February 7

WILDER DICKENS DAY

MIND

Charles Dickens 1812

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*Stop saying “I wish”. Try not to say it the rest of the year. Change it to “I will”

BODY

Ashton Kutcher 1978 – Krav Maga workout

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When Armageddon comes, Ashton Kutcher wants to be fit enough to save his family. To get there, he trains hard and studies Krav Maga, an elite brand of hand-to-hand combat.

He also likes to go on the master cleanse diet, a fasting diet of just water, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. He does it at least once a year, he says, to “clean out the pipes”. “Plus, if shit hits the fan,” he adds, “I like knowing I could live off of water and syrup for a couple of weeks.”

*Find a local gym to take a Krav Maga workout. Also take today to clean out the pipes with a master cleanse.

SOUL

James Spader 1960

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“When one is living in a time of great volatility and a time of discord, it’s best not to operate from a position of fear. It’s just a deadly combination. At the most difficult of times, one has to dispense with fear and find courage. I try to process these times through that prism — to be inspired by other people’s resolve and vigilance and courage. And [have] a confidence and a conviction in one’s values and one’s beliefs and priorities and to live by those things, even in the face of adversity.”

*Have confidence and a conviction in your beliefs and priorities today.

MONEY

Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867

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Laura was 65 years old when Little House in the Big Woods was finally published. All her life she had struggled to make ends meet. The huge success of the Little House books took care of her financial fears and made real a long-held dream of being a writer.

*I am 47. Hopefully 365DOLF will be a published book and journal before I turn 48, but if its not, I’ll keep plugging along until my dream is realized. You should too.

ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Rock 1965 – watch Bring the Pain

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“There’s black people, and there’s n—-s…and n—-s have got to go.” Other than just ruining life for black people, Rock says, the offenders “will brag about some shit a normal man just does… ‘I ain’t never been to jail.’ What do you want, a cookie? You’re not supposed to go to jail, you low-expectation-having motherfucker!”

*No need to be a low-expectation-having motherfucker, you are going to love this Chris Rock comedy special.

FOOD

Garth Brooks 1962 – German chocolate cake with coconut frosting

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“Nobody can bake or cook like [Trisha] does,”

“She spoils me to death and it’s the best day on the planet!”

https://people.com/food/trisha-yearwood-garth-brooks-german-chocolate-cake-recipe-birthday/

*Don’t forget to listen to “Friends in Low Places” while making this cake. Enjoy eating it while watching Bring the Pain.

SNUB – Deborah Ann Woll 1985

Review –

  • Change “I wish” to “I will”
  • Krav Maga workout
  • Have confidence in your beliefs
  • It’s never too late
  • Watch Bring the Pain
  • Make German chocolate cake

February 6

BUNT LIKE BABE RUTH DAY

MIND

Babe Ruth 1895

If Babe Ruth had time to practice bunting, you have time to practice those parts of your life that are fundamental to your success.

*To be successful, you must put in the work and give genuine effort – even on the small, seemingly unimportant details and nuances of life. Identify what those are for you, and then get to work.

BODY

Alice Eve 1982

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In addition to yoga, she also likes to have acupuncture – a technique that is very effective in providing relief from pain, nausea, and removing stress and depression.

*Yoga and acupuncture to be like Alice Eve today.

Bob Marley 1945

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“Overcome the devils with a thing called love.”

“On Nov 4, 1980 he was baptized and became a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. When he was buried under Orthodox rites on May 21, 1981, it was with his Bible and his Gibson guitar!”

*Whether he was Rastafarian or Christian when he died, while he was alive he preached love. One Love! Smoke weed and listen to Bob Marley as much as possible today.

MONEY

Tom Brokaw 1940

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“My father, Red Brokaw, was a blue-ribbon member of that fix-it generation. My mother learned not to say aloud what she needed, say a new ironing board, because my father would immediately build her one.”

One of the mottos of the Greatest Generation was “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

*Read Brokaw’s book about The Greatest Generation to learn life lessons. Especially about saving money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ronald Reagan 1911 – watch Knute Rockne – All-American

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Reagan’s first big role as an actor was playing football star George Gipp in the 1940 film classic, Knute Rockne – All-American.

“Win one for the Gipper,” Reagan says in the film.

The role catapulted the young Ronald Reagan to fame, and the nickname “the Gipper” stuck with him forever after.

*Watch the movie that made the 40th POTUS “The Gipper”

FOOD

Marc Murphy 1969 – sloppy dogs

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Marc Murphy’s Sloppy Dogs Recipe

*Babe Ruth loved hot dogs, so on his birthday make Marc Murphy’s sloppy dogs.

