Motivation Basics

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 […]


Netflix, Facebook and Time: Making time for what Matters

It’s funny how we make time for the things we want, while continuously pushing things we need to do to the side. This occurred to me this week when I realized at the end of one day this week, I had forgotten to drink any water all day long. I […]


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 […]


3 Steps to Overcoming Excuses

Learning to Overcome Excuses! A while back, I had the opportunity to share my story with a small school out in Camarillo! The students were incredibly respectful, very attentive, very much focused on what I had to say and I had an incredible time. Part of what I love is getting […]


I found 1,000 Calories a Day that I Wasn’t Tracking

I was kind of hesitant to share this with anyone. I decided it would be more beneficial in helping someone else on their own journey, than to just keep it to myself. If I was doing this after losing a significant amount of weight, working with Retro Fit Ministries ,and […]


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 […]


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 […]


Avoiding Death By Chair

Why You Should Ditch Your Chair In the 1940’s a Scottish scientist did a study that discovered that train conductors were at a lower risk of coronary heart disease than their bus driving colleagues. When he expanded his study they found the same link within the postal service: delivery workers compared to […]


3 Ways #ILoveMe- By Kim Halper

I am so excited to be writing this blog for Retro Fit Ministries! My name is Kim Halper and I have struggled with my weight my entire life!  I have worked hard over the past year, and I have lost over 50 pounds!  Since adopting clean eating and working out, […]


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 […]