I have long had a website robcooper.com but it’s only ever been a single page that I update manually using an HTML editor. With the launch of this new website, I will be able to update reports on myself and just do some general rambling. I like to rant occasionally and my other websites and blogs do not allow me to do that due to marketing reasons.
What I’m know most for, of course, is my 300 pound weight loss , but other than that, here’s the rest:
First things first: my life in reverse chronological order
2009: The long awaited release of Fat Loss Fundamentals finally came to be. The 12 Week Food Training Guide (also known as Food School) teaches people how to improve their diet, going from what they know now, to a full on whole foods, natural health approach. The book came to be from my experience after having lost 300 pounds without medical of pharmaceutical intervention. The body is designed to use food for fuel, and to use it in a specific way. Participants learn to make positive changes in a simple, easy and effective way, one week at a time. Read more about this transformational approach to eating at Fat Loss Fundamentals. Our wedding is planned for Sept 9, 2009 or 9-9-9, in Squamish BC, on a sandbar in the middle of a river looking onto the glacier, between two mountain ranges. We’ll all be barefoot and it will be a native ceremony which includes a peace pipe. As of the writing of this (July), I’m in my 13th week of Boot Camp. Two 6 week sessions followed by 10 days off and now starting a 4 week session.
2008: The big things for the year were my engagement to @dpmentor on August 8, 2008 (or 8-8-8) on the side of Yamnuska down in Canmore, just off Highway 1. She said yes of course and then my fall trip to Nepal to climb up to Mt Everest Base camp. Trekking in the Himalayas was fantastic. After landing in Lukla (a short flight from Kathmandu), there were no engines. Everything for the 9 days up and back was either human, Yak, Jopka or horse powered. Continued to write Fat Loss Fundamentals for release in 2009.
2007: Kinda hazy. Drinking a lot of wine, er, appreciating it.
2006: Spent two weeks skydiving in Arizona and got my jumps up to 40 with a reserve ride on my 37th. Did a Caribbean cruise with destinations of Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel. Spent the summer working Peak Potentials MOSHOG, Wizard, Warrior and Ultimate Leadership Camps. Traveled to Africa and climbed Kilimanjaro, did a two week safari of Kenya and Tanzania, visited Zanzibar and Egypt and then spent 10 days in Austria. From Austria, traveled to Germany for a day to visit Hitlers Eagles Nest and then spent 3 nights in Prague. Did 2 boot camp training sessions this year, but completed neither of them. Once because of dad’s illness and the other because I got the assignment with Peak Potentials.
2005: My Father passed away early in the year at the age of 80. I was at his side, holding his hand and looking into his eyes as he passed. After volunteering for Peak Potentials Warrior Camp (see my Warrior Camp experience), Millionaire Mind Intensive and Wizard Camp, for over 3 years, I was recruited by Harv to be on the Core Team. Spent the year working at Mind of Steel, Heart of Gold, Warrior Camps, Wizard Camps, Millionaire Mind Intensive, Trainer 1 and Trainer 2. I took my own course Trainer 1 in Los Angeles. Spent the year traveling with Peak Potentials and my girlfriend visiting Louisiana, Texas (where I was on stage doing warm ups for Rob Riopel as well as in Calgary at the MMI). Did a wine tour of the Okanagan and visited Tofino on Vancouver Island staying in Bed and Breakfasts along the way. The year was pretty much eaten up doing Core Team stuff with Peak Potentials.
2004: Went skydiving for the first time in October of 2004 after a few weeks of back to back Warrior camps and Wizard camps. Decided I’d just go out, do the ground school and do my first jump. I had been waiting for friends to want to come along for years, but finally said I’d just go myself and cross another thing off my life list. I went, jumped from 3500 feet and liked it so much I did another one right then and there. Then I bought a 5 pack and jumped 5 more times over the 2 days of the next weekend. I landed hard my last jump and buggered up my ankle, knee, hip and a week later, my neck. I had begun my first boot camp session at my local club this year, so this injury messed up my last week of the program. I still went in at 6 am though and did an hour of cardio while the rest of them were out running and doing drills and such.
<… to be continued …>