February 14

VALENTINE’S DAY

MIND

Jim Kelly 1960

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“Make a difference today, for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow.”

The message is one that Kelly, who has endured a five-year battle with cancer, has not only preached, but faithfully practiced.

*Reach out to someone dealing with cancer. Take a long walk with them today and let them know that you are here for them. 

BODY

Danai Gurira 1978

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Gurira told Women’s Health that she grew up swimming, running track, and playing field hockey. These days, she also enjoys doing yoga and jogging with her dog.

*Lots of choices for a workout today. Swimming, running, field hockey, yoga, or jogging with your dog. Watch Gurira in The Walking Dead and/or Black Panther for motivation.

SOUL

Frederick Douglass 1818

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“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

*If prayer isn’t working, try praying with your legs today. Put yourself and what you want into action.

MONEY

Michael Bloomberg 1942

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“Don’t take a job based on salary, but on how much you think you can grow at a company.”

*I took a job with low salary and no room to grow at the company. 24 years into my teaching career I realize this and it’s why I want to make a change. It’s never too late and hopefully one day I’ll struggle to give away my entire fortune before I die like Bloomberg.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rob Thomas 1972

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“My songs are more famous than I am, and I’m OK with that.”

*Listen to Matchbox Twenty and his solo songs that are more famous than he is.

FOOD

Florence Henderson 1934 – flour-less chocolate cakes

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From Who’s Cooking With Florence Henderson

http://www.rl.tv/shows/whos-cooking-with-florence-henderson/recipes/govinde28099s-individual-flourless-chocolate-cakes/

*It is Valentine’s Day. Make these cakes for someone special. Eat them together while watching some Brady Brunch

SNUB – Jadeveon Clowney 1993

Review –

  • Reach out to someone dealing with cancer
  • Walking Dead/Black Panther workout
  • Pray with your legs
  • How much can you grow at your job?
  • Listen to Rob Thomas
  • Make flour-less chocolate cakes

February 13

STRAIGHT CASH HOMEY DAY

MIND

Mike Krzyzewski 1947

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“Never underestimate the immense power of your imagination.”

*If you don’t think your goals are a little crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough. Without allowing your mind to imagine something great is possible, the chances of it happening are slim to none. Instead of going to work every day to check off a task list, start thinking about what more is possible in your current role. What else could you do or come up with that could change the course of your career or company?

BODY

Henry Rollins 1961

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“I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself.”

http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/strength-articles/iron-henry-rollins

*Be better than your parents. Be better than your friends. Be yourself today and crush Rollins’s balanced workout

SOUL

Stockard Channing 1944

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“We all like to think we’ve done things right in life, and then it’s appalling to find we’ve maybe really screwed something up – and that to me is very moving and very human.”

*What’s something that you’ve done right in life? What’s something that you’ve really screwed up? Reflect on both of these things today.

MONEY

Randy Moss 1977 – “Straight cash homey”

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“Straight cash, homey.”

*Only use cash today. If need be, go to the ATM and get out X amount of money for the day and only use it. I know that I am too loose with my debit card, but more disciplined with cash.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Mena Suvari 1979 – watch American Beauty

*Remember that the beauty of innocence is much better than physical beauty as you watch American Beauty.

FOOD

Jerry Springer 1944 – mashed potato meatloaf

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http://www.free-recipes.co.uk/jerry-springer-s-mashed-potato-meatloaf.html

*While eating Jerry’s mashed potato meatloaf, watch an episode of his show. It will instantly make you feel better about yourself. Of all the food I made last year, this was the biggest hit. 

SNUB – Peter Gabriel 1950

Review –

  • Don’t underestimate your imagination
  • “Be Better” workout
  • Reflect on your successes and failures
  • Use straight cash
  • Watch American Beauty
  • Make Jerry’s Mashed Potato Meatloaf

February 12

EVOLUTION AND EMANCIPATION DAY

MIND

Charles Darwin 1809

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“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”

Darwin would explain this unique adaption to the rose by saying that there are different kinds of roses, and the roses suitable to the condition of the specific environment will go onto breed, and the roses that are not suitable to the environment will soon cease to exist.

