December 30

Look for the * for today’s advice.

KING OF THE JUNGLE DAY

MIND

Rudyard Kipling 1865

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/rudyard-kipling

In his poetry, Kipling dramatizes war as a primitive affliction, one that unleashes exhilaration as well as rage and terror. The ghost of his son John haunts these writings.

https://movies.disney.com/the-jungle-book-1967

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-rudyard-kiplings-son-went-missing

EXCUSES

One of the poignant lessons from Rudyard Kipling is, “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” Failure is an inevitable part of life, and it is something that each person has to deal with. As Kipling points out, there are no excuses for failure. When you fail, learn from your failure and move on with grace and courage toward success.

https://inspiration.allwomenstalk.com/life-lessons-from-rudyard-kipling

*This late in the year, you may be feeling like a failure. Like you haven’t achieved anything all year. Hopefully 365DOLF can keep you from feeling this way at this time next year. If you have been using 365DOLF all year, there are no excuses and you are not a failure. Bring on the end of the year and bring on another new year. You have a strong mind, body, and soul.

BODY

Lebron James 1984

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https://twitter.com/search?q=lebron+james&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

http://www.lebronjames.com/

The Lebron workout involves a mix of low-level reps, which are designed to activate his muscle cells, combined with body weight staples such as pull-ups and pushups.

LeBron also spends a lot of time engaged in cardio routines, which is understandable seeing as most basketball games are intensely long affairs that require an incredible amount of stamina and fitness.

http://fitnesshacker.com/lebron-james-workout/

*Lebron has become an outstanding businessman and philanthropist. But its his body that gave him the opportunity to do those things. Do the Lebron workout including pull-ups and push-ups, then play an entire game of basketball.

SOUL

Sandy Koufax 1935

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/koufax-sandy

By not taking the mound for the Dodgers against the Twins on Oct. 6, 1965, on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, he became a cultural touchstone.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/09/god-vs-the-world-series-sandy-koufaxs-yom-kippur-sacrifice/63094/

*Be willing to take a stand for the things that you believe in. Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.

MONEY

Tiger Woods 1975

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https://tigerwoods.com/

After a long investigation, 15 women revealing they had affairs with Woods, including his college-aged neighbor Raychel Coudriet, and sex addiction therapist, Nordegren and Woods divorced. Their settlement was about $100 million dollars

http://heavy.com/sports/2015/11/tiger-woods-net-worth-money-salary-endorsements-majors-kids-wife-elin-nordegren-lindsey-vonn-scandal-nike-ranking-house-golf-twitter/

*By all means, have fun with your money but not at the expense of the people that you’ve made a commitment to. You deserve to lose your money if you hurt the ones you are supposed to be the closest to.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ellie Goulding 1986

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https://www.elliegoulding.com/

Goulding has lived a Cinderella-style transformation. Having grown up in a council house in Lyonshall, Herefordshire, she found fame with a cover of Elton John’s Your Song in 2010 (the YouTube video has been viewed more than 56 million times).

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/ellie-goulding-i-understood-that-my-only-way-out-was-through-edu/

*Watch Ellie Goulding on YouTube or just listen to her music. Her music videos will inspire you to get back in the gym for a second workout today.

FOOD

Laila Ali 1977 – 3 meals – coffee smoothie, tomato soup, and coconut black rice

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https://twitter.com/thereallailaali?lang=en

Undefeated 4 Time World Champion Boxer 24-0 with 21 KO’s….Television Host, Fitness & Wellness Expert, Author, Speaker, Mother, Wife…And I can cook!

Her parents—you probably already knew Ali’s dad is boxing legend Muhammad Ali—divorced when she was young and because Ali’s mother wasn’t much of a whiz in the kitchen (the family had previously employed a cook), it was up to Ali to cook if she wanted a homemade meal.

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/laila-ali-food-for-life-cookbook-recipes/slide/2/

*These are your 3 meals for today, compliments of Laila Ali’s Well and Good

Breakfast – Coffee lover’s smoothie

Lunch – Tomato and roasted garlic cream soup

Dinner – Coconut black rice and roasted root vegetables

*Your day could look like this today – (if it’s a day off of work, or you’ve quit your job)

7:00        Breakfast – coffee lover’s smoothie

8:00        Play golf like Tiger Woods

12:00     Lunch – tomato soup

2:00        Play basketball like Lebron James

4:00        Do a boxing workout like Laila Ali

6:00        Dinner – Coconut Black Rice and roasted root vegetables

7:00        Listen to Ellie Goulding and think about one thing that you stand for

8:00        Watch the Jungle Book and remember that you are not a failure and things are going to be ok.

10:00     Get to bed. Tomorrow is New Years Eve – you need your sleep, and you’ve had a big day.

SNUB – Eliza Dushku

Review –

  • No excuses
  • Lebron James workout
  • Take a stand
  • Stay faithful – keep your money
  • Listen to Ellie Goulding
  • Make coconut black rice and vegetables

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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.

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