Make it Happen Mondays

Checking in From Grenada

November 5, 2012
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It’s Make it Happen Monday over here at Loving the Bike, and Mrs. Loving the Bike did a great job at starting off the week with some beautiful words of wisdom.  I wanted to check in as well with a quick video post just before I made it happen with my first ride here...
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

November 5, 2012
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

I’m handing things over to Mrs. Loving the Bike who recently came up with some Make it Happen goodness that I just had to share.  I personally think these words of wisdom apply to life….on and off the bike: Thankful for the Bad by Amanda Thankful for failures, As I know they lead to...
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

November 2, 2012
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

As you read this blog post, I’m on my way to (another) new life.  This time it’s the Caribbean island of Grenada.  We’re sort of a Gypsy Family and have moved around countless times over the past 8 years….but this time I’m really planning on planting my feet in the sand and staying there...
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

October 29, 2012
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

Quite a while ago our Family decided to make Sundays an electronic free day, meaning we wouldn’t use the TV, Computer, Phone, or any other similar device.  We’re not generally electronic obsessed, but for this one day a week we make sure to keep them off and totally focus on quality Family time. It’s...
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

October 22, 2012
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

How do you make an inspirational story even better?  Add cycling to it.  Last week I viewed the Rwanda Cycling Team documentary called Rising From Ashes and I can honestly say it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  Any movie that leaves me feeling fired up and motivated is two thumbs up in...
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

October 15, 2012
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

Talk about Making it Happen, Paul Prosser writes about how riding his bike and a healthy diet enabled him to lose 35 pounds (along with his belly and excess fat), to get to a healthy 22.1 BMI. Riding to Lose by Paul Prosser In February, after an adult conversation with my wife Susan, I started...
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Monarchs in my Stomach

October 8, 2012
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Monarchs in my Stomach

You’ve heard of having butterflies in your stomach, but what I’ve got is a serious case of Monarchs in mine. If having butterflies is in response to being nervous or anxious about something, then having Monarch butterflies is what happens when you’re about to kick it up Rockstar style and totally Make it Happen....
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The Bike is Always Greener….

October 1, 2012
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The Bike is Always Greener….

…On the other side of the road.  Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….and I thought the idea would make for a nice Make it Happen Monday post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously...
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Do It Now

September 24, 2012
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Do It Now

We all know of Nike’s famous tagline…Just Do It, but for today’s Make it Happen Monday post I wanted to encourage you all to Do It Now. One of the best pieces of wisdom I have ever received in my life came from a random person in an unexpected situation.  It must have been...
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Follow Your Own Path

September 17, 2012
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Follow Your Own Path

My Monday has been officially kickstarted thanks to my wonderful Wife, and inspirational artist Heather Rushton.  A few weeks ago, my wife sent me the link to this picture below and explained how beautiful she thought it was and how it fits so nicely into the vibe over here at Loving the Bike.  So I...
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

September 10, 2012
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

I’ve always felt like Simplicity is the key to a happy and successful life.  I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things as simplified as possible, but feel that I need to go even further to really get the full benefits of what this way of life has to offer. There’s already been...
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The Happy Gene

September 3, 2012
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The Happy Gene

If I had “the happy gene”, I wouldn’t personally need these Make it Happen Monday posts to fire me up each week.  But unfortunately I don’t have it. I honestly feel that some of us are born with DNA that makes us ultimately happy-go-lucky and are able to smile through each and every day....
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