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Who Am I? I AM A CHAMPION!

Be Inspired Today!

VIDEO SCRIPT/LYRICS:

Today gentlemen, I am honored to coach you More honored to be leading you onto the field of battle But theres another honor to be bestowed upon you And that is in the answer that comes with that question: Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Thats right, and you need to remember that all through this game I will conquer what has not been conquered Defeat will not be in my creed I will believe what others have doubted I will always endeavor to pull esteem, honor, and respect out of my team I have trained my mind and my body will follow Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! I will acknowledge the fact that my opponent does not expect me to win But I will never surrender Weakness will not be in my heart I will look to my comrades and to those who are a part of me in this world and those who have trained me And I will draw strength from them Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! I will gladly go out into the field of battle And I will move in everything I can do And I will reach my field of battle by any means at my disposal And when I get there, I will arrive violently I will rip the heart from my enemy, and leave it bleeding on the ground Because he cannot stop me Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! To my side I have comrades, comrades that have been with me through thick and thin Who have sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears Never will I let them fall, never will I let them down, and I will never leave an enemy behind Because our opponent does not know my heart Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! No one will deny me, no one will define me And no one will tell me who and what I am and can be Belief will change my world It has moved continents, it has moved countries, it has put men on the moon And it will carry me through this battle Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Defeat, retreat: those are not in my words I dont understand those definitions I dont understand when things go wrong I dont understand mistakes But I do understand this: I understand victory, And I understand never surrendering No matter how bad things go my heart and my mind will carry my body through limits and weakness Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Today will be that day Not tomorrow, not next week, but right now, right here In your house and in your homes Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! History will remember me I will not let worrying affect my cause I will define myself I will write my own pages And no one will tell me what I cannot be I will never give up Not until Ive given everything I got Because who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION! Who am I? I AM A CHAMPION!

VIDEO SCRIPT/LYRICS:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, beyond measure.

Ima show you, how great I am.

Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch, and was in the bed before the room was dark.

Ima show you, how great I am.

Only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick, Im so mean I make medicine sick.

Ima show you, how great I am.

This kids gonna be the best kid in the world. This kids gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew.

Ima show you, how great I am.

I have wrastled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, I done handcuffed lightnin, thrown thunder in jail.

Ima show you, how great I am.

All you chumps are gonna bow when I whoop him, all of you, I know you got him, I know youve got him picked, but the mans in trouble, Ima show you how great I am.

But somewhere along the line you changed, you stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you youre no good, and when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know, the world aint all sunshine and rainbows, its a very mean and nasty place and I dont care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life; but it aint about how hard you hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. Thats how winning is done.

Cause if youre willin to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get to where you wanna get, whos got the right to stop you. I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to somebody, something. And youre told no even after you pay your dues, whos got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody. Its your right to listen to your gut, it aint nobodys right to say no, after you earn the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do.

Now if you know what youre worth, then go out and get what youre worth. But youve gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying you aint where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that aint you! Youre better than that!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Rocky Balboa's Signature Healthy Muscle Building Smoothie

Check out this cool and funny video this dude did while being inspired by the Rocky flicks. I think deep down a lot, probably most, of us have done something either in our fitness training and/or nutrition that resembles what we've seen on the silver screen. I know I for years have worked out to the Rocky 4 training montage soundtrack. LOL

Hey it's pretty good at motivating me and when it plays I visualize what Rocky and Drago were doing and it makes me work even harder. So I guess it serves its intended purpose. Anyway
watch the vid and then read the rest of my article.

I came across a great article to a while ago by Dr. John Claydon and
it looks very good on explaining the great benefits of eating raw eggs. 
I do this pretty much every day and if you read on Mercola.com
Dr. Mercola has some great advice regarding eating raw eggs as well
as the quick testing methods for a healthy or unhealthy egg.  Sick eggs
only come from sick chickens. 1 in 30,000 eggs contains salmonella
and the chances of you eating that many in your life are very slim.
This is explained much further on those 2 websites.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

"The process of cooking eggs destroy the very goodness that our bodies so
desperately need as the nature of proteins and fats is altered when exposed to heat.  When cooked,
the egg protein changes its chemical shape; it is often this process that can be the cause of allergies.  Generally when eating raw eggs, any incidence of egg allergy will disappear.


Surprisingly, in spite of ‘bad press’ raw eggs, organic or at least from a known
source of healthy free-range chickens, are an excellent health tonic. The regular consumption of raw eggs will do wonders for your overall health.  Exceptionally
easy to digest, raw eggs provide a wonderful boost to the immune system, and a completely balanced nutritional package. A good immune system is one of several things the body needs to overcome cancer."

For the rest of the article please CLICK HERE.

How I eat my raw eggs is like this:

Bob Garon's Signature Healthy Muscle Recovery Smoothie

1.  One Vita-mix Blender, which by the way is THE BEST blender on the market today... PERIOD.

2. Fill the Vita-mix with 1 cup of filtered H2O

3.  Toss in a couple pieces of fruit (I prefer a half a cup of pineapple and some berries) alongside 1 tspn of virgin coconut oil and 2 tblspns of raw cacao powder.

4.  Wait to pour in the eggs cause the egg protein is very fragile and will be destroyed from the blades.

5.  Blend the fruit, coconut oil & water together for a minute or so.

6. Crack & pour in 4-5 raw eggs and blend very gently for 2-3 seconds.

7. Pour contents into a big tall glass and enjoy these VERY healthy &
yummy foods.

Honestly this may seem like it will not taste good simply because of your image of Rocky Balboa drinking a plain glass filled to the brim with nothing but raw eggs, but trust me and give it a shot.
I know, know, know you will love it. It actually tastes kinda like chocolate milk. Mmmm... yummy!

Let me know if you have any questions.

What You Should Drink For Post Workout Recovery

I've been doing something for quite a while now that has been working so well.

I blend 1 cup of organic, unsweetened coconut milk or raw milk with 1 cup of pineapple and 2 tablespoons of organic 100% cacao powder or cacao nibs, 1 teaspoon of maca root powder, and 1-2 tblspns of chia seeds. After that you can add some raw pasture (real cage-free) eggs to the mix like in my Rocky Balboa Muscle Building Smoothie. If you are vegan simply toss in walnuts or almonds in place of the eggs.
The pineapple has an enzyme in it called Bromelian. Bromelian breaks down proteins as well as is anti-inflammatory. Both are great benefits that I want. It also has just enough natural sugar to sweeten the shake so that the chocolate isn't as bitter.
You can pick up a bag of Navitas Naturals cacao powder at Whole Foods, Fruitful Yield, or other health food stores. It has ZERO sugars in it.

This is soooooo good tasting and very, very beneficial for overall recovery cause of the high antioxidants, enzymes, protein, and super healthy fats. Personally I've experienced great results on this recovery smoothie and it's also much, much cheaper than most anything else. Many of the old school strong men, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Big Lou Ferrigno, used to drink chocolate milk after their workouts. So this is something I've known about for a while and it definitely works. Sometimes the best things are the simpliest things. No need for fancy and expensive supplements. Stick with what works and always stick with the basics.