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Trim the Fat but Not Just the Foody Kind.

It's a general consensus that fat is pretty bad for you

It can hinder your ability to perform at your best. It can weigh you down so much that you don't have the will or the want to do better in the first place.

But muscle. Now that's the stuff. With muscle you can move forward. It lifts you up and propels you toward accomplishment. And for added bonus? The more you use it, the better and stronger it becomes!

Which one are you?

Are you the one who only brings fat to the table to ruin many a diet or disposition? Or are you the one who helps push others to maximize their potential and gain a healthier outlook on life?

By now I hope you realize I'm not talking about "fat" of the physical kind. I'm aiming more at the fat of the emotional and social kind. You know, those people or things who hold you back from being the Best You.

I have only two words for them (ok, maybe more like 1-and-a-half): Trim 'em.

If you're currently suffering from the above mentioned high-fat content, lose the dead weight. Work on surrounding yourself with people, things, and habits that will help muscle you forward. Actively seek out those who inspire you; lift you up to newer heights and expectations---in person or online (gotta keep it real for my introverted peeps), it doesn't matter. Bolster your life with a managerie of people who genuinely want to see and help you succeed.

Time for a new exercise regime

My new exercise regime starts now, and I challenge you to do the same. It's pretty simple, really

    1. Do not support that which does not support you. You and your time are worth so much more than you are apt to give yourself credit.
    2. And for those who refuse to accept that fact ... Trim 'em (they can become pretty new additions to the cutting-room floor of your life movie).

Do me a solid

Realize that a life filled with fatty deposits is simply not a healthy way to live. Especially since we're only on this planet but for so long. Why spend your golden years wheezing and struggling to the finish line with a 300-lbs (136-kg) walrus on your shoulders when you don't have to?

But if you don't want to take my word for it, listen to a guy who has experience in cutting down his adversaries---real and imaginary.

“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.”
Bruce Lee

So do Bruce and me a solid. Take the time to trim the fat that is holding you back. Then bravely turn your focus to building a new set of muscles, because–trust me–you'll be glad you did.

Stay foxy, my friends.