• Home
  • Archive by category "opinion"

Horribly Uncomfortable

Since the birth of my fitness loving alter ego “Pe Tank Ass” – being physically active without limits has been something I’ve strived for. Though I have a pretty sweet home gym set up going on in my basement, housing stacks of plates, barbells, racks, benches, and the like, last year I kind of went bat crap for running, and in turn, I am now 3 months out of my first ultramarathon.

Not just run in a straight line ultramarathon either. Big ass mountains and stuff. Finishing this 50k in under 8 hours is supposedly a rockin’ time. So, I qualified for this in October and committed the week after. Fast forward to a month later where I busted my ankle to high hell and spent my month where I was supposed to be acclimating to the weather and starting ultra training instead I was gimping around and eating anything that didn’t eat me first.

Fast forward to the end of December when I decidedly was healed, but running outside for long distances was neither productive or pleasurable. Fast forward to today where I still am trying to come to terms with the fact that I will be training at the YMCA on days when the temperature is below 35 degrees.

Read More Horribly Uncomfortable

Balancing your Workout without Weights; Cardio, Stretching and Lifting

A workout without weights is a rather broad definition. It can range anywhere from sprints to push-ups or yoga to burpees. Today we’d like to share the value of using balance in your weight free workouts in order to achieve your ultimate physique.

We’ve found that doing only one type of exercise leads to injury and limited capabilities in one or more areas of a person’s life. Being extremely muscular yet unable to run or even walk correctly is a hazard, the same as being overly skinny and incapable of lifting a load over one’s own head.

The people who look and appear the most fit are generally well-balanced individuals strong enough to run, lift and bend to survive any challenge that is thrown at them even is a swimming lesson. This is what we aim to achieve with a weight-free workout. Read More Balancing your Workout without Weights; Cardio, Stretching and Lifting

The Penny Has Got To GO

Have you heard the debate about the penny? If not, take a look here. The penny is costing us billions of dollars a year in lost time and funds.

We (or rather the U.S. Mint) have been making the penny at a loss for the past two years (it currently costs 1.7 cents to make one cent) and it’s only going to get more expensive from here as the price of metals keeps rising.

But apparently, there are still millions of people that want to keep the penny.

For the life of me, I don’t understand why…and before you start thinking of all the reason (more like myths) for not getting rid of the penny (ex. if we didn’t have it, prices would be rounded up) please take a look at this.

Read More The Penny Has Got To GO

How To Start Your Home Business – How To Make Extra Money At Home

Beginning a home business can be a daunting task, especially if you have a family or another job to take care of.

The distractions you have to overcome have the possibility to prevent you from accomplishing anything you set out to do. It is important to establish a plan of attack that gives your idea (or a business) the best chance of success. This is a lesson I learned while helping Best GED Classes students to prepare for the GED test. It works like a charm every time.

Develop a Business Plan. No, I’m not talking about a 110-page detailed report on how you plan on paying back your investment. Those things never work out the way they should anyway. I’m talking about outlining your plan of attack. In this short business plan you should:

1. Describe your product or service you are offering. List the price, availability, estimated time to produce or provide the service. These can be bullet point half sentences, nothing official here, folks. This is meant to be an internal document, but also one you can easily pull out of your desk drawer and reference from time to time to make sure you are on the right track. If you’re in doubt about going this career track, take a free career quiz.

Read More How To Start Your Home Business – How To Make Extra Money At Home