Some people still have questions. Here is the answer to the question.
WHAT IS 120 CHISELED?
120 Chiseled! is 120 days of working out to get in shape for the summer. The idea behind it is this: It takes 4 months from the time you plant some crops before you get a harvest. 4 months is 120 days.
I always say to do a little every day and you will see success. If you don't do it you will not see any success. Here is the thing. Some people say that they will wait till summer to exercise to get in shape. I say why wait untill summer to begin? You will be in the same shape you are in now. Why wait? Work at it now so that when summer comes you will already be where you want to be. All that will be left is for you to enjoy it.
If you do exercise you will feel better and you will look better. It must be a combination of diet, exercise and positive mindset.
Recently I heard someone say that they will wait until summer to start working out! This mindset is in many people. It’s called procrastination. Just like a plant takes time to mature, so will your health.
Your vision is the seed. Daily you must tend to it to ensure that you will have a harvest. Look to what you want and begin to implement your vision. Work towards your goal. You know what you want to look like. Focus on it and take steps towards it. This will require patience.
When you plant a seed you do not see the full plant right away. In fact, you do not see anything at all but you know that you will. The seed is buried and it has all that it needs to grow. The one who plants the seed also has hope. The one who plants the seed knows that it is only a matter of time until they see a harvest. One may even have an idea of when the seed should start sprouting and when it will be ready for harvesting.
I have written what is typed here in a document called tomatoes. Let me give you a bit more. From the time you plant your seed you must understand that you are in a war. There will be things that will come to attack your plant.
Anytime you make a move towards something that will bring positive life changing results, opposition will always come. If you know this, you can prepare against it. I’ve seen this in my own life and I’ve seen it in another person’s life who it moving towards losing weight. When he began his quest, opposition rose up. It was within two days that it occurred. It doesn’t matter how long it takes until it occurs. You can be sure that it will occur, so preparation is key.
As it is with a plant, in the sense you have to tend to it on a daily basis, so it is with you and your goals. A plant gets attacked by weeds, insects, rodents and sometimes the weather goes out of whack. You must prepare for this. Much of the preparation it mental. Be ready for the battle and stay focused on getting your harvest. This is also what business men do. The have a goal or focus and then they go after it. They will not let anything stop them from achieving their goal. How about you?
Now you know. It’s now up to you to CHOOSE to go after it!
Shaki says, “Start where you are at with what you got and increase from there.”
Isn’t it all about getting better, increasing, developing, becoming the best you can be so that you can serve better? This is the mission.
The mission is to serve.
EAT to serve.
DRINK to serve.
Get FIT to serve.
The end game is service.
You may not be able to serve in the capacity you desire right now and the question you may have is, what do I do or what can I do?
It’s quite simple. Where ever you are at (financially, physically, in your health, mentally, or etcetera) BEGIN from that spot. Start with the little that you have AND keep working it. IT WILL INCREASE (get bigger).
Growth occurs through the nurturing process. Whatever you nurture grows. The nurturing starts with sowing. Let’s take your health for example. If you begin to sow into it now no matter how small that sowing is and if you are consistent with it, you will see changes in your health.
Many of you will remember that I have said and I still continue to say that HEALTH IS NOT AN EVENT. Your health is caught up in the things that you do daily. If you want to be healthy daily you must sow into it daily. Increase in your health doesn’t happen if you sow into your health one time and then do nothing else. It simply doesn’t work that way. We want it to work that way but it simply doesn’t.
Some people say that it is expensive to eat like I eat - Plant Based. My response to that is this: Okay, let’s say that having a Plant Based diet is more expensive, let’s say it costs more. Well, if you don’t pay for it now you will pay for it later.
Listen, if you really want your health to get better you will find a way. You CAN get cheep veggies and fruits. You can even grow them yourself. You can grown them indoors too! It all boils down to how bad do you want it. You may not be able to do all that you want in terms of increasing your health BUT you can start where you are at with what you have. When you make excuses you give yourself no ground to grow, increase or to get better. You give yourself excuses by looking at what you do not have and by not looking at what you can do now with what you have to get to were you want to be.