*Take time today to smell the evolved roses. Read some poetry and listen to music.

If you are caught up on your reading, dive into “The Origin of Species”

BODY

Josh Brolin 1968

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Off Day Workout

  • Warm up 10 mins on treadmill 15 incline at 3mph
  • 45 mins boxing
  • 25 mins lifting (warm up essential then heavy for 8 to 12 then two drop sets much lighter and slow) – 4 sets of those
  • 30 mins cardio (either elliptical back and forth from 15 to 21 in minute and 2 minute intervals)
  • Abs: 3×10 hanging leg raises all the way to the top and squeeze; 5 x 1 minute planks mixed with 3 x 20 (10 each side) slow bicycles with a one second squeeze at the top of each one)
  • Stretch

*Knock out Brolin’s “off day workout”. It’ll make you wonder what his regular workouts are like.

Earlier this year it was suggested to have a fitness role model. BROlin is mine.

SOUL

Bill Russell 1934

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Bill Russell is a winner on and off the court. In honor of his passion, dedication and persistence to succeed against all odds, each year the Summit Bank Foundation will award a four-year Bill Russell Scholarship to a student who has overcome adversity in their journey for success in education.

http://summitbankfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/bill-russell-scholarship-fund/

*Think how easy it would have been for Bill Russell to rest on his laurels. Instead he continues to make a difference well into his 80s. Make a difference yourself today. Donate to the above charity or find one that is going to help the cause of fighting social injustice in your community.

MONEY

Abraham Lincoln 1809

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Lincoln made cuts that he felt were absolutely necessary to get his debts paid. Interestingly, he was also willing to slash his largest expense: his home expenses. He was willing to live in a “four-dollar-a-day tavern” to eliminate debt more quickly.

*Don’t beat yourself up about your debt, but make a drastic measure today. Actually living in a tavern sounds pretty cool though. Pick something to slash from your life and start putting that money towards paying off your debt today.

Not convinced? Read this quote from J. Rueben Clark –

“Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation. … Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you.”

ENTERTAINMENT

Christina Ricci 1980 – watch Z: The Beginning of Everything

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*F*** F. Scott, watch Z: The Beginning of Everything as Christina Ricci steals the show as Zelda Fitzgerald.

FOOD

Aaron Sanchez 1976 – chipotle pulled pork tacos

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“One of my favorite tacos! The spicy chipotle is the perfect in this dish, and you get really wonderful flavors with all of the spices.”

http://chefaaronsanchez.com/recipes/chipotle-pulled-pork-tacos-with-queso-fresco/

*No one knows tacos better than Aaron Sanchez. 

 What a day! Darwin and Lincoln born on the exact same day just a few hours apart.

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The deepest common stuff the two men share, though, is in what they said and wrote—their mastery of a new kind of liberal language.

SNUB – Gucci Mane 1980

Review –

  • Literally, smell the roses
  • Josh BROlin workout
  • Donate to the Bill Russell Scholarship Fund
  • Make a drastic measure to get out of debt
  • Watch Z: The Beginning of Everything
  • Make pulled pork tacos

February 11

LIGHT BULB MOMENT DAY

MIND

Thomas Edison 1847

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Edison didn’t invent the light bulb, he improved upon the ideas of 22 other men who pioneered the light bulb before him. Edison simply figured out how to sell the light bulb.

*There are plenty of daily planners and “meal a day” journals, but 365DOLF is going to be the best one available. It’s up to me to not only create it, but to sell it.

How can you improve on what has already been started by someone else? Think about this until you have a light bulb moment.

BODY

Taylor Lautner 1992

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“Push Your Limits.”

https://www.hustlerfitness.com/blogs/celebrity-fitness/taylor-lautner-workout

*Push your limits today with this Taylor Lautner workout. Almost a month and a half in, lets start looking for some ab muscles soon.

SOUL

Sheryl Crow 1962

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“After I found out I had breast cancer, it made me redefine and refine my life. I want to encourage everybody to quiet your brain, even if it is just for five minutes a day, so that you are able to tap into the divine and what is for you,”

*Redefine and refine your life, starting today. After you quiet your brain for five minutes, listen to some Sheryl Crow for inspiration.

