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How To Live A Balanced Life

How To Live A Balanced Life

Like I’ve mentioned before on my About page, I’m just a regular guy with everyday issues. However, the difference with me is that I’m not afraid to experiment with variables in my life. I’ve dabbled in various industries such as the Military (Retired), Non-Profit Org, Federal, and Private Sector. With each of those industries, my income has varied from steady Government Pay every 2 weeks, to fluctuating (and sometimes non existent) Self-Employment Pay. These different incomes have ranged from less than minimum wage to well over $5,000 a month. I had peaks and valleys as far as sense of purpose and accomplishment was concerned, but overall…I just wasn’t happy. Regardless of how I felt, I spent years living up to peer pressure, parental pressure, and followed that with 13 years in a marriage plagued with problem avoidance – yet still started a family.  To add more stress on the relationships around me, the first 15 years of my adulthood was spent in Active Military service during the 9/11 era. I did everything I was supposed to do,...

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Measuring Body Dimensions to track Weight Loss

Measuring Body Dimensions to track Weight Loss

I recently listened to a book on audible by Tim Ferriss called “4 Hour Body” and the talking points in his book are really interesting as it presents new ways that I had never thought of to lose weight and recomposition the body fat / muscle percentage. Needless to say, I was inspired and motivated to take one of the first steps towards a better body and better health: measuring data points. Tim recommends to just measure anything, because anything is better than nothing. Some key dimensions he recommends to measure are: upper arms, thighs, navel, waist, and most importantly your weight. I went to Sears and purchased a Glass Weight Scale by Conair. It was a little more than I wanted to spend but I figured I wanted accurate readings. In my mind, it’s worth it. In addition, I went to Michael’s and I purchased a tape measure for $1.99 Over the next few months, I will update my my measurements via this public Google Spreadsheet. I haven’t...

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