May 16

NATIONAL BARBECUE DAY

MIND

Pierce Brosnan 1953

How he dealt with his wife’s cancer battle: “I got up one night and I started painting,” “I went to the painting to express pain, emotions — to put down the agitation of the heart and out came color.”

*Maybe it’s painting for you too. What can you do creatively to put down any agitation of your heart?

BODY

Megan Fox 1986

Megan’s circuit consists of exercises like crunches, hyper extensions, knee ups, lateral plank, Swiss ball exercises to maintain body stability.

*Do the Megan Fox circuit workout today.

https://jackedgorilla.com/megan-fox-workout-routine/

SOUL

Janet Jackson 1966

“Control” (1986) Control

“Got my own mind, I wanna make my own decisions. When it has to do with my life, my life, I wanna be the one in control.”

*Live life by your standards, no one else’s – and listen to Janet – Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

What are the standards that you live your life by?

MONEY

Tori Spelling 1973

“It’s no mystery why I have money problems. I grew up rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. I never knew anything else. Even when I try to embrace a simpler lifestyle, I can’t seem to let go of my expensive tastes. Even when my tastes aren’t fancy, they’re still costly,”

*Today is the day to focus on a simpler lifestyle. Let go of one expensive taste.

What is one thing that you can eliminate forever, starting today?

ENTERTAINMENT

Henry Fonda 1905 – watch On Golden Pond

*Watch Henry Ford win an Oscar in On Golden Pond.

FOOD

Adam Richman 1974

NATIONAL BARBECUE DAY – May 16th is National Barbecue Day

“So whether it’s the extra large slice of watermelon, or we make a big old jug of lemonade in the backyard, peach pie, or we have icky-sticky awesome BBQ ribs, to me, warm weather lends itself to open fire-cooking.”

*On National Barbecue Day, have friends over for some open fire cooking. Make sure to serve them watermelon, lemonade, peach pie, and icky-sticky awesome BBQ ribs.

https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/peach-pie/51016eca-6e6a-4a4f-a8ec-a22e89223bb6

https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/crazy-sticky-ribs/

SNUB – Liberace 1919

May 15

DO NOT SHIT YOUR PANTS DAY

MIND

Madeline Albright 1937

“Learn to Interrupt, But Only If You Know What You’re Talking About.”

*Interrupt someone today. See if you like it. I know that I do not like doing it and I hate when someone does it to me. But I guess it does show control?

BODY

Emmitt Smith 1969

If you’ve got only 20 minutes to work out, what’s your routine?

Emmitt Smith: Ride my TREK bike

*Ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes and move on with your day.

How many miles did you get in 20 minutes?

SOUL

Ray Lewis 1975

“Your legacy is how you are remembered. It’s your story retold long after you are gone. It’s based on the greatness you have achieved and the people you have inspired. It’s the driving force behind our lives.”

*If you died right now, what would your legacy be?

If you don’t like the answer, start fixing it today.

MONEY

Andy Murray 1987

What does Andy Murray invest in?     Property, property, and more property. 

*Investigate investing in property today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jamie Lynn Sigler 1981 – watch The Sopranos

*Watch Jamie Lynn Sigler as the daughter who grows up on HBO’s The Sopranos 

FOOD

George Brett 1953 – drunken Alaskan king crab legs

*Google “George Brett shits his pants” and watch the video and then enjoy these drunken Alaskan king crab legs. Just don’t shit your pants.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/drunken-alaskan-king-crab-legs-3646016

SNUB – Stella Maxwell 1990

May 14

DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE DAY

MIND

George Lucas 1944

“DON’T BE AFRAID.”

*Easier said than done. But simple advice that says it all. I am afraid. I’m afraid to quit my job. I’m afraid that 365DOLF isn’t going to be the success that it is in my mind. If you are reading this, I’ve overcome at least some of my fears. Now it’s your turn.

BODY

Clay Matthews 1986

“I work out six days a week, Monday through Saturday, with Sunday being my day off. My days consist of everything from field work, to being in the weight room, mixing in yoga and Pilates, boxing, and sometimes MMA.”

