Greetings! You may have seen on my Facebook page or even on my Instagram that I have a very active lifestyle. This is based on a philosophy I had adopted about a decade ago when my health was failing. I had seen a doctor that had given a free screening for cholesterol and body fat. At the time, I was twenty-seven years old. I should have been at my physical peak of health. However, the doctor's diagnosis was that I was suffering from abnormally high blood pressure, cholesterol, and body fat.  In my mid-twenties, he said my health was like that of an ailing fifty year old! I needed to do something quick to fix my lifestyle.

From that moment on, my life changed. I went from 229lbs to 164lbs in three years. There was no quick method. This was gradual loss, with incremental loss, day-by-day, month-by-month. I also did not gain the prototypical male physique (i.e.: six-pack abs, ripped muscles, and stellar body). However, I did get my life back. After finishing two half-marathons, one in Fort Worth and one in Waco, as well as attempting my first triathlon, my next checkup was healthy as ever. At the age of thirty, I felt like I was in my young twenties!

Since then, I have been very active. I have learned to eat out of conviction and not out of convenience. I picked up functional training, learning to do video workouts rather than just walk around the gym, "assuming" I did something. I invested into H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) and pushed my body to its limit. I learned to build muscle and burn fat.

But most importantly, I developed and honed my senses to adapt to good nutrition, hand healthy living. I am in the process of ridding my body of all processed foods and sugars and choosing to live a very healthy and organic lifestyle.  This does not mean I have always succeeded, but I have pushed myself to learn the importance of taking care of God's body.

Listen to Paul's writing to the church of Corinth: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body," -1 Corinthians 6:19-20.

The apostle Paul reminded believers of honoring God with their bodies. They were to be pure in their relationships, wholesome with their bodies, and living well with their lives so that they could serve the church and their community. The Gospel became pivotal to the well-being of their life.

Yet, there is one more remarkable change and that came from my wife. Through my spouse I learned the importance of working with essential oils. Essential oils are organic, wholesome, and pure. It can provide a relaxing atmosphere and at the same time, support healthy body functions. It has the ability to support and supplement a healthy lifestyle. It pushes you to want to do more and increase the internal fortitude and drive to succeed.  Want to know more?

 

An increasing amount of families and individuals are now finding the necessity of essential oils for their lives. Whether you are close by or far away, we offer classes that can be of benefit to you. Classes can be held at your convenience, live at home, or be arranged online via Facebook, Facetime, or Skype. There are many options. Send us an email: fortworthyoungliving@gmail.com

You may be asking: Why Young Living? Easy, because of its guarantee of "Seed to Seal!"

Click here for more information about the "Seed to Seal" purity promise.  "Our members have always embraced Seed to Seal as a series of rigorous quality control steps. We invite you to discover just how far these steps go. Seed to Seal is our set of standards that ensure that with every targeted supplement, every skin care solution, and every pure essential oil your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefit of our global resources, industry leadership, and 23 years of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious sourcing, science, and standards." - Young Living Standards

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