Hey everybody! Sometimes you cannot post your feelings in 140 characters or less so here it goes. The first 15 days of the challenge have been amazing. I have lost weight. About 6 pounds as of this writing. That is after my first full week at the gym. 6 Pounds in one week. Not bad.

I am eating less and still getting full and feel healthier and strong. Anytime Fitness, Nutrex-Hawaii and Susan Smith Jones have been amazing!

If you  haven't heard our 3-part audio series based on Susan Smith Jones' hit book "Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover", I sure hope you do. There is even a special offer just for YOU.

To be honest I doubted myself. I made a promise to you the Troy Show audience and to myself. I wasn't sure I would stick to it. I have and I am actually doing ok. Both are shockers to me.

I did this challenge for myself. I wanted to feel better about myself. I graduate college this year. I always say that if you do things for other people you can't be successful. Your support has meant the world.

I am training 3 days a week doing cardio and weight training with our tremendous partner Anytime Fitness! Our cameras literally showed the first time I walked into a gym, and it will air worldwide.. It's crazy.

The first time I left the Gym, my legs hurt so bad! Now, I look forward to going to the gym. Not to brag but the weights are the easiest part. Its the damn stretching that is a pain in the you know what. I am so use to sitting behind a desk, or on a stage talking.

It wasn't all pretty as you will see on The Troy Show Reality Special coming this May. The camera caught some of my most intimate moments.

I posted on Facebook how I regretted letting the cameras into my life so much. You'll see why this May.

The next 15 days are the beginning of a new life for me. I look forward to what ensues.

~Troy McDonald

Troy recently appeared in a video for Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, WI. Gateway has made tremendous strides in becoming a national leader in sustainability...AKA being geeen. The video submitted is now nominated for a national award! Gateway is one of the only schools in the country to be distinguished with this honor. Now we need your help. Look at the video below and be sure to click the link to vote. Support Troy and the school that made the Troy Show possible.

Vote Here: http://www.planetforward.org/idea/gateway-on-the-leading-edge-of-a-green-economy-and-greener-world

Note from Troy: I've battled very publicly with my weight. I exercised and got it right, dropping 10 sizes. Weighing nearly 300 pounds. I plateaued and thought I could never regain the same shape. That was until I read this book. Dr. Susan Smith Jones changed the game with her hit book 
Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover.  Now, for the first time ever, I am teaming up with an author to launch a brand new fitness challenge. If you listen to the 3 episodes below, and obtain a copy of Walking on Air, you will be successful! It's truly up to you.

World Renowned Susan Smith Jones, PhD
To purchase Susan's book Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover, please call: 800-523-9971 (ET). With each purchase, just for the asking, you can get a FREE copy of her booklet/CD combo Herbs: Nature's Medicine Chest. You may also want to purchase the companion books by Susan entitled The Joy Factor: 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health and Recipes for Health Bliss (full color cookbook). Her nutrition book for children ages 1-8 is Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl (a unique 2-in-1 book that kids love!) Each book comes with an autographed card by Susan, if you request it.

To purchase Hawaiian SpirulinaHawaiian Astaxanthin, please visit Nutrex-Hawaii.com. For a limited time, you'll get a 25% discount on all of your purchases when you use the code REVITALIZE at checkout. Mention that you heard Susan and Troy talk about the products. For more information on these products that Susan takes daily and highly recommends, visit: Nutrex-Hawaii.com.

Part 1:  Before you even begin the challenge, get mentally prepared to do it!  Listening to this episode will get you pumped and ready for any challenge in your life.

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Part 2:  The nuts and bolts of the challenge are in Part 2. Dr. Susan shares the details of the 30-day program and how we can all do a few simple things each day to guarantee success.

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Part 3:  What happens after the 30 days? Dr. Susan shares tips on how we can make this challenge the foundation of long-lasting healthy living.

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Susan Smith Jones, PhD:

For a woman with three of America’s most ordinary names, Susan Smith Jones, MS, PhD, has made extraordinary contributions to the fields of holistic health, anti-aging, natural remedies, weight loss and human potential. With 30 years at UCLA teaching students, staff, and faculty how to be healthy and fit, Susan has established herself as one of the world’s foremost experts on diet and nutrition, high level wellness, natural remedies, balanced living, and human potential. She is the author of 27 books (including Walking on AirThe Joy Factor, Detoxify & Rejuvenate, Health Bliss, 
The Healing Power of NatureFoods, The Curative Kitchen and Recipes for Health Bliss) and over 2,000 magazine articles on these topics. Susan has also been a guest on more than 2,500 radio and TV shows. Selected as one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, Susan teaches that the body is designed to be self-repairing, self-renewing, and self-sustaining, and that the power to live a radiantly healthy life is within everyone’s grasp. Visit: SusanSmithJones.com 

Troy McDonald is no longer President of Kenosha Community Media the station that was the first home of The Troy Show on TV.

"I can report that after 2 years of service to Kenosha Community Media I am no longer President or a board officer. I am grateful and honored to have served in the capacity that I did. The Troy Show and other shows I produce have consumed more of my daily time and I was unable to continue my duties as assigned. It was not fair to you the viewer or myself to work in that manner. 

The Troy Show on TV and other shows I produce including Back To Basics Wrestling  will continue to air on Kenosha TV Time Warner Cable Channel 15-14 and other platforms to be announced. 

I will also continue developing new shows as I am always looking for creative ideas that enlighten viewers to live their ultimate lives. I am grateful for the time I was with KCM and feel blessed to have served Kenosha. I wish the organization the best as it figures out how to adapt in our new digital world."  

~Troy McDonald 
It is an interview nearly two years in the making! We are distinctly honored to welcome the former executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show and the President of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios Sheri Salata! It is indeed our biggest interview ever! From her humble beginnings to her rise to power at Harpo Studios and OWN. Sheri shares all. She opens up candidly about the differences between being the executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and running OWN. How could Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan benefit from watching inspirational OWN Shows? What is the future of OWN? Listen below for the surprising answers.

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It is Hollywood's biggest night this Sunday and with it comes some of the most iconic moments of our time. The Troy Show is teaming up with Access Hollywood correspondent Liz Hernandez to give you an inside look at the most highly anticipated award show of the year! Who will win Best Actor and Actress? What is inside the goodie bags? We find out on our first inaugural Troy Show Oscars Special!

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Bullying Is a pandemic among young people today. It goes beyond the playground and lasts continuously on social media and online. It is embarrassing sometimes for kids to tell their parents that something is wrong. Here are 5 ways you can address it without pushing them away. 

Don't make the situation worse than it is
A bullied child wants to feel strong do not remind them how difficult their situation is. 

Do not go "Madea" at the School
If you have ever seen Tyler Perry's "Madea" movies you know that she is loud and causes a scene! As tempting as it maybe to run up to the school acting crazy for your children, your child will resent you. The craziness can also make the situation worse. Go professionally and courteously to staff members to solve problems. 

Don't expect other parents to agree with you
Everyone hopes that parents can "work it out" but that is simply not the case. In some cases it is the exact opposite. On a past episode of The Troy Show a parent once encouraged the bullying of another student. 

Not every sign of bullying is a sign that Your Child is being bullied
Just because your child is late for class or grades drop doesn't necessarily mean that they are being bullied. We encourage you to ask first before assuming its bullying.

Be an active parent
The number one thing a parent can do to allow an open channel for communication is to be an active parent. Excited to learn what they do every day, not just in kindergarten. Loving your child unconditionally is key. Creative an environment where they come to you.