Sometimes I Feel Like Throwing In The Towel — But I Won’t!!!!!


On a morning not long ago, when the alarm clock sounded, for the first time in a long time, I had the desire to unplug the chronograph, roll back over and continue my slumber. Reawakened by my current situation, my inner demons reared their ugly heads.

Visions of carbohydrate crammed foods danced in  my head.  Pancakes, home fries, doughnuts and waffles for breakfast started bubbling to the forefront of my brain. Later, I could go for a pizza and a nice pot of macaroni. Then, in the evening, maybe a pie and a pint or two of ice cream.  Ah yes, the comfort foods would work their soothing magic. And no government Michael Bloomberg was affiliated with Salomon ...opposed limits by Mayors like Nanny Michael Bloomberg would limit my consumption.

The demons screamed into my skull:

Why exercise?
Why eat right?

What is the point?


Think of how nice it would be to sleep, on a full belly, an extra few hours each and every morning.

I knew that the combination of sloth and gluttony would once again isolate me from the outside world. The calming influences of empty calorie, nutrient devoid foods would help me sleep. The lack of exercise would convert the excess consumption into a protective lard layer and I would once again be isolated from the rest of the human race.

I felt like I was being held from Hell’s fires by a proverbial rope.  I glanced up and studied the chord that has kept me afloat in even the worse situations. I noticed that the repair jobs from the previous occasions in which life almost took me down, were once again frayed. The gremlins and gravelings are busily hacking away at the rope and are now more than half way through.

As my gazed remain fixed; I pondered a few thoughts:

Will the rope give all together?

Will my life and future plummet into a great abyss?

It very well might. When it desires, life can be a cold and heartless bastard. The big question is:

Will I embrace my inner demons  and willingly hasten my demise?Dante and Virgil in Hell

I stayed in bed and wondered what it would be like to have had a charmed life. I asked myself more questions.

How different would it have been if my father hadn’t been forced onto disability by a life altering injury?

How would it have been if my parents could have afforded to send me straight to college out of high school?

Was my judgment to enter the Navy, to alleviate the burden of at least one child to care for, the correct decision?

Yes, the self-doubt and self-pity of despair were being cheered on by the demons. Much like negative focused naysayers like WILK’s Steve Corbett, my inner mischievous sprites are acting as harbingers of doom — joyfully, fanning my flames of despair, discontent, doubt and disillusionment.

How easy would it be to embrace their self-destructive message!
How simple would it be to return back to my former indolence!
How effortless would it be to add a hefty burden to the rope!

As these thoughts ran through my head, a truck driver outside my window slammed on the brakes. As the tractor-trailer came to a very loud halt, its cargo violently shifted and I was jarred by a thunderous clang. My still sleeping brain interpreted the clamor into the clang of iron plates being dropped onto the gym floor.

Thoughts of clanging and banging iron sent a familiar shiver through my body.

I jumped from my bed.  The demons hid in terror.  I would not give into their cursed cheering.

There is no time for self-pity.
There is no time for self-sorrow.
There is no time for self-destruction.

The rope is starting to show threads and I am not sure how long it will hold out. However, I will not increase its burden by adding weight to my frame.

As much as we tend to think otherwise, there is very little in our lives over which we have control.

Well run businesses fail.
Bad, at times awful, things happen to good people.
Politicians pass laws regardless of the actual outcomes.
Hard working, loyal employees often find themselves without a job.

Is adversity a setback or an opportunity?

It is all in  how we choose to view it. We can allow bad luck, bad decisions and just flat out bad situations dominate, control and beat us down, or  —  we can choose how we respond.Fallen angels in Hell

You see, I choose how I respond. I choose not to allow those demons that are screaming effect me.  And, I choose to tell those demons to go straight back to hell!

The one thing we can control is ourselves.

We can control our mental attitude.
We can control our fitness level.
We can control what we eat.

In spite of Gary Taubes’s anti exercise writings, I continue my endeavors in exercise. I am confident that by being physically fit and strong, if that rope does give out, I will be powerful enough to reach up, grab the remaining end and support myself!

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Physical Culturist and Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book, “Obesity Undone” and a contributor to NaturallySavvy.com. He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet. His web site www.ObesityUndone.com is available to help you reach your goals.

