February 4

RIDE THE BUS DAY

MIND

Betty Friedan 1921

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*Consider today as one more step towards a new stage of opportunity and strength.

BODY

Oscar De La Hoya 1973

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An upper body day that’s all push-pull. We want him using equal weight pushing and pulling because that makes him very symmetrical. So that when you’re throwing a punch, everything is very even.

*Use today as an upper body day. Try to use the same weight (barbell or dumbbells) and focus on four areas – chest (bench press) – biceps (curls) – shoulders (military press) and back (pull downs). Then use the symmetry of the push-pull workout to throw a punch or two in a boxing workout, just like the Golden Boy.

SOUL

Rosa Parks 1913

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Rosa Louise Parks was nationally recognized as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America.

*Get out of your comfort zone and ride the city bus today. I had no idea how to do it. I simply went to the nearest bus stop and waited. The wait itself opened my eyes to people less fortunate than I am. Once on the bus, I sat as far to the back as I could and just observed a different world than what I am used to. It was good for my soul.

MONEY

Lawrence Taylor 1959

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LT lost a fortune with lavish spending and hard partying. Since leaving the league, Taylor’s been arrested a handful of times for drug possession, was caught by the IRS filing a false tax return, and declared bankruptcy in the late 90s.

*You should have your taxes by now. Look at how much you made last year. Where did it go? Make a vow that at this time next year, you will know exactly where all of your money went. There are apps and websites that can help with this. And whatever you do, don’t be like the greatest linebacker ever and waste it all and then file a false tax return.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gavin DeGraw 1977

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“Everything changes. Life happens in stages. You won’t have your story without turning pages.”

*Regardless of what stage of life you are in, listen to Gavin DeGraw today. He will help get you to turn the pages.

FOOD

Charles Lindbergh 1902 – Swedish butter cookie

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“My mother often made a Swedish butter cookie — very rich, yellow, and in the form of an O. This was my favorite cookie.”

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*Enjoy making this delicious Swedish butter cookie as you listen to Gavin DeGraw.

SNUB – Alice Cooper 1948

Review –

  • Today is a new stage of opportunity and strength
  • Push-pull workout
  • Ride the city bus
  • Know where your money goes
  • Listen to Gavin DeGraw
  • Make Swedish Butter Cookies

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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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