Fitstar

Fitstar

If you have a Fitbit watch you can also access Fitstar either on your PC or download the app on your phone and I use it myself a lot. Depending if you want the free version or the upgrades, you will get a great workout each and every time that you use it and, everytime I use it, it gives me a great workout. For those that want to get a full workout in there are some that go from 30 minutes or more but,if you are running low on time and want to get a quick workout in,there are some that you can down in less than 15 minutes. Either way, you will get a great workout every single time.

Fitstar has many things to offer and the section called get moving is the free workout section where if you are just getting started, this is the best one to pick. There are ones that are either monthly or yearly payments  called daily dose, get lean, and get strong that run $7.99 a month or $39.99 a year plus some of the free styles are either free or require a premium subscription depending on the type of freestyle that you decide to choose.

When you first get started you will have your choice of 2 fitness trainers to choose from that will help you get to where you where you want to be and me, I’m not as heavy as I was but still have like 20 more pounds to shed and thought give Fitstar a try and, it’s done wonders for my health. For those that do a lot of running and walking, there is also the audio walk and run section that’s all free and this is great for when you are either going for a walk or run or using a treadmill and these go from 17 minutes to 60 minutes depending how short or how long of a workout that you want to do. With Fitstar you can get a healthy workout anywhere that you have access to the internet so you can be taking a vacation and if the  Hotel that you are staying at has  Wi Fi, you can either get out your laptop or whatever device you are using to get online and do your workouts in the room.

On here there is also the Fitstar Yoga and Yoga I have not done yet but it’s something that I want to learn  how to do because not only be a stress reliever but it’s something that I really want to learn and get into. I just love using Fitstar because of what it has to offer and the many great workouts that you can do. If you have a Fitbit watch and want to find a way to work out from home create a Fitstar account and  put the app on your phone so this way if you want to get a quick workout in and are away from your computer, you can pull up the app on your phone and get your workout in. I give Fitstar a double thumbs up for everything that it has to offer and if you do the full upgrade $39.99 Yearly is not a bad price.

Being Well Groomed

Being Well Groomed

In order to look our best every single day, being well groomed is very important and this will come in handy during important things in life such as job interviews and meeting people. Everyday you wanna make sure that your hair is combed neatly plus along with that showered,clean fingernails and plenty of deodorant because you don’t want to have any bad grooming habits and having that will be a turnoff to others around you.

If you are going to a job interview in just shorts,A tank top, unshowered and not properly groomed, chances are you won’t get that job but if you are serious by following great grooming habits and are well dressed you have a greater chance of getting that job plus when you introduce yourself to others with being well groomed and cleaned, that also shows great confidence in yourself and others will see how serious you are. Also a important part of grooming is facial appearance so it best to have either a clean shave face or a face with less facial hair in order to look neat and clean.

Keeping your teeth brush is also a very important key to being well groomed and we all know nobody wants to be around someone with bad breath because, that will turn people off. Keeping your teeth brushed on a regular basis along with flossing and the use of mouthwash can also be a helpful use to having fresh and clean breath. When you are wearing different types of clothing, you wanna make sure that there are no holes in any shirts pants, shorts socks, or shoes that you are about to wear and also make sure that they are clean and have no wrinkles in them. If you are going out on the town for the night with family or friends, you wanna look nice and not be all sloppy because, wearing wrinkled clothes shows laziness.

I know in the past my grooming has not been all that good but I’m now learning to take is seriously and make sure that before I get dressed,making sure what I am about to put on is free of any wrinkles and if need to put it in the dryer for a few moments to get any wrinkles out because along with being well groomed, appearance is also very important as well. Also if you are someone that works from home and your are attending a seminar, this is where being well groomed is a very important key to live by because you don’t wanna be shaking hands and having dirty fingernails, bad breath and smelled like you have not showered in a century you will lose that person but if you are well groomed and cleaned you will gain that person’s trust and for sure the trust of others. When you are being well groomed and take your appearance to heart, that shows that you care about how you look and always want to make sure that you are groomed well daily. It’s always very important to keep yourself very well groomed.

