If Your Life Was a Movie?

Fun in the Utah Sun

I have a pretty bad fear of heights, and I have sun poisoning. However with a little planning, and some help from a friend I was able to go hiking in Utah. It was a lot of fun, and the scenery was beautiful.

I had some great conversation with my guide Elikgiute from the Travel Gluten Free Podcast. I asked the question,

“If someone was making a movie of your life, what would this time in your life be called? for me I had a childhood, Jr High was awful. Then I had the 20's and alcohol. I had the 30s being a musician, and being married. My forties were marriage #2. Now that I'm in my fifites I've had some great experiences, but when I looked around some of my actions seem to indicate that I may be roping myself off from life and support.

If I don't clean my apartment than people can't come over. If people don't come over I'm more likely to feel alone.

If I take on more and more projects, then I don't have time for family and any kind of support (or in my case exercise and eating right).

So taking a step back and not looking at YOU as a person, but instead trying to take a logical look at your actions you might say “those are not the steps that will lead to me achieving my goal.”

No More Shenanigans

My Fitness Pal Meal Planning

So I used to:

Go to the gym

Plan my meals

Have a daily accountability partner

Drink 80 oz of water

Get 7 hours of sleep


So for me, instead of trying to do all of these, I'm going to start with meal planning. You will see I've already planned tomorrow's meals, and I'm under my calories. With this in mind, I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow.

When do you the wrong thing, while we can't be perfect 100% of the time, we do need to realize that we are practicing doing the wrong things (and we can get pretty good at it if we don't step back and realize what we are doing.

In Utah, I took a funny picture of me that makes it look like I'm holding up a boulder. This is a profile shot and I look about six months pregnant. This is my new inspiration and that picture is going on the fridge. Not to shame me, and make me feel bad, but to remind me when I don't control myself, bad things happen.

I Never Thought I Would Hike in Utah

The idea of going hiking in the desert seemed like a “no way Hosea” situation. With a little help from my friend, I pulled it off. Even though we had no idea how to do it, we agreed to be “Accountability Partners” and set up a weekly phone call. Already I feel the motivation to inspire, and not let someone down. I also don't want to let myself down. I hope this feeling stays.

Humiliation and Shame – You Are Not a Bad Person

We Don't Need No Uber!

I took my car in for a quick brake job and instead of taking an Uber or Calling a Friend I walked back home, and later back to get my car. This was repeated twice resulting in me walking almost 19 thousand steps in one day. Why? Cause it was going to take 20 minutes for Uber to come to get me (As I wasn't near a city).

Better Me App Uses Humiliation

The Better Me App is available on Apple and Android

BetterMe is an app for people who will try anything to better themselves. The app uses public humiliation to help keep your appointments, to achieve your goals, and to jump out of bed in the mornings.

Features include an alarm clock, goal tracking, and GPS check-ins system to keep your recurring appointments. If you fail, each of these features will humiliate you by posting a message on your Facebook wall.

GPS Check-ins: First input the address and time of your gym, class, or work schedule. Then the app will use GPS to check if you arrived at your destination on time. If not, then you will be shamed on Facebook!

Goals: Goals are announced on Facebook. It asks your friends to hold you accountable. The app will later ask if you have achieved your goal and if not then you will be shamed on Facebook.

Alarm: Snooze this alarm clock and receiving a shaming immediately.

How Fast Do I Normal Walk

I installed the Walkmeter app to find out. This app is free, but they sure make the free version annoying. Lots of ads. I mean TONS. So I used it enough to figure out I walk about 3.1 miles an hour if I'm walking around the neighborhood. Why did I want to know this? Because (for me) that is the slowest I should walk on a treadmill. I now know that 4.0 miles an hour is a way to “Push” me a little. It is available on Apple or Android

Stretching 101

  • Increased flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Better posture
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced coordination

How to Get Into Stretching?

Warm up first ( walking, pumping arm, low intensity)

Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds

Don't Bounce:

Focus on a Pain-Free Stretch (pain means you've gone too far)

Relax and breathe

Stretch both Sides

If you are working out, stretch before and after

Need examples?

Morning Stretches

Lower Back

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I've talked about Probiotics in the past, and I hear about the P3-OM strand and how it really does what a Probiotic is supposed to do (help with digestion). They have supplements to protect yourself from Gluten,  terminate Acid Reflux, eliminate Constipation, and get rid of Amino Acids (along with Probiotics) Check it out at www.logicalloss.com/bio

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Very Well Fit

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Things Can Only Get Better by Howard Jones

Brene Brown on Shame (Get Her Audio Book “Daring Greatly” For Free)

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