Gratitude: January 30, 2016

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Today Lord, I am grateful for:

  1. Helping a friend on their fitness journey
  2. Having lunch with my friends. Had 3 new people join us.
  3. Spending time with family

Thank you Father for the experience and the continuous blessings!

Your humble servant,

Ryan Jarata

Gratitude: January 26, 2016

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Today Lord, I am grateful for:

  1. Having an easy day at work
  2. Meditating for 1 hr+ twice
  3. And making new friends at the Meditation Center

Thank you Father for the experience and the continuous blessings!

Your humble servant,

Ryan Jarata

Gratitude: January 24, 2016

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Today Lord, I am grateful for:

  1. Having a beautiful family that supports each other
  2. To my continuous growth
  3. Practice my meditation & through Him I help heal my wife

Thank you Father for the experience and the continuous blessings!

Your humble servant,

Ryan Jarata

Gratitude: January 22, 2016

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Today Lord, I am grateful for:

  1. Having a beautiful family that supports each other
  2. Learning more on myself through my meditation class
  3. Finding a temporary solution to a problem that has plagued me since last week.

Thank you Father for the experience and the continuous blessings!

Your humble servant,

Ryan Jarata

Gratitude: January 12, 2016

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Today Lord, I am grateful for:

  1. Having a easy day today at work
  2. Having the wife off today so we can enjoy our Netflix
  3. Getting by the last 3 Days of cleansing
  4. Trevor & I helped two different people at Superstore who dropped something but had some much to carry to pick it up. Mine was a mother holding her baby.  Trevor helped a lady who dropped her can of food.  So Proud!

Thank you Father for the experience and the continuous blessings!

Your humble servant,

Ryan Jarata

Gratitude: January 11, 2016

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Today Lord, I am very grateful for:

  1.  Being invited to a family birthday party that I didn’t expect.  If you treat people right with a greet and a smile it goes a long way.
  2.  The progress I’ve made with my weight loss.  I’m down to 172.9 lbs from being 180.3 lbs last Monday
  3.  The love and support that is given to me today from family and friends.  It means a lot and keeps me fighting the good fight.

Thank you so much Father for your continuous love and support that you’ve given me so far.

Ryan Jarata

January 2016 Fitness Challenge: Last Day! First Day!

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  –ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Greetings Family & Friends,

Hope everyone had a wonderful start to week.  Technically, Sundays are the start of the week and that is when I start to work and plan the rest of my week.  Today, is the last day of my 3 Day Cleanse and first day of my 3 Week Fitness Challenge for January.  I am at awe tonight with how much I’ve lost so far.  I’ve lost about 3 lbs these 3 days(175.8 lbs -> 172.9 lbs).  What really is shocking is if you go back to Monday (Jan 4) I was at 180.3 lbs.  That is just over 7 lbs loss from the Christmas & New Year festivity.

It wasn’t easy from January 4th but my body didn’t have the huge cravings it did to end the year. It just shut off from the other foods that were available.  I had snacks here and there but I also refrained from eating out much.  Even had some family time last Thursday but I’ve made my adjustments with my meal plan. Can you even imagine what it would have been if I didn’t have the lunch at White Spot? But I’m grateful with time with family.

It’s been a great start to the year.  I’m near my lowest weight of 169 lbs back in April of 2015.  Hopefully, I hit that before the month ends. Like preparing every Sunday to have a balance week, I prepared 2016 by preparing back in December.  Life doesn’t have to be a complete makeover that we always do by making New Year Resolutions.  It’s about taking the Kaizen approach and improving yourself little by little each day.  And like one of my mentors I respect very much.  The New Year should be a refreshing of the mind for plans that you’ve already have in place.  In order for us to get the results that we want, we need to plant each day and sooner you will be able to harvest each day if you stay consistent and build momentum/compound from it.  All the very best on your journey!

God Bless,

Ryan Jarata

Coach Ryan Jarata

REIN: January 2016 BC Workshop

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Greetings Family & Friends,

Last Night I attended my first REIN(Real Estate Investment Network) BC Workshop and the experience is overwhelming.  This wasn’t my first event with REIN but my first event as a member of REIN.  My first event for REIN was back in November 2014.  I was a guest of Brian Chen who is a member of REIN.  I’ve met Brian & his lovely wife Nicky at a Meetup up group I’ve been attending a few times last year.  They became host of this group with Bai & his brother Bo Jiang.  The group has evolve since my very meetup with them back in the later months of 2013.  This is a wonderful group to be around and give lots of value not only for real estate education but also personal development component that they added last year.  It happens once a month and I will be attending again this January 13th to kick off the New Year!  It is from this group that I first heard about REIN.