Being Consistent

Being Consistent

 

When you are learning a skill or have a task that needs to get done, being consistent is a very important key and along with that comes the  self discipline that’s needed in order to be fully dedicated to everything that you do. Let’s say you are a student that’s in school and learning about history plus this is when your teacher really needs you be be  consistent in learning which means not playing games and taking it at a serious level otherwise of you are not paying attention ,your teacher won’t be happy and that makes a double waste of time, your time and the teacher’s time.

For those who want to learn how to play an instrument like the drums for example, when you are being taught you need to pay full attention to what the instructor is saying so you don’t miss out on any important things that you need to know. You also may be giving a practice at home assignment to work on and when you come back for more lessons the teacher may want you to practice the lessons that you had done at home to see how far along you have gone or to see if you need more improvement and that all depends on how serious that you have been taking the consistency.

In order to stay consistent you also must be fully dedicated to what you are doing which also means making some sacrifices to get things done. Myself I had to make a lot of sacrifices and give up a lot of my favorite foods for a while so I can get healthy and trimmer plus I lost 30 pounds and only have 20 more to lose. You also may be the one who works a full time job but you wanna work from home so you can have more time with family,friends plus be able to travel and buy the things that you want but, we know that will take full dedication and consistency to get there. There are those who are fully dedicated and there are those that will be dedicated for a few days and then slack off and on top of that they will blame others and make as many excuses as they can to get a free ticket. When you mess up and are not being consistent you need to  stop blaming others and admit to your faults. The way that you can truly fix that is by making a promise to yourself that you will be consistent at all times noexcuses.

When a person is being consistent, that will help that person grow and develop into something great in life plus the more dedicated you are, the more positive things that will come your way. There are those who have years of success and have it to this day by doing one simple thing and that one simple thing is being consistent which took them plenty of work to make their dreams a reality but, they did it and that is the key to consistency.

 

Cutting Your Time In Half

Cutting Your Time In Half

 

When you are on a tight and hectic schedule cutting your time in half can be really helpful if you have so much to get done but,only a short amount of time to do it all and pus there are many other ways of cutting your time. Let’s say that you a eithe have a big family and or a bunch of friends living in the same household and you have a lot of shopping to do including food and it’s either you and your spouse or significant other plus you both know that one person doing all that shopping is gonna take long so the quick way to do it is one person takes one half of the list and the other person takes the second half of the list and both grab carts getting what’s needed and then meet at the front registers to check out saving time.

Another way you can save time is by doing your food shopping online and then either drive to that store to pick it up and they bring it out to your car and also there are places that will ship to your home within a couple of hours. This comes in handy for busy families who don’t wanna fight the crowds in the store plus is handy for ones who are not able to drive as well.Another thing that’s a real time saver is that a lot of restaurants now have what’s called call ahead seating where you can call ahead of time finding out how long the wait is gonna be then have your name on the waiting list then get there a few minutes ahead of time and check in with the host. This makes waiting times go by a lot quicker with the new service.

Those who do a lot of traveling have been used to taking the same route and freeways when they are either  in town or going out of state  but,when they learn about shortcuts they find out they can cut their time in half. So if a person that is traveling from one city to another and it takes them about one hour on the freeway, there may be another freeway that they can connect to to cut the driving time to half and hour not only saving time but indeed saving a lot of gas.Also when traveling out of state you can also cut a few hours off of the driving time depending what route you take.

From shopping, to traveling there are so many ways to  cut your time in half making things quick and easy to get done which makes life a whole lot easy and simple. When me,my brother and brother in law go to the movies  and get our tickets we save time by my brother and brother in law getting the popcorn and drinks and myself going into the theater to save our seats and this saves time. When you are cutting your time in half it makes things a whole lot more easy and quicker saving you time and giving you that extra time for whatever else that needs to be done.

