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Written by Matt Hylton
May
26

#TWITTER-SAVED-MY-LIFE

#TWITTERSAVEDMYLIFE We all have heard of divine intervention stories but when it happens to you it changes your life forever. I say this because in 2011 while I was pastoring a small church in Salisbury, MD I was told by the denomination I was affiliated with that there is a […]


May
04

Accept It or Reject It: Protect Your Journey

As A Former Pastor of a church I understand the need to evaluate what works and what doesn’t work in the church. If it was a program or process that wasn’t  giving the desired results after three to six months, it was evaluated, analyzed, and either tweaked, kept as is […]


Apr
27

You Pulled the Dead Man Out of Me

Rock Bottom On November of 2011, I was sitting in my apartment contemplating my broken, hurt, depressed life after, my then spouse, kicked me out of the house. I was dying in every area of my life, even physically. My obesity was spinning me out of control. I was burnt […]


Apr
13

The End is Where We Begin

“What We Do Today Affects Our Tomorrow.” – Unknown   The End Goal We must keep the end goal in sight as we travel this road in our journey to life and health. If you were to tell me three years ago what my life would look like today, I […]


Mar
30

Change your thinking

This journey is a process, it’s a marathon not a sprint. Do not expect to have everything figured out in one week or one month. Heck, it’s been 3 years for me and I realize the more I think I know, the more I don’t know. I have devoted myself […]


Mar
23

How do I stay Motivated?

People ask me all types of questions but one that’s asked the most is, how do I stay so motivated? They see me being diligent to get up and head to gym or the aquatic center 5-6 days a week. I am seen having my shaker bottle of water with […]


Mar
09

Busting the Bucket List

My new life is full of endless possibilities. I am able to do all the things I was never able to do because of my obesity. I never thought about ever doing a bodybuilding competition until my friend Curtis at the gym said, “Next year I should do one.” At […]


Mar
02

Change Your Thinking

This journey is a process. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Do not expect to have everything figured out in one week or one month. Heck, it’s been 3 years for me and I realize the more I think I know, the more I don’t know. I have devoted myself […]


Feb
23

Matt’s Motivations: Non-Scale Victories

There is nothing like a non scale victory. They are incredible, they are so awesome.  When I started my journey  at 625 pounds, there were things I could not do that I can do now. LEARNING TO STAND Such as the simple task of sitting in the middle of the […]


Feb
16

Matt’s Motivations: The Music That Motivates Me

Motivation is a very, very, very important part of your journey to life and health.  I have broke this blog entry up into 2 parts. Music, Music Everywhere When I drive to the gym or to the aquatic center I like to listen to music. Music pumps me up before […]