Category Archives: Just Life
I teach a Spin/Sculpt class at RPM Fitness Studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. We do Spinning until about 10:30 and then we move over to the other studio to work on the sculpting portion. We usually only get about 20 minutes in there, so I’ve been trying to come up with ways to get workouts done in short amounts of time. For example, we had tried working up to 100 pushups by doing them in sets of 20, but we don’t have time to run through a circuit 5 times. I decided to try these pushups out and I debuted them to the class a couple of weeks ago and I’m happy to say that people were in pain the day after. Fear not, for you too can feel the pain of JD’s “5” Style Pushup.
If you are a friend/follower on Facebook then you know that the apartment building I manage, recently had all of the toilets replaced. This picture is of the old toilets being stacked up in the garage for removal. I was having trouble with captions. Some good ones:
- All New Game of Thrones
- THE crappiest parking job
- Public bathroom from Hell
- You’re in the drivers seat
- Got gas?
Feel free to chime in in the comments section if you have more suggestions. Did the fun stop there? Ummmm. NO!
My friend posted a rapping parent video today. It’s the 3rd one that I’ve seen so I thought I’d have a throw down here on the ‘ole blog. I’m going to post all 3 and provide no commentary. Seriously, I’m going to say nothing.
After you watched all three videos, you get to make your voice heard by VOTING in the snazzy poll at the end. You can even drop some wisdom on us all in the comments section.
Now enough with this intro – let’s drop the beat on this throw-down!!
Since I started my phone-tography blog… What? You don’t know about that? OK, stop what you’re doing and bookmark
As I was saying, when I started my phone-tography blog, I knew that I was going to need to keep the content fresh. That means that I would need to find things to shoot wherever I find myself. This scene here seems pretty uneventful and not a likely subject of a photoshoot, right? Well, check after the break for what I was able to find in this spot.
Having an amazing camera in your phone, like I do with my Nokia Lumia 920, there are days when I take pictures of things without even thinking about why. Our devices are so convenient and I constantly use mine to discover and create shareable content, while also forcing myself to view, examine and appreciate my surroundings.
Today was one of those days that I took some pictures and had no idea why or what I would do with them. When I looked at them later, I made two collages. (FYI – I use two collage apps: PhotoGrid and Phototastic)
Today’s Cali-strated theme is “Pretty on the outside – Weird on the inside”
It all started when my neighbor was getting rid of stuff in her apartment. She called me and asked if I wanted her juicer. I expected that she’d have a half-working cheapo model, but I still said “yes”, as I had thoughts of trying such a challenge. I must have made a #NoExcuses manifestation, because this was a really nice Breville, in great condition.
What’s next? Read on, my friends.
Today I posted on my Facebook status that “Today is Friday! Do something amazing and earn the weekend!” My friend Steffanie turned it around and asked me what I was going to do. Hmmm…people don’t usually turn my orders around on me.
I had to do the building paperwork this morning, so the amazing had to wait for the afternoon. Of course, as the day goes on more and more things get in the way, but I will not let that get in my way. This is 2013, which I’ve declared the Year Of The Hash Tag. That means it’s a paradigmatic shift in my existence to a #NoExcuses, #NoRegrets life. Amazing HAD to happen!
There seems to be a anti-resolution making sentiment going around this year. This probably stems from people setting themselves up for failure with lofty dreams without taking into consideration what it takes to make them come through. It might also have to do with people focusing on giving things up or doing something they don’t find enjoyable. For example, losing 20 pounds doesn’t sound like fun, but if a wants to go to the beach in her bikini for the first time in 10 years, that just seems more fun…more positive…something that you WANT to do, right? It’s time to get the mindset in a positive place and primed for success.
I started on that vein a couple of years ago when I wrote of my Top 10 Resolutions for the Single Man. It was filled with actionable items that I could put into practice and have control over. It’s also quite funny, if I can pat myself on the back. I’ll go ahead and do that now. OK, I’m done. What’s the plan for 2013??
It’s been a bustling holiday season and many people starting playing Christmas music at Halloween soon to be followed up with crazy shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Neither of those “traditions” appeal to the joyous pressure of procrastination that I go through. This year, I made an effort to pay attention to the process and to share some lessons with you. The value of these lessons is up for debate, which I encourage.