Beauty And The Beast Live Action

Beauty And The Beast Live Action

A couple weeks back  my brother in law purchased on Blu Ray the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast and it was just just magical and pure enjoyment. I have only seen parts of the 1992 animated version but was told the remake has all the original songs plus 2 new songs made for the live action remake plus the way this movie was done with the visual effects, is just outstanding and also including a great cast  including Emma Watson as Belle,  Luke Evans As Gaston,  and Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. This movie was done with amazing computer graphics plus you can tell a lot of hard work and dedication went into making this movie a true blockbuster hit, I enjoyed it from the start of the movie to the end.

When it got to the number “Be Our Guest” I had my feet tapping and was dancing,that was one of the most magical parts of  Beauty And The beast and the other songs in there including “Gaston”, and “Beauty And The Beast. My brother and brother in law both saw it in the theater and told me how great it was, they were right the live action remake of Beauty And The Best was done plus with many movie buffs that saw it in the theater and now own on on DVD, Blu Ray, or download, it’s no wonder why it grossed over a billion dollars in the theaters alone when it was first out.

This great movie is filled with great songs, action with some great humour mixed in as well plus the stage design and setting for the film was done with pure passion plus this live action of Beauty And The Beast had to take time to plan because the magic of this disney classic brought into the 21st century shows pure Disney Magic that Walt Disney Would Be Proud Of. The battle parts in the movie had me on the edge of my seat where one part The Beast is fighting off a pack of wolves and the final battle between The Beast and Gaston had my eyes glued to the TV the whole time.

There had been many films that have been remade that were done well but I gotta say that the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast, is one of the greatest remakes ever done plus the right cast was picked for this remake of the 1992 classic. If you have not seen the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast, you gotta see it and then own it because, it’s the movie to add to your collection of movies or your Video On Demand services. When you watch the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast, you will be taking to another place in time because, it’s that magical and will last for over 2 hours. I give the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast a double thumbs up, it’s a movie you wanna watch again and again.

San Diego Pride 2017

San Diego Pride 2017- A Festival Of Love

Last week we were in beautiful San Diego California for San Diego Pride 2017, and had a great time. We got into San Diego last Thursday night and stayed with a friend plus did not get up until late in the morning. I knew that evening we were gonna have a big dinner so I ate a lite breakfast and lunch then in the evening we headed to Old Town to eat at one of my favorite places La pinata and that’s a great place to go for  authentic mexican food that will just blow your mind away and the meal I had that evening was just fantastic and their service is always outstanding.

Saturday morning we were up early 7Am getting ready having breakfast and coffee plus had to head out early in order to get a good seat.  The Parade started at  11 Am but we had to leave early so we can get a good spot because spots fill up very quickly so if you wanna get a front seat you gotta be there early. This time we had light portable chairs to use so we did not have to sit on the curb and also we knew that there was a lot of police and security to make sure that everyone was safe and can just focus on having a great time plus at the festival extra security was put in place which took some extra time but,if it was gonna keep me my brother, brother in law and everyone else safe and sound it was well worth it and with those extra safety precautions ,it made enjoying  Pride weekend a whole lot more. There was also lots of great food there as always and plenty of music to keep you entertained for hours and hours on end.  Also many booths where you can find out about different types of information including taking care of your health and certain products being sold. At The parade and festival there were a mixture of young to the young at heart plus  parents were also there with their children because they want to teach their own children about acceptance and teach them that love is love always.

We were there for both days and just enjoyed the time there plus I went around walking by myself and just was amazed by the amount of people attending San Diego Pride. It does not matter if you are  gay, straight, bi, lesbian, or transgender love is love and it always wins and that’s why I love going to San Diego not just for pride but for what the great city has to offer and the great environment that gives that beautiful magic to San Diego. If you have not been to San Diego Pride you gotta attend because, you will have the time of your life. Everyone involved in making San Diego Pride 2017 a true success I say a job well done and yes I do plan on and am looking forward to next year’s Pride weekend in beautiful San Diego.

