“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.”
*Life isn’t always easy. Trying to better your life through 365DOLF can sometimes make it even harder. Failures and setback are going to happen, therefore it is important to see them as learning opportunities. Buckle up!
Venus Williams 1980
“My daily routine, all my life, has been all about workouts. I wake up, go play tennis for a few hours, then I go to the gym, and I do a few muscle groups. I do cardio, ride the bike, run, and do plyometrics”
*Play tennis for two hours, then go to the gym and lift. Then bike, running, and plyometrics.
Amari Cooper 1994
“As far as my personal growth, my faith has been tested many times,”
“I’ve faced adversity a lot, but I remain faithful. So if you remain faithful, and you don’t quit, I believe that the Lord will bless you in all things. That’s how my faith system works.”
*How does your faith system work? Not sure? Amari Cooper may be young, but he’s got a good one. Remain faithful and believe that the Lord will bless you in all things.
Kendrick Lamar 1987
“Don’t walk — or dream of walking — someone else’s financial path.”
*Walk your own financial path. Seek out help, but it’s your money and your path. Listen to Kendrick Lamar for motivation.
Barry Manilow 1943
*Listen to Barry Manilow while checking up on your money today.
Ruth Graves Wakefield 1903 – Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies
When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield realized that she had accidentally invented “chocolate chip cookies.”
*Take it from a man who was shot at least 9 times – live well today.
Rick Nash 1984
Nash said that when he hits the gym he does a lot of Olympic lifting, hand cleans, front squats and jerks.
*Get with your trainer and focus on Olympic lifting today – hand cleans, front squats, and jerks. Try to play some ice hockey today as well.
Eddie Levert 1942
“Spend time with those kids. At the end of the day, if something happens to them, you’re going to hurt. But you won’t have regret.”
*Spend time with your kids today. No kids? Practice making them while listening to Levert.
Phil Mickelson 1970 – be a big tipper
“I want to take care of people. You shouldn’t be expecting stuff for free.”
“If someone does something for you, you should take care of them.”
*Go golfing today and tip everyone who does something for you.
Tupac Shakur 1971
“You gotta make a change. It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.”
*Lots of options for Tupac. Listen to his music. Watch him act in movies. Watch movies about him. Be motivated to change the world.
John Cho 1972 – Harold’s White Castle order
At White Castle they each order 30 sliders, 5 french fries, and 4 large cherry cokes, except Kumar orders Diet Cokes
30 sliders = 4,200 calories
3 orders of fries = 990 calories
4 Cherry Cokes = 1960 calories
So Harold ate 7,150 calories
*Depending on where you live, try your best to recreate John Cho (Harold’s) order. *It will help if you are really high and watching the movie – Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
He finished each day as a doctor by recording an entry in his personal journal. He taught us it’s always a great idea to take time to reflect, to move mindfully through our days and constantly examine why we do what we do.
*Hopefully you have had the 365DOLF journal since January 1st. If not, today is the day to go get it to move mindfully through your days and examine why you do what you do. Watch Neil Patrick Harris in the television show Doogie Howser MD for motivation.
Poppy Montgomery 1972
“I love working out with a trainer when I can. It helps challenge me, and keeps the workouts fresh and dynamic.”
*Work out with a trainer. Most gyms will give you a “first one is free” trainer session.
Leah Remini 1970
“I find peace sitting and praying and doing my rosary”
*She escaped Scientology and went back to her roots of Catholicism. Find peace by sitting and prating today.
Courteney Cox 1964
“My mom wasn’t a go-getter so I am thankful that I was able to witness that and be completely the opposite.”
*Remember the work ethic of your parents (good or bad). Be a go-getter to increase your money.
Ice Cube 1969 – watch Boyz n the Hood
*Watch Ice Cube’s introduction to acting in Boyz n the Hood.
Xi Jinping 1953
China’s president Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida, where he is spending two days in talks with Donald Trump. The US president is determined to be just as hospitable as possible, having planned a warm welcome—starting with dinner at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
Caesar Salad with homemade focaccia croutons, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Pan-seared Dover Sole with champagne sauce Herb-roasted new potato Haricots verts, Thumbelina Carrots
Dry Aged Prime New York Strip Steak Whipped Potatoes Roasted Root Vegetables
Chocolate cake with vanilla sauce and dark chocolate sorbet
Trio of Sorbet (Lemon, Mango, and Raspberry)
*Eat like the most powerful man on the planet… and Donald Trump
BONUS: Wade Boggs 1958 – drink 64 beers in one day
Legend has it that the Hall of Fame third baseman once drank 64 beers on a cross-country flight from Boston to Los Angeles.
*Perform both of Sammy Watkins’ workouts for speed, strength, power, and skill.
Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811
If a slave can come to Mount Sion and to Jesus and to the company of saints in the New Jerusalem, how can you set him up on an auction block and trade him from one white man to another?
*Everyone you encounter today has the same right to salvation as you.
Donald Trump 1946
“Penny pinching? You bet. I’m all for it … I still don’t like to overspend for anything, and I will always take the time to compare prices, whether I’m buying a car or toothpaste.”