He has appeared on 94.3FM’s The David Maderia Show, Bounce Back to Your Brilliance w/Angel Tyree, What’s Weighing You Downw/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on FTNS radio, Nurture and Nutrition on Blog Talk Radio, Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at docjoeleonardi@betterlifeseminars.com and check out his website www.betterlifeseminars.com.
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************The information in the videos is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting that I write do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.************

My Appearance on “Bounce Back to Your Brilliance!” with Angel Tyree


I would like to share my latest appearance.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Angel Tyree on her show “Bounce Back to Your Brilliance!”

Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi weighed in at a whopping 340lbs before it clicked for him that he needed to get fit. In a single year he lost over 100lbs and has kept it off. He shares his system of the 3 E’s – Eating, Energy and Exercise in his book, Fat Then Fit Now: A Life Beyond Weight Loss. This show is a must if you want to get fit and to have a couple of good laughs with Dr. Leonardi about his journey.

http://webtalkradio.net/2012/07/23/bounce-back-to-your-brilliance-fat-then-fit-now-dr-joe-leonardi/

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obesity, weight loss, fitness, low carb, paleo, primal, fat2fitPhysical Culturist and Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book Obesity Undone and a contributor to NaturallySavvy.com. He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet.

He has appeared on 94.3FM’s The David Maderia Show, Bounce Back To Your Brilliance with Angel Tyree, What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on FTNS radio, Nurture and Nutrition on Blog Talk Radio, Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at docjoeleonardi@betterlifeseminars.com and check out his website http://www.betterlifeseminars.com.
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************The information is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting that I write do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.************

The Launch of Obesity Undone/Fat Then Fit Now


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OBESITY UNDONE

Press Release — For Immediate Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi’s website  ObesityUndone/FatThenFitNow

www.ObesityUndone.com or www.FatThenFitNow.com

Obesity Undone is weight loss and fitness uncomplicated.

On March 1, 2008, Doc Joe weighed a ponderous, pachydermian and unhealthy 340 pounds. One year later he weighed in at 210 pounds. He not only lost weight — he regained his health, fitness and wellness.

ObesityUndone.com personifies Doc Joe’s philosophy that weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health and live the better life.

ObesityUndone/FatThenFitNow is full of information to assist you in reaching your weight loss and fitness goals.

As a subscriber you will have access to:

-Physical Culturist/Chiropractor Doc Joe’s weekly motivational videos

-Weekly Video Replies to Emailed Questions

-Weekly Exercise/Eating Spotlight

-Videos about Physical Culturist/Chiropractor Doc Joe’s 3 E’s

-The EATING

-The EXERCISES

-The mental ENERGY

Private Email for Physical Culturist/Chiropractor Doc Joe

All of this is  available for only a monthly $10.00 subscription, which will billed each month to your credit, debit or PayPal account.

My Apperance on The David Madeira Show


I would like to thank David J Madeira and everyone one at The Talker 94.3. 

I had a great time being interviewed on his show today. We had fun discussing an important topic; obesity. Here is a link.

 

http://thedavidmadeirashow.com/2012/08/the-dms-episode-45-hour-3/

 

 

 

 

 

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Physical Culturist and Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi is the author of the life changing book Obesity Undone and a contributor to NaturallySavvy.com. He is available to appear on any talk radio, internet podcast or television outlet.

He has appeared on 94.3FM’s The David Maderia Show, What’s Weighing You Down, w/Dr. Marilyn Gansel on FTNS radio, Nurture and Nutrition on Blog Talk Radio, Low Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends, BlogTalk Radio’s Toni Harris Speaks, Internet Radio: Cathie’s Talking, TV -35′s Storm Politics with Tiffany Cloud, WILK’s The Sue Henry Show, Magic 93′s Frankie In The Morning, WBRE’s PA Live, SSPTV’s News 13, Public Television WVIA’s State of Pennsylvania and Call the Doctor; Entercom’s Outlook on Northeast PA with Shadoe Steele, Citadel Broadcasting’s Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes, Lisa Davis’ Your Health Radio; Hank Garner’s Podcast, Dr. Robert Su’s Carbohydrates Can Kill Podcast; and the one and only Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb podcast.
Dr. Joe Leonardi also will come and speak to your group; to learn more about his motivational speaking fees and availability contact him at docjoeleonardi@betterlifeseminars.com and check out his website http://www.betterlifeseminars.com.
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************The information is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or disorder. The posting that I write do not apply to those with an underlying medical or hormonal condition. I advise anyone embarking on a weight loss and fitness plan to have a thorough medical evaluation. You want to be sure that you are physically able to exercise and you don’t have any underlying medical conditions.************

 

 

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


We are pleased to announce that Physical Culturist and Chiropractor Doc Joe Leonardi will be a guest of The David Madeira show, Tuesday August 7th at 8:00am

The David Madeira show can be heard in Northeast Pa on 94.3 FM the talker.  It can also be heard streaming on the internet at http://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=WTRW&relocateURL=true.

