It’s the 100th episode and I’ve got something special for you today. Stay tuned!
When we first started this, about two years ago, I had an idea to get on the computer and start a podcast to teach other people how to become a better person, how to live healthier, how to enjoy what you’re doing; or just like I start the show how to be stronger, thinner, healthier, happier, and a lot more! When I first started, the website was actually called Slice Your Age in Half and not long after changed the name to Slice Your Age. The website and podcast were under that name for about a year and a half. Several months ago, I decided to change the name of the show to make it more simple and since people knew me and I am the personality of the show, the name was changed to The David Madow Lifestyle Show. And there is no turning back. I love doing this! I don’t get paid to do this show and I do it totally on my own time. Just to help you live a much better life and I think I have resonated with a lot of you.
I have been through a lot of phases. When we first started the show, I was eating meat and other animal products. I always talked about how I had a dilemma and how much I loved animals. I tried to go to local farms and only buy organic.
There have been lots of changes in the two years. We’ve had ups and downs. There have been times when we’ve had so many listeners and viewers and times when the numbers weren’t really good. We are currently on a really big upswing. I also want to thank anyone that has shared my show online at anytime. I really appreciate it and please continue to do so. I also want to really thank Victoria Fedden who wrote a really cool blog article a week or two ago called The 10 Best Podcasts to Help you Change your Life. In that article, I was listed along some really big names and I am not sure I deserve to be listed with some of the big name that were in there but it was really appreciated and from that article I got some spikes in viewers and people following me.
I have been experimenting lately with a new app called Periscope. It’s really cool. You download it to your phone and talk into it and people all over the world can see a video that I broadcast. Right now I only have about 100 followers on that but I have only been on it about two weeks and I can just tell it will be an awesome platform. If you would be so kind, please download the app on your smartphone and follow me @DavidMadow. Anytime I do a broadcast you will receive a notification and we will be doing some really cool things there. Be sure to share that! It’s a very cool up and coming platform that I think is going to get really big. You’ve heard it from me first 😉
One of the biggest things that has happened to me in the last fifteen years, is that I was able to settle on an agreement in a financial matter that was very difficult for me. It had to do with an alimony settlement. It’s been settled. I had to pay dearly for it but by getting something like that in your life settled and out of the way, it clears the air and allows me to move forward with my life. It took a tremendous amount of stress away from me. I feel so much better! So it’s not just enough to eat well and exercise. As I have said since day 1 of the show, you need to live a really well rounded life. If there is anything that is stressing you, a relationship problem, a job problem; you have to fix that! Everything is connected! I was doing everything in my power to do things that best I could, eat really well and exercise. This one financial thing was plaguing me every single day. I focused and came up with a goal to get this out of me life and fix it.
I really hope I have helped you live your best life possible! I had a lot of people write in wanting to be mentioned on today’s show. I will get to as many of them as possible. I got so many responses from people who had really nice things to say about The David Madow Lifestyle Show. Your comments are greatly appreciated! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to come into your life!
Let’s Start the Party!
Brian Block – “Hi Dave! I began my vegan plant based diet one year ago. At that time I was literally one chinese buffet away from a stroke or heart attack. I was 54 years old weighing 365 pounds. Had super high blood pressure and was on two medications to control my blood pressure. I had severe sciatica to the point where I couldn’t walk more than a few feet before the pain started. My skin was awful. I had sleep apnea and depression. And I knew I would die if I didn’t do something soon. I knew it had to be a permanent change, not just a quick fix. I was fascinated about going plant based but didn’t think I could give up cheese. I am also an animal lover and I felt hypocritical eating them when I loved them. So I decided to go “cold turkey”. I gave up all animal products and took it one day at a time. I was turned on to your podcast. You’re a huge inspiration for me. Your love for life, love for animals, and commitment to eating a vegan diet is truly inspiring. I have listened to many of your previous podcasts and look forward to your weekly ones. I took your advice about exercise specifically walking. I took it slow only being able to walk a quarter of a block before my sciatica started. I lost 16 pounds my first week of eating a plant based vegan diet! It gave me the boost that I needed to keep going. I wasn’t hungry and was starting to feel better every day. And best of all I didn’t miss cheese or any other animal products. I was hooked! Fast forward to today, I have lost a total of 173 pounds so far. I am off all medications and have been for months. My blood pressure is normal. My sleep apnea is gone. All my blood work numbers have improved significantly. I haven’t been sick at all since I started and my sciatica is a non issue now. I began walking further every day eventually getting up to six miles daily. I decided to kick it up a notch and start running. In May, I ran a 10K with my son in under an hour. I am currently training for a half marathon in October. I am 55 years old and doing all the things I missed out on when I was a mess. Thank you for all your inspiration. You helped save my life!”
That is such a touching message. It is incredible. I am so glad that you took it upon yourself. I may have given you the inspiration but you are the one that changed your entire life. Kudos for that!! For everyone listening, I think we should give Brian a round of applause.
Nomi Waters – “You have definitely changed my life. Gave me confidence with your support. And inspired me to take the leap and start to my blog. Without you there would be no Nomi Waters.”
That’s really cool. By the way, check Nomi out at www.nomiwaters.com. She is a really cool person with tons of inspiration and potential.
