These are five facets of training defined by Nike and are the five aspects that lie at the root of their latest podcast, “Training”.
We’ve all tried exercising, whether it be in or out of a gym, and have had our various levels of success and consistency. It can be a rollercoaster ride of sorts (as I can truly attest to). The key to consistency in training and exercise (or anything you’re trying to achieve in life) all begins with how you “train your brain”. The concept is not phenomenal at all, but is foundational. It has helped me, but I am nowhere near reaping the full benefits of such, but I definitely am enjoying the journey through learning and application. Here’s to greater success through extended discipline via “exercising” patience.
When you workout regularly, you stop looking at this as food and start looking at it like fuel.
I’m glad my mother taught me how to cook before I left for college, but now approach to cooking is so different as it is tied to diet and physical fitness. Strangely enough, it tastes better with a different outlook.
What inspired me is a book, that recently came out last year by Kevin Curry called Fit Men Cook. The references to it, his website, and IG feed are below.
“Does anybody know what time it is, does anybody really care?” – Chicago
I love that song by Chicago – the music, the lyrics, the arrangement, just a really great pop song, the kind you really don’t hear anymore. I remember first hearing it in regular rotation on NYC’s WABC-AM, with DJ Cousin Brucey! LOL.
It is mad cold today!
Time, so elusive, yet it can seem to drag on and on anytime you don;t want it to. I always seem to want more, but the old and factual saying, “We all get the same amount each day – 24 hours”, all boils down to how you use it. Is that right, or am I missing something??
There is an old saying, that I pretty much wholeheartedly subscribe to: “Failing to plan means planning to fail, so plan the work and work the plan” Planning, to me, is not a difficult task at all, I do it well, frankly. Working the plan, that last part, in the midst of unforseen (and sometimes seen) circumstances can become most difficult at time. It’s that part that I truly try to focus on, but not always successful. Then there are some that succeed in just winging it (for lack of a better phrase) and generally succeed. Which category (if any), do you fall into?
Happy 7th birthday to the NikeFuel Band. I won’t wax poetically about this fitness tracker because I’ve provided a number of previous blog posts I’ve done that go into depth about my relationship with it. Breaking with the one-photo-a-day approach, I’ve included a few of my favorite video and images in honor of today.
The Fuel Baand wasn’t just designed to be an activity tracker but also as a bit of fashion statement, as with there gold and silver editions.
Unlike the Apple Watch, the idea behind the NikeFuel band was to track all kinds of activity. If memory serves me correctly, the Fuel Band tracked 288 types of activities, and allowed for customized input of ANY activity, as opposed to the Apple Watch which iists 66 different workouts, including an entry called “Other” which only allows you to save the workout as “Other” or one of the 66 in the watch’s list. Below is an excellent video explain what’s behind the idea of the FuelBand.
And this video is the official launch of the NikeFuel Band (it’s about 40 mins long).
There’s still a good number of folks that wish the FuelBand would return, despite the ups and downs it faced. I really, really enjoyed its entire concept.
We’ve had our first snow of the winter last weekend. As you can see, about a week later, it still lingering.
The photo above shows part of my commute home. I’m a four seasons man and I’ve seen for all four seasons, and with each one, it remains scenic in its different ways.
Apparently more snow is on the way. How much of I don’t know, but whatever the case, I’m good with it. Ice, on the other hand is good only for skating rinks, keeping food and beverages cold, and applying to injuries, as necessary – NOT for driving and walking on.
I’m a bit of a gadget monger. While I don’t keep every bit of outdated, dead tech (I’m about to throw some on eBay and Craigslist though), I have kept a few devices. Kept not only for nostalgia, but good memories of using them as my tech journey continued along. One item I fondly remember using is the Motorola Razr V3 above. It was my second mobile phone and I loved everything about it, from its sleek design, lines, futuristic look, operation, and form factor. After leaving it for two BlackBerrys and then the iPhone, I always wished I would still be able to use it on current networks. It was early last year that I actually became weary of all the convenient technological features (believe it or not) of my great iPhone and actually longed for the days of simplicity (and truthfully far less distraction) of a mobile phone.
Surprisingly, Verizon announced today that they are re-introducing the Razr V3 in limited quantities, only 200,000…but the cost of $1500 a pop…$1500?? No. I’m sure there are those with pockets deep enough to easily scarf one or two of these apparent “collectibles” up, but…nah. At the same time, I’m glad to see it back. If they were to release one at a far cheaper cost, I’d highly consider going back, even if Adele didn’t have a flip phone😏. (Sunny Mabrey is mad hilarious! LOL)