Shaki’s meditative wisdom says to
“USE WHAT YOU GOT TO INCREASE WHAT YOU GOT!”
Let’s go. Let’s get Chiseled!
-Shaki Brown, HM
This year, 2018, all my people (you included) are going after being healthy. It is not God’s will for you to not be healthy. He wants you well and strong. He wants you to live long and strong! See 3 John 1:2.
Listen, you have to get control of your health in the atmosphere that you are in now. You can’t wait until the atmosphere is right for you to “get it all together.” That time may never come. You have to fight for it and create your own atmosphere proving that you are the master not an “atmosphere” that may come or that may not come to you. You really don’t have time to wait for that atmosphere to come - you have to create it RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE!
The time of, “I’ll wait till next week,” is over! The time of, “I’ll wait till I get these issues under control before I begin to attend to my health,” is over! Do you not realize that these very thoughts are robbing you of the very thing that you need - health! Yes, my friend, health is also a thought issue.
What are you thinking? What you are thinking is what is leading you. Your thoughts can lead you into bondage or they can lead you out of bondage. You are the one who decides what thoughts you will follow. If you want success you will follow the thoughts of success.
Successful thoughts always seek to go forward. What happens after the input of good thoughts is this: we have other thoughts that get in the way to block or to impede the success thoughts. That’s all it is.
Thoughts are sent to STOP your success. Thoughts BLOCK thoughts. So, you need to stand behind the successful thoughts and allow them to block the the thoughts that seek to sabotage your health.
The thoughts that are against you have pretty good arguments that may even appear to be sound but they are not. It’s all a deception to destroy the very thing that you need.
You see, you can get healthy and the bad thoughts know this. They are not your friend but I am and God is because we want to see you well.
So, throw off the garbage thoughts and take up God’s thoughts. He says that he desires for you to be healthy in your soul and in all aspects of your life. Thoughts that do not agree with this are not from him.
Let’s go forward and allow God’s healthy thoughts to guide us.
God bless you!
What is the purpose of Exercising?
In my previous blog I talked briefly about “Eat To Serve.” Today we are going to look at getting “Get Fit To Serve.”
How did this concept come to me?
On Sunday I was doing my 30 minute stair exercise. While I was doing this exercise I was meditating on Matthew 6:33. Yes, I’ve been on that same verse for quite some time (that’s how you get stuff out of a verse - stay on it).
While I was going up and down the stairs I had a cue card in hand with Matthew 6:33 written on it. I practiced the steps of meditation WHILE I was exercising. This is truly a great activity.
After several minutes of being engaged in exercise and meditation, the phrase, “Get Fit To Serve,” emerged inside of me.
This illumination is in line with what I received in 2012, “Being Healthy is not for you alone.” When you are healthy it puts you in a better position to be of great service in God to your family, to your Fellowship, to your Community, to your City, to your Country and to the World.
Think about it, how effective can you be to the world EVEN though you serve God when you are sick? You can have some effect but it’s greater if sickness is not an issue.
As I thought about, “Get Fit To Serve,” I remembered those men on YouTube with their shirts off showing off their muscles. That for me is low level of attainment. Why do I say this? They may be doing it to get recognition from others and if that is the case, “they already have their reward.”
My mission for getting fit is for me to serve mankind effectively through my position in Christ. Jesus said that if one desires to be great, he must become a servant of all.
What we do should reflect our service to God. We serve God and through him we serve man.
Today, remember why you are eating well and exercising. The purpose is to better serve God and by proxy to better serve mankind.
Get Fir To Serve!
-Shaki Brown, HM
Shaki Brown is located in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
He enjoys Meditating and transferring what he has received through this practice on to a page for others to enjoy.
He has gone through a transformation which has positively impacted his health and vision for life. Much of these things surface in his writings and many of them become the focal point.
He now enjoys helping people to better their health and to engage in Meditation to increase their quality of life.