Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PREPARE FOR 2012!!!!!

One way to prepare for the future is to reflect on the past. I've reflected and compiled...

          The Best Advice I Received in 2011
It’s often said, “Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.” So before I share some good advice, I’m going to be a little dramatic not unlike Harold Weir from “Freaks and Geeks.”          
             Check out this short clip in the player below.


Good Advice
A doctor once told me to look both ways after midnight before crossing intersections. Drunk drivers tend to blow through red lights.

Eat like your ancestors –Unprocessed organic foods. Eat foods that actually go bad! The food that keeps the longest is usually the worst for you. Fresh food has the highest nutrients, but food loses nutrition the longer it’s kept.

Losing weight and achieving the body you want comes from a change in mindset. Getting in shape is actually only 30% exercise and 70% of what you’re putting in your body.

Set aside time for hobbies. Spend time exploring the depths of what you enjoy doing. Fun is the fuel of life.

Buy a new Toothbrush!
Statistics say concerning purchase rate, only one toothbrush is bought per person per year! Yuck! Really?! Throw out your toothbrush right now if you’re smiling, because the typical life of a toothbrush is less than one month! Bent bristles = OLD

Mindfulness teaches you not to get stuck in unpleasant sensations by redirecting your attention to more happy sensations. I personally break out into song to change the subject matter when I find myself in a negative conversation.

Experience a sense of accomplishment everyday even if it’s just completing errands by making lists and crossing items off.

Get drunk on H20.
Drink 64 ounces of water a day! That’s 8 -8oz glasses or 4 -16oz bottles. It improves complexion, reduces tiredness, and aids in concentration and weight loss. But as in most things, “the poison is actually the dose.” Too much of anything is bad… yes you can OD on water and DIE!!

Hops is a herb found in all Beer that contains a lot of estrogen which actually decreases male hormones and performance and puts the drinker to sleep. Beer use to be made from gruit, which was a mental and physical stimulant, but the herb grew everywhere and there was no way to regulate it. 

Hops legally became the main ingredient that certifies beer as beer and can not be sold otherwise. Here's a link to 20 things you should know about beer.

Get renter’s insurance, life insurance, and most importantly health insurance. Having these types of insurance takes a lot of pressure and stress off of everyday life. AAA has great renter’s and life insurance policies at very inexpensive prices. Blue Shield of California offers great health insurance plans at affordable prices.

Alcohol removes the stickiness of freshly painted nails and prevents smudging. 

If you find yourself in a serious relationship be sure to maintain your individuality, passion projects, and friends.

Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.  

             There's a formula for everything...
To lose weight, you need to use more calories than you eat. It is possible to eat any kind of food you want and lose weight. You need to limit the number of calories you eat every day and/or increase your daily physical activity. Portion control is key. 

This weight tool will calculate how many calories you should be taking in daily to maintain your weight according to your current height, weight, and exercise regimen. Link to Women's Weight Tool & the
Link to Men's Weight Tool
To lose one pound, a person must burn 3,500 calories more than are consumed per week (500 calories per day over the course of a week). 

Side note to skinny boys (claiming they can't gain weight): This method works in reverse as well. So to gain one pound, you must eat 3,500 calories more than are needed per week (500 calories per day more over the course of a week).

No one gives better advice than Mr. Feeny from “Boy Meets World!" 
“How is it this generation’s verbal and mathematical skills have sunk so low when you have the highest level of technology at your fingertips? Gutenberg’s generation thirsted for a new book every 6 months, your generation gets a new webpage every six seconds. 
And how do you use this technology? To beat King Koopa and save the Princess… Shame on you, you deserve what you get!”

Reflect on the events in 2011, and see if you can't find some advice/lessons learned to help you prepare for 2012. Our past experiences, whether good or bad, should not be looked at as scarring or damaging, but rather as growth and polish to our character.

Where were you in life a year ago today? It's important to take time to reflect on just how far you've come rather than much further you have to go. Most people have no idea what they are capable of but the uneasiness of the the unknown, that path that lies in the shadows, keeps them from exploring. Recognize the possibilities that exist in 2012 and begin exploring the depths of your wildest dreams!

Future Predictions: It’s year 3000, and we’re driving around space staking claims on planets like Columbus…