Dealing With Changes This Fourth Of July Week

How do you plan on spending your Fourth of July holiday?

Did you plan yourself a four day weekend? Are you going on a week long vacation with the family?

No matter what your plans are, please take the time to relax and enjoy yourself.

Not only is the Fourth of July a national holiday, but it’s a great time to reflect on the many changes that’s been going on in your life. Whether that’s just individual changes or maybe even family changes.

If you’re living on this planet, you have to be comfortable with change. You may not always agree with the change but it’s still a change that has to happen in order to get better.

Think about back when America was first founded. How many patriots do you think actually liked the idea of rebelling against the British?

It would have been more comfortable to sit back and do nothing. But a few people declared that they wanted independence, and in a manner of weeks everyone’s life had to change as this country fought for it’s independence.

Fourth of July isn’t just about the fireworks. It’s about the struggles that our country has gotten through.

The amendments to the Constitution keeps adapting to the change of the times. That’s a natural part of progress.

So as you celebrate the Fourth of July, make sure you take the time to appreciate the changes in your life. I know this government of ours is far from perfect, but it’s up to us as a people to change their policies and direction for the better!

Use that as the spark to keep up your positive changes in the months to come!

Fourth of July Changes Video Highlights

  • Why things will never go as planned
  • If you want to change, expect their to ALWAYS be obstacles in your way!

Junk Food Diaries: Giving His Soul For Real Young Love

Hey Super Star!

MicVinny will be back later this week with some travel fitness advice for all those busy professionals out there.

Until then, sit back and relax.

It’s time once again to dive back into those R&B moments of yesterday.  Prepare yourself for another entry into MicVinny’s Junk Food Diaries!

[Previous entries: New Edition Of A Valentine’s Day Heart Break,Me & The Sweetest Bootylicious Buns Of Destiny]


Today’s junk food diary is focused on the tale of one young man who eventually gave his soul for the freckled girl with the cutest smile.


Once upon a time there were four brothers. Their names were Jason, Brian, Andre and Chris.

Their parents moved them from California to New York back in 1993. Jason (the youngest) was in his second year of middle school, while all his older brothers were in high school.

On the first day of school, Jason approached the bus stop alone. Like most new kids he wasn’t sure what to expect as he walked towards the group of unfamiliar schoolmates.

His nerves started to get the better of him, until a young girl named Misty Malone greeted him with a smile:
“Hello! My name is Misty Malone.
You must be the new kid to the neighborhood. What’s your name?”

Due to the friendliness of Misty, Jason’s nerves started to calm down.

“My name is Jason”.

“Hi Jason! Welcome to the neighborhood!” replied Misty as she shook his hand.

She had such soft yet firm hands. There was something about Misty’s smile and friendliness that instantly put Jason into a state of comfort.

As all the other kids greeted him, Jason felt incredibly lucky to have had Misty help him out on his first day….

My love do you ever dream of
Candy coated rain drops
You’re the same my candy rain

Weeks Later…

Over the next couple of week’s Jason and his brothers made new friends without a problem.

While at school, Jason and Misty sat next to each other at lunch. Since Misty was tight with all the “cool kids”, Jason instantly became popular.

As the school year went on, Jason and Misty were always known to joke around. Jason enjoyed seeing the freckles on Misty’s face as she laughed.

She had a great colorful personality that made everyone around her comfortable. Her personality had a way of melting anyone’s heart.

Throughout their remaining middles school years, Jason and Misty only grew closer. They were best friends.

The Awakening…

It wasn’t until they entered their freshman year that Jason took notice of a change in Misty’s appearance.

One day while eating dinner with his brothers, Brian jokingly asked Jason, “So how’s your girlfriend?”

Jason startled, said “Who Misty? We’re just friends”.

That’s when Andre said, “Ok if you say so. But if I were you, I would claim her quickly!

She’s not the same little girl you knew two years ago. Those older boys at school are noticing her transformation.

She always had those cute freckles, but now she’s starting to get a shapely body on her. She’s going to get thick in all the right places!

You better watch out! Those other guys are coming!”

