In two days, GOD willing, I will be 67 years young. Almost six decades ago I was diagnosed as terminally ill. Obviously, I did not die.

I believe GOD heard and answered my parents prayers.

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I am thankful to still be here and I want to make every day count! It is very important to me to be fit and strong for my entire life; and to help others to do the same.

Our mindset is vitally important in achieving this. As long as you have breath in your body, you are not done. You are still in the game.

I did a lot of manual labor over the years and I am thankful for it. I worked all kinds of hard physical jobs. It made me value strength and tenacity.

I developed a “never quit” attitude over the years. No hard physical job was going to break me!

Many days I came home totally sweated out, dirty, and exhausted, then got right up the next day and headed back for more.

Depending on the job, I might be unloading 100lb bags of Marcite or 94lb bags of Portland cement inside freight cars all day (which feel like 130 degrees inside).

On other jobs I was cutting trees all day or working construction.

The point is this, strength matters every day and you can be strong every day.

In fact, you must be strong every day. There is no off season. You cannot afford to just shut down and quit trying because you turn a certain age, like 40.

I no longer do manual labor for a living; but I do a lot of manual labor at my gym, the Cave. There is not excuse for not being strong no matter what your age is.

Remember, weakness invites aggression. Weakness makes you a target.

Refuse to be weak at any age!

 

 

Comments
  1. Gary Larrison says:

    Well Frank, we are close to having the same Birthday, mine is Sept. 2nd and I will be 71 and as you say “God willing”. I agree that being weak all but puts a target on your back, sadly there are too few in our age groups that feel the way that you and I do. So I say keep on spreading the Iron Gospel Frank as will I.

  2. Thetu Kishoiyian says:

    Happy Birthday! Frank, you’re a true winner, thanks for continuously encouraging me:)

  3. Joshua klasinski says:

    Happy Birthday Frank!

    You have been a mighty blessing to us in this season of our lives as young men. I am thankful the LORD has granted you to reach this age and to be with us- may more years of strength like Caleb be added to you!

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