Up In Arm's | Romey

Greetings, Fellow PW’ers and Visitors,

It has been quite some time since I’ve checked in. We are well into 2015, and those of us who participate in the annual ab-fest did not ab-dicate our duty this year.

I have sufficiently recovered from the latest test, so I will share the experience with you. I was really proud of myself when Dr. Tim had me add extra weight while doing some bench presses. I did one extra set just to prove to myself that I could. I should have known right then that there was a plan of which I was unaware. Proud of myself for having done the extra set, I did a set of 50 ‘head-to-head’ on the red ball with 10-lb weights. No problem. Then I did 50 ‘touchdowns’ with said weights. Still going strong. One more set of 100 with 5-lb weights, after which I waited for the magic words “on the table.” There were words, alright, but not what I expected (you’d think I’d learn after all these years): “200 with 2-lbs, Romey.” What????? I was not going to be scared off by measly 2-lb weights, but I’ll tell you that my arms felt like jelly afterwards. I kiddingly made some remark about ‘gun control.’ These are the good kind of guns, and I’m proud to have them. Excuse me while I search for a sleeveless top to wear to show them off.

Touchdown, golf swing, bucking bronco. Are we at a sporting event? Nope. Charlie Chaplin, Saturday Night Fever. Perhaps we’re at a theater? Uh-uh. V-T-I, X-Y-Z. Of course—a classroom. Wrong again! Give up? We’re at Pacifica Wellness, and Dr. Tim is giving each of us our next exercise. The same way that language can separate people, it can also unite a group. We never know what new routine Dr. T is going to create, but we know it will have some snappy name. It’s always more fun to do your reps when the names make you smile than to think about the technical aspect (although he always makes sure...
I recently had an appointment with my primary physician. I’m happy to report that everything is OK. However, more important is what he said to me on his way out the door. “I don’t know what you’re doing,” he said, “but you look great.” At the risk of sounding vain, I was pleasantly surprised by his comment, but I know exactly what I’ve been doing. I’ve been working out with Dr. Tim and following his suggestions for meal plans. It’s rather nice to know that my efforts are becoming noticeable. I’ve always known that I was making a difference to my strength and health, but knowing that it now...
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in, but I’ve recently had a wonderful experience that I want to share. I was very fortunate to be able to spend two weeks with my entire family at a villa in Tuscany. There were thirteen of us and every moment was precious. I could go on and on about the sights, etc., but I’d like to speak about the health and wellness aspect of the trip. First of all, when I saw pictures of our accommodations, I was awestruck by the beauty; but what really excited me was the fact that there was an in-ground pool and an outdoor gym. I was delighted to know that I would be...
As I was losing weight, my skin was looking more wrinkled and this was upsetting. Dr. Tim suggested I start the lemon cleanse protocol, but I didn’t like the idea of ‘cleansing’ without food. He then explained that his lemon cleanse was taken with food and there was no need to fast. I asked him what results I could expect and he was purposely vague, wanting to let me see if I recognized any changes or improvements after about 6 weeks of taking it twice a day. The first thing I noticed was my fingernails were growing much stronger than ever–not breaking or peeling! Then I went to get my hair...
So, I’ve been having my own, private pity party for the past 5 weeks, but it ended today! Enough already! Here’s the deal. Since last October, we have been traveling a lot, mostly international with horrid, long flights, etc.. We were gone 8 out of roughly 17 weeks and over that period of time, needless to say, the food choices were mostly NOT Dr. Tim approved. Now, you throw in a couple of cruises with endless food choices and you have the reason my husband and I gained some weight. As you may recall, I had lost ~60 lbs over the past year and a half, so gaining weight was a real bummer. If...
Dr. Tim is a very private man. Working with him for over two years now, I consider him not only the Master of my Wellness, but a friend with whom I can safely share my thoughts and feelings. Now and then, he lets me into his life for a peek at some of his personal passions and feelings. Yesterday, I was there and he called me over to the computer to show me something that was making him smile. He had pulled up the statistics for his website and it showed that over 1.5 MILLION people had visited his site and it had a map of the world showing all the countries from which these visits had come...
When my husband started working with Dr. Tim on his nutrition and fitness program in August, 2008, he was medically on a slow downward spiral with two recent knee replacements, worsening type two diabetes requiring 3 different pills and closing in on needing insulin, increasing cholesterol, and high blood pressure requiring 2 different meds to control. His internist was regularly suggesting he go in for lap band surgery! My husband had always fought his weight–even as a young man–so he was used to hearing people express their concerns for his health, but every diet plan he had tried, failed,...
1 Character: To Rock you must be a piece of the ROCK 2 Charisma: First impressions are an opportunity to be nice 3 Commitment: It separates Doers from excuse makers 4 Communication: Without it you travel ALONE in silence 5 Competence: If you BUILD IT they will come 6 Courage: One person with Courage is a Majority 7 Discernment: Put an END to Unsolved Mysteries 8 Focus: The Sharper IT Is, the Sharper YOU are 9 Generosity: YOUR candle losses nothing when it lights another 10 Initiative: Don’t leave home without it 11 Listening: To connect with people use you eyes and ears 12 Passion: Take this...
As we’re concentrating on our reps, trying to stay balanced on the red ball, remembering to breathe, we hear the voice of Dr. Tim saying “All day, every day.” Sometimes he’ll only say “all day” and we’ll hear the response from the Junior “every day.” Sometimes we’ll hear Rose imitate him so well that you’d swear it was Dr. T himself. Rose and I will giggle like crazy because it doesn’t take much to entertain us; and we wouldn’t tease him if we didn’t love him. Sometimes I’ve tried to imitate him and I realize that I’d better not quit my day job; so I do what I do better: I start to think...
My father died at the young age of 32 from sudden cardiac arrest, after just completing his discharge physical from serving in the Navy during WWII. He was a very trim, athletic man and, from all reports, always appeared healthy. I was only one at the time of his death and never knew him. I heard over the years that two of his three siblings also died in their 20’s and 30’s of heart disease, with the third one suffering a massive stroke. Talk about a terrible genetic footprint!! Anyway, my first indication that I might have inherited this condition was about 25 years ago when I took a...

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