*Pick one… weight room, yoga, Pilates, boxing, or MMA

SOUL

Frank Gore 1983

“At Miami I was up, I was down, I was written off. When I was up, people wanted to be around me. When I was down, nobody’s around.’ What I went through in college made me the kind of person, I am.”

*Reflect on the ups and downs in your life.

Who was there for you?

How have these times made you the person that you are today?

MONEY

Mark Zuckerberg 1931

“You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.”

*5 1/2 months into this year. Hopefully you are trying something towards your dream business. If not – today is the day to get started.

ENTERTAINMENT

Cate Blanchett 1969 –watch Blue Jasmine

*Watch Blanchett win an Oscar in Blue Jasmine – use it as motivation to tighten up your budget.

FOOD

Rob Gronkowski 1989 – Gronk’s Mom’s Homemade Chicken Souffle

Gronk’s favorite home cooked meal: “I have to go with my mom’s homemade chicken soufflé. No one else has ever made it before and no one else has ever heard of it. I’m not even really sure what’s in it. I know there’s bread, chicken, a little soup, there’s cheese on top – I’m not exactly sure what else is in it but it’s bomb and not one of my friends has ever turned it down. That’s my favorite. Whenever my mom comes into town she makes a whole platter.”

CROSSOVER – MONEY

“To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school.”  – Gronk

*Enjoy Gronk’s mom’s chicken souffle and his money advice too. If you do drink like Gronk – follow the advice Tom Brady gave him.

https://www.today.com/food/rob-gronkowski-s-favorite-childhood-meal-cooked-mom-t147864

One twist to TB12 was that Brady does not drink alcohol, so they had to come up with a plan that would allow Gronk to keep drinking. The alcohol diet is simple: For every alcoholic beverage, you must drink at least three glasses of water “to make up for cheating, to offset the ramifications.”

*Drink 3 glasses of water for every alcoholic drink today.

SNUB – Miranda Cosgrove 1993

May 13

LA BAMBA DAY

MIND

Stephen Colbert 1964

“Accept suffering. Learn to love loss and pain.”

*How can you show loss who is boss and grow as a person?

BONUS: Darius Rucker 1966

In “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” Rucker reminds us of the importance of perseverance and courage.

“It won’t be like this for long. One day soon we’ll look back laughing.”

BODY

Robert Pattinson 1986

“The actor has cut down on alcohol and has stripped back on processed meat and fried foods as a way of accelerating his physical transformation,”

*Try Robert Pattinson’s pre-Batman beasting plan.

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3169260/how-did-robert-pattinson-get-shape-batman-his-fitness

SOUL

Stevie Wonder 1950

Faith plays strongly into Wonder’s life. You can hear it in his music, such as in the song “Have a Talk With God,” where he repeatedly sings: “When you feel your life’s too hard, just go have a talk with God.”

*Have a talk with God today. Listen to Stevie Wonder for inspiration.

MONEY

Joe Louis 1914

Louis spent money like it might rot shortly after going into his pockets.

*Money is not evil or dirty. Don’t be afraid to hold on to your money. Joe Louis had several rainy days after his boxing career was over, unfortunately he had not saved for a rainy day.

How are you saving for a rainy day?

BONUS: Dennis Rodman 1961 – “Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other fifty percent is money.”

ENTERTAINMENT

Harvey Keitel 1939 – watch Bugsy

Watch Harvey Keitel almost win an Oscar in Bugsy.

FOOD

Ritchie Valens 1941 – La Bamba Casserole

The news of the crash shocked the country. Ritchie was only 17 years old when he died. In 1971, Don McLean penned the song “American Pie,” which immortalized the crash as “the day the music died.”

*You should have some American Pie left from yesterday for dessert today, after eating this La Bamba casserole.

https://www.food.com/recipe/la-bamba-casserole-96017

BONUS: Bea Arthur 1922 – wash it all down with Bea Arthur’s Underpants.

https://www.barnonedrinks.com/drinks/b/bea-arthurs-underpants-483.html

SNUB – Debby Ryan 1993

May 12

HAVE THE MEATS DAY

MIND

Yogi Berra 1925

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours,” 

*Go to things. Go to weddings. Go to funerals. Let people know that you are supporting them. I was married on 7/1/17 and my dad’s funeral was on 6/2/18. My friends who were there for me on both days will always be special to me.

