Stay Inspired, 11/9/15

As I discussed in this post, I believe in the power of staying inspired. In fact, I believe in it so much that I've started a "Stay Inspired" series as a regular part of this blog. Hal Elrod is my new hero. I have been listening to his podcast … [Continue reading]

My Plan To Make Extra Payments On Student Loans

It's no secret that I stand among the ranks of some 40 million Americans that have student loan debt. And while I hate it hanging over my head, I'm also not really in a hurry to repay it. Because my debt carries a low interest rate, I believe I am … [Continue reading]

P90X Update – Week 8

Week 8 of P90X is complete! 8 down, 5 more to go. Here is the recap: Day 1 - Legs & Back (make up from week 7) Day 2 - Core Synergistics Day 3 - Rest Day 4 - 3.1 mile run in place of Stretch Day 5 - 4 mile run in place of … [Continue reading]

Why I Want To Be Financially Independent

In my mind, reaching financial independence is pretty much the closest thing to heaven on earth. If you don't know what it means to be financially independent, you can find a detailed explanation here. If you want my abbreviated version, here you … [Continue reading]

Stay Inspired, 10/27/15

As I discussed in this post, I believe in the power of staying inspired. In fact, I believe in it so much that I've started a "Stay Inspired" series as a regular part of this blog. This week's videos feature a story that was spotlighted on The … [Continue reading]

P90X Update – Week 7

Confession: I almost quit this week. Read on...  Week 7 of P90X is complete! 7 down, 6 more to go. Here is the recap: Day 1 - Rest (sick) Day 2 - Rest (sick and lame) Day 3 - 5 mile run in place of Kenpo Day 4 - Chest, Shoulders, … [Continue reading]

24 Reasons Why I Love The Treadmill

I know I'm in the minority here, but I love the treadmill! If not for this wonderful invention, I never would have become a "runner" (I still use that term loosely when describing myself). Prior to starting P90X, I ran consistently for four years, … [Continue reading]

P90X Update – Week 6

Week 6 of P90X is complete! 6 down, 7 more to go (almost half way!). Here is the recap: Day 1 - Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps + Ab Ripper Day 2 - Plyometrics Day 3 - Back & Biceps + Ab Ripper Day 4 - Legs & Back + Ab … [Continue reading]

Some Thoughts On Food Prep

I believe that most busy people - and who isn't busy these days? - can simplify their lives by regularly spending time on food preparation. For me, it has become a non-negotiable task. As with most things in life; however, I had to learn this the … [Continue reading]

P90X Update – Plyometrics Purgatory

Today, for the first time since starting P90X approximately 37 days ago, I didn't finish my workout. I made it exactly 29 minutes before turning it off, throwing a mini temper tantrum, and stomping upstairs. I tried to take Tony Horton's advice and … [Continue reading]