I haven’t looked into the history yet but REIN has been around for over 20 years. Some of the members I’ve seen there were guest speakers at the meetup group that I attend so I’m looking forward to re-connecting with them.  It was just a wonderful night.  I was really nervous though to be among veterans & successful real estate investors.  Obviously, I will belittle myself from all this experience in this theater room.  But I’ve heard a few of their success stories & humble begins and I understand that we all started from somewhere in this industry.  I’m just beginning my journey but I won’t be alone which is the exciting part.  I just need to overcome my fear to interact with people and not knowing what to say. 🙂

The event was filled with lots of valuable information.  I’m still new to the game so it just went over me like last time but I know by immersing myself in the environment will create layers that will become my everyday language.  That is how I see it.  We aren’t born knowing how to speak our 1st language.  It takes time to see repeating actions and listening to sounds that are connected to those actions.  Eventually, hearing the same sound over and over again will form words and words will start to connect and form what will be your native language.  It is hard to learn a second language but practice makes perfect and being surrounded in that environment will change how you think also.  I’m looking forward to that moment when it all makes sense.  In the meantime, I need to do my part and show up and ask questions.

I’ve met 3 new people at this workshop: Hansel, Kevin & Taylor.  Apparently, a new component that they added this year to help members connect with other members. “Connectworking” was created by REIN CEO Patrick Francey to create that bridge of meeting new people and expanding your network.  Most importantly, you create friendships for the next coming workshop and that is why I also attend the Meetups.  Build that connection and also show that I’m committed to staying on my journey.  I will commit myself this year not to be that “On & Off” guy again that was part of my past.  I’m am moving into a new stage of my life for my growth & the future of my family.  Success is created by results but results are created by staying consistent on your journey to grow.

There is so much to learn and so much more to know members.  I may not have much to offer yet but I can follow and I can support.  It’s my core values but I’m also transitioning myself to a new component of being a leader.  I’ve always been a follower but I must train myself also to be a leader because there are those that trust me to succeed.  I can’t let them down by giving up on myself.  I owe it to myself to see what they see in me.  We are our own number 1 naysayer.  Our thoughts can easily derail us when things get out of hand.  So we have to get out of that environment and into one that shares your passion and has been to where you want to be.  I’m confident that REIN will finally give me that dream that I’ve been holding on since 2001-2002.  To own my first investment property and invest in real estate.  It’s a big crowd but that will soon shrink when I get to met new and re-connect with people each month at the month REIN Workshops.  I’m looking forward to my growth on this journey!

God Bless,

Ryan Jarata & Family!

January 2016 Fitness Challenge:

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“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.” – LANGSTON HUGHES

Greetings Family & Friends!

Hope everyone is having an awesome TGIF!  It’s been a busy last two days for me.  Just getting my workouts in and a few I missed Thursday night because of the whole day appointments.  Just another day in my life and part of the journey to be better overall.  I’m lucky that I took a paid day off today or else I would be going on 2 hrs of sleep for 42 hrs of being up. Just had my son’s allergy appointment yesterday afternoon with my monthly real estate workshop from REIN. Plus, my Friday Morning Odyssey servicing that happens twice a year.  Forgot to mention my dental appointment that I had on Wednesday.  It really was a busy week for me.  If you want to lose weight, have a busy schedule which I don’t recommend… lol.

I’ve lost about 2 lbs for those 2 days alone. Luckily, with my Shakeology I wasn’t hungry or tempted to snack.  Doing my best to turn over a new leaf and stay true to making positive changes for the better.  Strength is good so far but I need to get some needed rest tonight after I complete my workouts and a few more tasks.  I start my 3 Day Cleanse today to help detox my body for my appointment on February 24th.  I will do another 1 earlier on February.  My meals are ready for Sun to Mon.  It will overlap my 21 Day Fix Challenge Group that starts on Monday but it was such a busy last two days. Gotta do what you gotta do to stay on track.  The goal is to get to 150 lbs by February 24th for my visit to ‘The Healthy Heart Program’.  My cravings are way down now so I’m hoping to finally hit under 170 again since April of 2014.  This time around I’ll be more consistent and remove a lot of distractions that I’ve faced last year.  With 1 year of experience under my belt, I’m ready to take full control of my life and hopefully build more trust with my community as a Coach who will positively support you till you reach your goal.

There is a lot to do and achieve in this life. We only have one life to live so make the most of it. Progress yourself so that you can reach bigger achievements.  Don’t settle for being average. Don’t settle for being normal. Raise yourself and live an extraordinary life with your love ones.  The bigger you grow your circle, your community, the bigger your achievements are and creating a positive impact on people’s health & life for the better.  We can only teach happiness, health & prosperity if we’ve been through it and a product of it.  We must strive to be that guiding light, that example, for those to see it is possible.  It is great for you and your family but imagine if you can create that for others also.  You won’t be celebrating alone and you won’t be celebrating with people who don’t understand what you went through or a stronger connection that you went through the fire with them.  Strong connections create everlasting memories! So continue to build yourself and the rest will follow!

God Bless,

Ryan Jarata & Family

Coach Ryan Jarata

PS: Will be starting a new section of Gratitude to attract positive changes to my life.

I’m grateful today for:

  • Re-connecting with a friend I haven’t seen since last summer.
  • For my wife and kids for being so supportive of my journey to be healthy.
  • That I can help my friends re-connect and help each other out.