The Future of Shopping…Ahhh!

September 1, 2010 2 comments

I absolutely give this a ten thumbs up, well, if I had ten thumbs. I guess we’ll have to settle for 2 or 4 if you count ma’ toes. I really hate trying on clothes. Especially when my son makes it seem like I put him through torture.  I don’t think many woman like shopping with men or boys because of this. It’s something we must do and yet, we have to take our time to make sure our investments make sense, clothes fit right and everything is good.

Ahh, thank you Cisco Technologies for this.  I don’t think it can come out fast enough. Please hurry.. Women want and need this and men and boys have been begging for this.  You get a super 5 star thumbs up for this.


3 Exercises to Perfectly Toned Arms

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

People always want to know what are the easiest ways to strong, lean, toned arms. Well, the exercises are easy, getting dedicated to doing them daily is much harder. These exercises are the start of strength and health. I am a strong believer in muscle confusion and creating new ways to attack and work all the muscles in your arms and body. The following sets of 3 exercises are the fastest Iíve found that work best at creating definition.

First and foremost, begin with a good stretch. Stretching your arms is extremely important to do before and after any and all arm strengthening exercises. The best way to give yourself a good stretch is to use a doorway or wall edge. Grab at and walk through the door way with your arm holding onto the edge so your arm is completely extended out behind you, as if youíre walking through and your arm is left behind you holding on. Do a good pull and twist movement and really feel it.

If you’re outside or don’t have a doorway to use, make sure you bring your arm in front and across your chest while using the opposite hand to pull towards you. You can also reach up, grab your elbow with opposite hand and pull back. And lastly, put your hands on your hips and motion your elbows, with your hands still on your hips, to point in front of you, as much as you can that is, Make sure you do both hands. Then shake it off, do an arm wiggle. And mentally prepare and commit to the sets.

Exercise 1; Push Ups- Push-ups are great for strength and really start to build your core muscle and strength structure. Push-ups give you strength; if you’re a beginner do 3 sets of 5 push-ups. If you need to do it with bended knees do 3 sets of 7. That’s your goal, there’s no giving up. I don’t want to hear, “I can’t do it,” because you can.

Exercise 2; Dips – Dips are done to work the tri-ceps primarily but really work out your entire arm. Dips can be done just about anywhere with just about anything, even with nothing.
Dips can be done:

* On the floor- beginning with sitting straight up on the floor and your knees bent, pick up your butt of the floor and start your dips, feeling and concentrating your strength on your triceps move up and down by bending your arms up and down. Reps 3 sets of 13.

* With a chair or bench-sit at the edge of the chair pick your butt up and go down as low as you can in front of the chair while your arms are holding on to the edge of the chair. Beginners might try this with knees bent and the entire feet are flat on the ground. Advanced or the more experienced can try with legs fully extended out in front of you. So when you are dipping only your heels are touching the floor.

Exercise 3; Pull ups – Ok, most people donít have a pull up bar at home. The ones that fit on the door way are really great and if you can you should purchase one. Otherwise hit the park, some parks have exercise trails and a pull up bar if not, go to where the kids play, monkey bars are not just for kids, they can help you and you can use them.

Pull ups are a challenge. Most starting out can barely do one or two. But over time you will notice yourself improving. Initially if you need help, and you probably will, use a partner to help, a chair, stool, rubber stretch band or something you can use for assistance. You will still feel your muscles being worked and eventually you will be able to do them unassisted.

Focus all your mind and attention on your arms. Pull up and then come down slowly all the way, the goal is to be committed to doing the reps and completing them. The more your arms get accustomed to the exercise, the easier and easier it gets to complete your reps on your own. Also a great way to build strength is to change up the position of your arms in between reps. If you do your first rep with your arms at shoulder width apart with your grip facing you, move your arms further apart for the next rep, or closer, or change your grip away from you. Tip: You might want to use some workout gloves, otherwise you’ll get blister hands.

Pull-ups are not just for arms, if you feel your abs being worked, it’s because they are. Pull-ups have a great impact on your abs. Reps: start with 5 sets of 5 and if you can do more, do them.

Do these exercises at least 4 to 5 times per week and remember to commit. Next I will show you other easy arm and chest exercises to add and change-up to your workout. Feeling strong in your arms gets addictive and you will start to care about your overall health.

Do FRS Energy Drinks really work?

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Have you tried the FRS energy drinks promoted by Lance Armstrong? Have you even heard of them? Their advertising is all over yahoo and various pages on the web. Not that I need a famous face to sell me a product but Lance Armstrong does add tremendous credibility to the product. I think the whole marketing campaign of “Are you tired of being tired?” sold me because I was tired of being tired. Who wants to be tired anyway? Sadly we wake up wishing we could stay in bed all day. We take a shower and get dressed because we have to do it not because we want to do it.

So I ordered it, I mean I only had to pay $6.95 shipping and handling and it wasn’t such a tremendous risk. They didn’t even put me on those automatic bill plans, so I was willing to try it. What could I lose?

At the time I was living in a 3 bedroom, 1500 square foot apartment with my 13 year old boy and my 4 year old pug. Needless to say both of them are messy. Constantly picking up after them was getting me tired. As far as cleaning, I could never do the entire condo at once. It just was way too big for me alone. So I always had a tendency to break up my cleaning workload.

Well, just a few days later, I received my package. It was a typical Saturday. I had dropped my son off at a baseball game and was planning on watching a movie on the couch for a few. I was tired after a long week. Well I opened the box and saw they sent me Peach Mango flavored can, some lime flavored chewables, an orange concentrate bottle and some orange flavored ready to make powder drinks.

So I drank the Peach-mango can because that one was ready to drink and involved me doing nothing more than popping the can open. I feared the carbonated taste that I received from Red Bull. Don’t get me wrong Red Bull gives me energy, but I have to force myself to drink it or get in the mood to drink it.

Oh my goodness, the taste was far beyond what I was expecting. It was good, I mean really good. I mean really, really good. Yum. But then I thought, I’m not really one to spend an average of $2 a can for just a good drink. I’ll settle for the OJ or fruit drinks they sell at my grocery store. Does this stuff really work? Can it help me be more energetic? How long will it take to “kick in?” What was to come next was nothing I would have ever expected.

People laugh at me every time I tell them this story, but it’s so true.

Guys, I went and picked up a shampoo cleaner at the store, which in itself is a mission. And I actually shampooed my rugs. But wait, not just some of my rugs, I did all 1500 square feet of my condo in one day, twice. I even had the energy to clean both my bathrooms top to bottom, 2 loads of laundry and mop my kitchen.

I tried the product because I love things that are good for you. It’s an entire Free Radical System loaded with vitamins and good stuff. It supports your immune system, well I’m all for that, and being backed by Lance Armstrong and many other top rated fitness athletes helped me to believe it.  And there is absolutely no ‘crashing’ feeling.

I would tell you about the Quercetin that in contains, Quercetin is found in fruits and veggies and is a natural antioxidant, but telling you that it’s found in fruits and veggies should tell it all. I love anything healthy. It’s good for you and that’s pretty much the bottom line. An energy drink that fights Free radicals, contains many of the B vitamins and Quercetin, an antioxidant found in fruits and veggies, and only cost me $6.95 to try, well, that should all speak for itself. If you are looking for something new, something real, something that really works. You must try FRS healthy energy drinks. They still offer their Free trials and you can get it at

There is a science behind their product, a science that absolutely works. If you are looking to change your life, FRS will help. Get out of your slump, get your energy back and start living your life to the fullest. You have these dreams you want to accomplish, these goals. You think about them often, but time goes by and days go by and then years and maybe you’ll get to accomplish them next year. Well, you are the co-creator of your destiny and if you don’t take action today, you’ll miss today. Your competition is going to get there first. Stop letting time go by and stop letting years go by and start taking action now. So if you can’t find the energy in your day, try FRS. Your mind will be sharp, your body will have the energy and you can set out to do all that you know you have to do. Today is going to pass by, and so is tomorrow and before you know it, you’re dead. Life is only what you make of it and starting to get your mind and body back on track can be the best investment of your life and it only starts with $6.95. Do you have $6.95 to invest in yourself and in your future? I think if you want to do what you want in life, you have to make the conscience effort and take the steps to get yourself there. You know what you lack, it’s what most of us lack and the answer is “healthy energy.” Try it, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

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Love my Iomega 500 gig external

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I love my new Iomega 500 gig external. I love how it even looks sitting on my desk. As a big gadget buff, I guess I love anything high tech and gadget Anyway, only one downfall. I am both a Mac and Pc user and I was hoping I can just use this thing for both but once I configured for my Mac, my Pc would not recognize it.   Then I heard you should have a back up for your back up. So I guess I must order another one.  Either way… Love it. Rate it a 3.5 star just for the lack of non compatability to both systems.


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Apple iPod shuffle 2 GB

August 27, 2010 2 comments

Why is this only getting rated 2 or 3 stars?

So this will totally make my workouts better and I hear it can hold about 500 songs.  Which I highly doubt I can use up.

This is so small and light weight.  I haven’t really seen this until my sons friend came over with his new purchase of one and I was in total awe.  I want one.  The cool little chrome clip can go right on my workout gear and I won’t have to buy an arm band for my old Ipod.  I do have an ancient one so I guess it is about time that I purchase a new one.

Apple is my brand of choice.  I do believe they make some quality products.  I will be ordering mine this weekend. I will update this with my vote.

Please let me know if anyone has experience with this product.


I Vote This – Hello world!

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Welcome to my Favorite products and my not so favorite products and company. Please post comments and let me know your thoughts on these products and let’s let the good quality companies prevail.

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Success comes at a price

August 26, 2010 2 comments

It all depends on how bad you really want it.   If you want something, you must seek that thing, you must live reaching for that dream, thinking about it every minute, planning it every second, fighting hard to get it.  Dreams are the wonderful gifts life gives us. They are worth your every breath.

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