Too many people today sit around and complain about the role our government is playing in our society here in America. They are not happy with so many things from poverty, homelessness, our health care system, mental illness, gangs and violence on the streets and earning a fair wage for work. The problem I see is that they don’t understand the true nature of government in a free nation. Their is a hierarchy that must be followed to make change happen and it always starts with yourself.
Whatever positive change you would like to see must start with the person you look at in the mirror each day. If you see the same problems in the mirror then change must start there. What are you doing to make your community a better place? Do you even know the people who live in your community? What about the City or Town you live in? What positive things can you do to help your town that will help the communities? And how about the County you live in? Then the State and finally the Country.
Do you see where I am coming from? It is just too damn easy to sit in front of the TV and listen to what the President, Congress and Senate or even what the Supreme Court is making decisions on without even understanding ourselves or the communities we live in.
As for me I am still working on myself and just starting to understand the community I live in. I believe that these two steps are the most important steps and all it would take is for Americans to wake up and simply take care of these two. If this was to happen you would start to see more positive change on a grander scale.
One example of this would be the idea of banning GMO foods in our own home, we start a group in our community to teach others about the dangers of GMO’s. We start community gardens to feed those in need. It becomes popular and spreads to other communities. The law of supply and demand will create change. How many other problems can we address just within our own homes and communities? This my friends is the American way and has always been. We the People set the stage for the laws of our land and it starts with us. No violence, no protests, no anger. Simple, peaceful change. Does your community deal with an obesity problem? Can you start a walking group. What about the poor? A soup kitchen or raising money to provide work within the community. So never mind what happening on your TV screen, get out there and meet your neighbors. It is a start.
America is and has always been a great nation of individuals and communities each unique in there own ways. Different cultures and religions have combined into the melting pot of the very essence of American life. Did we lose this? I don’t think so. I believe that we may have been thrown off balance by the active role that the media is playing in our lives. Remember, the media only exists for one reason and that is monetary. The want to make money and the depend on drama and sensationalism. We need to turn them off and create our own news right within our own communities. The good news, the stuff that life is made of.
As my shoulders are feeling much better now and the burning sensation is gone I am moving right back into beast mode with an intense back routine. I have increased the weight since last time by 20 lbs. on pulldowns and rows and am giving it full beast mode energy. My upper back could be a lot stronger than it is and I believe by moving my ab workout to the day after my shoulder routine will give my a little more room for a harder workout without having the shoulder pain.
My blood sugar and body weight are coming back down and I know that when my body gets used to this new workout neither should be much of an issue. My ankle is better and I should be mixing cardio back into my routine, but now I am dealing with the healing of an ingrown toenail so it may be a few more days before I am back on the treadmill.
Blood Sugar- 112, Weight- 183.0
Pulldowns- 280- 20, 23, 20
Rows- 280- 17, 20, 20
Reverse Flys- 55/55- 12, 12, 10
5:45 AM- Protein Shake (30g), Creatine (tspn)
6:30 AM- Oatmeal
9:30 AM- Protein Bar
12:30 PM- Beef Stew
6:30 PM- Steak, Broccoli, 1/2 small baked potato