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Coconut Oil: The Miracle Food/Hair Product/Skin Care/Medicine/Bug Repellant/Etc.

Coconut Oil: The Miracle Food/Hair Product/Skin Care/Medicine/Bug Repellant/Etc.

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Weight Loss Can Be Just Like the Stock Market

Weight Loss Can Be Just Like the Stock MarketWeight Loss Can Be Just Like the Stock MarketDoes the chart here look anything like a declining stock to you? Do you know what the terms “resistance” and “support” mean in stock market terms? If you do, you can see this clearly in this chart.

This stock started at about $280, then went up immediately, then went down soon after that, then hit what looks like a “support” or “floor”  around $278. It then went back up to about $295 before falling back down. Notice on that next fall, it broke through the previous “support” or “floor” and kept falling until it found a new “floor” to bounce off at about $258.

As people who understand stock charts know, once the price breaks through the floor and finds a new floor, the previous floor above it often ends up becoming (more…)

Interval Training Infographic

I saw this infographic and really liked it onnaccounta I agree with most of what they say, and that doesn’t happen often onnaccounta most of what’s out there is either misinformation or complete garbage.

So how do you wade through all the inaccurate stuff and find the stuff that really does work? Just subscribe to my blog here and sign up for the X Gym newsletter at xgym.com.  😉

 

The Trigger Technique

The Trigger TechniqueDo you ever find yourself procrastinating? Well, if you’re like most people, you tend to procrastinate the things that feel like chores, duties, or just seem too overwhelming. Starting new habits is also a very common time when procrastination rears its ugly head.

So how do we get around this procrastination problem? I certainly don’t have the answer for all instances, but I do know a simple brain training technique that can help much of the time, if not most of the time and it’s called, “The Trigger Technique.”

The picture here is of my washing machine. As you can see, it’s a front loader and as you probably know, that style can grow mold and mildew in the front seal area, which if not cleaned out with bleach, can make the clothes stink as well as the washing machine. It can also create an unhealthy situation because mold and mildew aren’t exactly good for us.

I really hate the chore of cleaning out my washing machine seal. Why? I don’t really know. Maybe it’s because I (more…)

PJ and Bev Caught at the NW Chocolate Festival!

PJ and Bev Caught at the NW Chocolate Festival!Yep, it’s true. I must admit that Beverly and I were indeed at the Northwest Chocolate Festival. In fact, we bought the full sh’bang all-access weekend pass!

How much chocolate did we eat? About 2 small pieces worth. And those were sweetened with coconut nectar.

So why were we there then, if not to binge on chocolate like everyone else? Well, Beverly was there to scope out the chocolate makers at their booths and I was there to take classes and learn stuff. In fact, I was in classes nonstop all day Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM and it was awesome! I learned a ton, met a lot of great chocolatiers and was reinforced with the knowledge I already had about the science of chocolate and its health benefits (when done right).

One of the things that made the biggest impression on me was (more…)

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