirs.

I see this pic and it makes me smile as I see two of the things that I

actually have a passion for in life. A nice good watch and a great camera.

Lately, I have made so much of my life about my health and

weight loss. Because of my extreme circumstances I have had to

 put lots of living on the back burner. Now am trying to catch up

with myself. Yes, health and fitness are very, very important, but living

and enjoying the other aspects of life is also very important.

It is great how we human beings are able to compartmentalize our

life. Yes I want to be healthy but I want someone to share it with.

Yes I want to live longer but I want someone relevant by my side.

I want more. I want more. I want more!

Do you want more? Because if you do let me tell you that

balance is the base for it all. It is not just this or just that,

it is “AND”. Yes a small word but an important one.

Here it is to us. The nuts that hope AND want for more.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Making Of Us.

 

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This is true in more ways than one.

One of the best ways to ensure that goals are met

is to write them down. Also, it makes dreams and goals

more real, and present while making them significantly

more attainable. Your life is worth recording so invest

on a journal and see your life transformed.

Do not skip steps. Write that which is important and

relevant to you in life and see it become your reality.

Jose G. Osuna

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On Changes.

diaper dietWE are the only ones that can truly impact our diet.

It requires change and a bit of desire.

If you had WLS you know you have made the investment

already, so why not use the tool you purchased?

Follow the guidelines, drink the water, measure the food,

take your meds, and make sure you are taking your vitamins.

Not rocket science even though at times it feels like it.

And, if you add activity and exercise you just turbo-charged

the program. so hang on and keep rocking it.

Jose G. Osuna

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Scars And Story’s.

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It is not that we always make the

correct decisions but more that

we continue on our journey.

We said we would exercise DO IT.

We said we would eat right DO IT.

We committed to our meds DO IT.

We committed to drinking the water

and being more active and going the

extra mile now we must DO IT.

Simple and easy to do but also, simple

and easy not to do.

Let us not be common. Let us be

different and go for great.

We, Us, our families are worth it.

Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

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The Whole Picture.

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality. We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water. Let's not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important. Stay focus, stay successful. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Having the lap-band means that the amount of food we consume is significantly less and should therefore be of higher quality.
We must pay closer attention to what we consume. We should also make sure that we are staying within the amounts that have been given to us. Another item we at times neglect is the taking of multivitamins daily. While I personally struggle with an items or two of the list I truly struggle with drinking enough water.
Let’s not forget that all aspects are important and for the most part one can not fully work without the other so while we want to make sure that we are consuming quality nutrients in the right amounts we shall also keep in mind that exercising and drinking plenty of water is equally as important.
Stay focus, stay successful.
Jose G. Osuna
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On Resolutions.

If you made a new year resolution to exercise or lose weight

or lead a healthier lifestyle make sure that you KEEP IT.

Gang. Let’s not be average because the average person is broke and

they do not keep their commitments.

We all want more and better, the trick is that it does not come free

or with-out work.

Let’s pay… NO let’s enjoy the price

of a better more rewarding life.

I am here with you pushing and kicking it.

Jose G. Osuna

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TOMORROW.

TOMORROW.

Why wait for tomorrow?
For those of us who are on the road to a better US there is no place for tomorrow., not at the price of a better life.
We do not make excuses for others or for ourselves and that makes us at times the target of jokes, slander, abuse, good and bad intentions and it is our job to maintain the higher ground.

Zero tolerance!! For ourselves when we hesitate between the scheduled and the accidental. When we fail to do what is important and instead we allow the urgent to rule.
To fail to follow our diet just because “it is just a little piece”
For not taking our vitamins and medicine as prescribed instead of “at times”

Tomorrow is the biggest thief. The biggest reason why goals, diets, dreams, wishes and desires do not happen as they should.

As a Hispanic I am very familiar with the term “Manana” Manana does not mean tomorrow., it means “Not Now”

So I ask you If not today, if not now,Then When?

How about right now? How does right now sounds to you?

All of the best for you.

Jose G. Osuna

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Ceiling.

Dont everEvery day we compromise. We give in a little

and before we know it we have gone too far.

It is not just in the giving but also in the taking,

and accepting that we can find our life taking turns

that we had never plan or even considered.

We must stand resolute in what we want.

We must remain focus and centered so that

our hopes, dreams, and goals stay in the place

they deserve.

Our life is worth of us showing up with our

“A” game. It needs our total and complete

commitment so eventually we can look back

at an imperfect but complete road and be able

to say with pride “Wow, What a ride., I did

the best I could and I am ok with me”

Gang. I am today sending you good vibes.,

I hope truly for all the best for each and

every one of you.

Jose G. Osuna

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Which Is The Meassure Of Your Success?

