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Plan | Prepare | Execute | Repeat

Here a quick tip (video) on how to win in the gym and every aspect of your life.

Plan: Identify your goals and a desired outcome.

Prepare: Gather what you’ll need in order to help facilitate your goals or objectives.

Execute: Do what you said you were going to do during the planning and preparation steps. Planning and preparation are a waste of time without execution.

Repeat: Do exactly what you did during the plan, prepare, and execute steps. This will create winning streaks.



Recognize What You Love | An Attitude For Gratitude

The world would be a better place if we focused on things that we love, instead of what hate or dislike. That is why I highly recommend you develop an attitude for gratitude. Here are just a few things to consider:

  • I love people regardless of their gender.
  • I love people regardless of their age.
  • I love people regardless of the color of their skin.
  • I love people regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • I love people regardless of their political affiliation.
  • I love people regardless of their abilities and disabilities.
  • I love people regardless of their looks.
  • I love people that have a different opinion as me.
  • I love people for their uniqueness.
  • I love people for their originality.
  • I love people that challenge me and other people.
  • I love people that are obsessed with success.
  • I love people that are comfortable in their own skin.
  • I love people that value doing what’s right.
  • I love people that understand and practice selfless service.
  • I love people that choose not to conform to society.
  • I love people that support equality.
  • I love people that take ownership of the failures and success.
  • I love people that don’t settle for their comfort zones.
  • I love people that crave self-development and self-improvement.
  • I love people that understand when love is not always the answer.
  • I love people that recognize when something is not for them.
  • I love people that welcome the next chapter in their life.
  • I love people that are not afraid to take a stand.
  • I love people that challenge themselves.
  • I love people that can control their confirmation bias.
  • I love people that can identify their thinking traps.
  • I love people that own their happiness.
  • I love people that can fight off the comparison trap.
  • I love people.
Love, happiness, and positivity create winning streaks.

This list could go on and on because once you recognize what you love or what you’re grateful for, you will begin to notice more and more things. Love, happiness, and positivity create winning streaks. Set yourself up to win.

2018 SAAPM 5k Color Run/Walk Event

Yesterday I had the honor of co-hosting our 3rd annual Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) 5k Color Run/Walk Event at Rickenbacker (Columbus), Ohio. This was a joint operation that involved four branches of services.

Reference my post: SAAPM 2018 for additional information about Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month.

This event was designed to bring awareness to sexual assault survivors, sexual harassment, and prevention/bystander intervention. I want to personally thank the victim advocates, chain of command, volunteers, the participants (100+), and most importantly, my friend and mentor, Captain J. Green (121 ARW SARC).

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)


  1. Sexual Assault
  2. Sexual Harassment
  3. Bystander Intervention
Definition provided by RAINN
Definition provided by Google Dictionary
Definition provided by RAINN

This was a significant event for me because it will be my last SAAPM event for the military. Reference my post: Preparing for Life After the Military

Preparing for the 5k registration

I can honestly say, the entire month was a huge success. The In Their Honor event on the 20th was truly unique, we had tons of participation for National Denim Day on the 25th. The culminating event was the 5k Color Run/Walk Event on the 27th of April.

In Their Honor event – 20 April 2018
In Their Honor event – 20 April 2018
National Denim Day – 25 April 2018
5k Color/Walk Run Event – 27 April 2018

Again, I want to thank everyone for this amazing journey and I am positive the 2019 events will be even better.

“We are the force behind the fight to achieve culture change.”

Note: The photo used for the cover is from the 2017 5k Color/Walk Run Event. The official photos have not been published, yet.

For my information about the author, reference my post: About the Author

Invest in Yourself

Are you serious about getting to the next chapter in your life? If so, what steps are you taking to ensure it happens? Here’s a tip: If you’re truly serious about your future, you need to start investing in the following things:

  • education
  • motivation
  • determination
  • a vision
  • desire
  • goals
  • objectives
  • your health
  • benchmarks
  • a target

You have to use all available resources to keep yourself moving forward! If you don’t prepare yourself for the next level, how are you ever going to get there? Plus, it’s better to prepare for an opportunity and not have one then to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

“People don’t become successful just by accident.”

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“But it’s too hard,” is an excuse that will not get you to the next level. It is impossible for you to invest in yourself and not face adversity. It is part of the process.

Bottom line: Investing in yourself requires a new version of you, almost every day. You must learn to adapt to your environment. What’s your future worth to you?

About the Author

Jason Hughes

Why do I have a WordPress account?

My account is designed to help fuel people that want to get out and do stuff without allowing adversity to ever hold them back. The major focus is Self Improvement. Regardless of your age, gender, or the size of your bank account, we all require Self Improvement. Too many people spend way too much of their time updating their phones, computers, and video game systems yet, they forget about the most important thing – the man/woman looking back at them in the mirror. You are worth it and I hope that I can help you recognize your value. “The obstacle is the PATH.”

What do I do for a living and what am I passionate about?

Here’s what most of social media platforms say: Motivator, reader, writer, gym addict, victim advocate, husband, father, and human.

My YouTube channel doesn't have very many videos, for now
I’m obsessed with self improvement and motivation
My YouTube channel is focused on self improvement
Crematory – published in 2009. Genre: Science Fiction / Paranormal
The Darkness – published in 2017. Genre: Science Fiction / Paranormal
Physical fitness is a top priority for the Hughes Family
I proudly have 20 years of military service
I am a certified victim advocate and a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
20+ years of martial arts experience, although my passion is fading due to other life goals.

I am available on Facebook, Google+, and Amazon Author page.

I am not afraid to admit that I am very cognizant about the people that I associate with because I am extremely focused on a better future. I want to associate with people that are not afraid to be challenged, share the same equality vision, are willing to put in the necessary work, focus on solutions instead of excuses, and most importantly, show up every day. Life is too short for you to waste your valuable time on the wrong path.

I can’t wait to read about your story.

The Number on the Scale Trap

Regardless if you are trying to lose weight or gain it, you cannot fall into the number on the scale trap. Too many people allocate all of their focus on worrying about what the scale is going to display. When they do that, they forget about the level of work that it takes to get the scale to display their desired goal. 

“This scale needs calibrated!” No, your focus needs to be calibrated, not the scale. 

Consider this, if you’re training to run a marathon, would you spend most of your time focusing on how you’ll react when you cross that finish line? Or, would you allocate that time on improving your cardiovascular endurance? The finish line is not possible without the proper training and discipline.

The bottom line: As long as you’re taking the necessary steps to achieve your goal, the number on the scale is not the priority. You’ll eventually get there. Goals are necessary if you desire to improve yourself. However, they are not achievable without the necessary focus. Never stop believing. 

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Hard Work – Fitness Lifestyle

There is no magic pill, no magic body wrap, and no magic supplement that will ever replace hard work and discipline in the gym and at the dinner table. Yes, vitamins, pre-workout supplements, and post-workout supplements are incredibly important (especially if they’re the correct ones that support your goals); however, they still don’t replace the work. 

Please, don’t be fooled by what you read and see on the internet; especially via YouTube. This is a business world and people are always going to try and persuade you to try something new. That’s perfectly ok; that’s how you discover new things. But again, that will never replace hard work. Stay focused, remember your goals and conquer them!