November 4

Look out for the * for today’s advice.

SWEEP THE LEG DAY

MIND

Walter Cronkite 1916

Image result for walter cronkite

https://cronkite.asu.edu/about/walter-cronkite-and-asu/walter-cronkite-biography

We know that the real threat to democracy is in half the nation in poverty. We know that Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, ‘A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free.’ We know, we know, that no one should tell a woman she has to bear an unwanted child. We know that religious beliefs cannot define patriotism. We know that it is not how one’s lips are formed but what they say. And we know there is freedom to disagree with all or part of what I’ve just said.

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/08/arts/televiision-walter-cronkite-speaking-his-mind-instead-of-just-news.html?pagewanted=all

*I really like what Walter Cronkite has to say here. We know what is right, but some chose ignorance because we are free to chose ignorance. If you don’t like what the “most trusted man in America” has to say, you have the right to disagree with it.

BODY

Matthew McConaughey 1969

Image result for matthew mcconaughey wolf of wall street gif

https://twitter.com/McConaughey

The key to McConaughey’s diet is eating foods with low GI levels.

As McConaughey puts it “As I’ve gotten older, I realize that being fit and in shape is 90% diet. It doesn’t matter how much you run, it’s how little, or how much you eat.”

http://fitnesshacker.com/matthew-mcconaughey-workout/

https://www.netflix.com/title/70275751

Low GI Foods (55 or less)

  • 100% stone-ground whole wheat or pumpernickel bread
  • Oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut), oat bran, muesli
  • Pasta, converted rice, barley, bulgar
  • Sweet potato, corn, yam, lima/butter beans, peas, legumes and lentils
  • Most fruits, non-starchy vegetables and carrots

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/glycemic-index-and-diabetes.html

*Stick to these low GI level foods today. McConoughey is right that it is about what you eat and don’t eat that keeps you in shape or not. I’ve also heard his advice of “sweat every day” – so sweat at some point today. Watch him win an Oscar in Dallas Buyers Club for motivation on weight-loss.

SOUL

Will Rogers 1879

Image result for will rogers

https://www.cmgww.com/historic/rogers/

The values of American Indians helped inspire ideals the Founding Fathers envisioned for their new nation. Unfortunately, these values conflicted with narrow self-interests. The ideals were never fully realized. But during the social and political unrest of the Great Depression, common-sense philosopher and humorist Will Rogers showed the unifying effect of these values for modern times.

https://www.amazon.com/Will-Rogers-Discovering-Soul-America/dp/1609102274

American Indian values lean toward a cosmic identity, a harmony of the individual with the tribe, the tribe with the land, and the land with the spirit of the universe. Central to this quest for harmony is a sense of constancy – the timelessness and predictability of nature as the foundation of existence. This cycle symbolizes eternity- one reality, and it transcends everything in its absoluteness, giving respect to everything.

http://www.wellnesscourts.org/files/Duran%20-%20American%20Indian%20Belief%20Systems.pdf

*Will Rogers is right, we could do a lot worse than going back to the values of the American Indians. Have a cosmic identity today and give respect to everything.

MONEY

Sean Combs 1969

Image result for sean combs

https://www.facebook.com/badboy/

Sean “Puffy” Combs is the embodiment of determination and hustle. After quitting Howard University following his sophomore year, he came back to his native NYC and interned at Uptown Records. After that brief music industry education, he launched his own Bad Boy Records in 1993 and the rest is history.

https://diddy.com/

After topping last year’s list on the strength of his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and the sale of a chunk of his Sean John equity, Diddy is still making a healthy living thanks largely to a beverage empire that includes Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

https://www.forbes.com/profile/sean-combs/#55056022294d

https://www.ciroc.com/

https://www.deleontequila.com/

https://www.aquahydrate.com/

http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/money/from-bad-boy-to-billionaire-9-reasons-why-p-diddy-is-so-rich/?view=all

*Be the embodiment of determination and hustle. Go after what you want to create in life. Listen to Diddy’s music or make a Ciroc drink for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ralph Macchio 1961 – watch The Karate Kid (1984)

Image result for ralph macchio crane kick

https://twitter.com/ralphmacchio?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.amazon.com/Karate-Kid-Ralph-Macchio/dp/B000OLROWC

Humility

Johnny bad boy Lawrence, Daniel’s arch nemesis and major antagonist learns humility in the jaws of defeat in spectacular fashion. As Daniel’s journey becomes complete in a goose bump inducing final scene, Johnny is finally beaten and in the process, overcome with emotion raises Daniel’s hand aloft.

Lesson – There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.

https://themalestrom.com/life-lessons-karate-kid/

*You will never have balance in life until you watch The Karate Kid (1984). Not parts 2 or 3 or the remake or the reboot. If you don’t watch this today, I’ve got 3 words for you. “Sweep the leg”

FOOD

Curtis Stone 1975 – chickpea hummus

Image result for curtis stone

http://www.curtisstone.com/

When Mother Nature worked out what we should be eating at different times of the year, she did a pretty good job, so listen to her. Food that is in season just tastes better and you really don’t have to do a whole lot to it to make it taste great! It is always less expensive, and chances are it hasn’t been artificially treated or traveled halfway across the world to reach your kitchen.

http://www.curtisstone.com/recipe/chickpea-hummus

*Lots of low GI foods go into this healthy snack, including dipping carrots and whole wheat pitas.

Pineapple-Lime Margaritas

Margarita mix be damned! Tuck this winner in the fridge before your guests arrive so it’s ready for the first “Cheers.” Don’t skip the grated lime zest—it’s the key to giving these margaritas good lime flavor. Gold and silver tequila are both great in this recipe—it just depends on your preference. But be sure to use a good-quality tequila.

http://www.curtisstone.com/recipe/pineapple-lime-margaritas

*If you are having people over to watch The Karate Kid, or maybe a Matthew McConaughey Movie Marathon, make these Curtis Stone margaritas. Make sure you use Diddy’s Deleon Tequila.

This is a big day with some big names. Enjoy it and as always, adapt it as you see fit.

SNUB – Bethenny Frankel

Review –

  • You know what is right
  • Low GI foods and sweat for 10 minutes
  • Have a cosmic identity
  • Be the embodiment of determination and hustle
  • Watch The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Make chickpea hummus

Published by

Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s