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So? What is it for YOU?

Who cares what others say or think? Who cares what is important to others. What is important to YOU?

Is it a clothes size? A waist measure? The blinking numbers on your scale?

I do not know since I do not know you personally but keeping track of what is important to us is always a great Idea.

Folks are you familiar with the book “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy? If you are you know how important tracking is,

and if you are not I hope you will take a small piece of advice from me and get you this book. You can get it on audio form or e-book or print form.

Regardless of how you choose to get it you will get information that will help you accomplish any goal you are working on.

A most valuable resource.

Tracking what we eat, our progress, our needed steps, etc., will keep the goal ever-present.

Define what matters to you. Define what it is that you have to do and go for it.

OK. As promised a little bit on food. For those of us that have undergone Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) or those

that are thinking of getting it done here is some insight.

Due to the reduced space for food to go trough on the way to the stomach., the consistency of food must always be taken into consideration

when prepping and when cooking. A small dice will work for most once we get past the initial stage after the surgery.

Make sure you invest in a good quality knife and that it is maintained sharp and always at the ready.

Chewing is the other part of the equation. Make sure that you spend enough time chewing on your food as to avoid getting stuck.

On this I have to add my personal challenge here. IF I allow myself to get too hungry I eat way too fast, and always end up

getting stuck and before long I am throwing up. A most unpleasant experience for those of us that had WLS.

All of the best to you and as always I wish you all the success in the world.

Jose G. Osuna

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Don’t You Quit!!

crawlingBecause quitting is not acceptable

we plan our work and work our plan.

We look into the future through our dreams

and hopes and we know what the value

of our weight loss is.

We want to live a longer, healthier

life and we want it to mean and stand

for something.

Gang. Let us not forget our dreams

and hopes., let us continue pushing and

working as all of our hard work and

diligence will show up in a better quality

of life that we get to share with our

loved ones.  (whether they want it or not 🙂 )

Don’t quit, Don’t ever quit.

Jose G. Osuna

http://www.lapbandformen.com

Gift To Yourself.

 

Make your life what you want by making

the right choices.

From what we eat to where we work.

Who we socialize with to where we vacation.

All of our choices have an impact in our life.

Let’s choose better. Let’s make it count.

Let’s give ourselves the gift of more, better, healthier,

richer, stronger, BETTER.

All the best to you and yours.

Jose G. Osuna

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Success A Simple Approach.

S U C C E S S This is as good a KEY to success as any other I have ever seen.

I guess we continue with the theme of simplifying the process.

I like the way that things come together when we pay attention

to detail, and the little things.

It has been an eye opener to me ,having someone going right behind me

looking at what I am doing and how I am doing it.

It is a pain in the ass because she is also paying attention to

the things I am failing to do, but it is making me better as I progress

and move along the road to a better me.

Darren Hardy on his book the compound effect talks about

the benefits of tracking, and while I understood the concept

it was not one of my practices. Right now with the direction and

help of my Coach, I am getting much better at the whole tracking

thing, and I have found where I was paying a silly fat tax on some of

the calories I was consuming. Tracking has also helped me find

time that I can use to work on some of my other projects, and I have

another book almost ready to go to my editor.

Ok gang let’s continue to work on our better selves and

keep on keeping on.

Jose G. Osuna

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What Am I?

consistent andWhat we do we must do first and foremost for ourselves.

This is a competition within us. We are trying to be better than

we were yesterday. Yes the fruit of our work and efforts will result

in benefits for our family and loved ones but we must keep

in the words of the great Stephen Covey:

” We must keep the main thing., the main thing.”

With that in mind we move forward in creating the best

version of ourselves possible.

Stronger, healthier, better.

Jose G. Osuna

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100 % Results Only With 100 % Commitment.

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time. I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan. BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal. BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard. We must have a plan. We must work plan. We need to have goals and they need to be ever present. And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer. Let's keep up the good work. All the success to you all. Jose G. Osuna www.lapbandformen.com

Looking back at many of my posts and many of the blogs that I follow I noticed that we all have set backs. I noticed that we all had plateau patches when we were stuck for periods of time.
I noticed also that at times food and the warm bed won over our commitment to work on our weight loss plan.
BUT.. I also noticed that when we re-committed to our goals we made amazing progress. This shows that were we to remain 100% committed 100% of the time this weight loss thing would be a done deal.
BUT as someone who has failed at times I acknowledge that it is hard., possible but hard.
We must have a plan. We must work plan.
We need to have goals and they need to be ever present.
And we must remain 100 % committed to ourselves. That is how we accomplish and conquer.
Let’s keep up the good work.
All the success to you all.
Jose G. Osuna
http://www.lapbandformen.com