*Being careful with spending and comparing prices is part of the path to financial independence. Once independent you can do and say whatever you want.
Boy George 1961
“You don’t have to be different to be interesting, but there’s nothing wrong with being different. Being different is a gift.”
*Embrace being different today and listen to Boy George and Culture Club.
Lucy Hale 1989
“I LOVE food,”“I’ll try to eat pretty well throughout the week but I definitely appreciate food and I like to indulge, but everything in moderation.” Her go-to meal to start her day is a breakfast burrito or her “favorite” breakfast, avocado toast with a poached egg. *Start today with a breakfast burrito or a basic avocado toast with a poached egg.
*Watch A Beautiful Mind. The life of John Nash will inspire you about life, love, and work.
Chris Evans 1981
“It’s a very balanced workout, hitting every single muscle—I think even my toes got bigger,
“We would take two muscle groups, whether it was chest and back or biceps and triceps and we would just destroy those muscles, literally, destroy them for just over two hours. Then we’d cool down with core and abs.”
*Do this Captain America workout today. Destroy your chest and back for 2 hours and then cool down with a core and abs workout.
Tim Allen 1953
Allen doesn’t claim to be a perfect Christian. In fact, he admits that many of his life’s deepest struggles are what caused him to turn to Christ.
*You don’t have to be perfect. Use your deepest struggles to seek out religion.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen 1986
Even though Mary-Kate and Ashley paved their careers as actresses, they decided to pursue their true passion in 2006: the fashion industry.
*No matter what you are doing now to make money, stay focused on pursuing your true passion.
Malcolm McDowell 1943 – watch A Clockwork Orange
Despite his brutish, immoral, and illegal ways, Alex maintains a passion, even an obsession, with Beethoven, whom he calls “Ludwig Van.” Without a deep passion, you’re just another plebeian. Just an ounce of high culture makes you different from the rest.
*Watch A Clockwork Orange and listen to some “Ludwig Van” Beethoven.
“He embraced compromise as a necessary element of public life, engaged his political foes in the passage of important legislation, and was willing to break with the base of his own party in order to do what he thought was right, whatever the price.”
*Embrace compromise today, especially if it’s what you think is right in the first place. Don’t argue just to keep the argument going.
Get the secret to her awesome abs, toned triceps, and lean legs with this fierce and fun, calorie-blasting workout she created exclusively for SHAPE!
*Try this calorie blasting workout and one day you could end up at the Playboy mansion.
Anne Frank 1929
“I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I’m grateful to God for having given me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me. . . . Will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much.”
*Be grateful to God for the gifts that he has given you. Don’t wait too long before sharing them with the world.
David Rockefeller 1915
Live within your means.
“Easy credit might well lead to heavy speculation and over-expansion.”
*Start saving for something today. Think how nice it will be to pay cash for all of those holiday gifts. Think how sweet it will be to not get hammered with credit card bills to start next year.
Dave Franco 1985 – watch Nerve
Life is no fun unless you spice it up a little bit. We’re not saying that you should risk your life for a game, maybe just try a new restaurant or something.
*Watch Dave Franco in Nerve after trying a new restaurant.
Adriana Lima 1981 – best Lima beans you’ll ever eat
“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.”
*Convince your mind to win the day today.
Diana Taurasi 1982
Maya Moore 1989
“I think there are a couple of players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly,” Kobe Bryant said when asked whether his daughter could someday play in the NBA. “There’s a lot of players with a lot of skill that could do it. Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Delle Donne. There’s a lot of great players out there, so they could certainly keep up with them.”
*These 2 WNBA superstars both went to UConn and they share a birthday today. They also share the admiration of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant who believed that his daughter would one day make it in the NBA. I’m typing these words the day after Kobe and his 13 year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash. Shoot some hoops with your daughter today.
Peter Dinklage 1969
“Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it and make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.”
*You know what people are saying about you. Address it with them – now you own it and they can’t use it to hurt you. I know that people talk about me marrying someone 21 years younger. So I talk about it too. I make fun of it because it is funny.
Joe Montana 1956
Montana is no stranger to investing. He has an ownership stake in the sports app company GameOn, and has also invested personally in hot tech startups Pinterest and Dropbox
*Do the same as Joe Montana. Make investments today that will put you in the Hall of Fame tomorrow.
“I write everything down. My entire schedule. I have it in my phone, but I write it down and it helps me remember it a little better and stay a little bit more on top of things. For some reason writing it down puts it in my brain rather than typing it in and so I have double reminders. If I don’t jot things down I won’t be able to sleep.”
*Hopefully you have the 365DOLF app on your phone and a 365DOLF journal so can write everything down as a double reminder of how to Live Famously today.
Tara Lipinski 1982
“I’m pretty lucky that one of my best girlfriends is a barre teacher. She will come over a lot and we will just set up our yoga mats by the pool. Even if we only get a half hour in, I still feel like I’ve done something. I also live in Santa Monica and I have a big dog, Dublin, and he’s very energetic so trying to be a good mom as always, I try to take him out for a run-down San Vicente [Boulevard] which is beautiful.”
