Daily Question July 9th

Read it and weeeeeep

What is your favorite exercise to do??????

Answer and win a prize.

It can be a certain workout routine, sport, outdoor event activity, etc…

Unacceptable answers: getting out of bed, 40oz curls, slapping people.

BTW eat your broccoli

Thank you lazy people!!!

Dear Lazy person,

Thank you for not caring. I use to get frustrated with your lack of motivation, but now I have come to realize you are an asset to my financial freedom. It is because of your nonchalant attitude that I am able to succeed in many aspects of my life. I love that you’re five minutes late to work everyday, thus making me that much more favorable in my bosses eyes. I appreciate the fact that you pay interest on your credit card balance every month, thus allowing the credit card companies to share their profits and give me cash back at the end of the year. I thank you for being complacent in your crappy 9 to 5 job, thus allowing me the flexibility to change jobs as I wish. Lazy person, you make my life easier and for that I say “Thank you.”

Discipline or Regret

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn.

Yes, YES, YESSS!!!!

Be DISCIPLINED with your fitness and finance now or REGRET that you weren’t later.

Which do you think is more uncomfortable?

So why should you be disciplined about fitness now?

Well, get ready for this tasty nugget of information

Physically fit individuals experience a greater than 50% reduction in risk of death from any cause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This includes the leading cause of death in America, cardiovascular disease. Exercise and nutrition fight cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, age-related decline in mental function and memory, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cardiovascular disease, and even accidental death.

And if you don’t believe me check out the references.

The bottom line is that the lives of those who utilize exercise and nutrition are increased in both quality and quantity.

A short post, I know. But what else do you need to know to motivate your discipline and start exercising. You CAN do it!

Don’t REGRET not reaping the rewards of a healthy lifestyle

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2. McDowell I. Alzheimer’s disease: insights from epidemiology. Aging (Milano). 2001 Jun;13(3):143-62.
3. Hu G, Jousilahti P, Nissinen A, et al. Body mass index and the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Neurology. 2006 Dec 12;67(11):1955-9.
4. “Eliminate Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).” CDC.gov. May 11, 2007. Center for Disease Control. October 07, 2007.
5. O’dwyer ST, Burton NW, Pachana NA, et al. Protocol for Fit Bodies, Fine Minds: a randomized controlled trial on the affect of exercise and cognitive training on cognitive functioning in older adults. BMC Geriatric. 2007 Oct 4;7(1):23.
6. Brown DW, Brown DR, Heath GW, et al. Associations between physical activity dose and health-related quality of life. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 May;36(5):890-6.
7. Galper DI, Trivedi MH, Barlow CE, et al. Inverse association between physical inactivity and mental health in men and women. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Jan;38(1):173-8.
8. Strawbridge WJ, Deleger S, Roberts RE, et al. Physical activity reduces the risk of subsequent depression for older adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Aug 15;156(4):328-34.

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Options are a good thing (Part 2)

This is is the second part of my “Options are a good thing” series. You can find the first part here . I love having options in every aspect of my life. I like picking what credit card I’m going to use.. I like networking with successful people. I like being able to pick what church I go to. I like options.

I have recently found myself juggling with what I want to be doing with the rest of my life. I like the job I have now, I can definitely make a career out of it, but something inside of me wants to accomplish more. I don’t know if it’s because I’m 22 and I feel like I can conquer the world or maybe it’s just depressing to think I could have the same job for the next 40 years. I have this habit of exploring alternative career paths, but then second guessing myself and wondering if I can find something better than the job I already have. There is only one way to figure out I guess. I’m going to increase my potential career paths.

Option 1) I will be getting my real estate license sometime in the next six months. I don’t know if I’m ever actually going to make a career out of selling houses, but it wont hurt to have the possibility.

Option 2) Volunteer at a financial advisors office. I don’t come home exhausted from work, mainly because I work from home 🙂 so I have considered exploring jobs in the financial sector. I don’t want to get a paid job because then my responsibilities and my commitment to the company both increase. However, if I spend just a couple hours a week (one shift) volunteering in a financial advisors’ office I can get a feel for the work he does and probably pick up some pretty valuable tidbits of the financial game. I plan to get this started in the next couple weeks.

Option 3) Continue to passively browse craigslist and monster for different job postings. I have found it is much nicer to be looking for jobs when I don’t actually NEED a job. There is no pressure when I send my resume in. If i don’t get invited for an interview it’s no sweat off my back. It allows me to apply for jobs that I really want and not just any 9-5 position. I have my resume on monster and occasionally get solicited to apply for jobs, sometimes I do, most of the time I don’t. I LOVE being able to casually look for jobs, it’s one of my favorite things to do.

Have you explored all your options? Are you aware of what the rental or housing market is like in your area? Go browse craigslist right now and see if you can find some better places for cheaper rent. Call the cable company and see if they can give you any discounts on service. Casually browse jobs that you would love to do and send in your resume. Having options never hurts. Don’t find yourself applying for jobs after you’ve been fired or you’ve quit, that’s when things get stressful. Formulate back up plans. Do something.

Be proactive in bettering your life,