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#newmusic - new year, same flavor: tracks from @therealkranium + @bigsean

#newmusic - new year, same flavor: tracks from @therealkranium + @bigsean

Every year, I get sucked into the New Year's resolution cult and commit to making a life change or goal in the hopes of improving myself.

Nah. No more of that.

The problem with New Years Resolutions is that they never feel fun.

#mustread: @muscleforlife's bigger, leaner, stronger catch up - how I dropped 39 pounds eating cookies and lived to tell the tale

I wrote a couple of months ago about how trying to balance work, life, and fitness was a challenge, but something that I needed to do for my own mental sanity.

Being an entrepreneur is tough: staying healthy is a great way to blow off steam and keep you focused. 

Since I began the program in July, I've lost 39lbs and about 8% body fat.

I started the program at 235 lbs, 26% body fat; today, I weigh in at 196 lbs with 19% body fat: the plan is to drop down to 185 and then to start the next (and my favorite phase): BULKING.

The key to the program is nutrition: if I'm being perfectly honest, my weightlifting regime hasn't been consistent. 

I've had to supplement with surfing, biking, and basketball. September I knocked out a 30-day yoga challenge as well: shout out to my boys Danny and Simon for clowning my terrible yoga technique and keeping me humble 😂😂.


My nutrition game has been relatively on point: my favorite part of the plan is the fact that you can eat whatever you want, just as long as you fall within our macros. 

My current plan has me eating 2000 Calories, 250G Protein, 119G Carbohydrates, and about 60g of fat, every day. 

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Hitting your macros every day can be a little tough, but for me, I look for ways to make the experience creative in order to keep things interesting: I'm still doing meal prep and lots of cooking.

Eating out is always an option too. Just remember: plan your meal before you get to the restaurant to make sure you fall within your macro goals. 


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Also, I'm currently crushing these Birthday Cake Fudge Stripes cookies =  crack. 

I eat these cookies daily. 

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Once I drop down to 185, I'm switching over to my favorite part of training: BULKING! It's going to be good putting some size back on / eating, a lot. 

if you were ever considering starting a gym regimen, I highly recommend you give Bigger, Leaner, Stronger a shot. 

-TL

#newmusic from @1future, @andersonpaak & more- Septem... hold up, my bad: OCTOBER playlist

I had two main reasons for creating this blog: a creative outlet, and as a way to become a more effective communicator.

The fun part of the process of is figuring out which creative stuff you and I agree on. 

Case and point: every month I put together a list of songs that got me through the month, and title the blog post: (Previous Month's) Playlist. 

Normally, by the time the post has been submitted to the site, its too late. The month has passed. Which has led to some confusion.

So. I'm switching it up. It's not a big change, but a change nonetheless: ya'll get my last month's music to vibe to for THIS month.

Just imagine I'm listening to 100's of songs for (future) you. 

Cause you da real MVP.

But seriously, I want this blog to kick-ass, so please keep providing me with feedback on ways to improve, things I should be listening to, or Feel Free to just connect. 

#blessup


Septem...Wait, My Bad: October 2016 Playlist

What Can I Do (remix) feat Mack 10 (@officialmack10), Ice Cube's Greatest Hits, Ice Cube (@icecube)

Too Much Sauce feat Future and Lil Uzi Vert, DJ Esco (@EscoMoeCity), Project E.T. Esco Terrestrial

Suede, NxWorries (Knxwledge @knxwledge & Anderson.Paak @andersonpaak), Link Up & Suede

Come and Get Your Love, Redbone, Come and Get Your Love

Represent Dat G.C. feat.  Daz Dillinger (@DAZDILLINGER), Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg), Jayo Felony (@Jayo_Felony), Big Tray Deee (@BIGTRAYDEEE), Soopafly, Butch Cassidy (@ButchcassidyLBC), Kurupt (@kurupt_gotti), Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

Blue Boss, Sampa the Great (@Sampa_The_Great), Blue Boss

I Want It All feat. Daz Dillinger (@DAZDILLINGER), Mack 10 (@officialmack10), Warren G (@regulator), I Want It All

Big Amount feat. Drake (@Drake), 2Chainz (@2chainz), Daniel Son, Necklace Don

Through the late night feat Kid Cudi (@KidCudi), Travi$ Scott (@trvisXX), Birds in the Trap Sing Brian McKnight

Black Beatles, Rae Sremmurd (@RaeSremmurd), SremmLife 2

Campaign feat. Future (@1future), Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign)

You Got Me feat Erykah Badu (@fatbellybella), The Roots (@theroots), Things Fall Apart

 

-TL

#blog - addicted to achieving: what j. cole (@jcolenc) taught me about how to get what you want while being thankful for what you have

#blog - addicted to achieving: what j. cole (@jcolenc) taught me about how to get what you want while being thankful for what you have

J. Cole is one my hip-hop heroes. I've always been a fan of his story-telling abilities: songs like Light's Please, See World, and Let Nas Down tell complicated stories of love/sex/relationships, crime, adolescence, and how worshipping your hero's is a double-edged sword. 

#book #review - down the rabbit hole of an apocalyptic england with the wake author @paulkingsnorth

#book #review - down the rabbit hole of an apocalyptic england with the wake author @paulkingsnorth

I review the Wake, by Paul Kingsnorth.

Terence Latimer is a digital marketer and founder of Food Tribe, a restaurant review platform committed to ending hunger. based in Los Angeles.