Healthy Sweet Lemonade Limeade Recipe

Years ago I was clueless when it came to staying in shape. Luckily I've had time to learn a lot over the years with some motivation & knowledge from books like: Bigger Leaner Stronger for men (Thinner Leaner Stronger for women) by Mike Matthews . You can listen on Audible , and the eBook or physical book helps to visualize the movements. So when COVID-19 happened I was prepared to stay healthy through the year. In February I had just finished my fastest 5K race ever, & also had trained myself to complete the Murph Challenge on Veteran's Day. Staying at home meant more time to experiment, even with drinks such as a Mixology class that I took. I try to simplify my household & use what I already have. My superpower is using it up before expiration at all costs. We had a Ninja blender that was gifted a while back, & I knew we had to try it out. I've always had a sweet tooth, & I always pictured myself starting a lemonade stand business at a kid. I got to ex

Healthy Recipes Coming Soon

As usual, when I get into something I get obsessive over it. A few years back in competitions I tracked every ounce of food I ate & focused on making something healthy & easy to make. However, the family prefers taste & appearance so I've learned to pay attention to that more in my experiments with food. In the coming months I wanted to share the best of what I've learned to enjoy food while staying in shape, including a series of recipes with ingredients that you likely already have. Stay tuned. What are your favorite foods & ways to stay in shape? Let us know in the comments

Three Secrets to Achieve Goals

So what is the secret with achieving goals? Maybe you've reached some, but if you are like many you make big goals & then give up when it gets out of reach.   In my younger years I struggled for years with keeping consistent with exercise. Then the TV show Ninja Warrior came along where I trained for 30 days & completed most of the obstacles. The same thing happened with my financial life - for years I lived in fear of picking the wrong investments, but now with the power of FIRE I'm on track to reach financial freedom in 7 years so my daughters can model the behavior. Let's look at what works: Fun - Make it a game with rewards along the way. I love trying new craft beer, so for me that is a great incentive along the way to keep me motivated. I also love competition, so   challenging others can also help. Strong Desire - Having a powerful purpose drives our passion. Having a WHY is critical - the 80% vs. the how 20%. We need

Survive COVID-19 Stay Home Virtual Visit

My Doctor wife has been handling the influx of telemedicine patients today with Coronavirus symptoms & basically urging most of them to  (see my earlier post for more on that).   The health care system in our area is currently offering free virtual visits at There are also many other resources being shared within the community while we fight through this.   Quarantine won't stop me running & exercise from home though, so our greatness never stops 🙂  

Stay The F Home Best of Social Media COVID-19 Tips

Well best we can do for the Coronavirus now is help prepare & educate our loved ones, especially with useful memes for those on social media who may still be in denial. # WashYourHands   I look forward to encouraging others to take this challenge if you haven't already...  🙂  Gloria Gaynor #WashYourHands    #IWillSurviveChallenge on TikTok  via @YouTube   # FlattenTheCurve   Let's flatten the curve of the impending COVID19 outbreak in the U.S.   Other good hashtags #CancelEverythingNow #SocialDistance   # StayTheFuckHome   Finally the winner for not just social media but also an online movement is .  This website references the information coming from reputable sites like CDC/WHO.   To summarize above:   Why is this a huge thing   Half will get it if we don't self-quarantine immediately (Harvard)   1% hospitalized, doubling rate beds full by

Prepare for COVID-19

I'm sure the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic is on everyone's minds, & having a spouse working in the frontlines of the medical field helps me sort through the good/bad info. is a good fact checker, & check out the CDC safety tips such as practicing good hygiene, cancelling non-essential travel, & avoiding large crowds on the PDF linked at ‬ Additional info from reputable sources: World Health Organization Information is beautiful charts (uses sources such as CDC/WHO) Flatten the curve I hope all my colleagues, family, & friends are taking the appropriate measures to stay safe & stock up on suppli

American Ninja Warrior Season 11 Finale will crown a winner

So if you haven't been caught up with American Ninja Warrior this season, we saw a record number of 18 ninjas finish stage 2 in the national finals. With those numbers we can confirm we will crown a winner in the first time in four years .   You can watch it Monday night on NBC live on TV or through their website by signing in with your provider. So how do you follow what your favorite ninjas are up to? Well you may have seen many of them show up with their Instagram social media account during their run, and many also have their own YouTube channels as well. The show does mention American Ninja Warrior Nation at SB Nation as the official source of ninja news, but you can also find them on other social media like YouTube and Twitter.   There is also a ninja warrior podcast that goes over stories of the ninjas, and it is great to get inside the minds of these great athletes. The first podcast is a fascinating interview with Nicholas Coolridge . A recent