So, a couple of my friends, LadyTea and Doug share a goal of losing some weight. Neither is fat, but they each want to slim down a bit before the summer. So, in the interest of motivation, I have promised to post a picture of LadyTea in her bikini and Doug in a speedo on May 1st.
So, prepare yourselves to witness the beauty of two svelte people who are committed to their goals. (By the way... I have two awesome stories coming soon... haven't had the time to type them up yet)
Yes definitely easier said than done.. but since I have all of you awaiting my bikini reveal - this should make it a little easier - stay tuned :)
What sort of "program" are you trying to lose weight? The reason I ask is that some years ago, I lost a bunch of weight so I might be able to give you a tip or two.
How long have I been working out/comitted to getting in tip-top shape? I joined the bandwagon and started this program Jan.1 - So it's been just 11 days... Takes 28 days to break old habits? - so 17 more days and I'll be home free!
Consider changing to a plant based diet (it doesn't cut out all meat). For me, I had a strong desire to eat healthier and, slowly but surely, I became naturally drawn in that direction (and I was always a Texadelphia kinda guy). It's been MASSIVE for me ever since. I love it! Best of luck.
Magnus, hey matey. Tell your roomie, Randy, hello for me. His mix he made me in London while you were in Austin is the glory !!
Magnus, Your comment is appreciated...but in this situation you are wrong.. I'm doing wonderfully, enjoying the workouts - Looking forward to your analysis of why it worked on May 1st :)
Heh... nice motivation.
Motivation doesn't work like this though... in the moment, they will be more motivated to go for the burgers or cake or whatever. They need to work out why they feel that way and get rid of those feelings.
Every Wednesday Doug (a.k.a. DJ Doug) and I host Karaoke at a club called Firehouse Lounge in Austin, TX. The main reason I do it is because I love doing gangsta rap songs at Karaoke, and if I'm a host I get to sing more. Plus all of our friends come, so it's a really fun little event.
But last week was more fun than usual.
When I found out that my friend Elisia had a police taser, I immediately went to work trying to think of a good use for it. After a short while, Taseroke was born. The premise was simple - two people would sing a song of their own choosing and whoever the crowd thought did worse would get tased mercilessly by me.
Every year as I get older I find myself needing to receive stuff. Luckily for me I'm getting more nieces and nephews to buy for and Christmas really peaks at our house when my daughters get to open their gifts. Jamie Rubin, my Evernote sage, shared his tip for organizing thank you notes for gifts. My tip today is at the other end, getting the gifts in the first place.
The tip is relatively simple, when you get an email with the gifts ideas for your nieces and nephews and whether they be naughty or nice, you forward that email to your Evernote account. This lets you get it out of your inbox and in Evernote where it will always be on your smartphone during those long shopping days fueled by Annie's soft pretzels.
I'm going one step beyond this and including the Amazon.com prices for some of gifts that I need to buy. I'm doing this manually because my entire gift list is a single note that I can scroll through in the store. You could also use the Evernote Web Clipper to save notes into a single Gift notebook for quick price matching.
I also cleaned up the formatting of my list so that it looks nice and clean. Each person I need to buy for is followed by their gift requests, each with a checkbox I can mark as I purchase things. For many of the exchanges we're in there is a price limit on how much to spend, once I reach that limit I'm crossing off names. I'd be amazed if Santa doesn't have a Evernote Premium account yet.
Looking at the image then, I've bought one thing for Doug, but haven't met the $50 exchange limit yet. With Karen I have and she's been crossed off. With Taylor I don't know what to buy so I listed all her things and will find something from there off the store shelves. While there though I know that the Amazon.com price for an Aquadoodle mat is $19.99.