New album rekindles Bowie’s Berlin love affair

New album rekindles Bowie’s Berlin love affair (via AFP)

David Bowie revives his love story with Berlin in his first new album in a decade, out this month, and the city is returning his affections with fervent tributes to its adopted son. Bowie lived in the still war-ravaged, divided city for three years in the 1970s, when he was wearied by fame and trying…

Mark Munroe: (No) Secrets and (No) Lies

Mark Munroe is a singer-songwriter from Canada who is also an accomplished model as well as an actor.  He was born and raised in the little town of Schomberg, Ontario, where he starred in musicals starting at age 5.  As a  model, he has graced the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine and has starred in countless ad campaigns.  On the music front, Mark fronted the internationally known band IM Munroe.  Now, Mark is embarking on a solo career and ready to take the music industry by storm.

There is much more to Mark than the acting, modeling, and music.  He is has also overcome personal challenges that could have prevented him from ever attempting all that he has.  In his teens, Mark had gained weight but once he put his mind to it, he was able to shed 100 pounds.  He also chose to come out publicly on his blog, which I am sure inspired countless people and helped others to feel less alone in their own struggles.

I have been wanting to interview Mark for a while now and I am very happy to bring this to you:

Q: Music has always been a part of your life.  Did you always know you wanted to perform? Do you play any instruments?

A: Music has always been a huge part of my life, since I was a little boy who learned to play the piano, and sing in the church kids choir, and then when I was 12 recorded my first EP.
Even when I was a child I was already making plans to be an entertainer.

Q: You lost 100 pounds, how long ago was that?  Do you have any advice for people who are going through similar struggles?

A: In my teenage years I gained a lot of weight, and by the time I was 19 I was so ready to shed the weight and start fresh. From the time I was 19 – 22 I spent all my extra energy in loosing the 85 pounds i needed to get to the weight that I wanted to be, well I smashed that and lost 100 pounds in the approximately 2 1/2 years.

The thing with weight is that for feeling good and being healthy it’s good to be a certain weight based on your size, gender etc, but at the end of the day, the greatest lesson that I learned from all of it, is that loving yourself in the good and bad is what really matters, for me being happy, it wasn’t ever about a number on a scale but a feeling inside.

As for the working out itself, you have to do your own homework and find what food, exercise, and activities work for you, cause if you don’t enjoy what your doing, you won’t stick with it, and you’ll gain the weight back.
My greatest advise for some loosing weight is FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU, and make sure that you can sustain it!

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