Make it Happen Mondays

Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

August 29, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

Simple Living in a Not So Simple Society Is it possible to live “the simple life”?  Better yet….is it possible to live the simple life and be happy?  I pose that question to you, but I’m going to also answer it in my semi-professional opinion. We hear about simplifying our lives all the time….from...
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Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over Self-Improvement

August 22, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over Self-Improvement

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages...
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

August 15, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

Whoa……Hold on…..These fingers that I’m typing with right now are full of power and able to do amazing things.  That’s right, I have enough energy and power in one of these fingers to create all that I’ve ever wanted in life…..and more. Believe it…..it’s true.  We all have an infinite amount of inner power...
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

August 8, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

I was sitting here blank just a few minutes ago trying to figure out what kind of Make it Happen magic I could come up with.  I gazed out into space to think of anything inspirational that I had heard or that happened this week…..something that would make a nice motivating story.  Then came...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

August 1, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations Living a Life instead...
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Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

July 18, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Other than my Family, cycling is about the only thing I’ve remained committed to over the years.  Since I took up road cycling 8 years ago, I’ve had a Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop attitude to pretty much everything about it. On an overall level, cycling has become a huge part of my life and...
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Make it Happen Monday: Families

July 11, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Families

Each and every day….all around the world…..Families are in motion.  It honestly amazes me how on a daily basis a Family can get themselves ready, get the kids off to school or events, the Parents to work…..all the while never missing a beat.  Even when some sort of scheduling conflict comes up, all the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

July 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

Back when I was working in the tourism industry of St. Kitts, I would hear the same thing over and over from tourists about a day or so before they left the island….“It’s time for us to go back to reality”. The reply that my boss, X (yeah, that was his name), and I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

June 27, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

He headed off on the Appalachian Trail.  A backpack behind him……5 months of daily hiking ahead of him.  It wasn’t necessarily the challenge of the hike that brought him here.  It was the notion of finding himself and walking out of the trail knowing that he would be back to his true self. Jake...
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Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

June 20, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

I’ve interacted with a lot of our Loving the Bike readers and have a good idea of what motivates people to get on a bike….but what about motivation for life? What inspires you?  What motivates you?  Where do you get your passion?  All these things are related and it is small and large doses...
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

June 13, 2011
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

  For this week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I’m here to let you know how you can Make things Happen with the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I’m pretty sure that any blogger out there would be stoked to get their article published over at www.livestrong.org.  If you’re a cycling blogger, it’s likely even more exciting....
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

June 6, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

It’s kids week over here at Loving the Bike, and each and every post will be focused around the Two Wheels, Fast Feet program that we’re launching today. Growing up, the beginning of June was always my favorite time of the whole year.  School was about to let out, my birthday was coming up,...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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