Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 286 - Got Core-Values ?

Chicken Hash
New recipes, most health bloggers like to take on the challenge of a new recipe. I know I certainly do. This past Tuesday I came across a recipe for Chicken Hash. After my wife & I did our cardio we whipped it up for dinner; there you see it pictured.

The picture doesn't do it justice, and if you ask my kids it doesn't deserve any justice. Simply it was too healthy for them. Beans are like boogers to them, my wife too. The sauce was tomato paste based, too thick and tomato'y flavored for them, thus it appealed to them like snot.

Oh well, I liked it just fine. You win some you lose some; and whenever you try to inject a better health option into your day you win regardless. Winning, we all want to win this mission to get healthy we are on. Not a day goes by a blogger doesn't post on how hard it is day in day out to win at this.

How do we win? Oh entire books have been written on that topic, I don't have a book in me. But I do have thoughts on what I believe to be a major ingredient in the recipe for winning; core-values.

It is relatively easy to scribble a list of characteristics we feel we ought to live by. Certainly this is an exercise we ought to perform, list out what defines us; what are our core-values. Have you done so recently? Or have you ever? Take a moment to do so today, this week, or hey how about now?

Here are the core-values I aspire to exhibit in my effort to win my own mission...

HONOR, holding myself to the highest ethical & moral standards. Respecting the needs others and myself while acting responsibility in my endeavors to better the same.

COURAGEembracing fear so as to overcome it. Bringing the combined strength of my mind, body & beliefs to bear on all challenges.

COMMITMENT, living with determination and dedication. Striving with vigilance for excellence in life.

Now note above I said I aspire to exhibit these core-values. I will not pretend I do so consistently. I am not a Saint, just ask my Mother; second thought please don't ask her.

What I do know is that when I put honor, courage and commitment to practice I am more CONFIDENT, I am WILLING to take on greater challenge, I have more FUN, I am more VALUABLE to myself and others who depend upon me, I PERFORM at a higher level; I WIN.

What core-values do you aspire towards?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. Well that's a deep question today! I could go for honor too. I'd have to think about the others. Oh, and I like beans. Yum.

  2. Great core values, Patrick. I would choose honestly as one of mine. The others would be reliability, as in keeping my promises and doing what I say I will do, and compassion... to remember where I came from and to pay forward whatever I may have leaned on my journey.

  3. Those are some fabulous values, Patrick. :) My kids (and sometimes my husband) are the same way when it comes to healthy recipes. Beans are like boogers to them too. LOL!!

  4. Awesome post & yes, I would say that you are meeting those core values from what I read! It is a WIN! I like what you wrote & for me, I always strive to do better in some way if I can.. no, not perfect for sure but I try!

  5. That's an excellent post. I'm going to go with Honesty, Loyalty and Respect. I expect these qualities in others, and deserve to show myself complete honesty, loyalty and total respect too.

    Great words

  6. Powerlifting legend Precious McKenzie once pushed his index finger into my chest and said,

    "Commitment means yo do it, or you die trying to do it."

    I was 15 years old. From that time forward, "commitment" has been the only word that has mattered to me.

  7. I think I'm a simple golden rule girl. Treat other as you want to be treated. I believe each of the things you listed flows from that. I value honesty and kindness, so i give those around me honesty and kindness

  8. Not to sound corny but I take a statement from Gladiators and use it in my life. "Strength and Honor" If you go through your life with that basic strategy you will be a winner no matter what the outcome is and I believe that with every part of my being!!!

  9. I loved this so much!! you inspired me to do a blog post about it, I would have linked it but I don't know how :)

  10. I'm I thought you were a saint - lol. Well you're are pretty darn close - in the blogging world anyway.

    I enjoyed your post, Patrick. Honour is a core value of mine too (and we spell it with a "u") and Trust and Loyalty - but this is your gig. Thanks for making me think today.

  11. You're a saint in my book. Seriously I'm looking at St. Patrick right now. He rules. Pretty much has everything you wrote about yourself.

    It took me 29 years to enjoy beans.

  12. Honesty is definitely one of mine - particularly being honest to myself!

  13. Great core values Patrick. Thanks for sharing. I've never really thought of mine - sad, isn't it. It's something I'm now going to try and reflect on. Cheers, Rick

  14. Wow, I've never seen a blog go from boogers to deep philosophical questions so quickly! Core values for Tae Kwon DO are excellent: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance and Self Control. They're on my mind since I have to remember them for my test.

  15. Patience!!!

    Polar's Mom

  16. Honesty and sincerity are important to me. I love your core values too Patrick.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  17. Yikes, deep stuff, I think I need to put on my big girls pants here to answer that. (Opps, I think I just made an unintentional 'fat' joke there!:-)) Integrity is at the top of my list.

  18. My dad once told me "Know why you do what you do"

    that's been my guiding philosophy. Okay so I want to lose weight, but why?