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Video Update – April 7, 2014

Posted on April 7, 2014 by Slim

Man, I feel AMAZING! This will likely be one of the shortest update videos I’ll ever do as there’s not too much to say right now. You can expect more at my 1 month weigh-in.

It’s been a great few weeks now that I’m back to being CLEAN and HEALTHY again. I’m gaining all kinds of strength and flexibility again, and feel very light on my feet and full of TONS of energy! Watch the video below for more info, or follow through to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/BEHtJ1_68yM

A family in need could use your help:

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Slim

ATTENTION: We’ve been made aware of a family that is in great need, if you can spare a few dollars, please respond to this email or comment below if viewing on our website, and we will send you the information.

Thank you all so much in advance for your willingness to CHOOSE LOVE and to reach out to those in need. You’re a blessing in my life and in the lives of countless others! -SnL

 

“Too fat” to be Batman…

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Slim

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I’m fortunate that I don’t deal with much fat-shaming or ridicule in “real life.” I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m a generally bubbly person, or it’s the larger than life personality that resides in me, or the fact that if you don’t know me, you may assume that I’m tougher than I actually am… whatever it is, most people don’t make fun of me to my face.

I’ve been very lucky that way through most of my life. Sure I’ve dealt with bullies here and there, but for the most part I’m AWESOME and everyone loves me.

But this morning, as I was strolling through my local Publix supermarket for some breakfast, I was reminded what that felt like to be cast out:

A young, somewhat pudgy little boy was shopping with his mom when he spotted me in my Batman shirt.

“Mommy! It’s Batman,” cried the boy!

He was so excited to see me, a man he assumed to actually BE the Batman, that he could hardly contain himself.

I chuckled as I walked nearer to my biggest fan and his mother.

The moment I was close enough to him, the boy reached out his hand as if to shyly beg for a high five, and with a more timid voice said “hi Batman!”

My heart was filled with joy as I got ready to smack this kid’s palm with mine. But that joy quickly faded as the boy’s mother grabbed his hand and said “that’s not Batman. That can’t be Batman, because he’s fat. You know that Batman is skinny and muscular!”

I was a bit stunned, having forgotten what it was like to have someone think that I’m lesser on account of my size.

She continued, “remember what daddy and I keep telling you about exercising more and not having so many snacks? This is why! If you don’t start playing more and eating less snacks, you will end up fat, sad, and lonely like this man.”

I was shocked.

In this moment, I was completely unsure what to say.

“Do I go on a rant about how I’ve toured the country playing music, launched multiple successful businesses, was overflowing with people ALL OVER THE WORLD to either love me, want to hang out with me, or actually want to BE me,” I thought to myself?

I could verbally eviscerate her perhaps, or whip out my phone and show her that I’m married to the hottest broad on the planet who that literally can’t get enough of me to prove that I’m far from sad and lonely.

I could have stooped to her level. I could have lashed out. I could have made her look foolish, or my personal favorite: made her cry in front of her kid. Instead, I had pity.

I pitied the woman for her need to put others down to feel better about herself. I pitied the woman for being stuck in a life that made her miserable, WISHING that she had chosen another path. I pitied the boy for being raised in a household where shaming other people because of their differences is something that is actively TAUGHT, and I pitied the fact that he’ll constantly be trying to live up to ridiculously high standards that his parents have set for him.

I pitied her because with some hard work and DDPYoga, I’ll lose this weight… but their aint no cure for “douchenugget.” ;-)

Instead of reacting, I simply knelt down to the child’s level and I sad “your mother is right: you need to exercise as much as you can and eat good healthy snacks and food; this will help you grow big and strong. But always remember: if you want to be a superhero, you need to love everyone, regardless of how different they are from you; and no matter what size or shape you are, you have the power to help change the WHOLE world!”

I told him that I was proud of him and then handed his mother a TN40D business card and asked her to check out our website in hopes that she would see this post.

Ma’am, I don’t know if you’ll ever see this… but if you do: know that you’re loved, not just by me, but by countless others whom you’ve never even met.

Smile more often, will’ya?

Peace, snugs, and MEGA love,
-SLIM (aka the fat, sad, lonely man from Publix)

Video Update – March 26, 2014

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Slim

WARNING: This video makes no real sense… was in a strange mood when I filmed this yesterday. I don’t promise that you’ll get much out of this.. haha.

Watch the babble below or click through here: http://youtu.be/pr-LnMwaLR4

Video Update March 19, 2014

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Slim

At nearly 22 minutes, this is clearly one of my more passionate videos. It’s been a while since I could adequately express my thoughts, feelings, and emotions… but this video pretty well sums up where I’ve been and where I’m going. Watch on the video below or click through here: http://youtu.be/THN-l2FL8r8

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