Kicking off my Youtube channel with a video on how to start off 2019 by choosing happiness and enjoying life.
On August 26th, My wife (Tricia) and I decided to have only juice for 100 days.
That’s right… no consumption of anything except water and fresh made juice for 100 days straight!
Pretty crazy… huh? To most people, this is an unfathomable goal. But after Tricia came across Jennifer Dawn Hewitt on Facebook, the motivation was there.
Jennifer at the time had just surpassed the 100-day mark of her own personal juice feast wellness journey. Her transformation was very impressive, but it was her positive attitude on life is what I believe resonated with Tricia and me. (KUDOS JENNIFER!)
When Tricia said she wanted to do her own wellness journey by consuming only juice for 100 days as her food source, I was on board without hesitation. So, we set a day to start the next week. On Sunday, August 26th, we both started our 100-day juice feast. As I sit here and write this post it is the morning of our 21st day.
Our progress as of day 21 of consuming only juice for 100 days
As the three week mark has arrived, both Tricia and I have lost just over twenty pounds each!
I actually am the lightest I have been since I was eighteen years-old during my freshman year at college. That was almost thirty years ago!
The incredible part is that my energy level is way up and I am feeling great! Tricia too is energetic and becoming more vibrant with each passing day.
However, the first week (especially days two to five for me) was a little challenging to get through. Tricia began feeling the effects the very first day, having bouts of nausea and headache.
By day two both of us had headaches and significant soreness of the lower back, hips, and legs. This was most prominent for me when sleeping or sitting to work.
Fortunately, it wasn’t unbearable and we both were able to push through it. By the end of the first week we were on our way to feeling good!
Tricia is documenting her wellness journey with a daily video log on her YouTube channel. Check it out to get another perspective of our juicing progress.
Why we decided to juice for 100 days
I have been a juicing advocate as a means for healing and good health for almost eight years now. However, I have not juiced much except for a few short stints and these instances were not juice only diets.
Up until the end of this past May, I had been on a whole-foods plant-based (WFPB) diet for about nine months. At that time, Tricia and I (along with our family) had a sudden change in living circumstances as a result of some unforeseen events. For about a month, we did not have access to a kitchen where we were. So, dining out and drive through was what we resorted to as our way of eating. This was a serious burden to our living expenses, so therefore, we had to eat cheap. Unfortunately, we were not financially postured for a sudden move. The strain of preparing to relocate impacted our ability to continue eating the way we had been.
This was a big change not only for me, but Tricia and the kids had been gluten-free for many years. Tricia and most of the kids have allergies and sensitivities to gluten. Therefore, eating this way was not the best thing for our family. But we did we felt we had to in order to make it through our rough spell. We both knew that this would be a temporary situation, but were not happy about it nonetheless.
So after about a month of eating pizza, fast food, and carryout, we purchased our RV and moved out the house we were in the past eight years. Fortunately, Tricia and I have been wanting to purchase an RV for many years, so we took advantage of the situation and went for it. At the end of June, we officially became full-time RVers.
Well, just because we had managed to change our living situation and now had a kitchen again, we still did not change our eating habits immediately. Unfortunately, we still were trying to recover ourselves from the ongoing financial burdens we were under. We continued to eat cheap and convenient foods while working on getting our expenses in check.
Well, fast forward to the middle of August, Tricia came to me and said she wanted to juice for 100 days after we had been eating bad for just over two months. She had been following a few juicing related groups on Facebook and was inspired by a series of posts by Jennifer Dawn Hewitt. I was excited that Tricia was the one who was pushing to do it, so I wanted to do it too. Not only did I want to support and help her, I also wanted to do it for my own health and wellness. We talked it over for about a week and then finally set the start date as August 26th, a Sunday.
Juice for 100 days: A wellness journey kickoff
Now, when I tell people that I am drinking only water and juice for 100 days, they usually ask, “Why 100 days?”. Personally for me, I know that giving my body three solid months of a wide variety and abundance of nutrients exclusively will allow for significant healing. But in regards to the bigger picture, it is a great way to impart new habits! These habits will replace many of the old habits. I truly believe it is a way to swiftly change my lifestyle, deeply impacting every facet of my life. This is my ultimate intention and serves as my greatest motivation.
Ultimately, it is to take my life back and to be in charge of myself. To discipline myself to get what I want from life. To be the one who gets to choose!
I am choosing to be healthy.
I am choosing to be present in the moment.
I am choosing to be successful.
I am choosing to be happy.
I am choosing to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be.
I am choosing…
As of August 1st, my wife (Tricia) and I started a new business, TNT Totality. We have both become doTERRA Consultants and are making doTERRA Essential Oils an instrumental part of our business model.
We are very excited about our new undertaking. Tricia and I strongly believe in the benefits of essential oils and love the doTERRA line of products.
