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My Boy My Passion


There is little more that can get your passion going than your children.
My son Antonio can spark emotions in me that laid dormant for all
my adult life. No one who knows me would question that I am a passionate
guy. However, when it comes to that little boy it is just something else.

Well on Thanksgiving morning we had to take him to the hospital
and he was admitted to the intensive care unit. I pride myself on being
under control for the most part and even a bit of a tough guy.

I survived a cardiac scare 20 years ago, a pipe to the head at 12 years old and
motorcycle wreck. However, when the doctor told me my little guy was going to ICU
I cried like a baby. I stayed with him all night and let me wife go home to rest.

He was breathing at only 33% capacity and you could see his little body retracting,
working for every tiny breathe of air. I don’t think I have prayed so much. The had
to stick him 5 times before they found a vein they cold use. This morning he is a bit
better. He was being treated all night long.

When something happens to your business or career your family means everything.
When something happens to your family your business or career means nothing.

I am thankful to my family friends and clients for there prayers and understanding
I believe my little monster will be OK. God Bless.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Friday, November 28, 2008

Categories: Health & Fitness, Motivation

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Choose to Believe

I normally don’t go into a rant unless I am talking about someone deceiving the public through false claims. However, I do feel the need to address something that has been really disturbing to me. That is the continued sense of hopelessness that has been bombarding this consciousness of this great country of ours.

Everywhere you go all you are hearing about is how bad things are. Don’t get me wrong I am not some kind of “Polly Ana” hippie over looking the true of the situation. I left a career in bank to enter the fitness industry so I understand what’s going on. I have also seen how my business has changed in the last 2 months. Yes, the conditions are real.

However, individually as well as collectively we have to remind ourselves of how powerful we truly are. The circumstances are not bigger than us. We are bigger than the circumstances. We are obviously at a major turning point in our history. The world will never be the same. We have a new symbolic and inspirational leader and whether you voted for Obama or not, is irrelevant. He the president elect and means the times call for him being placed there.

Although the government policy will affect you they won’t determine the state of your future. You will determine that. Only you will make the decision to move forward despite what you are facing or will succumb to the pressure and say “Why bother.”

Life is for enjoyment. Life is for dong something. Life is for contributing. How can you do all of those things to the best of you ability if you are focusing on the negative and how hard things are. I have personally chosen not to participate the economic crisis. I have chosen to rise above. Once again I am not naïve when I make this statement. I am not saying I am unaffected. I am not say that I am not concerned. I am not saying that I not sympathetic to those who are experiencing extreme hurt right now. I am saying that I am not going to focus on it. I am focusing on what I want.

There is a saying that goes “the obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” It’s true. So if you are scared do something about. Fear cowers in the face of courage. If you are in fear of losing your job start hunting for a new one. If you are in fear of losing clients start networking. If you are concerning about anything that may affect negatively confront it boldly and deal with it. It is not easy. I am challenged with running as well, but now is not the time for fear. Now is the time for courage. Feed your fear and starve your doubt.

Take control of the things you can. Clean your house. Take control of your paper work. Take control of what you eat. Now is the prime time to get into your best shape ever. After all, you will need your energy to be at its highest level to accomplish all you have set out to do.

And please don’t stop dreaming. Yes dreams are still coming true. The American dream may have changed a bit, but it is certainly not dead. Wake up everyday focused on what you want to be, do and have and don’t let anything steer your focus away. The news reports with their doomspeak are only distractions. You may not be able to totally avoid them, but do not give them major amount of your time. You don’t have that kind of time because all of your resources of time, energy and passion need to be placed where you need them most… on the achievement of your goals.

I was recently watching an episode of one of my favorite shows, “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch”. His show is normally very inspirational, but recently he has become fixated on the economic situation. He had a guest on recently who shared nothing in common with me. We have opposing politics, philosophies and attitudes. I was sitting yelling at the TV for this guy to shut his mouth. Then he talked about the mustard seed. I sat up in my chair and moved forward. I said, “You have to plant that mustard and nurture it with your faith and allow it to flourish. That is what is required now.”

