Fitness Goals

Anything worth doing is going to take time and effort. Everything these days is so convenient and fast. Getting in shape is still one of the hardest things to accomplish. I’m taking a little longer than expected to achieve my goal but I’m pushing. The holidays didn’t help lol but I’m focused and continuing to move forward. If anyone needs some advice or guidance just let me know!

Still Lifting Still Strong

A lot of times as we get older for whatever reason we tend to let ourselves go lol. Im not putting anyone down Im just stating the facts man. Wether it’s long work hours, being parents, or just not having the energy. I refuse to let time stop me. We have got to better at managing our time. All you need is 45 minutes to an hour. Sometimes less! You can get in shape and stay in shape. I will be 33 years old this summer. I wont let father time stop me from being the best version of myself. You can do it too.

New Workout plan

I’ve started a new workout plan while Im on a 8 week cut with my wife. I focus on upper body and my wife focuses on lower body. We work out together every day.

Ladies her workout goes like this.

Lower Body Deadlift 4 sets 8-12 Barbell Squat 4 sets 8-12 Calve Raises 4 Sets 8-12 Hip Extensions 4 sets 8-12 and ABS every day.

Upper body Bench Press Military Press and Curls 4 Sets Each 8-12 Reps We focus more on light weight and Reps on her Upper body Day.

Mine is Upper body Bench Military Curls and abs 5 Sets 6-10 Reps Lift Heavy!

Lower Body Calve Raises Squats and Dead lift 5 Sets Each 6-10 Reps Lift Heavy!

Of course I simplified this with the basic Workouts but I also do Some extra exercises. I just wanted to tell you the basic workouts.

We are currently at 195 bodyweight for me. My wife is at 153. My goal 185 hers 145 shes winning! lol

Keep Pushing Everyone! Enjoy your Weekend!

Why Music?

A lot of reasons for becoming a musician for a living. My background truly did limit my job options. Which was ridiculous because I had never been in serious trouble before. I made a mistake when I was 18 and a stupid situation cost me my future. I always loved music any genre but hiphop spoke to me. It hit home with certain situations artist rapped about I related to their pain. I wasn’t going through every thing the same way but I had the same hopeless feeling. I dealt with bullying not like getting shoved into the locker stuff but I had to fight back multiple times really against one particular family. I was quiet and stayed to myself mostly. How I ended up with the friends I had is crazy because I barely spoke. Girls liked me and most people were cool with me. I just felt lonely for some reason. I guess it was my mom being hospitalized all the time, my brother in trouble, or my dad being pretty much absent in my life. I don’t blame my father for anything today I understand him a lot more now that Im older and he is a good person with bad problems. I won poetry competitions when I was a child and I think that has always been my interest. So it makes sense hiphop interested me. I started writing music when I was 14 and rapped stuff to my friends and they made sure I got it recorded. I didn’t talk much so it was interesting to hear me on the mic I guess lol. So I grew up a little too quick and I made a mistake when I was 18 and found myself in jail and jobless. When everything was over I went into the job field looking for work. I got turned away from so many jobs the first year its crazy the same letter every time. You have red flags on your background blah blah blah. I have 94 rejection letters in my cabinet at home. Just to remind me. Im going to show them to my children when they’re older just to show them the reality they will face if they act stupid. I finally started getting work with construction companies who do hire a lot of people with backgrounds. They kinda treat their employees like crap but thats a different topic. I was still writing and recording music on and off while working and getting laid off over and over. I kept studying the industry the dos and the don’ts. Label or no label I decided my label and Im going to save money to build it. Then one day it happened the day I found out I was having my first child I got laid off. The company didn’t even have the decency to call me. One of my coworkers called and said you know what time it is. Yea I knew what time it was I went to the store bought my I mac and went to work. Im not a top selling artist or anything like that but I do manage to pay bills and make a living with music. Im blessed! Yall have a blessed day!

Vingince Blog Post

I have a lot of cool stuff coming soon! We’re working on new projects including podcast episodes, music videos, and of course new music.

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Blog Post Take time to say thank you!

I will always remember the day I decided to pursue a career in music. I was just 19 years old and I had always been around music my entire life. My mother was a piano teacher and my sister played guitar. My father was also a really good singer. I kept going back and forth between Musician or Boxer. My two favorite things to do. They always both seem to come back in my life at different points.

I finally make money off my music now and I’m so grateful everyday. I’d like to say thank you to everyone that supported me from the beginning. My friends and family have been awesome. Well some friends and family. Mostly my wife and my sister in law have been awesome. A couple of my friends have been there from the start. The most support has come from complete strangers who I have gotten to know. What an amazing feeling to connect with people through music. I truly am thankful everyday. You all make it worth it. Im not where I want to be just yet but Im closer thanks to you! Have a blessed day. New here? Check out my music below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYANs5T_PBMvlDT3k7IoQYA

Daily Blog post Retribution

Today I look back on my album Retribution. If you haven’t heard it before I will be posting the youtube link below. I would never recommend to anyone to dwell in their past, but sometimes it can be beneficial to look back and reflect. I use my past for motivation on some projects. The truth is our past is important.

How do I deal with the past events that changed my life forever? I train my body, mind and spirit. Fitness is one of the most important parts of my life. I love the challenge it presents with every rep and set. I feel the stress leaving my body. I enjoy reading and writing stories. Being creative is also very empowering. I feel meditation is something everyone should consider trying. I know it’s not for everyone. Some people prefer prayer which is also fine. Try to find as many things as you can to inspire you and keep you healthy. Family and friends are very important but you have to learn to be happy with yourself too.

Forgive but never forget and move on!