MONEY

Kelly Rowland 1981

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“I remember just going completely nuts on trips to Paris and Italy, blowing like 30 grand in 30 minutes at Bergdorf Goodman. It was ridiculous. Eventually, I started to realize that my AmEx bill was really, really high and I needed to chill out.”

*Get your credit card statements out and look at them. Is it time to chill out? Can you pay your bills?

ENTERTAINMENT

Burt Reynolds – watch Boogie Nights

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Burt Reynolds hated ‘Boogie Nights’ so much that he fired his agent afterward

*Watch Burt Reynolds almost win an Oscar in Boogie Nights.

FOOD

Jennifer Aniston 1969 – lean carbonara

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Do you have a signature recipe?

“Pasta is the only one I really, really like to do. The one I make all the time is a lean carbonara. On the pasta, I put eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, and a little sautéed red onion and garlic. It’s simple—no cream, no butter, no oil, no nothing. Sometimes I’ll add a little pasta water if needed.”

*Invite your FRIENDS over and enjoy this lean carbonara. Invite me over and I’ll be there for you.

SNUB – Sarah Palin 1964 and Alex Jones 1974 – maybe having a birthday Tea Party

Review –

  • Improve on what someone else has started
  • Push your limits – get some abs
  • Quiet your brain for 5 minutes
  • Can you pay off your credit card bills?
  • Watch Boogie Nights
  • Lean carbonara

February 10

DON’T SWALLOW THE POOL WATER DAY

MIND

Elizabeth Banks 1974

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“I suppose the best advice I ever got, frankly the advice that changed my life, came from my uncle who told me to go to drama school and study acting instead of taking a job, because he said the job would always be there.”

*I wish someone would’ve given me this advice. I’m giving this advice to you right now – do what you want, don’t just take a job.

BODY

Mark Spitz 1950 – swim

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“You can control your destiny by controlling your health. Get your cholesterol checked. Everyone else gets sick, but I don’t, was how I used to think. But high cholesterol doesn’t have any symptoms, so there’s no way to see it. It’s the silent killer.”

*Get your cholesterol checked today or at least make an appointment to get it checked. Take a swim in an Olympic size pool, and eat some foods that lower cholesterol.

Foods that lower cholesterol

  • Barley
  • Eggplant
  • Apples, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits

SOUL

Roberta Flack 1937

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Her gentle amalgamation of Soul, Gospel and folk, combined with a message of both empowerment and love, created an intelligent, thoughtful pathway for modern singers

*Listen to some Robert Flack to soothe your soul.

MONEY

Jim Cramer 1955

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“The first $10,000 you invest in the market should go to a low-cost index fund or exchange-traded fund that mirrors the S&P 500. This gives investors a way to get exposure to the stock market gains without putting in the time or effort needed to pick individual stocks.”

*Make it your goal to have $10,000 available to invest by the end of this year. Then follow Cramer’s advice for investing it.

ENTERTAINMENT

Laura Dern 1967 – watch Rambling Rose

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*Watch Laura Dern almost win an Oscar in Rambling Rose

FOOD

Emma Roberts 1991 – chopped salad for lunch and salmon with teriyaki for dinner

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Roberts keeps things fairly healthy, opting for “a chopped salad with avocado, chicken, and tomatoes” for lunch, and a “turkey burger, or salmon with teriyaki or ponzu sauce, and brown rice with broccoli” for dinner.

*Use the above list of heart healthy foods along with Roberts’s meal plan to have 3 healthy meals today. 

SNUB – Chloe Grace Moretz 1997

Review –

  • A job will be there
  • Swim and get your cholesterol checked
  • Listen to Roberta Flack
  • Get $10,000 by the end of this year and invest it
  • Watch Rambling Rose
  • Eat heart healthy foods all day

February 9

WEAR A COAT DAY

MIND

William Henry Harrison 1773

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*Everyone told Harrison that he was too old to be president, so he wanted the world to see that he could handle a freezing day without a coat or hat. It cost him his life, but he showed them. Remember that you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself.