 

The Digital Age

 

The Digital Age- The World Is Changing

 

So many things are changing with the digital age and the more time goes by the more the digital age is gonna grow. In the music stores you don’t see many CD’s being sold as you would see years back because people are either buying digital downloads of albums or subscribing to free or paid music services.Also movies and TV that you have brought in stores on discs may soon be a thing of the past because of video on demand services and also the same for video games. I remember how popular VHS video tapes were back in the day along with cassette tapes but those are a thing of the past and the day will come where discs will be a thing of the past with the digital age and how it’s growing. Also the internet has also grown in the digital age with many ways of getting on line including places that have wi fi and when you are on the go.With smartphones in the digital age not only can you make calls and surf the web you can also take pictures, make a video, play games and listen to music with all just one device instead of having to take several devices with you because, we all knew how difficult it was to carry all these gadgets with you back in the early days of technology.

 

I have seen many changes over the years plus there have been new things every few minutes plus we are quickly advancing in the 21st century with the digital age plus someone and also a group of people always come with with amazing ideas that will just amazing the human mind. In Movie theaters and at home  Dolby Atmos has gotten very popular and loved by many movie goers that pack the theaters when a blockbuster hits the movie theaters and if that theater has a large screen with Dolby Atmos, is where it will  it will be viewed because you have sound around you and above you it’s that amazing. With those who have cell phones some pharmacies offer a service where if customers want to set up text alerts and get a text when their medication is ready that can be done plus it also provides privacy for the customer as will, cause some don’t want their names broadcasted over the public address system so this is a great and amazing way to protect the customer’s privacy that a lot of people prefer

 

The digital age is growing and things are changing each and every single day plus we never know what’s gonna be around the corner next time we turn around. Also we know how popular vinyl was back in the day when it came out years ago and after many years faded out well it’s now came back as digital vinyl bringing records into the 21st century digital age. There have been many classics and new albums released on digital vinyl as well. The digital age is changing so much it’s hard to keep track of it. Who knows what’s to come in the new few moments of years from now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual Disc

Dual Disc-Disc Format Short Lived

 

The Dual Disc was a music format that was short lived but was good while it lasted.  The discs featured one side a CD and the other side the album in 5.1 surround sound and this way you had two choices on how you wanted to listen to the album. I have a couple of dual disc albums myself and now the only way you can find more if you look online to see if anyone has some to sell since they are no longer being made. The dual disc were first sold in the United States in 2004 and became very popular but was short lived because, they only lasted a short time which was a little over a year.

I remember the first time I heard a dual disc and I was blown away plus one of the 2 dual disc albums I have is the classic 1986 album Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and on the dual disc version of this classic you hear things that you did not hear on the 1986 release. This new remastered version you hear a bit more plus long guitar solo to “Raise Your Hands”. At the end of “You Give Love A Bad Name’ you hear more backing vocals so this give the fan the chance to  hear things that were on the album but was not able to hear because how different music formats were 30 plus years ago. I still believe that although it was short lived, the dual disc was a great format and another one that I have is Duran Duran’s Astronaut  and this is the album that reunites the full band plus this is another one that sound great in 5.1. There were also some of the dual disc that had extra features such as videos, the making of the album and also lyrics were also included on the disc as well I just loved hearing an album surround sound.

After a while when I was shopping at one of my favorite electronic stores I noticed that there were no more dual disc so  I went to asks one of the clerks that worked there and was told they were no longer being made and I was like bummer but they were good while they lasted and I’m sure that there is a big collector out there that wants to find used dual disc and add it to their music collection and I am one who also wants to find used dual disc to add to my collection. The reasons why they were dropped because they were costing lots of money to produce and after a while not many people were buying them and sales on dual disc started to decline because they were short lived. The Dual disc may now be a thing of the past that only lasted a little while but, in my thoughts and words I think it was on of the great music formats out there and that format will always live on.