Terry Chaney – “You offered your friendship and guidance. It’s meant the world to me!”
David G. – “You’ve helped give me confidence to continue rather than just give up.”
Anne Marie G. – “You have inspired me to love nature a little bit more.”
Tony Y. – “You have inspired me to eat healthier, train harder, and to compete in the Kayak Surf Ski Races. At age 62, I can still try to keep up with those young bucks!”
William Newton – “Every time we run into each other it seems to take on the characteristics of excitement. It makes me check my own feelings and distill them a bit to simply those important things – friends, family, and mortality. My peace gets revalidated.”
Betty Cummins – “For one, off the top of my head, you taught me to always take the high road.”
Rob & Lisa Rosenberg – “I am not vegan yet but I have given up a lot of crappy foods.”
Claudia L. – “You inspire me to stay on track even when it’s hard or inconvenient. You also have such positive energy :)”
Emily – “I keeping thinking vegan pho every time I eat pho now.”
Margolyn – “Thanks for the inspiring program. While I am not quite on the plan, I am always getting closer with your counseling. Keep up the good work, you are inspiring many.”
Melissa Lynn Miller – “Bucket list happening here in Moose Jaw, Canada. I will update you on Friday.”
Melissa had a lot of cool things she is doing to make her life better. A lot of things on her bucket list that are going to be amazing. And I can’t wait to see what she is doing!
Lori A. Hogan – “You’ve inspired me to be a better vegan.”
Mark Walsh – “Huge thank you from me! I am currently listening to every podcast and enjoying the debate. Since I discovered Slice Your Age (our former name), I’ve doubled my exercise, lost 9 pounds, and enjoy a green shake and fruit to start every single day. During work times I start my day with 15 minutes of meditation. And this helps me cope with the dark miserable days of the UK winter. It all started with a will to change and luckily I stumbled on your site. I dramatically cut out my meat consumption to organic meat once a week and hope to go fully vegetarian in the near future.”
Scott Westermeyer – “Your posts have become a little nagging voice in my head about how I eat. A plant based diet is something I know I should subscribe to. My wife, daughter, and I have recently listened to the China Study and now there are more voices, dammit! So we are about 10 days into a better way of eating. I feel great!”
Sandy P – “You have inspired me to give up the junk food and cut sugar out of my diet. I am down 20 pounds since March. You made me aware of what I was eating. It wasn’t good. I feel great now, tons of energy. 🙂 🙂 “
Lisa S. – “Very inspiring. Thank you!”
Angela Wong – “Thank you 🙂 “
Lisa Miles – “You certainly have inspired me again. Thank you, you rock!!”
Buddy Asher – “David I don’t know if I have ever been on your page until now. I decided to take a peak and happened to see this. So I will thank you here for your encouragement and kind words since starting my weight loss regimen. I am on day 5, so far so great! Thanks again!”
Michael Rudnick – “I will let you know that one of the best pieces of advice that you ever gave me was to take baby steps in order to reach my long and short term goals. Very good advice!”
Linda B. – “I’ve followed this for a few days and though that your biggest inspiration to me is that you can change and get better at any age. Your enthusiasm is contagious in a good way. And your zest for sharing knowledge is wonderful. I love your podcast and have started many new things after they played at The Seed. I think your sharing is honest and you practice what you preach. You truly love what you do and it shows!”
Sharon McRae – “Dave, you’ve helped me realize that you don’t have to run the whole time to stay in the race. Metaphorically speaking as well as literally.”
Sharon runs a really cool pot luck plant based dinner in Columbia, MD. It is held once a month usually on Sunday evening. If you are anywhere near the area and want to experience a very cool healthy pot luck dinner with a great group of people, check it out at http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-MD-Forks-Over-Knives-Meetup/.
Michael C. – “Good Morning David! Many of your videos and postings have been interesting to me and I have adopted many of the things you talk about in my life. It’s a motivation for sure!”
Kelly Lynch – “David you have been, and are continuing to be, one of the key people in my life that have me moving forward and not lingering with past faults. Your passion is infectious and I thank you for that.”
Ira Goldberg – “I was thinking about you yesterday. I did a 30K (roughly 18-19 miles). I was getting killed by the hills. I looked at my Garmin afterward and it was 984 feet of elevation. I thought to myself, come on stop your bitching. Dave Madow just climbed twelve thousand feet.”
If I didn’t get to share your message please know that I read it and it resonated with me. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!
When I first started, I had no idea how this was going to go. I didn’t know f I would have one listener, no listeners, or a small handful of listeners. Over the period of 2 years, at least 275,000 of you have downloaded episodes. It’s growing and growing. The word is getting out there.
I want you to stick with me! This is only episode #100. We have a long way to go and we are going to change the world! Be with me on that. Make sure that as you are not only changing your life, you are also helping others change their lives because it’s one of the most powerful things we can do.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making The David Madow Lifestyle Show the success that is has been! I appreciate you listening, joining in, hanging with me on Facebook, sending me emails, sending me messages. When I hear from you I know I am helping. I know that I am making a difference and nothing could be better for me than to get feedback from you! I am changing the world one person at a time!
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