BODY

Michael B. Jordan 1987

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“I hated it. You know, at first you feel like shit, you’re hurting. When things start getting a little easier, when you start lifting weight you never lifted before, when you start bench-pressing 225 pounds 10 times and it ain’t nothing, and then you start giving hugs to girls and they’re, like, feeling you up a little and you think, ‘What’s this?’—then it’s, ‘This is all right.’ So I learned to love it when I started seeing results.”

The sessions combine cardio and circuit training to melt fat off the abs while tightening them, and each muscle group is trained with volume for a maximum pump.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/get-body-adonis-michael-b-jordans-creed-workout

*After this Michael B. Jordan workout, find someone to hug and see if they notice the results. Watch Creed for motivation. 

SOUL

Mia Farrow 1945

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Grounded in her human-rights work, Mia Farrow can look back at another triumph—the loving home she created for 14 adopted and biological children.

*What work grounds you? What can you look back at as another triumph?

MONEY

Charlie Day 1976

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“I don’t think you should just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you great,”

“Do what’s uncomfortable and scary and hard but pays off in the long run…Let yourself fail. Fail and pick yourself up and fail again. Without that struggle, what is your success anyway?”

*Don’t wait for your break. Make your break. Make it happen for you.

ENTERTAINMENT

Joe Pesci 1943 – watch Goodfellas

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*Watch Joe Pesci win an Oscar in Goodfellas

FOOD

John Kruk 1961 – The Kruker

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THE KRUKER

Cheesesteak with American, Fried Onions, Ketchup, Mayo

Kruk played 10 seasons in the majors, with the bulk of that time being spent with the Phillies and had a career .300 average, but by the looks of it, his cheesesteaks may be just as good as his hitting.

*Make yourself a Kruker – unless you live in Philly, then go get one at Kruk’s Philly Steaks. Eat it while watching Charlie Day in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

 

SNUB – Saquon Barkley 1997

Review –

  • You have no one to impress but yourself
  • Creed workout
  • Have work that grounds you
  • Make your break
  • Watch Goodfellas
  • The Kruker

February 8

THINK ABOUT SEX DAY

MIND

Nick Nolte 1941

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“When you start thinking about death more than sex, you know you’re getting old.”

*Think about sex more than death today.

BODY

Klay Thompson 1990

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“On the court, we practice for about an hour. After, I’ll shoot for about 30 to 45 minutes. Then I’ll lift for about 30 to 45 minutes. So nothing too crazy during the season. I’m probably in the gym on a non-game day for about 2 1⁄2 hours.”

*It helps to have access to a gym with a basketball court, to combine a shooting workout with some lifting afterwards like a true Splash Brother.

SOUL

Bethany Hamilton 1990

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“The way I see it, putting our faith in God is something that each person has to come to on his or her own. It’s your own personal relationship with Him; a bond that’s as unique as a fingerprint.”

*I could not agree more. Your bond with God is as unique as your fingerprint. Amen! A great message for your soul from the Soul Surfer.

MONEY

Gary Coleman 1968

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Coleman obtained wealth and fame only to have it taken away by those who claimed to love him the most. And when his wealth and fame went away, he struggled to find a life in the normal lane with a regular job and income.

*Fame and fortune without good money management skills or the ability to hire the right advisers just means your money problems are more expensive.

ENTERTAINMENT

James Dean 1931 – watch East of Eden

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*Watch James Dean almost win an Oscar in East of Eden

FOOD

Julio Jones 1989

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A signature meal for Jones is lamb rib chops topped with an Asian glaze made out of honey. Jones is a big salad eater, only if topped with the cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. A fruit salad typically consists of papayas, passion fruit, strawberries and blueberries — all Jones’ favorites.

*Eat like NFL superstar Julio Jones. Lamb chops, salad, and fruit salad for dinner tonight.

SNUB – John Williams 1932

Review –

  • Think about sex more than death
  • Shoot like Klay Thompson
  • You have a personal relationship with God
  • Hire the right financial adviser
  • Watch East of Eden
  • Lamb rib chops, salad, and fruit salad