You want to get into shape, try Insanity

Before I start I just wanted to say sorry I haven’t been writing on this much. I will pick it up with some interesting blogs that I will think you will enjoy. I have been busy with work and getting my DCO package together. I will try to be an officer in the Navy Reserves. Anyway just wanted to let you know about this great workout called Insanity.

Usually I don’t promote something I saw on an infomercial but I have been using the Insanity workout from Beach Body. Let me tell you that is this not for the weak at heart. The only thing I probably saw that was harder was someone at OCS getting beat down all day from the Drill Instructor.

I like the challenge of it and it does get you into shape. Now you probably won’t get extremely ripped from this workout as a lot of it is cardio work but you will definately get in better shape and if you need to lose some pounds. Even the people on the videos who are fitness trainers have a hard time on it. So again it not for everybody but it is a great workout. Just remember if you do this workout you have to eat right also as that is important. It comes with a cool nutrition guide. You can check out more information at . No I am not pushing a product, I just wanted people to know a cool workout that helps get people in shape. My boss likes P90X from the same company. I haven’t tried that yet but I will sometime in the future. To better explain it check out this video and if you want to challenge yourself pick it up.

Insanity Workout

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It ain’t about how hard ya hit…

As the great Rocky Balboa said in his last movie, “But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Such a true statement especially in times where people are getting beat down, whether people are losing their jobs, houses, relationships or just trying to live paycheck by paycheck. The state of affairs out there is tough and I don’t see it changing in the near future.

However, it is up to you to decide whether to stand up and keep moving forward. You are the only person that can keep yourself going forward and rise from being beat down. I am not saying you need to do it alone and not have support from friends and family but to truly rise from being beat down, one would need to accomplish it on their own without relying on someone to take care of them.

To quote J.F.K (Yes I am quoting Rocky and J.F.K in the same blog), “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Again the idea of the individual trying to help a situation is there. Many problems in this country would be solved if people tried to help themselves and not expect handouts. If you have a dream or goal in life do everything you can to make that dream to come true. You will never accomplish anything unless you try. Don’t expect your dream to be handled to you on a silver platter, unless you win the lottery or something, it takes hard work to make things happen.

Since I started this with Rocky lets use this fictional character as a case study. This will have movie spoilers and if you haven’t seen the Rocky movies (and if you haven’t please crawl out of the rock you are under and watch them) then please don’t read any further as I don’t want to ruin these great movies for you. Anyway, Rocky started out as a low-life, uneducated boxer (ok hired thug) who barely made it by until an opportunity was given him to fight the heavyweight champ. Everyone expected him to lose in the first round of the boxing match. He felt he could not win but he just wanted to go the distance at least. Cue the famous Rocky montage. Rocky trained hard. He didn’t sit around eating twinkies all day or his pet turtles (he did drink raw eggs though which I don’t recommend), he worked very hard and went the distance.

The second movie saw Rocky riding the success of the fight which included doing commercials and not wanting to have a rematch against Apollo. Unfortunately, he could not read. This lead to the boxer working at the meat factory and eventually getting laid off from that. Rocky tried to do everything he could do for his family (including to learn to read) but realized he needed to go back to what he was good at and that was boxing. This lead to him being the champ. He accomplished a dream of his and again did it by hard work. He did what he had to do to for himself and his family (including a new born son).

The next two movies dealt with the success of Rocky and the struggles he dealt with while having money. Even when you are on top you still get dealt with the blows of life. In one situation Rocky is getting handed opponents that were not championship calibur and it got to Rocky’s head. He took less pride in his training and was not working as hard. Finally, a tough opponent challenged Rocky and beat him handily (Of course it was Mr. T). To regain his championship, Rocky would have to train hard again like he used to and find the eye of the tiger (I bet you are singing that catchy tune). He regained his championship because of working hard.

Are you seeing a trend here or do I have to continue any further? The point here is that you can’t expect everything to be handed to you. If you want something badly that you can’t get right now whether it being a job, some new item, a girlfriend, a robot for your drunk brother in-law on his birthday (see Rocky IV) or whatever it may be you have to work hard at it. Life will always try to knock you down and it probably won’t get easier anytime soon. However, it is up to you to pick yourself up and decide to keep moving forward. If the people of this country would just pick themselves up and work hard at attaining their goals then this country would be better as a whole. People need to stop blaming things on others and expect other people to do everything and just work hard themselves. I don’t promise it will easy or that you won’t ever get knocked down by life again, but I do promise you will be a better person in the end. So pick yourself up right now and accomplish your goals and dreams and feel good. 

Let me introduce myself

   Well as the blog suggests my name is David Tyson. I am just your avergae guy that loves to write. I have always enjoyed writing since I was a little kid. I figure a good way to express myself is on a blog. A little information about myself. At the writing of this post I am 27 years olds. I was born in Tonopah, NV and grew up in the small town of Goldfield, NV. I moved to Reno, NV in 2001 to go to college where I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science with minors in Math and History. In 2010 I was accepted in Navy OCS which is Navy Officer Candidate School. I was going to be a Surface Warfare-Information Warfare Officer. However due to gallbladder surgery while at training I had to drop from the program. I am looking to try to get into the DCO program for the Navy Reserves and be an Information Warfare Officer for them. Right now I am living in Henderson, NV and working as a Leads Manager for Frontier Financial Group. Basically I manage the leads and do some programming and database work for the company. I am also a writer. (Plug time). I am writing a series of books called the The Fifth Age. It is books that will span thousands of years that follow the chosen family that determines the fate of the world. That is the short version but there is so much depth. You can check it out and find information about the books and to buy the first book of the series The Fifth Age: Book I: The Quest for the Stone of Power at . Check it out you will probably like it.

That is my professional life. I will let you know some of my personal life. I am married to my wife, Jennifer Tyson. We have been married since November 2nd, 2006 and will be celebrating our four years soon. I have a son named Anakin Tyson. Yes I am a Star Wars fan and think the name is cool. He was born on September 10th, 2007. I am very involved in the Freemasons as I am apart of two Blue Lodges, the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, The Shriners, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Scottish Rite Research Society. I enjoy movies and collect them. My favorite sports are basketball and baseball. I enjoy a lot of T.V. series which would take awhile to list. My favorite books to read are those by Stephen King and Dan Brown. Just some personal information about me.

This blog it just one man’s view of the world. I will talk politics. I will talk social issues and current events. I might just talk about everyday life and my views. Stuff that could range from an issue in Las Vegas, to my bad day at work, to a WWE event I went to. It could be anything. I hope to write at least twice a week or more so please check back often. I will try to make these blogs interesting and hope you keep coming back to read and even comment. You can register and subscribe to do so, just click the register button and pick a username and your email and you will be ready to go and participate. I encourage participation if you agree with me or not. Just keep it clean and mature. I will eventually let a couple of my readers write a blog on here.

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