Personal Perspective

Behold the power of bikes

NOTE: It’s Tour time and not all great biking news is happening in France. Here’s a great story of how bikes contribute in other ways World Bicycle Relief has a mission: transforming individuals and their communities through the power of bicycles. A nonprofit dedicated to improving our world by bike? Count us in. And we’d like to count you in, too. We’ll match every donation made to World Bicycle Relief in the month of July, worldwide. World Bicycle Relief was founded in []

I’m Shaping Up | Week 18

I’m Shaping Up; Week 18 This week was about finding inspiration when totally not expecting it. I’ve been back on the bike steadily and enjoying the return in the saddle. Either alone or with the fantastic club members of our Bayou Country Cyclists, it’s great to be back. Motivation came when I met 2 team members for a quick 20+. One of the ladies forgot her cycling shoes. Her friend offered to forgo the ride and head home. The shoeless rider refused []

I’m Shaping Up | Week 17

I wondered this morning was it raining, as I struggled between more sleep and exercise. Remembering the awesome encouragement and motivational replies over the last weeks, I popped up and hit the early morning road. It was raining! Last week was another productive effort. three days of morning & evening training sessions, prepared meals at home and away from restaurants, and a consistent BP reading have me steadily moving towards regaining health. I even hit the gym after a blistering afternoon of lawn []

Get Rid of Cookie-Cutter Solutions!

NOTE: I heard about this school photograph earlier and it absolutely broke my heart. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the16percent, and as always they did a great job incorporating this event into positive teaching moment.   Get Rid of Cookie-Cutter Solutions! By the16percent on June 21, 2013 A story about a class photo that I read this week tuned me into how crucial it is to cater to the unique needs of people—and not hand out cookie-cutter solutions. It was []

I’m Shaping Up | Week 16

I’m Shaping Up; Week 16 This week was awesome for so many more reasons than 2-a-day workouts. By regaining a level of fitness, this weekend’s searing heat was much more tolerable while spending time outdoors. I trust you Dads enjoyed your day, and today is a great opportunity to join us in Shaping UP! Week 16 Here’s to holding each other accountable when the couch looks inviting and the snacks endless. Weight – Don’t know. Still not worrying about these numbers. Exercise []

12 Choices Your Future Self Will Thank You For

NOTE: Great post from awesome site at Marc and Angel Hack Life When life pushes you over, stand up and push back even harder.  Where there is a fork in the road and choices to make, make the ones your future self will thank you for. Today, start… Choosing YOU. – Wearing a mask wears you out.  Faking it is fatiguing.  The most exhausting activity is pretending to be who you know you aren’t.  No matter how loud their opinions are, they []