BODY

Emily VanCamp 1986

Her workouts focus on Pilates, planks, push-ups, or side extensions-just basically a lot of body movements using her body weight.

*Work out like Emily VanCamp aka Sharon Carter.

Pilates []          Planks []          Push-ups []                  Side extensions []

SOUL

George Carlin 1937

“I’ve begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, and a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to “God” are all answered at about the same 50% rate.”

What are your thoughts on worshipping the sun?

MONEY

Tony Hawk 1968

“You can live comfortably and be happy and not always aspire for something bigger and better – for more. I did that for a big part of my life and realized that it’s more fun to embrace what you have and to enjoy those things, even if it’s not the most expensive or flashiest.”

*Embrace what you have and enjoy your life. Your life might be better if you were like Tony Hawk and made a fortune out of doing what you love.

ENTERTAINMENT

Katharine Hepburn 1907 – watch Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

*Watch Hepburn win one of her four Oscars in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

BONUS: Rami Malek 1981 – watch Bohemian Rhapsody

*Watch Rami Malek win an Oscar as Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

FOOD

Ving Rhames 1959

Ving Rhames is the voice on the “WE HAVE THE MEATS!” Arby’s ads.

*Have the meats at Arby’s but save room for dessert

BONUS: Jason Biggs 1978 – American apple pie for dessert

*Make an American apple pie for dessert. Just EAT the pie.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/12092/american-apple-pie/

SNUB – Florence Nightingale 1820

May 11

AF DAY

MIND

Salvador Dali 1904

To transcend his shyness, his uncle told him to become an actor in his relations with the people around him, and to pretend he was an extrovert with every soul, including his closest friends.

*Act today. Act the part of who you want to be.

BODY

Cam Newton 1989

Newton and his teammates end their workout with a Competitive Row Relay, a finisher that not only works their conditioning but also builds mental toughness. 

*Get on that rowing machine at the gym and challenge someone to out row you.

SOUL

Louis Farrakhan 1933

“I am hoping that in this year of the family we will go into our families and reconcile differences.”

*Which family members did you reconcile differences with?

MONEY

Robert Jarvik 1946

Inventor of the artificial heart

“What matters is if something is successfully created that really fills an important need. I’m trying to do that.”

*What can you create that really fills an important need?

ENTERTAINMENT

Natasha Richardson 1963 – watch Cabaret

*Watch Natasha Richardson win a Tony for best actress in a musical.

What did you learn from her character?

FOOD

Amanda Freitag 1972 – Terrific Turkey Burger

What’s your guilty pleasure food?

AF: “I would have to say burgers. When I get that craving for a juicy, meaty hamburger, there is nothing else that can satisfy me.”

*You had a Good Burger yesterday. Now make this guilty pleasure turkey burger. It’s satisfying AF.

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/amanda-freitag/terrific-turkey-burger-3415243

SNUB – Sabrina Carpenter 1999

May 10

YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE GUINNESS DAY

MIND

Bono 1960

“As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.”

*When is the next time you will have fun?

How can you change the world?

BODY

Halston Sage 1993

“My favorite weekend activity is riding bikes to breakfast.”

*Ride your bike to breakfast this morning.

SOUL

Lauren Potter 1990

“I know that people can be wrong when they judge someone else just because they are different. We are all different. And that isn’t bad, it’s just, well, different!”

*If you judge people, stop. Right now. Don’t do it anymore, starting today.

MONEY

Missy Franklin 1995

“It took me a long time to say the words, “I am retiring.” A long, long time. But now I’m ready.”

“I’m ready to not be in pain every day. I’m ready to become a wife and, one day, a mother. I’m ready to continue growing each and every day to be the best person and role model I can be. I’m ready for the rest of my life.”

*Know when it is time to retire. You are working to live. Not living to work.

ENTERTAINMENT

Fred Astaire 1899 – watch The Towering Inferno

*Watch Astaire almost win an Oscar in The Towering Inferno.