Can They Be More Than Friends?

It was the first time that Jason realized they were right. Every since they started high school, more boys started to approach Misty.

What use to be private conversations between Jason and Misty, would always involve more boys hanging around.

It was by the end of freshman year that Jason realized his feelings for Misty had changed. He was falling in love….

Have you ever love someone so much
You thought you’d die
Giving so much of yourself
It’s seem the only way tell me
What you want and I
(And I)
Will give it to you
(You, you)
Cause you are

“Jason! Jason?? Hello Jason?”

“What did you put down for question #2 on that history test?” whispered Misty.

Jason realized he had been daydreaming in the line for lunch. He got back to reality and quickly told Misty:
“1865. The U.S. Civil War ended in 1865.”

“Of course!! For some reason my mind slipped and I put 1861 instead! Duh! What would I do without you?”

She wrapped her arm around his arm and they walked from the cafeteria line to their favorite table.

My love do you ever dream of
Candy coated rain drops
You’re the same my candy rain

The Start Of A New Relationship

During the Fall of their Sophomore year, Jason decided it was time to reveal his true feelings. He asked Misty out on an official date, and she said yes!

Their first date was at the movie theater. They both innocently touched each other’s hand in the dark.

Months later, they were hanging out at a barbecue picnic in the park. Andre, Chris and Brian were there as well teasing Jason and Misty.

“Man, you guys can’t get enough of each other? You guys spend so much time together that Jason’s starting to put on some weight!”

“Maybe you guys should slow down”

Yes it’s true that Jason was putting on weight, but he didn’t want this dream to end! He now understood what all the other boys saw in Misty.

She was no longer just that colorful girl that would hold his hand occasionally.

No…. their relationship had blossomed into something more meaningful!

No longer a small and round little girl, Misty had matured into a beautiful work of art!

Her colorful freckles still were adorable. It was just now she had a sexy tanned skin complication along with a perfectly shaped waist that exposed her curves.

She was beautiful!

My love did you ever dream that it could be so right
I never thought that I would find
All that I need in life
All I want, all I need
Now I know, I know
I found it in you
(I found it in you)
Cause you are

His Soul Belongs To Her

Misty Malone, the girl with the sweetest kiss that could melt Jason’s mouth.

Even though Jason had three supportive brothers, Misty was always that one “sweetie” Jason could always depend on!

M&M ice cream cookie sandwhich

Even now, at age 36 with type II diabetes, Jason always finds time to worship his favorite girl!

Misty is the only girl in this world that he would give up his soul for real, no matter the cost!

My love do you ever dream of
Candy coated rain drops
You’re the same my candy rain

7 Helpful Ways to Spring Clean Your Health

Cleaning your house is one thing but what about spring cleaning your health?

Yes, seriously!

It’s time to develop a positive mindset by using springtime as a way to gauge your fitness progress.

Here’s some awesome ways to analyze your healthy habits and achievements while you’re spring cleaning your home.


There’s nothing more frustrating then cleaning and organizing a dirty closet.

When bringing out your seasonal clothes, you know you will have to pack up the clothes you’ve been wearing for the past couple of months.

Use this packing time as a way to assess your progress. It’s been over six months since you’ve worn your warmer climate clothes.

How do they currently fit?

If they’re too snug, you know you gained a few pounds.

If they’re loose in the waist, then you know you probably lost some significant belly fat.

Are you happy with this new version of you?

If not, you now know what type of fitness plan you should be doing to get the body you desire.
This makes it easier to decide between going on a fat loss plan, going on maintenance routine or choosing to put on some more lean muscle.

Don’t be afraid to let your closet be your progress measurement test!



Let’s play an easy game.

Look in your pantry and write down how many colorful boxes you see.

Now that you have that number, look at the ingredients of those boxes. If the ingredient list has more than 3 ingredients, there’s a 99% chance that you shouldn’t be eating that item!

When looking in that pantry try to identify your trigger foods (see: 4 Release The Beast Chapters That Teach You Environmental Control).

