The Diamond Cutter

3 04 2012

One of the really wonderful things about doing this blog is the interesting people I get an opportunity to meet.  From talking to you the reader to interviewing people like Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, together we will find a way to better health and wellness.  Many of you are already far along this path and are living roadmaps for a person like me.  Others are just beginning the journey.  But no matter where you are, we are all on the journey together.

Over the weekend it was my extreme pleasure to receive two phone calls from  3 time former world heavyweight wrestling champion, Diamond Dallas Page (DDP).  If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ve realized that I am a giant pro wrestling fan. So it is not everyday that someone gets the privilege to speak with one of the truly greats in the industry.  Truth be told, I was trying to line up a future interview with DDP as I had recently been reading about his hybrid yoga plan that had really been changing people’s lives.  I had read wrestling great, Chris Jericho, say that the program had been successful in helping him return to the ring after a several year hiatus.  I had read that other wrestlers like Kane, Mick Foley, The Miz and Perry Saturn were using it as well as many indy wrestlers.  I had also heard that it was changing the lives of many average folks like you and me.  I had sent an email of inquiry to DDP’s people.  I never expected for the man himself to actually pick up the phone (while he was away, busy at Wrestlemania weekend) and call me – two days in a row!

DDP told me that he had been reading this site.  We talked nutrition, exercise and shared our individual stories.  While I was really looking for an interview, I was also interested in the program and wondered if it would be beneficial to me.  We spoke about that too.  DDP doesn’t mince his words.  He said that if I would work the program sincerely and put effort in, he and a network of people on Team DDP Yoga (a support website) would be there to help me along the way.  I decided that I was all in.  It would be a great tool in my expanding tool kit and after watching some video testimonials on line I thought that i could really have some success with it. It’s not every day someone gets the personal phone number and email address of one of their idols.  Plus, it would be something fun to blog about.

So I put my money down and the program is in the mail on the way to me.  It was not gifted to me. Like everything in life – the things that are worth something need to be worked for.  I try not to do anything half-hearted and I want to continue to make the necessary changes to take my life back.  I think that this can really make a big difference.  Watch this video and see what I mean:

The greatest transformation in fitness history! from Dallas Page on Vimeo.

Pretty amazing huh?

This blog is going to continue to be about many things.  I will continue to embrace a multi-disciplined approach to obtaining my goal.  Along the way, I’ll be trying acupuncture, traditional yoga and other modalities that I’m interested in.  But you will hear about this program, and as I have done in the past, I will shoot straight and tell you if its working for me or not.  But because I’m going all in, I definitely expect to see awesome results with improved flexibility, muscle tone and weight loss.

The other good news is that DDP agreed to do the interview and that will be physically happening on April 16th, with the interview itself being posted soon afterwards.  DDP’s people have graciously allowed my readers to get 10% off of anything they order between now and 24 hours after I post the interview. The special promo code is JGEE

Yes I have my very own promo code! Sweet!

While there is a commission based affiliate program, I’ve decided not to be part of it. For the integrity of the blog, I will get no monetary reciprocation for blogging about this. It’s all about getting better health and wellness. See you on the path friends. Buckle up, its going to be a great ride!



2 responses

3 04 2012

Ok, Johnny you are truly and inspiration to me as I read this and saw the video. You have the right mindset to overcome the weight that is on you. I heard yoga is awesome, I may have to order this thing as well. I wish I took up blogging while I was going through my weight loss journey. If there is anything I can do to help you please let me know. I think you will find once you lose it all the gratitude you will have needs to be passed on to others. Right now I am in the middle of writing a book on my weight loss/spiritual journey and am hoping it will inspire people on to changing their lives for the better. I hope you are thinking of writing a book, your writing is awesome.

3 04 2012

You my brother are an inspiration to me. I saw the picture you posted the other day of you walking your first 5k after losing 100 pounds. They say a picture is like a thousand words and that one surely was. It spoke to me.

I know how hard it is to lose the weight, so I can’t imagine losing all that you have. It is a testament to your strength, heart and discipline as well as I’m sure, a testament to your faith.

You have already helped me. You and people like you have given me the ability to see that this can be done. And like you, I plan on paying it forward.

Good luck with your book. Let me know when it’s written and ready to be sold as I’d love to interview you and help promote what you have done.

Be well,

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