What Does 20,000 Steps Look Like

2017-26-3--21-42-23I had read a story recently about how “they” are increasing the daily steps recommendation from 10,000 to 15,000.  That seemed like a lot, but I had some time on Sunday, so I decided to go for it.  After, I got to my destination, it became clear that I was going to go over, so I amended my goal to an increased 20,000 steps.  To make the experience more “me”, I decided to go make it as much of a photo walk as a fitness one.

40 of the images I took were included in this post on Facebook.  I hope you enjoy them.  Please let me know which, if any, you connect with.

Please let me know if YOU decide to do a photo/fitness walk, so I can see a bit of YOUR world!

I still think 15k steps is a bit much for most people, especially considering this recommendation was IN ADDITION to your exercise.  I do think that every once and awhile a long walk like this can be great.  I hope to do one of these epic treks about once a month. Â

Credit Notes:
My fitness wearable is a Garmin Vivoactive HR.
My phone that took the pictures is a Lumia 950
The cities in this are West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City (Los Angeles).

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A Little Rant About “Doing My Research”

 

Why I Juice

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Once upon a time, I watched the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead“, which got me intrigued and curious about this whole juicing thing.  About that same time, a neighbor offered me her Breville juicer.  Not being one to turn down the perfectly functioning throwaway items of others that also happens to coincide with a curiosity that I’m currently having, but not likely to invest in (PHEW)….I accepted…and the adventure begins!

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Selfie Love for Valentine’s Likes

 

I don’t just make cool graphics for paying clients. Sometimes, I test things to see how they’ll play.  On Valentines Day, I tested these two images.  The one on the left was used on my very active, personal accounts and the one on the right was used in my IntimiDATER alter-ego/character accounts.  Both got a lot of attention.

First, original pictures are a great magnet for social attention.  Second, a bit of humor always works.  For the IntimiDATER, it is appropriate for the brand to be little edgy, but not over the top.  For my personal page, the better fit is a bit of self deprecation through the faux arrogant shtick.  That’s kind of my sense of humor.  I also talk a bit about self development, so this image worked perfectly for those venues.  You may remember the post “I Know I’m Not Perfect“, as another example.

The takeaways?  Well, I’d suggest using original graphics when you can and use them in a way that showcases your personality or the vibe of your brand.  Humor gets you engagement and some shares, too.

I took these images with my Lumia 950 Windows Mobile phone.  For the “Love Yourself More” photo on the left, I used a tripod with a phone mount.  You can find lots of those, either universal or specific for your phone on Amazon.com.  For the one on the right, it’s just my left arm outstretched to get the shot!

Both of these images were edited using the PicsArt app.  You can get PicsArt on:

Windows Mobile
Android
iPhone

If your company needs some ideas on how to communicate your brand personality through social images, I’m hear to help!  Contact me for more information:

 

 

I Know That I’m Not Perfect

One Apple In My Possession

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Clearly, I have been exaggerating for far too long. I do have an apple product in the house. Seriously…just one…I need to go grocery shopping.

Ahhhhhh, my tech gadgets. My tools. My toys.  What’s here???

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IntimiDATER 2017 Fitness Goals

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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