If you struggled with over eating those foods during the past couple months, it’s time to say goodbye to them this spring!

A month from now, go through that pantry and count the number of colorful boxes again. If you have more or the same amount of boxes, there’s a pretty good chance that your weight has increased or stayed the same based on those foods.

Do yourself a favor and make sure that your number is consistently low!

Get rid of that junk food that’s holding you back!


Look at the expiration dates of all the containers inside your refrigerator. If expired, toss it. There’s no need to keep expired food in your home.

Now see what fresh food you have in there. Is there any fresh fruit or veggies? If not, you know what you should be getting from the grocery store!

If all you see is take out boxes and MORE items in colorful boxes…toss it!

The healthier the ingredients, the shorter the shelf life of that food.

And yes I know that I have some frequent travelers reading this post. I know that it may be hard to keep fresh veggies and meats in your fridge due to the traveling lifestyle.

Which brings me to the next topic…


What do you have stored in your freezer?

Can you see any resemblance of frozen vegetables?

If you’re a person on the go and have had fresh vegetables spoil on you frequently then you should be buying frozen vegetables.

It’s a great way to ensure that always have veggies available to be eaten in your home.

Just be cautious that if you see a block of ice surrounding your frozen vegetables, it’s time to toss them!

Freezer burn is a real thing!

Not only with vegetables but with meat as well.

I highly recommend that when you buy meats, you get family sized packs. Not only are you getting more meat, but also you’ll save more cash in the long run.

Once you have the family packs, just split them up in Ziploc bags and freeze portions of the meat. That way you will always have good quality food around ready to thaw out and cook/serve.

If you find more colorful boxes in your freezer (ice cream, popsicles, frozen pizzas, lean cuisines, etc.)…. It’s time to upgrade to having better quality food in that freezer!


This may sound odd, but check out that oven. Your oven should be cleaned out at least once a year.

The best time is spring because you can have all the windows open to make sure the cleaning fumes don’t bother you.

If you have a self-cleaning oven, the temperature to get that done is extremely high so you want to air out the area!

The reason I want you to look at you oven is simply because…are you using it? Seeing a dirty oven is signs that that oven is getting frequently used!

And if it’s being used, what have you been using it for?

Have you been making healthy home cook meals? Or have you just been using it to warm up food from those colorful boxes?

Assess your situation and choose the right path!

Kitchen Table

As that table gets a quick wipe down, think about all the meals you’ve eaten at that table.

Umm wait…. have you actually been using that table to eat?

What meals take place at that table?

Do you eat alone or with the family?

These simple questions can help you figure out what your eating lifestyle is like.

If you never eat there, chances are you’re always eating out and most likely making poor decisions. People that make home cooked meals typically eat healthier than those who eat out frequently.

If you are a person always on the go, when you bring meals back are they healthy?

Are you eating them at that table?

Assess and start making better decisions during the upcoming months.

Family Room

When going through that family room think about what you utilize that space for. Is the TV the focal point?

Do you actually communicate with your family while in that room?

I mean do you actually make eye contact with another living being.

Is your head down looking at some electronic device?

Can you have a conversation with a cell phone in your hands while in your family room?

Is your head completely glued to the TV?

It’s humbling isn’t it? Our society has seemed to make this room into a lazy zone.

We would prefer to just sit down and be a zombie than actually be a family when inside this room.

If that’s been you, change your philosophy up and have more human interactions when in this room. It will make you feel better, trust me!

These were some simple ways you can use spring cleaning as a way to jumpstart the next phase of your health. Tell me what you think!

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Secret Baggy Shirt Confession Of A Former Fat Professional

Do you have clothes in your closet that are too big or too small due to weight loss/gain?

For a good 8 years, I bounced between being too skinny and also too fat!

In today’s video post, MicVinny goes down memory lane and explains why he has so many baggy shirts in his closet.

Video Highlights

  • MicVinny’s White T-Shirt College Dayz
  • Clothes For Da Club
  • Past clothing struggles with being “Big & Tall”
  • How I hid my obesity inside my shirts
  • Why it’s time to finally “clean my closet”