Lifting Weights with Raw Food

I Am Physically Fit

You all know how big I am with promoting affirmations… well, I figured I would use one as the opening sentence for this blog.  You see something new is about to happen.  A shift is being made.  I feel like I am really putting it all on the line this time.  In a big way.

The purpose of this website was to document my transformation from 400 lbs to 200 lbs.  Well, I reached that goal, with your help along the way.  I did a 100 day juice fast during that period as well.  These are all major accomplishments, no doubt.  I enjoyed the push from each and every one of you, and the accountability of knowing that “you” were watching.

But what about exercise?  What about the real “before and after” pictures?  I mean the after pictures where my body is glistening with sweat as every muscle is defined, strong, with skin that is tight, healthy, tan, and literally glowing?

Those questions sure seem like they are asking a lot.

People have gone 100% raw before.
People have lost 200 lbs before.
People have gone on a 100 day juice fast before.

But nobody as far as I could find has ever lost that amount of weight on a 100% raw food diet and totally defined their body, with skin back in place, without surgery.  I have yet to see a picture of anyone who could prove that statement.  I mean a body so fit that you would never know, or rather that you would think that it would almost be impossible that they weighed 400 lbs at one point.

Well I ecstatically desire and choose to accept this challenge… and I will accomplish this.  Not to just be the first, or wave a flag, or anything of that sort, but to prove our limitlessness.  To show that all this affirmation, visualization, and manifestation stuff really works.  I choose to put myself out there to accomplish what doctors have said was impossible.

I have been asked a thousand times about my exercise routine, how fast I lost the weight, and what exercises I did to lose it all.  Well this YouTube Video is the start of a new series that will explain it all.  The majority of the credit thus far goes to the raw food diet… but now I am moving into Stage 2.  This is a new phase in my life, and I am going to share the whole thing with you.

Why?

Cause I love you… and I want you to learn from my successes, and also share with you the things I would have done differently.  I don’t know how long it will take, or even what will be fully required of me, but I know if I can think it, I can create it.

So keep those lovely comments coming, subscribe to my YouTube page, and join me in this physical transformation journey as we create history together by proving the power of the mind and our intent… and that the raw lifestyle combined with proper exercise can literally change the impossible to possible.

Bless you all,

Philip McCluskey

By Philip on May 19, 2009 : (Read more from Philip)

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23 responses to “Lifting Weights with Raw Food”

  1. James Reno says:

    Great stuff Philip. I actually posted some of your videos on my website!

    To Your Health!
    James Reno (editor)
    Raw-Food-Repair.com

  2. Nellie says:

    You’re da bomb!!!

  3. Sue says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Philip. I will be following and sending you love as you begin phase 2. So exciting.

    I also really needed to read this for my own journey. I am transitioning to eating raw and today just did my first bikram yoga class. Your message really resonated with me because I realized that until now, never in my 35 years of life have I believed it possible for my body to be fit, flexible and strong. It was not something I could even dare to visualize – I was stuck in believing myself to be completely limited. Now I know a little about the process of manifesting whatever we desire for our lives, it has hit home that I can actually have that body. That in fact it is mine already – I just have to let it reveal itself. I too accept the challenging of proving my own limitlessness!

    Thanks so much for this right on time message.

    much love –

  4. Natasha says:

    You’re an angel. 🙂

  5. Cindy says:

    I just found your blog and other Raw motivational resources… and I want to say Thank you and also KEEP AT IT.

  6. You go boy!!! Continue to shine your light and as you walk in your authentic nature, you will continue to inspire and motivate the masses.

    Blessings,

    Jayna’

  7. Begin Within says:

    Philip I had to laugh when you started your statement with "You all know how big I am…."
    especially while talking about affirmations….he he 🙂
    You are certainly not big anymore!
    Great info thought! Thanks.

  8. Melanie says:

    Love your commitment and your motives – I wish you every success and I plan to follow your progress ;o)

  9. rawsouth says:

    you a great inspiration. i love reading your blog, watching your videos and receiving your twitters. I look forward to following you on this Stage 2 journey. You are AWESOME! I look forward to being part of your cheer squad.

  10. Daniel says:

    i guess i try to "be the best" so many times that when i am not doing the best i can, i beat the heck out of my self. "do what you can" is a better idea, and staying happy, i think…

  11. Martin L says:

    Pumping up like Arnold. It releases emotions and endorfins!

  12. Natasha says:

    I am so rooting for you!! Although I have yet to see this I also believe that it is completely possible. Thanks for taking the lead and I will be following in your footsteps. 🙂

  13. Shawna says:

    Excellent! What FUN! New adventures 😀 I am so happy you are embarking on this challenge to get lean (not mean 😉 lol! I love how our raw family keeps it a super fun and simple with healthy challenges! The simple things in life like friends and fitness, become a wild adventure! LOVE YOU!

  14. Leslie D. says:

    Hi Philip,

    that is a great video, and i really admire your dedication. i’ve been raw/high raw and evolving for the past year or two, and am continuing to work at it.

    see ya around facebook, and elsewhere.

    Leslie

  15. michelle says:

    Hey Philip,
    I think you just inspired me to start lifting weights. I am a runner and its all I do but I need to have a stronger upper body to run longer distances!!

    So thank you bro!! Your looking amazing!!

    Good luck in stage 2!

  16. sans says:

    inspirational message, motivating with love, generously sharing, grateful you’re here.

  17. lisa says:

    Phil,
    I must have been channelling you this week. Yesterday I made a commitment to start my weight training program. I’m completely inspired by your dedication, and commit to taking it on with you. Yesterday was a hike in the woods with my dogs. Today was weights. Then I turned on my computer and and watched your video. It simply confirmed that I’m on exactly the right path in this moment.

    Enjoy your workouts, and be true to your body… Listening, at this point, is probably the best exercise we can do for our bodies. The infinite intelligence we can tap into when we listen to ourselves will move us forward in our lives faster than any book or program could.

    Enjoy the ride!

  18. Lisa says:

    Great blog post Phillip ~ love it that your pumping up the volume! you’re really motivating and inspiring me ~ I SO appreciate your transparent transformation!

  19. holly says:

    Hi Philip! Ive never posted on here before but i always read your blog!

    Your the biggest inspiration and motivation! This stage 2 is exciting!

    I look forward to hearing more about it along the way. I love watching your videos, you are very inspiring!! Love x

  20. Holly says:

    Oh this is exciting! Stage 2! I will keep checking in on your blog and watching all your videos!!! Well done for all you’ve achieved so far! You are the biggest inspiration! x

  21. Shazzie says:

    so beautiful. i have my pom poms waving in your direction. "go philip" x

  22. Marla_n_Scott says:

    You’re amazing! We find ourselves gravitating to your site when we need an extra boost of motivation. Not just towards diet and excercise, but the beauty of the human spirit and what it can accomplish. The internet is such a wonderful tool to meet people, and become inspired. Thank you for living your purpose, and helping others find theirs 🙂 Love and light!

  23. @gcrush says:

    I love your journey my love! so excited to watch you keep rocking this world! 🙂 I love you!

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