This morning I enjoyed listening to a good interview of my favorite music artist, Bob Seger:
He was good friends with Glenn Frey of the Eagles. They lived near each other and spent time together often. Glenn sang back up on Seger's first hit "Ramblin Gamblin Man", released in 1969. Glenn was almost in the group: "Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band" but Glenn's Mom said, "No, that's crazy-you aren't going to be in a rock n roll band."
Bob Seger began singing in 1963, and didn't make it big until the mid 1970's. He said he didn't begin making money with music until the mid 70's. Up until then he played in college Fraternity's, pubs, etc. In 1976 Bob was playing 200 shows a year and got to play in the Pontiac Silverdome.
In the 1980's after Bob has some hits out there and money saved up, he took a break for 15 years to be a Dad. He said, "I didn't want to be the Dad that was never around. I became car-pool Dad, attending ball games and buying pizza at midnight on the weekend for my kids. During that time I still played around with singing, wrote, played instruments and visited local pubs to hear the men & women that dreamed of making it. Chevy helped me do that when they used my song "Like A Rock" for over a decade selling trucks."
I hit pause on the interview podcast, so I could publish this post. The two big take aways I heard from the early part of the interview:
1. Glenn Frey's Mom could have easily crushed his dream, his ability to use his gift for the world. Parents: we do not know what gifts or career God has implanted in our children. Instead of trying to stomp that desire or dream--inspire them! Encourage them! Call out the best in them! Our career shouldn't be our identity, so no matter what dreams your children have - help them vision it and obtain it. After all, it's their life - not yours. When we use our gifts-work doesn't feel like work and we can bring excellence to God and others. Excellence honors God and inspires others!
2. Thankfully for some reason Glenn Frey didn't listen to his Mom. We are to honor and love our parents, but there comes a time when we can hear them---but not obey their wishes. This is true in the area of our faith, our career, and how we raise our children. It's our life to live and hopefully live it for God while being connected to Him - our hand in his hand. I admit this has been an area of struggle for me at times. I still hear by Dad's voice in my head at times telling me, "Don't do that, that's wrong, you know the right way, etc." One recent example, shoes were not to be at the front door of our home growing up. Shoes were to go in the closet. Not at the front door---or else! It was one of many rules Dad had that was to be followed or reap the consequences. Today me and my family take our shoes off at the front door and we have a show rack there. We also have two side-by-side rugs for shoes that are wet or dirty from the outdoor elements. The other day I came in the house and my wife's shoes where on the floor - near the door, just inside the front door. When I came in the front door, the door was hitting her dress shoes. My frustration immediately rose up inside and I heard Dad's voice, "Your shoes do not go at the front door". Thankfully I paused, didn't say a word about it. I now realize that my moment of frustration was because I was still trying to please my expectant Father, who passed away 18 years ago. I connected those dots yesterday evening, after my wife and I left a counseling session. The things I believe are right and wrong and preferences are still tied to me trying to please my Dad, and it cannot be done. Like Glenn Frey not listening to his Mom, it's time for me to not listen to my Dad.
Have you ever wondered: “How can I resist junk food cravings”? For so long, I didn’t think it was possible - but now I know!
Studies show that exercise does help with cravings and weight loss. Studies show that more and more of Americans are making exercise a priority - but at the same time our obesity rate continues to climb. Maybe more people out there are like I was - justify a terrible diet by working out hard at the gym. Years ago, I would work out at the gym—even do a hard core spinning class a couple days a week - then meet friends at Buffalo Wild Wings for chicken wings, fries, sodas or beers. I bet you can guess how much progress in the area of fitness I made! 😂
Ever notice how the more sugar you eat-the more sugar you want? I know I’ve had hours, days, and seasons like that. We go to a festival, we eat all the sugar, fried, and other good tasting things we can get our hands on. Then the next day we still want more unhealthy food!!
You are pretty curious “How can I resist junk food cravings” or you wouldn’t have read this far, I’m suspecting. I discovered the answer last month through my nutrition and wellness coach. Before beginning her program my coach told me: “Chris, your cravings will go away on this program”. I trusted her, as I trust most people. But little did I know, those cravings were gone on day #2 of the program. Truly amazing! I was a fast food one or two times almost days through the week and at restaurants with friends and family on the weekends. I was a sugar addict—I craved sugar from out of bed to back to bed. I could sit down and eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream within 30 minutes. I ate ice cream often in a week. If it was in the house-it wasn’t for long! I am thankful that I no longer have those desires. Sugar addict = no more! I haven’t had a single bite of ice cream since beginning this nutrition program. That may not mean much to you, but it’s utterly mind blowing to me!
Are you still wondering “How can I resist junk food cravings”? Here’s the honest to God truth as I know it: as my coach told me, on this nutritional program- your cravings will go away! It’s truly amazing! It’s not a might or they could - they will! If ice cream isn’t your thing, insert your struggle and my program is going to take away those cravings, help you with those struggles. I’m one of thousands of examples in my private coaching Facebook group.
When the normal person feels our body is craving nourishment, we get some food, right? But the food we put in our mouth isn’t full of the nutrition our body is craving, so the craving continues. The body isn’t receiving the nourishment it is seeking. Even if we eat fruits, veggies, non GMO, vegan, gluten free, organic- the nutrition your body wants and will take away your cravings can’t be bought or eaten at your grocery store or restaurants.
Are you still wondering “How can I resist junk food cravings”? Here is the answer:
The nutrition program I am on and now doing what I can to share with everyone, gives our bodies the healthy super nutrition our body craves. That is the answer to how you can resist junk food cravings. I will say it this way: when we give our bodies the healthy super nutrition our body is craving = the cravings go away. So, how does this work? The quick answer is simple. The long answer is: I have one regular fork & knife meal each day - either lunch or dinner. My other two meals come from my nutritional program. They are super foods! Lots of nutrition packed into each meal. Those two meals provide 23 different vitamins and minerals and lots of healthy amino acids at each sitting. No chemicals, no supplements that make me unusual wired and jittery. The company test all the raw ingredients for authenticity. The program provides a diet that is rated HIGHER than the heart healthy diet! The program is backed by good science and by practitioners. Best of all the system is simple and the meals are delicious. This program reduces stress in your life. When my body began getting the healthy nutrition, I felt the stress & anxiety fading away. This system saves on meal prep, grocery shopping and it’s even ships to your front door on the date you choose. It’s a simple, delicious system that reduces stress.
I wish I had had this years ago! I just imagine the impact it would have had on my health, my friends and my family members that have already said yes. The program doesn’t cure, treat or prevent any disease. What I believe to be true based from Health professionals on the program: the program infuses the body every single day with the nutrients our cells need to survive. You can be the best practioner with the best advice, the best therapies, the best tools - if your subject or patient does not have the basic units of life, the basic nutrition to allow the cells to be healthy - they will not be healthy over a period of time.
I would love to share more about this amazing nutrition program didn’t get your feedback! I have a private coaching group on Facebook that is full of information about the program, great articles in science, tons of transformation, great recipes and work out tips. I think you will be blown away and inspired by the transformation pictures and stories, along with all the healthy information there as much as I have been. The group is thousands of people strong, sharing with and encouraging each other on this journey to health & wellness.
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Like church, my salvation, going through a recovery program, getting married, having my son-it has been a positive life changing thing that I am so glad that I said yes to.
Chris & Jenn live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. They were high school sweethearts, marrying in 2001. They are parents to one son, Luke (born November 1999) and two loving pups: Miley & Elsie.