*Take a barre class, take your dog for a run, and go ice skating if you can.
Faith Evans 1973
“But the bottom line is it was two senseless tragedies that were the result of people not being good people.”
*Be a good person and surround yourself with good people. Have faith today. Listen to Faith Evans for inspiration.
William Rosenberg 1916
Anticipating Starbucks by several decades, Rosenberg realized early on that consumers would gladly pay more for a good cup of coffee than for a mediocre one.
*Anticipate what people will pay more for in the future, and get to work on it. Start your day with a cup of Dunkin coffee (after your two mugs of warm water).
Judy Garland 1922 – watch A Star is Born (1954)
*Watch Judy Garland almost win an Oscar in the original A Star is Born (1954).
Elizabeth Hurley 1965
Elizabeth says she drinks two mugs of warm water first thing in the morning.
Breakfast: a bowl of Greek yogurt, a banana, and a little bit of honey
Lunch: vegetable soup.
Dinner: grilled chicken and “lots and lots and lots” of vegetables
*Eat (and drink) like Elizabeth Hurley.
SNUB – Sasha Obama 2001
Write down your entire schedule
Take a barre class and your dog for a run
Be a good person and surround yourself with good people
Playing music is a complicated undertaking that engages multiple areas of the brain simultaneously. In essence, it’s the definition of multitasking. Translating black and white symbols into pleasing sounds requires:
fine motor movements and an intact sensory system to manipulate an instrument,
immediate processing of visual and auditory elements of a melody,
mathematical precision and internal rhythm to keep tempo,
*Today would be a great day to pursue music lessons. As you see, it won’t be easy but so worth it. If you do play an instrument – play, baby, play! Watch Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future for motivation.
To help Portman build a strong, slim ballerina body, Bowers supplemented ballet classes with swimming, cross-training, and endurance exercises. “We usually started by swimming a mile a day, doing the front crawl and breast stroke,” she says. “Then we’d do 2 hours of ballet exercises and resistance work.”
“I’m 76 and I’m obsessed with this,” he said Wednesday. “I’m in 13 halls of fame. A guy who couldn’t play a lick but just showed the passion and love I have for the game. I want to show that passion now for pediatric cancer research.”
Remember to give yourself credit where credit is due. It can be so easy to credit others but discredit yourself. Don’t do that. You have a lot to offer this world, but if you don’t believe in yourself it will be hard to get other people to believe in you. With that said, it’s okay to be confident and to show that confidence to other people.
He orders in his staccato hecsent: “Listen, bring me a pastrami sanawhich (TO ME) you’ll have half, I’ll have half, also a half glass tea with a nepkin … she’ll also have tea …” and so it went mit the halves around the table.
“Since my surgery, I’ve made my physical and emotional health a priority above all else. Whether it’s on my own or through guided meditations on YouTube or Headspace, I find that those few minutes a day of clearing my head & centering myself make a huge difference on how my day goes.”
*Her website is really good. Check it out. It’s got some 365DOLF to it. Use it for your 2 minute meditation.
Julianna Margulies 1966
“I like being alone with no to one hear me. I run or bike or go on the elliptical. I breathe into my body. I do a mixture of yoga and Pilates. I love to stretch. I get tremendous joy from working out. I know it sounds crazy,”
*Workout alone today. Run, bike, elliptical, yoga, or Pilates. Don’t forget to stretch.
Gabby Giffords 1970
“Which baptism truly heals? Do we need the water of God, or the blood of a 9-year old laying on a street in Tucson? The answer is profoundly and simply obvious. We need redemption gushing from the rivers of God’s love, not that of blood-soaked sidewalks.
If we don’t speak for the soul, our silence will surely aid evil.”
*Speak for the soul. Don’t let your silence aid evil. Think of getting baptized.
Kanye West 1977
“I got a problem with spending before I get it” from All Falls Down
*Don’t spend money that you do not have yet. Listen to Kanye for motivation. His music – not his rhetoric.
Jerry Stiller 1927 – watch Zoolander
*His son Ben is the star but he’s no slouch as Maury Ballstein – head of Ballstein Models, in this must watch yearly movie.
Barbara Bush 1925 – mushroom quiche
The night before she died, Bush was alert and was having conversations — along with a glass of bourbon.
*She was married to the vice president for 8 years, then married to the president for 4 more years, and then was the mother to the president for 8 more years. Enjoy her mushroom quiche while watching Zoolander. And wash it down with a glass of bourbon.
Keenan Ivory Wayans 1958
“You know, my health is no laughing matter. My vegetarian diet helps me stay health and fit. Not just for myself, but for the one’s I love. From pasta primavera, a hearty vegetable soup, or my mothers red beans and rice. Delicious and good for you. That’s no joke. Tonight, make it vegetarian.”
*Besides the FLOTUS mushroom quiche, make some pasta primavera, vegetable soup, and red beans and rice to make it vegetarian all day.