Sunday, November 30, 2014

Obesity/Invisible goal

Hello and welcome everyone...starting off with shoes. Ektio a shoe
manufacturer produces shoes that help prevent ankle sprains and
endorsed by several pro players. Invisible finish line...Charolete
Brown, Texas is a blind athlete...sprinter and pole vaulter. Has
memorized her steps (left foot) touches turf 18 times. Has a service
dog and beeper for sprints. Story was on "The Sporting Life" ESPN. There are so many amazing real life stories and I draw upon
many in my motivational speeches. Obesity...there are many conflicting news articles re we are in getting a handle on this. Obesity is getting worse...not better. Those of us in fitness, training
and competing need to take the lead on this. We need to "recruit"
over weight and obese people, at any age to GIS...get in shape. We
can do this. That's my challenge for me and all of you. The next 30
days, let's see how many people we can recruit.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Hello and welcome everyone...starting with a health tip...most nerve endings are in your feet. Soak feet in warm water with
Lavender Epsom Salts. Make sure it's Lavender. OK, every once in
awhile I like to take a "back road" and smell the flowers...come face to face with my life. Whatever measure of success any of us
have received, the criteria is, status, trophies, awards, plaques or whatever else we deem important in our quest.
A few years ago I walked into my "trophy room" and had a very
empty feeling. Something was missing...a reward from my family
and friends. What did they think of me. That same day I loaded
my truck with everything in my "trophy room" and drove to a
junk yard and dumped everything. I finally came to realize the
greatest award is what my family and friends thought of me. Not
receiving the "family/friend" reward, nothing else matters. My life
is now complete...finally, after all these years.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bring it!

Welcome everyone...received several emails re last 3/4 blogs and
long distance runners. Muscle fiber has three, medium and slow. Sprinters need fast twitch, middle distance
runners need medium twitch (800m. and 1500m.) and long distance
and marathoners need slow twitch. However, long distance runners
need fast twitch for the "kick," close. That's when runners become
sprinters and runners use the balls of their feet and pumping those
arms. The faster you move your arms...the faster your legs will go.
Bring it on...once every week or two, whether you compete in an
event or not...set up your training as a "game condition" training.
By doing so your mind set changes. The mental side zooms into
focus and forces you to be on your game. Where are you at? Game
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Welcome everyone...thank for all the comments re previous blogs.
Reminder...stress is the culprit of most health issues. Several years
ago (14) I designed a fitness program called Balance Your Life.
Any one, any age (6-106) have attended this class. Over three
thousand. It is my experience that balance is the core in fitness.
The nerve endings in our feet and the inner ear provides most of our balance. Check out Reflexology and a certified reflexologist,
you will be glad you did. 2.4 million people over age 65 in 2012
ended in ER...50% increase over a decade. All told 2002-2012 more than 200,000 Americans died from falls. I don't have results
from other countries. Some of you might be thinking, "I'm not 65
yet." Well, look at all injuries in ALL sports...injuries from awkward falls, changing direction, pivot, jumping and landing.
Sports and non sports injuries are mounting at an increasing rate hour by hour. Rehab is not fun. Over the next three months I will be researching injuries and will provide you with results.

Have a meaning life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Hello and welcome everyone and hello to November...let's begin
with a quote from Napoleon Hill..."every adversity, every failure,
every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."  And let me add (author unknown) "when you change the
way you look at things, the things you look at change." I have
studied, researched success/failure for countless years and have
come to this conclusion...people, for the most part, handle failure
better than success. This conclusion applies to business, money,
sports and life itself. People who can't get ahead, don't succeed,
don't reach that elusive goal are afraid of the spotlight, afraid of the
podium and elect settle for less. The people who can't finish things,
leave things undone...always "later" waste energy and end up wasting their lives. Habits are good, providing they don't turn into
ruts. Breakout is critical in change. First to the Finish Line...where
Survivors and Winners always meet. That's a great place for us to

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO