The Liebster Award! (and MORE!)

UPDATE: This is edited. I added ten questions. I forgot to do that originally because it was late and I had just finished editing my video. Will be making a new post tonight! Please read this and if I nominated you, feel free to answer the ten questions! If you’d like to nominate yourself, I am leaving an open invitation for you to make your own Liebster Award post and answer my ten questions to you.


As the title suggests, I was nominated for the Liebster Award! That’s really exciting for me and I am extremely grateful of BOTH people who nominated be; those great WordPress bloggers areA Little Corner Of MeandMyMemoirs. Both of their blogs are excellent and I’d highly recommend you check them out if you’re looking for a good read!

The Liebster Awards

These awards only have a few rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog
  2. Answer the questions asked by the nominator
  3. Nominate bloggers with under 500 followers
  4. Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer.

I have a lot of questions to answer, since I was nominated by two bloggers….so here goes! 😉

  1. Why are you blogging? I began blogging because of my love of fitness and the personal transformation I went through by dealing with a stressful life due…

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A new way to adventure.

This is my second quote of the motivational quote challenge and since a quote is something someone else said, I decided to reblog this post by beardrolloson. This might be a little too easy, but the quote by the Dalai Lama here is terrific. Also, his post is very detailed and equally motivational. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Thank you beardrolloson for the great post.

The Analog Savage

I have written several entries detailing my extreme love of recording and reflection upon the events of my life and the lives of my family.  Now we are going to try something new.  Let us just dive right in.  The entire point of this is to show that life is an adventure, take notes along the way, and get the most out of it.

September 13 2015

Last night I read a quote from the Dalai Lama.  It was about making sure you remember to live.  Ill stick the picture in here that it came from.  People have asked me before why I do some of the things I do.  I normally answer that I am trying to make my obituary more interesting.  I attempt to live to the fullest, often to the point of exhaustion.

Life is, and has been an adventure.  I’ve always kept a journal, the…

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Let’s Take Advangage Of The Rest Of 2015

This year is past halfway over and there’s a couple things a blogger, entrepreneur or online socialite can do to dominate the internet these next few months.

Primarily, we should all be social networking and behaving like a team. That doesn’t mean you have to, but I personally believe that by sharing ideas and becoming a community we have a much larger influence than we do by ourselves. Here are three things we can do to make a bigger impact:

  1. Support Each Other – this is easily the EASIEST and simplest advice I can give to you. By liking each other’s post, reading each other’s content, sharing with others, and supporting each other we are spreading ourselves across the larger online communities of WordPress and Twitter, and Facebook and so on and so forth.
  2. Spreading Out – I don’t just blog. I share motivational content on Twitter. Also, I have started doing live video chats on periscope today. The more communities you reach out to, the more people there will be who have the opportunity to notice you.
  3. Being Humble and Respectful of Others – not everyone is going to love your content, so no big deal. Everyone’s different and they might not be interested. That’s no reason for you to give up on entertaining other people; just make sure you respect the person who chooses not to take part in your social networking and move on happily. Also, as far as respect goes, if you’re respectful to other people you could learn a lot of things from them that could even make a nice new post.

I kept this short because I know there are a lot of you who also like to share ideas. Feel free to comment your own ideas for making a big impact on social media, or your ideas on choosing not to spread out past your current community.

No matter what is on your mind, I’d love to know what your opinion is. This post is for you to add on to, if you’d like to do so. Thanks for reading and have a great day.


This is honestly the right way to lift. I’m about to drop locking out altogether. After all, hypothetically, I feel that locking out on heavy lifts is probably just putting too much stress on the joints and not working the stabilizer muscles enough.

Great post by “lifeisfit”


Time under tension (TUT) is basically a training style that keeps constant stress on your muscles during a set of lifts. It tears deeper into your muscles which leads to serious muscle gains. TUT is high intensity training and proper form is everything.

When doing a basic inclined bench-press, you want to push out and extend your elbows until they lock out. This transfers the stress on your muscles from your chest to your joints (elbows).  This picture illustrates the locking of elbows.

When doing an inclined bench-press with time under tension, you want to push out but not all the way to where you lock your elbows, instead push the weight up and stop just before you elbows lock, then come down and start the next rep. This keeps pure tension on your chest for 100% of the time. This picture illustrates how high to push the weight up which is…

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9 Things Women Notice About Guys When They First Meet

Here you go fellas! Walidzone gives a fairly comprehensive list of what women will see when they first meet you. I even noticed with myself that posture is a big one for me. Overall, a fun blog post that can give you an idea of how to step up your game.


There is a saying that “men look, women see.”  Another way of putting that is that men admire and women inspect.  If you’re a guy reading this, you might think it’s all about being charmingly handsome and ‘buffed’ to get a woman’s a attention but that simply isn’t true.  OK, good looks and a ‘cute bum’ will certainly help to make a positive impression, but the female of the species are far more subtle than that – their subconscious inspection include many other aspects that most men are simply not aware of.  Starting with some more obvious points and moving on to ones you probably hadn’t even thought of, read on to find out what women DO notice about guys in those first few moments they meet.

#1 – Posture

Posture is the way you carry yourself.  It’s the way you walk, stand and how you are around others.  Women…

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Keeping fit and loving life

Ponderings of a Pixie is an outstanding blog site and this user has been awesome in interacting with my own personal site. I have found that PixieAnnie is on a grand fitness journey also.

Definitely worth a follow! Read the posts and interact as I feel we can all see a lot more improvement and steady growth if we work together as a community, sharing advice and giving constructive criticism, holding each other to a high standard.

PixieAnnie has shown this in all the great advice left on some of the comments and I feel that this blog would be a great follow for you.

Source: Keeping fit and loving life

30 things I’ve learned before I was 30

This is great advice! I advice everyone to read this for some Motivational Monday/life advice type of content. I read the post and was able to reflect upon my own life and realized this person was 100% right.

I also liked the point about making friends. At some point you realize friends from high school are mostly friends by convenience, and you want to have a hobby or passion that you go somewhere to cultivate so you can meet people with similar interests.

I like to stress having something your passionate about once again, I’d like to after reading this. You can build your success through something you’re passionate about, and go through a lot of the steps this person listed. You will have resistance, people will probably undermine you for pursuing your dreams, and you may have to make new friends. It’s all worth it though.

Read this users post to see some deep insight from someone who learned a lot in 30 years.


  1. Say it. Tell the person you like their shirt or you find them interesting or you think their work ethic is admirable. Spread the word of kindness and stop worrying if you’ll come off as a creep.
  2. Who you are and what you are are two different things. I am kind, open, vulnerable, and pensive. I am also a young, fit, unmarried accountant. The former traits stay with me for a lifetime. The cold hard facts are I am aging, my body will change with time, and my future is most uncertain. Identify with the permanent characteristics and showcase the individualities that make you unique. Don’t hang your worth on fleeting descriptions.
  3. Make friends. You’re not in grade school anymore so it will take some effort. Join a gym, take a class, get off the couch and into the world.
  4. Just take the leap. You will never feel absolutely secure…

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