Getting Back in Shape

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Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250

Many of you know I have been on a strict diet for the last year.  The last three or four months I have been hitting the gym in the mornings before going to work.  I am starting to finally get back in shape. It took losing over 170 lbs.

Last weekend I took a little time off for the first time in several months.  Our chess club had a campout at Bellows Beach on the Windward Side of Oahu. My six year old son Jacob and I camped out for 2 nights.  It was a great father/ son bonding.

We did a lot of activities that even a few months ago I would not have been in physical shape to do.  Six games of basketball; touch football and swimming in the surf throughout the weekend.  All things I wouldn't or couldn't have done until recently.  I have not played a single game of basketball in years.  I would have had a heart attack trying.  It was so exciting for me to find I could keep up with the young guys again.

Getting in shape is something that not only affects me physically it also affects me mentally and in business.

  • I have much more energy for my work than ever.
  • I sleep better so I am rested.
  • Potential clients respond in a more positive way to me.  I am not as intimidating to children.
  • I put out as more positive energy.
  • I do not get tired climbing stairs to show third floor condos.

My message for the day:  If you want to send your life and business in a more positive direction.  Put down the remote for the TV and head for the gym.  The first two weeks are hard, but after that it gets easy.  Also get rid of the sugar and eat good food.  You will be amazed how much better you will feel.

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Heather - I am also getting great pleasure being able to do more activities with my sons.
Aug 27, 2007 06:05 PM #36
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Chris Molina
Cooper & Associates Real Estate - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor, Elk Grove CA

Randy,

That is absolutely awesome.  I remember first getting back from overseas, that must have been the best shape I've been in my life.  I remember coming home and joining a pickup game of basketball at the nearby park and being able to keep up with the guys that play everyday for a league or collegiate team.  Good for you!  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 12, 2007 08:30 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Chris - Thank you!  I am running out right after this to hit the gym between appointment today.
Sep 12, 2007 08:36 AM #38
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Patsy Ittner, Your Premier Broker Selling St. Augustine Real Estate
Little Fox Realty - Saint Augustine, FL
Good advice, and as a nurse, I couldn't have said it better myself.
Sep 13, 2007 09:13 AM #39
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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 What an inspiration - having had a few bouts of kidney stones myself - I know how fun it can be.

I need to give up the caffeine, too and start chugging the water. 

Sep 14, 2007 01:58 PM #40
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penny white
Jacksonville, FL

Randy,

You are my hero! WOW!!! I need to lose 40 and can't seem to get motivated, but you have inspired me!

                                                                               Penny White

                                                                               Beststagedesign Inc.

Sep 14, 2007 02:07 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Patsy - Thank you

Kathleen - Knock on wood.  No new kidney stones in awhile.  I hope I do not see any more.

Penny - Good Luck

Sep 15, 2007 01:02 PM #42
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Tim Hoffmann & Laurie Nadeau Nationwide
Park City, UT

Very Impressive Randy..this is probably the only time it is good to feel "half the man" you used to be. Keep it up, and keep the AR community informed as you are probably motivating more than you know. If your interested, you should check out a post I did about a somewhat similar situation. I wont link it here as some don't like that, but you can find it on my Blog.

Regards,

Oct 10, 2007 10:47 AM #43
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
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Tim - Thank you, I will check out your blog post.
Oct 10, 2007 10:48 AM #44
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Congratulations Randy on getting in shape. I'm glad you pointed out the body-mind connection in fitness and how you do so much better at work when you are fit, nourished properly, and have adequate sleep.

Double kudos for the 170 lb. weight loss. Tremendous! Cheat meals and not being perfect are ok, but stay at it. You've come too far to be anything other than your best.

Oct 16, 2007 03:35 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Gary - Thank you
Oct 16, 2007 08:47 PM #46
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Danny Baize
Prudential Indiana Realty Group - Indianapolis, IN

Balance can be challenging in this business, mostly because we let it be. I was very active before I got in real estate and then became a couch potato, never had time to work out, but always had time for a Seinfeld re run.

A couple of things changed that 1) I could not afford to keep buying new pants 2) a friend loaned me a book titled "Younger Next Year" and 3) I got involved in JDRF's ride to cure so I have a little extra motivation to get up and get out.

Keep up the good work, knowing how much better I feel,look and behave when healthy it amazes me that the first step is stil the hardest.

 

Oct 27, 2007 07:12 AM #47
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Tom Cunningham
Agent Support 360 - Austin, TX

Hey the last person I know who lost 170lbs did it the quick way. Divorce.

Hope you kept the house. 

Oct 27, 2007 01:39 PM #48
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Danny - The first step is the hardest.  it took me years to finally get going.

Tom - My marriage is better than ever.  I lost the weight the nice way. :)

Oct 28, 2007 06:59 AM #49
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Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
Amazing!!!  Everyone desires a little time off.  But WOW, congrats!
Oct 31, 2007 05:08 AM #50
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Tyghre - Thank you
Oct 31, 2007 08:03 AM #51
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Larry Hammelman
Mel Foster Co. - Sterling, IL
Sterling, Illinois Real Estate
Randy, 170lbs. thats amazing!! You should be proud of yourself. You must have all kinds of energy now. Did you join a gym, and if so do you feel that helped with your motivation to succeed. Keep up the good work.
Nov 01, 2007 08:49 PM #52
Rainmaker
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Larry - I joined the YMCA after losing most of the weight.  I am heading there in a few minutes.
Nov 02, 2007 03:52 AM #53
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ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA
I'm with Kaye.  No whining about the relatively small amount we have to lose.  I'm going to try that heading out the door before my eyes are wide open method.
Dec 30, 2007 10:16 AM #54
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
ARDELL - It has really worked well from me.  I have lost another 15 pounds since posting this blog and have been keeping them off the last couple of months.  The keeping off is the toughest goal for me.
Dec 30, 2007 01:43 PM #55
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