Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rip It Apart And Put It Back Together

Well, my grand plan of exercising for 30 minutes in the morning before work, then exercising 30 minutes in the afternoon has failed. Between meetings, low blood sugars, high blood sugars and general office stuff, it just wasn't happening. Without the consistent exercise both my stress level and blood sugar level went up. So last week, I finally said, "ENOUGH!"

The new plan: work out in the morning for an hour, then take a 30 minute break in the afternoon: I can stroll to the nearby park or just sit quietly in one of the many community rooms at work. The only trick is, in order to do all this, I have to wake up 30 minutes earlier. As in 5:00 am. But I am worth it and so it will be done.

New schedule:
M/W: 50 minutes strength training/10 minutes foam rolling
T/TH: 50 minutes treadmill, 10 push ups
Weekend: Optional 2 hour hike

I'm not sure yet what to do with Fridays. I've been too tired in the morning (it is my day off) to get up and workout, so I will go forward with this schedule and perhaps add Friday back in when things get normalized.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Content is Key

So you are starting a web-site, a blog, even just a Twitter account. How can you make it interesting, how can you build an audience?

Here's the secret:

1) Be yourself
2) Create interesting content

That's it. Stop with all the name dropping, the fancy banners, linking to a million other places.

Just be yourself and share interesting content.

It really is that simple.