The story of the mustard seed is a biblical passage that translates to this: “I tell you with certainty, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
This is truly about faith. Not in the religious sense necessarily, but in the sense of faith your possibilities.

And how do you plant that mustard seed… with faith. You must choose to believe. Belief is a choice. In the face of challenge you have a choice to make. You can choose to back away and cower or you can choose to belief. I choose to believe… won’t you join me?

Your first step to nurturing that seed is to give thanks. Now matter where you are or what you have or don’t have you have a reason to give thanks. I am thankful for my wife, my son my entire set of family, friends, my home, my clients my list could go on for days. Be thankful for what you have because you have been the recipient of an over flow of blessing just to be here.

My hands are shaking as I write this because I so believe in everything I shared with you. So my hope is that my little rant here will help you step forward with courage to come a bit closer to doing, being and having what you want.

God Bless

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Battle with the Mind


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I just heard this recording this morning
I love it. I have grown up on Jim Rohn.
The music is hypnotic and gives you
a chance to absorb what he is saying.
It is true that that the biggest battle is from within

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, November 10, 2008

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Indoor Camp day 1

Here is a one minute sample of the first day of
indoor camp. And afterwards I do a brief explanation
of the equipment we use in camp.
It was a fantastic class.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008

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More adventures with Antonio

My boy must be watching me. This is funny
and little scary at the same time.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 27, 2008

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The Keys to the Future


Here I am with my wife and son in the
New Studio space. Its humble, but
oak trees grow from acorns.
Wish me luck

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 27, 2008

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Hold Me Back

This is one of times when my wife has to hold me down and prevent me
from blowing the stack. These commercials are the height
of deception. The First one says “Well you know what they say about it”
No Response. Here is what is being said about it:

obesity and high-fructose corn syrup. The increased frequency of obesity in the US is paralleled by increasing annual consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, an extracted sweetener that is routinely added to soft drinks and to many processed foods in the US diet.

This is not my opinion. This is published on pubmed.gov (A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine)
You can read about by going to this web address: http://tinyurl.com/685pyx

Also take note, the ads are sponsored by (this means paid for by) The Corn Refiners Association. So whose best interest
are they going consider. Yours? I doubt it. They try to portray this substance as if it is natural. Corn is natural. Once it is
refined it is no longer so. High-fructose corn syrup does not occur in nature so it is not natural. It is refined.

This type of commercial propaganda really pisses me off because it preys upon the masses and tells them that
something is harmless when that’s not true. How do they sleep at night?

Last point of my rant: They say it’s fine in moderation. The challenge is it’s everywhere. The next time
you go to the grocery store read your labels and you’ll be astounded at how many items contain high-fructose corn syrup.

More on this another time.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Friday, October 24, 2008

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Be Smarter

Here is a clip from a documentary that getting
a lot of buzz. It’s called bigger, stronger, faster.
It’s all about the facade of building the American
dream body and how much of is only chemical,
smoke, mirrors and lies.

I’m not trying to say that you can’t have the body of
your dreams. Just make sure that it’s your dreams
and not somebody else’s. I know all of the hard work
necessary to build a great physique. I have also grown
to know that life is about balance, enjoyment and
love.

Can you have it all? Possibly. I say to just keep in
mind that it will take work and sacrifice. And while
you’re working and sacrificing take time to enjoy it.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Tickling Antonio

Barbells, Dumb Bells, Kettlebells. All this
fitness stuff is all about living a good
life in order to enjoy moments like this.
Enough said.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Be smarter

Here is a clip from a documentary that getting
a lot of buzz. It’s called bigger, stronger, faster.
It’s all about the facade of building the American
dream body and how much of is only chemical,
smoke, mirrors and lies.

I’m not trying to say that you can’t have the body of
your dreams. Just make sure that it’s your dreams
and not somebody else’s. I know all of the hard work
necessary to build a great physique. I have also grown
to know that life is about balance, enjoyment and
love.

Can you have it all? Possibly. I say to just keep in
mind that it will take work and sacrifice. And while
you’re working and sacrificing take time to enjoy it.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Weight

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