We already had a strong affinity for the products. This, combined with the amazing doTERRA business structure, made our decision to become doTERRA consultants an easy one.
Both of us are very capable and fully committed to growing our business into a life changing endeavor! We know it will create the financial independence we need and provide the freedom to live the lifestyle we want.
Want to know more about doTERRA Essential Oils?
If you want to know more about doTERRA Essential Oils, then please check out our doTERRA page.
We are looking for people to join our amazing team!
Tricia and I want you to have the exact same opportunity as ourselves!
The income potential of being a doTERRA Consultant is very lucrative! This can be very exciting for anyone interested in essential oils. If you have ever wanted to be self-employed and earn good money, then you most likely have what it takes to build a very successful business.
I hope that you follow Tricia and me on our journey. You may even possibly join us! That would be completely outstanding! Then you would be an integrated part of it with your own success story!
Thank you for being here! I hope you too are making the most of your life and living in the moment!
This week I initiated a new web host build of a server to support all of my websites.
The new server setup includes a Linode 4096 VPS running Virtualmin and Webmin. This allows me to control my own DNS, Web, and Email servers. Evolution in technology services in recent years has finally made it economical to have SSL protected websites. This is especially true if you are capable of managing your own VPS infrastructure.
New web host build motivation
Recently I have been focusing my business interests in internet marketing. In light of this I am working on a number of website projects and a new business with my wife (Tricia).
The first is a new blog on building financial independence. The second is the website for a health and wellness business that Tricia and I have just started.
I am very excited about both of these prospects and am eager to get them both off the ground and running.
In addition to these two new websites, I have a number of other active websites to migrate to this new web host build. This website will be included in the migration as well. This will help save me some money as I will no longer need the various hosting services currently being used. In addition to the money saving benefit, the new web host build is significantly faster and much more robust. I will now have complete control over server configuration and more implementation options.
Ultimately, Tricia and I are motivated to fulfill the premise of the jobliberation.com website mentioned above — to live financially independent. As mentioned in my previous post, our goal of traveling the countryside and living in our RV full-time requires a source of income to support the lifestyle and this is our answer.
Now fully committed to taking action
Ironically, I have been dabbling in internet marketing for over a decade. Sadly, I wasted ten years before taking real action.
Yes… I wish I would have started sooner. But better late than never! I am not one to dwell on what could have been, and I will never live in regret.
The important thing is that I am taking action now and making today better than yesterday!
My new web host build is a direct result of taking action. It will be the infrastructure to continue my marketing pursuits in areas in which I am passionate. I have a number of business actions planned and this new server will initially support the resulting websites.
Hope that you check out my other sites
As these other websites progress I definitely hope that you will take the time to check them out. I will be sure to link and discuss them more in detail here when pertinent.
As always, if you have something to say please don’t hesitate to contact me here or on any of my other websites.
My family has officially embarked on full-time RV living!
Just over a month ago, a day before my 48th birthday, we purchased a brand new travel trailer. My wife (Tricia), our six youngest kids, and I are residing in our new RV and we are truly loving it!
Tricia and I have been dreaming of doing this for well over five years and are so excited about the possibilities that we are now afforded.
By the end of the year, we hope to be in a position to hit the road perpetually. Going where ever we may without worry or constraint. We really want to see all that our beautiful country has to offer and enjoying the family time with the children along the way.
RV living and kid activities go well together
As I sit here to scribe this post, we are in Gettysburg, PA at the Drummerboy Camping Resort for the week. We are here because my daughter is a Southeast Regional Representative at the USIR in Scottish Highland Dancing. In addition to my oldest daughter, Rhiannon, my son Trent also dances competitively.
Over the years, we have traveled substantially for dance and now with the RV we are able to enjoy this aspect of it so much more. Many of the Scottish Festivals have accommodations for RVs and we really enjoy taking advantage of it when we can.
Now that we have the RV, I can see us eventually expanding our dance horizons. Not only could we attend competitions that were once too far from home, but also increase the number of competitions we attend.
Perfect profession for full-time RV living
When the weekend is over, we will be hooking up and heading back to Florida. My current job still requires me to be in the office most of the time. Therefore, we will have to continue staying in the Clearwater area primarily until I am able to negotiate a position where I can work from any location.
Fortunately, being a developer is great for being able to work in place. So, there is no reason why in time this will not be a reality.
In addition to working a full-time job as a programmer, Tricia and I are pursuing other sources of income. The intent is to establish financial freedom and independence. The potential of these prospects is very exciting and I am certain will be the subject for content of this blog in the future.
Tag along on our full-time RV living journey
Interested in full-time RV living, or how a large family lives day-to-day in a travel trailer? Please check back often as I will be posting about it on a regular basis.
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