SNUB – Rick Astley

Review –

  • Practice the smallest details
  • Yoga and acupuncture
  • One Love
  • Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
  • Watch Knute Rockne – All American
  • Sloppy dogs

February 5

YOUR PREROGATIVE DAY

MIND

Hank Aaron 1934

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Reflecting on his accomplishments despite all the obstacles, Aaron said it was his motto that got him through: “Always keep swinging.”

*As I continue to work on 365DOLF, I have good days and bad days. I’m going to steal from the home run king and have the motto of “Always keep typing”. Whatever your goals are, come up with your own motto – “Always keep __________”

BODY

Cristiano Ronaldo 1985

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/train-like-ronaldo-build-a-body-for-a-better-game.html

Neymar 1992

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http://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/performance/training/neymar-workout#:ILO5q0Dfy8o5LA

*Two of the greatest modern day soccer players were born on the same day! Take this day to use the above workouts to focus on power, explosion, balance, and speed. Yes, you must do both workouts. Research and find a place where you can play soccer on a day like today.

SOUL

Sara Evans 1971

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“I don’t really love organized religion, but I love the Lord. I love the Bible and what the Bible teaches, what God teaches us through his word. But I don’t love organized religion because I think so often the point is missed. The real point is to try to live by the Ten Commandments as much as we can, and just think that through. I feel like we’ve lost a lot of that common sense in life today … Old-fashioned values.”

*Use common sense and old-fashioned values to guide your soul.

MONEY

Roger Staubach 1942

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“I didn’t make enough money in my sport to retire,”

Staubach employees are happy for that. Roger made them a bundle in his second career.

*365DOLF is my second career and I hope my future employees are happy for that. Take today to put some thought into your retirement and your second career.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jennifer Jason Leigh 1962 – watch The Hateful Eight

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*Watch Jennifer Jason Leigh almost win an Oscar in The Hateful Eight.

FOOD

Bobby Brown 1969 – Shrimp Ala Bobby

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Shrimp Ala Bobby

*It’s your prerogative to use the Bobby Brown Foods website to make this Shrimp Ala Bobby.

SNUB – Trayvon Martin 1995 and Mark Fuhrman 1952 share a birthday today

Review –

  • “Always keep ______________________.”
  • Play soccer
  • 10 Commandments and old-fashioned values
  • What is your second career going to be?
  • Watch The Hateful Eight
  • Shrimp Ala Bobby

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

February 3

CRASH A WEDDING DAY

MIND

Amal Clooney 1978

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“Love is the one thing in life that I think is the biggest determinant of happiness, and it’s the thing you have the least control over. Are you going to meet this person? I was 35 when I met him. It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me. And I wasn’t willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that.”

*If you haven’t found love yet, don’t settle for anything less than you deserve.

BODY

Warwick Davis 1970

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What do you most dislike about your appearance?
“I have a positive outlook. Sometimes I feel my face carries too much weight. When I notice it around my jawline, I watch what I eat.”

Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism.

*Appreciate the body that you have and if your face is carrying too much weight, watch what you eat.

SOUL

Maura Tierney 1965

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“It’s been a slow burn for me in terms of figuring things out. I think having the cancer has changed me. I’m more bossy and more easy-going at the same time. I say what I want and less stuff bugs me now. I was never uptight, but I used to worry a lot. It turns out, no matter how much you worry you can’t control things. Also, I don’t want to waste time.”

*Don’t waste time by worrying about anything today.

MONEY

Sean Kingston 1990

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I’m Broke & Live With My Mom!!

For his February/March bank statement, his Bank of America account began the month with $18.96 but ended the month with $6.96. His Chase bank accounts started with $370.68 and $207.63 but ended with (negative) $19.65 and $7.22.

*Worth over $2 million at one point, most of his money was spent on jewelry. It’s not how much you make – it’s how much you spend.

ENTERTAINMENT

Isla Fisher 1976 – watch Wedding Crashers

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ISLA FISHER WATCHED FATAL ATTRACTION AND THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE BEFORE HER AUDITION FOR GLORIA.

*Watch Wedding Crashers and see why Jeremy and Gloria are perfect for each other.

FOOD

Nathan Lane 1956 – beef tenderloin with mushroom and thyme

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Actor Nathan Lane joins Martha to make beef tenderloin with mushrooms and thyme.

https://www.marthastewart.com/1034103/mss2059-nathan-lane-beef-quicktime-h264-1280-720-6000mov

*Enjoy this beef tenderloin while watching Wedding Crashers.

SNUB – Norman Rockwell 1894

Review –

  • Don’t settle
  • Appreciate your body
  • Don’t waste time worrying
  • It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you spend
  • Watch Wedding Crashers
  • Make beef tenderloin

February 2

2020 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

MIND
James Joyce 1882

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There are two kinds of people. Those that have read “Ulysses” and those that haven’t

*Actually there are 3 types of people. I tried reading it. I stopped on page 323. I just don’t get it. Every year on this day, I’m going to continue to read as much as I can until one day I finish this monster.

