Motivation

5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

November 24, 2014
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best weeks ever, or reflecting on what things you’re most thankful for….why don’t we remind ourselves about the Secrets of a Life Well Lived? The purpose of...
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Loving the Bike TV: Your Own Reality

November 12, 2014
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I’m a believer of creating your own reality and creating your own culture….and feel it’s an important part of Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I encourage all of you to bust out of the box and make your dreams a reality.
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

October 20, 2014
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

In my opinion, this Lennon quote is the simplest and most accurate depiction of life ever put down in words. Yeah, we’re all so busy.  We all have a bunch of things on our mind and dreams we wish to fulfill…..but along the way life is happening each and every day. This is not...
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@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

September 29, 2014
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@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

In July of 2012 I wrote a post about confidence, self-esteem….and the difference between them.  It’s an important realization that helped me bring far more awareness to the importance of self-worth and self-respect.  Oh and in it, I also talked about how Canadian musician, @jannarden and the world of social media fits into the self-esteem...
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Fist Pump Celebration

August 11, 2014
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Fist Pump Celebration

I’m all about celebrating small victories, especially those that happen on a bicycle.  But something I experienced while on a ride last week helped remind me just how important it really is. I rode past a guy jogging as I made my way towards the airport where I looped around to come back.  As...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get FIT. Love LIFE

July 23, 2014
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You just have to see the backdrop used for this edition of Loving the Bike TV.  Grenada is not a very big place, and it’s so awesome to see all these people “shaping up for Carnival”.  There has been like 200 people out there every day for the past week.  I Love It. Watch...
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Loving the Bike TV: Freedom On and Off the Bike

June 4, 2014
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We all talk about that feeling of freedom that the bike gives us.  It’s been that way since we first pedaled off on our own.  No arguments there at all….it’s an amazing feeling that I’m so glad I have in my life. But I feel we should all create freedom in other areas of...
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Gross Personal Happiness

June 2, 2014
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Gross Personal Happiness

I can’t remember which of my Make it Happen posts it was that evoked this response from my friend David.  I’ve had his comments sitting on my inbox since that time because it’s both enlightening and gratifying for me.  So I thought I’d branch out from it and write a post. Here’s what David had to...
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

May 26, 2014
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

Cycling is an incredible way to get in shape and lose weight, but with the risk of sounding kind of negative…..I’m here to say that it’s going to take more than just cycling. I can bust my butt each week with over a hundred miles of grueling training, but if I’m eating like crap...
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Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

May 21, 2014
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Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

You may have heard this phrase before, but in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how this is actually a way to achieve your ultimate goals. Fake it until you make it.  Act as if you’re already there.  Just one more way to make sure you’re Loving Life on...
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5 Seconds to Greatness

May 19, 2014
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5 Seconds to Greatness

Want to know a little secret to creating greatness in your life?  Initiate, don’t Hesitate. How many times do you find yourself all psyched up and motivated from something you’ve read or heard….but then let the moment pass you by?  You’re not alone, because this is something that happens all the time.  But why?...
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Loving the Bike TV: When You’re Not Loving Life

April 16, 2014
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I dropped the news last July that I was an Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist.  Yes, I told the world I suffered from depression, and was at one of my all time lows.  During this period, I was definitely not Loving Life….on or off the Bike. So, what did I do?  Well, a few things…..and today...
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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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