FOOD

Kenan Thompson 1978 – good burger

*Listen to U2 while making this Good Burger and then watch the movie that inspired it.

https://www.foodandwine.com/comfort-food/burgers/burger-recipes

“You’ve gotta have Guinness.” – Bono

*You’ve got to have Guinness to wash down the Good Burger

SNUB – John Wilkes Booth 1838 and Mark David Chapman 1955 (If you are going to be an assassin, make sure you are going by all 3 of your names)

May 9

PIANO MAN DAY

MIND

Billy Joel 1949

“Don’t be afraid of mistakes, because the only original thing we ever do is make mistakes.”

*What was your biggest mistake today and how did you learn from it?

BODY

Prince Fielder 1984

Fielder’s off-season workout included 4 hours of workouts a day. 2 hours of cardio and Pilates with his wife, an hour of boxing, and an hour of weight-training.

*Try to do all of this today. Or at least one part of it.

SOUL

John Brown 1800

His soul goes marching on inside every American.

*Brown was so passionate about the abolition of slavery; he gladly gave his life to the cause. The Union’s fight song would become – John Brown’s Body.

Who will your soul go marching on inside of?

MONEY

JM Barrie 1860

“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”

*If you don’t like your job, you can quit or find ways to make it more enjoyable.

ENTERTAINMENT

Glenda Jackson 1934

*Watch Jackson win her first of two Oscars in ‘Women in Love’

FOOD

Rosario Dawson 1979

“I’m great at salads because I love chopping things up, but I also enjoy making dishes like coconut rice with pork chops.”

*Chop things up for a salad and coconut rice with pork chops for dinner.

https://creativecrucian.com/blog/fried-pork-chops-with-coconut-rice

SNUB – Candice Bergen 1946

May 8

THE BUCK STOPS HERE DAY

MIND

Harry S Truman 1884

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”

*In your life, the buck stops with you.

BODY

Olivia Culpo 1992

“I eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours, and stay away from liquid calories. Juice is a killer. The sugar will go straight to your butt.”

*Be like Ms. Universe and eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours. And NO juice!

SOUL

Kemba Walker 1990

“Life has been great. Just being able to live my dream, play basketball for a living, being able to take care of my family, it’s been everything I expected.”

*A lot of people doubted the undersized Walker could make it in the NBA. His heart and soul led him to living his dream.”

MONEY

Bill Cowher 1957

“There’s balance in my life here that I’ve never had before and that’s pretty special.”

*Cowher retired as a coach to achieve a better work-life balance. What is your plan?

ENTERTAINMENT

Enrique Iglesias 1975

*Listen to the Grammy winning Enrique Iglesias. He could be your hero, baby.

FOOD

Don Rickles 1926 – baked beans

https://www.cooks.com/recipe/bm7n90hx/don-rickles-beans.html

BONUS: Candace Nelson 1974 – orange cranberry cupcakes

*Make yourself the Don Rickles pork and beans as one of your small meals. Reward yourself at the end of the day with a cupcake.

SNUB – Melissa Gilbert 1964

May 7

MIND

Pyotr Tchaikovsky 1840

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”

*Don’t be lazy today and listen to Tchaikovsky for motivation.

BODY

Traci Lords 1968

*Warm up to Traci Lords with this 1990 classic.

SOUL

Tim Russert 1950

“The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up.”

*Lift someone up today and see what it does for your soul.

MONEY

Earl Thomas 1989

As Thomas was carted off the field with a broken leg, he flipped the Seattle Seahawks the bird. Now injured, Thomas knew that most of his contract was not guaranteed, and Seattle would return the favor of flipping him off when pay day came.

*Your reminder that the company you work for does not care about you. It’s time to take care of yourself.

ENTERTAINMENT

Darren McGavin 1922 – Billy Madison or A Christmas Story

*McGavin played dad to both Ralphy and Billy. Pick one to watch tonight.

FOOD

Gary Cooper 1901 – Gary Cooper’s Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/gary-coopers-buttermilk-griddle-cakes/

*Enjoy these Gary Cooper Griddle Cakes for breakfast – as long as it’s before High Noon.

BONUS: Eva Peron 1919 – Eva Peron Cocktail for a nightcap

SNUB

Johnny Unitas 1933