15 minute Magnificent Music Mix Master

We have 96 intervals of 15 minutes every day, meaning you have many opportunities to make a difference.  Each day this month, I’m giving you a 15-minute project idea. Pick your favorites to improve your day, yourself or your world. I promise you have time for this.

You’ve probably got tons of your favorite music on your Smart Phone or media player.  But do you find yourself getting bored with the selection of songs available? Since I workout 8 times a week, I’ve found an easy solution for you to make just the right music mix for your workout, event or activity.

Make a perfect playlist. I like to listen to music on shuffle, keeps an element of surprise in my workout.  But I’d noticed that my Smart Phone was rotating the same songs in my playlist regularly.  Boring!  So I changed the way I did my playlists and now I rarely hear the same song twice in a week. Here are some ideas for playlist organization:

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Lose 30 lbs in 6 months: I did it and you can too

Seems like everyone, at one time or another, has been on a weight loss or wellness journey. I’m telling you, it can be done. You can lose the weight you want, but you have to figure out what you want to achieve and stick to it.

I gained 60 lbs with my second son (thank you iron deficiency and near bed rest). It took me 18 months to lose the first 30 lbs because I didn’t use the strategies that I’m going to tell you. Then, one day after trying on my fabulous professional clothes (and they still didn’t fit), I realized I needed to make some changes–because I wasn’t buying a new full wardrobe sheerly out of principle. My current clothes were great, I just needed to be able to fit into them.

Once I made some important changes, I was able to lose the last 30 lbs in 6 months. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

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