“Living a loving life”

“How we each experience life, what we feel and what we each get out of our experiences are conjured up by the choices we make when we respond to our lives.” - Tadayoshi Inoue

When I was younger, I used to say that I strived to live a “noble life.” For me that used to mean a life that was worthy of emulation. But today I would tell you that I strive to always live a loving and joyful life. This means something very specific to me.

Living a loving joyful life means living a life that focuses on always fostering self-love first. Only after I have filled my own cup can I ever think to offer anything of value to anyone else. So I consistently set boundaries and offer myself love, comfort, compassion and fun. And this keeps me filled with the energy of my being, the energy of love so that I have reservoirs of love to offer each day.  I am love after all. 

I see my interactions with others as the icing on the cake of the lives I touch. I try to add some sweetness that makes my life and the lives of other’s a little more loving, and a little more joyful. I know, I am a bit soft and sappy, but man it just feels too good to be the way I am! 

So I say again, I am love. I am joy. I am so very good and so are each one of you!


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About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.