Sit on a Disk: 4 More Little Ways To Get Fit

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Let’s face it, we’re all busy.  We always have something going on, and not enough time in the day to do everything we want.  It’s especially hard finding the time to do something we may not want to do, but we know is good for us.  One of the top reasons people have for not working out or exercising is “not enough time.”  There’s just not enough time to drop everything, get dressed, go to the gym, work out until our arms are about to fall off, come home, shower, and continue with everything else that we’re busy with throughout the day.
Well, as it turns out, getting a workout doesn’t have to be that complicated.  There are a lot of great ways to squeeze a workout into things you do everyday.  Fitting exercise into your routine, rather than trying to do something new, can be extremely effective.  And here are even more ideas for little ways to get fit without going to the gym.

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How I Gained $100 over Six Months in Six Minutes

Yea, I know. That sounds like a popup on an adult website. But it’s true, and it’s super easy. Why hasn’t everyone done it yet? A good friend of mine asked me the same thing when I told him about this. And yet, five months later he still has not done it either. Step up your game, Andrew.

It sounds daunting at first, but like the RONCO Chicken Rotisserie from those late night infomercials, it takes just a few clicks and then, say it with me now: Set it and Forget it!™

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Yea, I know. That sounds like a popup on an adult website. But it’s true, and it’s super easy. Why hasn’t everyone done it yet?  A good friend of mine asked me the same thing when I told him about this. And yet, five months later he still has not done it either.  Step up your game, Andrew.

It sounds daunting at first, but like the RONCO Chicken Rotisserie  from those late night infomercials, it takes just a few clicks and then, say it with me now: Set it and Forget it!™

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New Year’s Resolutions 2014

Another year for Protein and Produce, and big changes have come as usual. Here’s how I did on my 2013 New Years Resolutions, and my new ones for 2014.

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Another year for Protein and Produce, and big changes have come as usual.

The first four months I was still backpacking in India, after which I took a few weeks to recover and get back to life in America.  Next, I took up some fun jobs to enjoy myself, try new things, and get closer to finding my passion.  Following my streak of taking leaps of faith, I moved to Boston for a great job and new take on travel.  I’ve since started back on my path of healthy living, and this new life will surely inspire more writing.

So after New Year’s Resolutions 2012, let’s see how I did with my New Year’s Resolutions 2013. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions 2014”

24 Hours in a Clock: How and Why I Switched to 24 Hour Time

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24 Hour Time:

Despite its lack of adoption in the United States and several other countries, 24 hour time has become the world standard for telling time. In the 24 hour system, unlike its 12 hour counterpart, there is no AM or PM designating morning or evening.  Instead, there is just each hour of the day, from 0 to 24, and its corresponding minutes.

After some thought, (yes, I think about minutia such as the most efficient and effective way to tell time) I decided to wholly switch over to 24 hour time. Here’s why and how I did it.

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I Am a Traveler and So Can You

October 16th, 2012, 17:30
In the Toronto airport, panic strikes. Hard. I’ve been sitting here with Odin, my big orange backpack, for about 5 hours. In hindsight a ten hour layover in Canada wasn’t the greatest idea. And the next one in Frankfurt probably wont be great either. Fear fogs my vision while I stumble-run into the cold sterile bathroom with Odin weighing me down. As I slam through the door, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, flushed face and all. Reality hits. I’m going to India. Alone. With no planning whatsoever. For an obscene amount of time. Six months. Half a year. Is this too much? Should I quit halfway? Make it two months instead? Did I bring enough money? Am I wrongly trusting strangers? Are these people I found on couchsurfing going to kidnap me or rob me or kill me? What the hell was I thinking? This is a mistake. I’m stupid. This was wrong.
All of these thoughts and more strike me all at once and fly around my head. And I haven’t even left North America yet.

Day 2: Riding in the back of a pick-up truck in the crazy streets of Chennai, delivering donations to an orphanage, during a thunderstorm.
Day 2: Riding in the back of a pickup truck in Chennai, delivering donations to an orphanage, during a thunderstorm.

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I Am a Traveler

October 16th, 2012, 17:30
In the Toronto airport, panic strikes. Hard. I’ve been sitting here with Odin, my big orange backpack, for about 5 hours. In hindsight a ten hour layover in Canada wasn’t the greatest idea. And the next one in Frankfurt probably wont be great either. Fear fogs my vision while I stumble-run into the cold sterile bathroom with Odin weighing me down. As I slam through the door, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, flushed face and all. Reality hits. I’m going to India. Alone. With no planning whatsoever. For an obscene amount of time. Six months. Half a year. Is this too much? Should I quit halfway? Make it two months instead? Did I bring enough money? Am I wrongly trusting strangers? Are these people I found on couchsurfing going to kidnap me or rob me or kill me? What the hell was I thinking? This is a mistake. I’m stupid. This was wrong.
All of these thoughts and more strike me all at once and fly around my head. And I haven’t even left North America yet.

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