Mind, Body, and Spirit – Part 5 – The Last Dragon

Do you have the Glow?

I can’t remember when I saw Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon for the first time, but I can tell you it changed me. Ever since I saw that movie, and I couldn’t have been any older than 12 or 13, I’ve wanted to become the Master and glow like Bruce LeeRoy. Unfortunately, my parents couldn’t afford to send to me to a local Kung Fu School, let alone fly me out to New York to train with the Last Dragon. Needless to say, I did not achieve the glow back then, but I’ve kept the secret of it stored inside my head. “To reach that upper level, your mind, body and soul must be one.” It has taken me 15 years, but I think I’m starting to figure out what that actually means.

“Its all about balance.”

With a Sharp Mind, Fit Body, and Peaceful Spirit, you can defeat the world.

I’ve spent this week talking about how I plan to improve my over all sense of self. I’ve spent time talking about how I plan to clean the clutter out of my mind and sharpen my wits, what I’m doing to get myself from being a giant flab monster into the greatest of the campy action heroes, and how I calm myself down to keep from loosing grip on it all. The important thing to remember though, is that it isn’t any one aspect that must be focused on, its all three together that lead to true happiness.

The long road ahead.

There is a lot of work for me to do this year to get where I want to be. I know that I am up for the challenge. I’m actually looking forward to the finished new me so much that I have to keep reminding myself that I can’t push too hard, or I will loose that balance and fail again, like I have so many times in the past.

Its the first week of January, 2011. I am 27 years old. I am 6’1″ and weigh in at a ridiculous 356 pounds. For the first time in a long time, I actually feel like my spirit and my mind are in a good place, and that means I am ready to handle the body. In the past, I’ve tried to just focus on the physical improvements, and have been horribly disappointed at the results. You cannot change one side of the triangle without changing the other sides as well.

My journey officially starts on Monday, though I’ve already done a few things like getting rid of the 40-60 oz of soda I was drinking everyday. I’ll keep you all updated on my progress.