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Thinking Fast and Slow, and bonus

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. From Amazon : “In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast,…

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The Test of Winter

I try to start my posts with a nice, applicable quote because It sets the stage for the post to come I can use it to tie everything together in a bow at the end, and Much smarter people have already said it much better than I ever could But when I went looking for…

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Holiday Giveaway

The good folks at Huckberry and Art Of Manliness have teamed up for 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Check it out here! Brett over at Art Of Manliness has been a major inspiration to me over the years, including being a part of the reason I started this blog. Head over, sign up for the…

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Rethinking Challenging Kids

As I said in the introduction, sometimes this blog will touch on things very different from body fat percentage and kettlebell swings. I am a man who is a husband and a father, among other things, and I aim to improve myself in them just the same as my physical stats. If you’re parenting a…

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The Icy Plunge

Today was the Polar Plunge, my very first, and boy was it something. I showed up to the park grounds about an hour before the plunge and it was, at once, exactly what I expected, and completely surprising. It was much more of a full on event than I expected. And much more of a…

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Progress Update

It’s been about two weeks since my current routine cycle started, so I figured an update was in order. Things are not progressing as I had hoped they would. I guess I should have known it would be hard to start something new during a time where my schedule was going to be very erratic.…

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Taking the Polar Plunge

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of things like the Polar Bear Club and Polar Plunges. I could just never wrap my head around the videos of large groups of people in bathing suits, their breath condensing in the cold of winter, jumping into frozen lakes for “fun.” These must…

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Give Me Sugar

It’s pretty amazing what happens when you go from a relatively strict, pretty clean diet, to allowing yourself some sugary treats. Actually, it’s scary, and over the last few weeks I’ve seen what it can do to me. It all started very innocently when Halloween candy started to pop up here and there. I was…

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Daily Routine

13 November 2017 – 31 December 2017 Purpose: Build on the successes and lessons learned from the baselining cycle. *Note – I intended for the previous cycle to end on 31 October, but I got buried under work and life and didn’t want to start a new routine without having written this up. I continued…

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