Make it Happen Mondays

Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

April 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

March 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

March 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to: Leap I took a leap of faith today It was nothing like I thought...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

March 7, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

Dreams Dreams can be chased They can guide you Push you Motivate the hell out of you Dreams can also be caught Lived out in reality Enjoyed Spending each day in amazement They can also be put on hold For something bigger Not lost Just paused for another time But the most important thing...
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

February 21, 2011
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

A few weeks ago I came across what I felt was one of the most powerful posts I’ve read in a very long time.  It spoke very strongly to me and I felt it would make a great addition to our Make it Happen Monday series over here at Loving the Bike.  So today...
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

February 14, 2011
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

Like everything in life, it’s a lot simpler to achieve something when you set a goal for yourself and go after it.  I mentioned a simple formula for goal achievement in last week’s “Make It Happen Mondays” post: Create a goal, Get excited about it, and Make it Happen….and this week I’m here to...
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Keep on Making it Happen

February 7, 2011
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Keep on Making it Happen

I had only planned on running our “Make it Happen Mondays” feature for the month of January….but every week is a great time to Make it Happen, right?  I received a whole lot of positive feedback on our Monday feature, so I’ve decided to keep on Making it Happen. One year ago yesterday, the...
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

January 31, 2011
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

Each Monday in January we posted our “Make it Happen Monday” articles in an effort to help inspire and motivate you to reach your ultimate weight goals. Today is the “bonus” 5th Monday of the month and I wanted to wrap things up with my overall HOT LIST. I’m not a licensed nutritionist, but what...
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Bryan is Making it Happen

January 24, 2011
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Bryan is Making it Happen

When we came out with our Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book on December 27th, we offered up the challenge (and reward) for all those who would commit to going on the program.  Five of you responded saying you were ready to go after your ideal weight using cycling to help get you there. Out...
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

January 17, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

For this week’s instalment of Make it Happen Mondays, I wanted to highlight a company that brings goodness to your body through 100% all-natural, organic, whole-food energy bars and seasoned nuts to help “Fuel Your Adventure.” Cyclists love to munch on energy bars, gels, and bloks…right?  Most definitely.  But with all the choices out there,...
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

January 10, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

I’ve dedicated all Monday posts in January to “Cycling for Optimal Weight“.  There are a lot of riders out there who are “cycling for weight loss” or using the bike as their way of getting themselves in the shape they dream to be in…..and I honestly can’t think of a better way to get there....
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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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