Doc Joe will be discussing his book Obesity Undone and spreading the message of UN-complicating weight loss and fitness.

Weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health and live the better life.

Obesity Undone is available at Amazon.com in both paperback ($20.00) and kindle version $9.99).

Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi is available for media interviews, you may contact him via email docjoeleonardi@fatthenfitnow.com or phone (570) 760-6121 and don’t forget to check out his website http://www.fatthenfitnow.com/

Press Release — For Immediate Release


We are pleased to announce the release of Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi’s latest book: Obesity Undone.

Obesity Undone is weight loss and fitness uncomplicated.

On March 1, 2008, Doc Joe weighed a ponderous, pachydermian and unhealthy 340 pounds. One year later he weighed in at 210 pounds. He not only lost weight — he regained his health, fitness and wellness.

Follow the Doc as he imparts upon you his story. It is from the heart and he shares the good and the bad. It is at times tough, at other times funny, but most importantly he will show you how he obtained results.

Weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health and live the better life.

Obesity Undone is available at Amazon.com in both paperback ($20.00) and kindle version $9.99).

Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi is available for media interviews, you may contact him via email docjoeleonardi@fatthenfitnow.com or phone (570) 760-6121

We are pleased to announce the release of Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi’s latest book: Obesity Undone.

Obesity Undone is weight loss and fitness uncomplicated.

On March 1, 2008, Doc Joe weighed a ponderous, pachydermian and unhealthy 340 pounds. One year later he weighed in at 210 pounds. He not only lost weight — he regained his health, fitness and wellness.

Follow the Doc as he imparts upon you his story. It is from the heart and he shares the good and the bad. It is at times tough, at other times funny, but most importantly he will show you how he obtained results.

Weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health and live the better life.

Obesity Undone is available at Amazon.com in both paperback ($20.00) and kindle version $9.99).

Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi is available for media interviews, you may contact him via email docjoeleonardi@fatthenfitnow.com or phone (570) 760-6121

Press Release — For Immediate Release


We are pleased to announce the release of Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi’s latest book: Obesity Undone.
Obesity Undone is weight loss and fitness uncomplicated.
On March 1, 2008, Doc Joe weighed a ponderous, pachydermian and unhealthy 340 pounds. One year later he weighed in at 210 pounds. He not only lost weight — he regained his health, fitness and wellness.
Follow the Doc as he imparts upon you his story. It is from the heart and he shares the good and the bad. It is at times tough, at other times funny, but most importantly he will show you how he obtained results.
Weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health and live the better life.
Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi is available for media interviews, you may contact him via email docjoeleonardi@fatthenfitnow.com or phone (570) 760-6121
Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi
18 Pierce Street Suite 202
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 760-6121
DocJoeLeonardi@fatthenfitnow.com
www.FatThenFitNow.comhttp://joeleonardicurriculumvitae.wordpress.com/

We are pleased to announce the release of Physical Culturist & Chiropractor Dr. Joe Leonardi’s latest book: Obesity Undone.
Obesity Undone is weight loss and fitness uncomplicated.
On March 1, 2008, Doc Joe weighed a ponderous, pachydermian and unhealthy 340 pounds. One year later he weighed in at 210 pounds. He not only lost weight — he regained his health, fitness and wellness.
Follow the Doc as he imparts upon you his story. It is from the heart and he shares the good and the bad. It is at times tough, at other times funny, but most importantly he will show you how he got results.
Weight loss is a side effect of fitness — fitness is not the end result of weight loss. Undo obesity and don’t simply lose weight — gain health.
Physical Culturist/Chiropractor
Chiropractor, Dr. Joe Leonardi
18 Pierce Street Suite 202
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 760-6121
DocJoeLeonardi@fatthenfitnow.com
www.FatThenFitNow.comhttp://joeleonardicurriculumvitae.wordpress.com/