Mike Aidala is one of the most beautiful souls you will ever meet. Mike and I have an amazing conversation that definitely went DEEP. Mike has done the inner work within himself and has a wealth of life experiences that he is so very transparent in sharing. This conversation for me personally, was one of the most stimulating human interactions that I have ever had. Mike is so real, so open, and so vulnerable, it is absolutely REFRESHING! You will thoroughly enjoy this episode.
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Marc Hill is a well rounded individual. He has an amazing story that we dig deep into on this episode of the 127 Fit Podcast. Topics that we cover during our conversation include: Childhood, Marc’s 100 lb. weight loss journey, the importance of having purpose, fitness, cos playing, and of course, much more! Marc is very candid and transparent during this interview. There are a lot of powerful nuggets you will be able to take from Marc’s story and apply to your life. Enjoy!
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It is interesting how we live in a culture that wants everything, RIGHT NOW. There is no waiting, no patience, no discipline to deny the instant gratification that tugs at us so hard. Most people just give in, it’s a lot easier to do so. And we see the ramifications of the RIGHT NOW attitude all around us. Overweight adults, overweight youth, large increases in preventable disease, broken families due to divorce and children being born out of wedlock, increases in gun violence, the list goes on and on. It’s sick and pathetic. Great things, powerful things, lasting things, take time to create, to build. They take hard work, discipline, focus, drive, and passion. If you look no further then the house or building you are currently in, there was a process to building this structure, it took time. A plan was created, the foundation was laid, so on and so forth. Building something meaningful, impactful, and again, lasting, doesn’t and won’t happen over-night. You have to be willing to endure, suffer even. You have to be able to block out the noise, the doubters, the naysayers, the negativity that wants to destroy. You have to build no matter what, whatever it takes. In the end, the product, the outcome, the results, will be worth the toil and the labor.
Ashley is a sustainable health practitioner. She also is the creator of The Inner Athlete. Ashley and I have an awesome conversation covering a variety of topics. We really dig deep into Ashley’s story, which includes several life-changing vehicular accidents, in which one involved being hit by a drunk driver. Ashley opens up about her challenges with PTSD and how this became an impetus for her to begin focusing on the inner person, or inner athlete. We also talk about Ashley’s childhood experience of being an only child, body energy, the importance of knowing who you are, alone time, and much more! Ashley is a strong, energetic, lively, and beautiful soul! You will thoroughly enjoy our conversation and Ashley’s vulnerability with her story.
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I want to share life. I want to share life with you. I enjoy my alone time. I enjoy my solitude. I enjoy being free to do what I want. But I am beyond ready to give up that freedom. It’s not about me. It’s not about what I want, my alone time, my solitude, my freedom. It’s about serving another. Someone else. It’s about becoming one. Walking, living, in unity. It’s about sharing my life with you. You sharing your life with me. It’s not about my adventure, it’s about “our” adventure. Together, we are free. Together, we are strong. Together, we are unified. Together, we will struggle. Together, we will disagree. Together, we will fall. But, together, we will learn. Together, we will grow. Together, we will mature. Together, we become better. More loving. More caring. Kinder. Tougher. More humble. More patient. More resilient. Together, we are complete. Two cords are not easily broken. I am yours. You are mine. You are beautiful. You are intelligent. You are persistent. You are passionate. To me, for me, you are perfect. Together, we will explore, experience, wander, wonder, and dream. Together, our lives will shine. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being bold. I can’t wait for our first date. Our first conversation. Our first walk hand in hand under the star studded sky. Our first embrace. Our first kiss. Together. Until death do us part. I can’t wait. But I will. See you soon.
I love you
Not having a significant other on Valentine’s Day sucks. The older I get, the more it sucks. I am not stating this to get attention. I am not stating this to get sympathy. I am stating this because I know there are a lot of people out there who can relate. I am always happy for others who are happy. When I have the opportunity to see people who are loving life, it puts a smile on my face. When I see couples holding hands, showing each other affection, my heart smiles. But the reality for me, and I know the reality for a lot of others out there, is the fact that life can be very lonely. Even when we are surrounded by others, even when we have deep, connected fellowship with other humans, such as friends, family, co-workers etc., the truth is, there is nothing that can replace the fulfillment, love, joy, and security of a significant other. There is nothing more beautiful then loving and being loved, deeply, intimately, and securely by a significant other. If you find yourself alone today in the midst of those you are surrounded by, if you find yourself yearning for the beauty of a life shared with a significant other, if you find yourself frustrated today, let me encourage you with this…….Life unfolds as life unfolds. Use this season of life you are in right now to refine yourself, improve yourself, and prepare yourself for the time when your significant other appears. Be the best version of yourself today, tomorrow, and in all the days to come. Continue to be a leader. An example. Someone to follow. Continue to serve. Continue to learn. Continue to love. Continue to be someone that someone else would want to be with. No matter what you are feeling today, no matter how overwhelming your emotions may be today, today is a gift, today is an opportunity, and today is beautiful. Open your heart, and allow your light to shine.
The 127 in 127 Fit/Fitness is a
reference to the Bible verse, James 1:27, which states, Pure and undefiled
religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans (fatherless) and
widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (NKJV)
Fitness. – We fitness.
Thoughts. – We share thoughts.
Life. – We live life fully.
127 Fit/Fitness exists to help the
hurting. Specifically, to help those
hurting youth who are without a father.
Our focus is to teach, mentor, and lead fatherless youth through the
gift of physical fitness. We have all
been given a gift to give. Until our
final breath, we will relentlessly strive to pass on our gift of physical
fitness to the next generation.
Be Someone to Follow:
Be a leader. Be an example. Be the leader. Be the example. Be someone to follow. Each day.
Every day. No matter what. The youth are watching. Observing.
Imitating. We need to be
better. Stronger. Kinder.
We live fearlessly. Boldly. Relentlessly.
Passionately. We need to live in
love. We need to live in service. We need to live in community. It’s not about us. It’s about others. We dream.
We wander. We explore. We discover.
We learn. We live. We teach.
We model. We fail. We succeed.
We pass on. Our days are
short. Our days are numbered. Be someone to follow.
The 127 Fit Podcast is a platform for
individuals within the health and fitness community to be able to share their
story, that those who listen would be positively impacted. Each of us has a unique life/fitness
story. At 127 Fit/Fitness, we firmly
believe in the power of an individual’s story!
You never know when your story is shared, how it may impact someone who
hears it! We all have ups and downs in
life, sometimes, we just simply need to know that someone else has gone
through, or is going through something similar to us. The podcast is also an opportunity to
connect, interact, and build life-long relationships with those of us who are
passionate about health and fitness!
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.