 

The Days Of Dinners At Family Table

The Days Of Dinners At Family Table-Family Time

Back when I was growing up every meal including dinner was family time  so now as An adult I remember the days of dinners at the dinner table which brings back so many wonderful memories from my childhood. When we all sat at the table, the TV was off and it was family time and maybe at times quiet music in the background. In my days scarfing yourself in front of the television was completely out of the question, that was never aloud in my days. I know almost every meal including dinner that we all sat at the table it was more than a meal, it was family time together.

Now things have changed in the past 20 plus years where no one hardly sits at the dinner table anymore because,we are all on the go and when we get home we just plop in front of the television and scarf ourselves with food and sadly,many of us forget the importance of eating at the table as a family. There is nothing wrong where at times you wanna chill and have dinner while you are watching TV but, I would suggest maybe rotate daily one night in front of the TV one night at the family table because there are more important things then watching your favorite program on TV.

What I have even seen at dinner tables families don’t talk with each other because,they are on their devices playing games,surfing the internet etc and that causes a distraction from the time with your family. Back in my day no devices were at the dinner table and when it was dinner time the TV was turned off and there were no complaints about it either. This is something that we have lost because now the only time you will see  a family gather around a table is during the holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas other than that we are all in front of the set shoveling food down.There are some families that still stick with this old style traditional way  because, they know the importance of family time at the table.

When you are spending too much time in front of the tube while eating dinner, you are missing out on a whole lot and what’s also worse there are some that don’t wanna bother cooking and will let their own kids just have whatever they want will when we had dinner at the dinner table it was what was made or nothing at all and along with having dinners and other meals at the family table, we were thankful for what we had for dinner because we all also  knew that when we were growing up, there were many who did not have food or even a roof over their heads so we all counted our blessings. I do admit that there are most times where I sit in front of the television while eating dinner but also I will at times sit at the table with family because I don’t always need to watch TV every night when having dinner, family time always comes first and foremost.

 

 

 

Spider-Man Homecoming

Spider-Man Homecoming A Webspin Of A Great Time

Yesterday with my brother and brother in law, we all went to see Spider-Man Homecoming and what an amazing film it was an exciting ride the whole way through.  Tom Hamilton’s role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man was well done plus the effects from the spider suit just blew me away and believe me when you go and see this movie, you are gonna be blown away as well because, it’s over 2 hours of a webspin of a great time you will love.

The visual and sound effects in this movie were very well done plus all the work that went into making this movie really paid off because ,when a movie like this brings in over a 100 million dollars in the first few days it’s been in the theaters, you know it’s done very well. The fighting scenes in this movie had my eyes glued to the screen and on the edge of my seat, this was non stop action that I did not want to miss out on so I was in that seat from the start of the movie until the end of it plus there was also plenty of humour added to Spider-Man Homecoming as well. Also on board another one of my favorite actors Robert Downey Junior who does an amazing job as the role of Tony Stark/Ironman and also includes long time actor Michael Keaton that really blew fans away by playing the evil badguy Vulture and when you watch this movie that’s gonna knock you out.

Since this was opening weekend the movie theater was busy plus a lot of seats were taking up because,you had a lot of Spider-Man fans that were there to see this amazing movie and when you see it on a large movie screen in Dolby Atmos, it’s the best movie experience of a lifetime. When I saw the previews for Spider-Man Homecoming I was like,gotta see this movie and it was worth it because all three of us got our money’s worth and yes when you go to Cini- Capri you are gonna pay an extra dollar but, it’s worth it because of the experience and this movie that we saw worth every dollar spent. There was so much action in this film that I felt like I was becoming part of the action it just had me on my seat the whole entire time.

After the movie was over the three of us were outside talking about was a great movie this was and how we enjoyed it. If any of you have not seen it yet, you gotta swing over to your local movie theaters and see Spider-Man Homecoming. I had a blast seeing this movie and you will also enjoy it as well it has plenty of action that will keep you wanting more and some great humour added to the mix. I give Spider-Man Homecoming A double thumbs up for the amazing work that was done. Spider-Man Homecoming is A webspin of a great time that you don’t want to miss out on.