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Kung Fu Bear

March 29, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Nature is indeed metal sometimes.

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Some suggestions for fitness at home, for free, and for fun

January 5, 2017 Leave a comment

The holidays… girl, please. They were sorta kinda brutal if everyone really wanted to be honest with themselves. I did more than a bit of baking, cooking high octane meals, and stress eating (don’t even get me started on work). But you know what? Everyone gets a reset in the new year. What counts is how long you keep your reset going to get healthy.

In my experience, it doesn’t have to be high intensity all the time. Don’t get me wrong, if you like HIIT, by all means. The main goal is to do something that you find fun.

If it’s skipping, then do it.

If it’s power walking, do it.

If it’s chasing after your kids, do it.

Just have fun with it.

With that in mind, I thought I might give some examples of the fun stuff that can be found for free on the Youtubes. Examples, nothing more, but if it gets one reader up and moving, then I will feel a Zen-like serenity while I sit in lotus pose on top of the closest mountain. (Note, I live nowhere near a mountain, but it’s fun imagery).

So:

Barre:

 

Beginning Yoga (with Lesley Fightmaster):

 

Cardio Hip Hop (The Fitness Marshal has a lot of routines online and they’re very fun):

 

Or if you want to learn how to use bodyweight (http://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness is a good resource), then by all means.

 

Feel free to comment about your favorite online workouts and routines. I can always use more suggestions for my personal fitness aspirations 🙂

Emergency Awesome: Your one stop shop for Marvel and Game of Thrones recaps (youtube)

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

The guy’s name is Charlie, and he posts really good recaps all the time. I highly recommend his channel.

Here’s one of his recaps for this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (including the Sonic the Hedgehog snipe Skye said to Raina):

He also has a lot of material out for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, so if you’re going to see the movie this weekend, check it all out.

The 2015 version of the NFL – Bad Lip Reading (funny)

January 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Enjoy:

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My favorite scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, plus some thoughts on the EnCe (forensics) and the art of clumsiness

August 24, 2014 2 comments

Hey y’all… been out for the EnCe Prep Course. Pleased to say that I passed the written part, and now I have to work on the practical. My recommendation is that if you’re going to take the written exam and don’t feel that you’re prepared enough from going through the study guide, sign up for the prep course. Yes it’s expensive (unless you have the training pass or are lucky enough to get it paid for by your organization) but it’s worth it. Make sure you have taken Forensics I and II because they will ask you to send proof. If you haven’t take those two classes, the Bootcamp package will include it in “onDemand” format. I prefer to go to training myself because in my work environment it’s hard to get time away enough to do computer based training and I work better under a live instructor, but that’s just me.

The test is hard, not going to lie. 2 hours, 150 questions, and you absolutely have to keep track of time throughout. If you have any additional questions about the written test, send a comment. I may or may not be able to answer depending on what it is, but I’ll try to help as much as possible 🙂

The day before I actually flew out for the prep course, I managed to fracture my toe by tripping over my suitcase. That’s how clumsy I can actually be, folks. Talk about pain. One of the hardest things I ever had to do was make the choice to fly out the next day, but I couldn’t exactly cancel on the prep course and flight, could I? No refunds at that late date. So, I turned off the fear in my head and went. Still hobbling a week later (and my toes are still a nice shade of blue), but I’m confident it’ll heal. Note: If you go in for a toe fracture, 9 times out of 10 the doctor will not give you warning he or she is going to set it. I screamed, and I didn’t care who heard me at that point. But do see a doctor right away. You don’t want it to heal wrong.

Anyway, now that I’m back home and getting back into work mode, I thought I’d share a video that kept my spirits up during trainings. Actually, any time I need a smile, I click on it. It’s the scene in Guardians of the Galaxy where baby Groot is dancing. I debated posting it for some time because some could see it as a spoiler, but then Marvel released it due to popular demand. So, why not.

Fun fact: James Gunn (director of the movie) did the dancing for baby Groot. Apparently he threw everyone off set, turned on a video camera and got jiggy. Then, he sent it off to the animators for the scene and made them promise to never show the video to anyone. Homie’s got some moves 🙂 Remember: dance like no one’s watching whenever you feel the need. It’ll get you in a good mood quick.

 

If you need a laugh (video included)

August 14, 2014 Leave a comment

There are times where something completely random puts me in a laughing fit. I don’t know why, but I just go with it. This video is pretty much the embodiment of one of those fits. Enjoy if you get them too.

This is from an episode of Big Brother Denmark. It is in Danish, but I think we can get away without a translation.

 

Video: Great True Detective Parody by AT&T (what???)

April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This guy has Rust Cohle down pat:

 

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