How much time do you spend on your phone? If you're like me it is probably more often than you would like to admit, though I'm sure not nearly as much as some. Sometimes I find myself pulling it out of my pocket without thinking about it and swiping through the latest news stories or shared pictures over and over just to pass the time, even when nothing has been updated within the last five minutes. The news stories... especially with the 2016 presidential campaigning already starting. Time for a media fast.
We probably keep doing this because were looking to feel something, entertainment, enlightenment or just to pass the time until something more interesting happens. How desperate I am for more positive uplifting stories, something more engaging, more productive and less... did you hear what <insert politician name here> just said?
I have spent considerable time looking for sites like ColorMeRosy, there are some who come close, but most of the time I find that they are missing the mark a little. I hope that someday this site or a site like it will be filled with awesome, motivational stories, a safe place to go and read. So if you are going to be checking your phone every five minutes it won't be because <insert celebrity name here> just tweeted a new picture, but because an awesome story was just posted on ColorMeRosy.
Also, remember that this Sunday is Mother's Day. If there ever was a more uplifting story it would have to be about mom. So if you will be pulling your phone out for no apparent reason this Sunday, please give her a call.
p.s If you do want to track you phone time, there's an iPhone app for that - go check out 'Moment'.
It was not just a sense of old timey nostalgia that held my attention when I first saw a Jack Lalanne video on YouTube. I looked him up after hearing about his death in 2011. I never really thought much about him, other than the Power Juicer infomercials I had no idea who he was. Turns out Jack Lalanne had some things pretty well figured out, one of which was being motivated. So just what level of awesome was Jack Lalanne?
1954 Age 40: Swam the length of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge underwater with 140 pounds of equipment, including two air tanks… an undisputed world record.
1956 Age 42: Set a world record of 1,033 pushups in 23 minutes on “You Asked for It, a TV Show with Art Baker.
1959 Age 45: Completed 1,000 pushups and 1,000 chin-ups in 1 hours and 22 minutes.
1984 Age 70: Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary, 1 ½ miles.
Okay so he was really fit... I get that. But he was fit way before Jillian and Bob, Cross Fit, Tony Horton, Les Mills etc. fit before fit was cool. At age 54 he even beat then 21 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger at a bodybuilding competition. He invented the 'jumping jack'. So it turns out Jack Lalanne did way more than just Power Juicing. It wasn't his strength that impressed me the most, it was his take on life. Jack used to have a TV show where he would teach exercises and share some of his advice. They are worth watching, at least for a good laugh at how our society has changed in the last 50 years. I have a collection of clips that help get me out of a rut sometimes. Enjoy.
I'm still looking for a place that sells those jumpsuits. Just wait 'till I show up in the gym with that, settle down ladies.