BODY

Shakira 1977

Gerard Pique 1987

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After a dream Christmas with her footballer partner Gerard Piqué and their two kids, Milan and Sasha, the star has returned to the gym with a program that combines cardio and dance, in addition to strength exercises.

*Use those hips to combine cardio and dance, and work in some strength exercises. Make sure to watch Shakira perform at halftime of tonight’s Super Bowl.

SOUL

George Halas 1895

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“San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.”

*Take pride in being booed today. Take it as a compliment. Papa Bear Halas would be cheering for Kansas City to beat San Francisco in tonight’s Super Bowl.

MONEY

Ayn Rand 1905

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“Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns—or dollars. Take your choice—there is no other—and your time is running out.”

Ayn Rand wrote volumes urging people to be selfish.

  • Work hard to achieve a life of purpose and productiveness.
  • Pursue your own happiness as your highest moral aim.

*This may change your whole outlook on life and you will no longer need to read the Money or Soul portions of 365DOLF.

ENTERTAINMENT

Farrah Fawcett 1947 – watch Charlie’s Angels (1976)

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*Watch the late Farrah Fawcett almost win a Golden Globe in the original Charlie’s Angels.

FOOD

Ina Garten 1948 – Super Bowl Caramelized Bacon

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“I’ll admit that for me, the Super Bowl is less about football than it is about the party. If I’m having friends over to watch the game, I love to serve something that’s really decadent and over the top – like my Caramelized Bacon. What could be better than strips of bacon that are crispy, salty, spicy, and a little bit sweet? The only problem is your guests will love these so much, you’ll have to make a lot!! Have a great Super Bowl party and may the best team win!”

https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/caramelized-bacon

*The above was a Facebook post from our Super Bowl birthday girl. Make a lot of caramelized bacon for the big game.

SNUB – Christie Brinkley 1954

Review –

  • Try to read Ulysses
  • Cardio, dance, and weight training
  • Take pride in being booed
  • Be selfish
  • Watch Charlie’s Angels (1976)
  • Super Bowl Caramelized Bacon

February 1

FAMOUS OFFSPRING DAY

MIND

Langston Hughes 1902

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The past has been a mint
Of blood and sorrow.
That must not be
True of tomorrow.

*As you start your second month of the year, hopefully everything has gone well. But if the past month or your past in general, has been a mint of blood and sorrow, remember that must not be true of tomorrow.

BODY

Ronda Rousey 1987

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Warm-Up

Ronda jogs on the treadmill for 20 minutes with a 2-pound dumbbell in each hand.

Arms

With the same dumbbells in her hands, she throws uppercuts for 30 seconds,  punches straight ahead for 30 seconds. Then she punches up at a 45-degree angle for 30 seconds.

Legs

Ronda does a lot of stair work. She runs the Santa Monica Stairs—there are almost 400

Abs

We do exercises in three-minute rounds—crunches, oblique twists, planks—but the main thing is, we hit it hard.

*Follow the above workout that made Ronda Rousey, at one time, “The Baddest Woman on the Planet”

SOUL

Harry Styles 1994

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He feels he doesn’t want to be that guy who is known for bedding celebs any more. He feels it’s getting in the way of him having a proper, meaningful relationship and Kabbalah is giving him the discipline to finally quit sex for a sustained period.

*Research Kabbalah and see if it can give you the discipline you desire.

MONEY

Lauren Conrad 1986

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She’s a media mogul, with multiple clothing lines, bestselling books and her own lifestyle brand. Conrad has millions of devoted followers on social media.

“I’ve always just worked really hard and focused on what I wanted to do, and I think I’ve been really fortunate.”

*As we start month #2, continue to work really hard and focus on what you want to do. Hopefully you’re not content working really hard to make someone else rich.

ENTERTAINMENT

Clark Gable 1901 – watch It Happened One Night

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*Watch Clark Gable win an Oscar in It Happened One Night

FOOD

Lisa Marie Presley 1968

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The Lisa Marie

Elvis had his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches—Lisa Marie has taken the sandwich to a whole new taste dimension by adding bacon, cheese and chocolate sauce.

https://cooksrecipes.com/dessert/the_lisa_marie_recipe.html

*There will be a lot of healthy recipes provided this year. This is not one of them. Consider this a cheat meal to start the month of February. 

SNUB – Brandon Lee 1965 – (The offspring of Elvis and Bruce Lee share a birthday)

Review –

  • Don’t dwell on the past
  • Ronda Rousey workout
  • Research Kabbalah
  • Work hard for what you want to do
  • Watch It Happened One Night
  • Make The Lisa Marie