Category Archives: Fitness
For the past few years I’ve used the same IntimiDATER Resolutions with just one update added in 2014. Go ahead and check that out. I stand by it as it has stood the test of time.
For 2017, I’ve added a fitness component. Of course, I added video to share these innovative concepts of fitness goal measurement and motivation. You’re welcome.
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Most of us have the practice of making and declaring goals, down pat. Where we falter is with success. Many people have written and said many things to motivate us towards success. On social media, I’m guessing that you can find an endless supply of memes, with inspiring quotes typeset atop awe-inspiring images. The one thing that I’ve heard through the noise, that resonates with me, is finding your “why”. The author and motivational speaker, Eric Thomas, speaks of this as an ingredient for success. He’ll ask you “what’s your why?”. Businesses do this with a “mission statement”. They know why they exist and what keeps them on their path towards success. Individuals can use some of that focus.
If we’re looking at the sacrifices that one must make to be successful in any pursuit, it’s no wonder that so many people give up. If you have a strong collection of reasons “why” you are sacrificing, it might just push to you succeed. What’s my why? Read on, my friends.
It was a year, 2014. We had some victories together and we also left some challenges unfinished. As we rollover into 2015, it is a great time to reflect on where you’re at, envision where you want to be and how you plan to get there. There will be a lot of “enlightened” people calling resolutions by different names. I don’t care if you call them goals, intentions, plans, resolutions or wishes upon a star. There is value if you reflect, envision and plan (REP).
This post will feature my 2015 REPs for myself and apparently my IntimiDATER alter ego has decided to weigh in. This should be fun.
Let’s start with me. The real me. JD, El Jefe, The Great Jefferini or any of a host of nicknames you might know me as. I have some big stuff in store for 2015 and these are the highlights:
Oh how I wish getting fit could be exclusively handled in the gym. If only I could lift and Spin my way back to Warrior JD with just my blood, sweat and tears. Unfortunately, a good deal of fitness happens in the kitchen and while my muscles get their fair share of punishment, my taste buds take the most abuse.
In order to give a boost of micronutrients from time-to-time one can gulp down a juice. Today, I did just that and I am am going to share the experience with you.
Keep on reading to see what the ABC Juice and how you can make it for yourself….
I spend a lot of time talking about the imaging features of this amazing Nokia Lumia 1020 device, but it has other uses. There are a bevy of apps that I should probably be writing about, but I can do that after my time with the 1020 is over. I mean, I do have my Lumia 920, running the same operating system.
Photography and videography are one thing, but I find myself frequently on BOTH sides of the camera, so I need to keep an eye on my fitness. Obviously, vanity and aesthetics aren’t the only reasons for getting into shape, but they are powerful motivators for this guy. No matter your reason, the Windows Phone powered Lumia can help buff you up, slim you down or just add to your performance level.
You can see here that I have the phone posing with my running shoes and a nasty post-run t-shirt. Too bad Lumia can’t do laundry. Never mind that though. Like Olivia Newton John said back in the day, “Let’s Get Physical”. (BONUS – I added that music video to the end of this blog)
My friend Sara and I needed to scout out a location for a photo shoot that we have planned. It’s not accessible except by hike, so I was glad to only carry along the Nokia Lumia 1020. The DSLR can stay home until we lug the equipment up there.
In Solstice Canyon there is this mansion that burned in 80’s. For more info on the trail and park, visit: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/solsticecanyon.htm/index.htm
For more of MY pictures from this hike, keep on scrolling!
There are several tools pictured here, but you’ll only need one of them to fix the things that I’m going to show you. If you guess the white Lumia 1020 in the middle of the picture, you’d be correct.
Before we get started, I’d like to point out that while the Lumia 1020 takes great pictures, I’m also impressed with its photogenic qualities in front of the camera. The Nokia is no diva though and worked well with the hardhat tools that share the spotlight.
OK, let’s dig in and fix some stuff in our lives with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and some apps to help us out.
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.