Kettle Bell, grey rug, free weights
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WEIGHT LOSS/WORKOUT challenge, DAYS 17 to 21

Throughout this challenge I hadn't changed how I ate.  I continued to eat pretty much whatever I wanted.  I didn’t over eat but I didn’t limit my self either.  Pizza a couple nights a week.  Popcorn and chips on the weekend.  Chicken wings, fries (with gravy), nachos and a case of beer one night.  … Continue reading WEIGHT LOSS/WORKOUT challenge, DAYS 17 to 21

Man, Face, close up, bright, fun
Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

The Flow of Optimism. A Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body for a Healthy Lifestyle.

The suns warm rays kiss your face, birds chirp and dance through the sky without a care.  By all standards it’s a gorgeous new day.  The kind of day that energizes you the moment you look through the window. Stretching your way out of bed, letting sleep flow off you like water from a pool.… Continue reading The Flow of Optimism. A Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body for a Healthy Lifestyle.

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Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

HEALTH isn’t just NUTRITION and EXERCISE. Make time for your MENTAL HEALTH.

Have you ever caught yourself mounting an offensive against the people in your life.  But done it over and over again in your head.  Creating or carrying on silent arguments.  Analyzing disagreements, thinking about what they said or did and what you should or could have said? Me too! Whether it’s in our jobs or… Continue reading HEALTH isn’t just NUTRITION and EXERCISE. Make time for your MENTAL HEALTH.

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STRESS can INCAPACITATE you. LIBERATE yourself through a WORKOUT.

Your neck’s tight, shoulders rounded, you seem to be getting pushed down.  Almost folded in half.  It’s all encompassing .  It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s dark and it’s trying to wrestle you into submission. Stress. That beast.  It’s like Venom.  It encompasses you completely, takes over, overrides your thought process, it changes your actions and… Continue reading STRESS can INCAPACITATE you. LIBERATE yourself through a WORKOUT.

Man, day time, Guelph, outside,
Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

7 Bodyweight Exercises that Promote Weight Loss and a Strong Core.

*Consult a physician before participating in any workout routine*. I believe that one of the biggest challenges for people on their journey towards living a healthy lifestyle and weight loss, is the gym.  I’m not saying don’t go or avoid it all together.  I’m just saying that in the beginning some people might be a little self conscious… Continue reading 7 Bodyweight Exercises that Promote Weight Loss and a Strong Core.

Kettle Bell and Dumbbells resting the floor
Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement, Uncategorized

A beginners guide to Weight Loss.   3 Keys to successfully achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Getting out of bed at the speed of an 80 year old. Stiff, sore, creaking and cracking. Groaning through the motions of sitting up and eventually standing. Lumbering to the bathroom and in the half second before the bathroom light flicks on. I catch a glimpse of a figure. One that seemed out of place,… Continue reading A beginners guide to Weight Loss.   3 Keys to successfully achieving a healthier lifestyle.

man, out doors, town, happy
Creative writing, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, personal improvement

Who’s this guy

Hi, I'm Justin Barone. I was born June 6 1981, with a heart defect called Tetralogy of fallot. There was a hole in the dividing wall of my heart and valves that would not close properly causing it to work over time. I had my first surgery at 6 months old.  The second was at… Continue reading Who’s this guy