Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Lifestyle Challenge


For those new to the challenges, it isn't to compete against others. It's to push yourself to greater heights, have some company & inspiration along the way, and a few ideas the help get us focused. For example, you can use this waving of the analytical knife to help organize your goals:

1) Exercise/Diet - Set a specific plan or goal(s). Keep us posted weekly (or more) on your progress!

2) Creativity - Music, art, writing, acting...set a goal to complete by month's end. Keep us posted!

3) Personal life - Re-affirm your personal relationships, get to that project/chore you've been avoiding, or just read a book you've always wanted to read!

4) Professional life - Set a work goal or change jobs or....just tell us what it is and keep us posted!

I usually say that I'll post my goals below, and then provide weekly up-dates...but I think I'll make a few plain right here.

1) Exercise/Diet - I will get more area focused while still maintaining my 4-5 day per week workouts. The idea being that I can rehab needed areas as well as build on specific strengths better if I rest areas more AND work them harder when they are worked....but keep the benefits of a full-body workout.

I've been so asked about health & fitness, I plan to do an E-Book that includes a variety of my workout routines broken into 4 groups: Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. This will include not only exercise plans I've followed, but dietary habits.

This notion makes me somewhat uneasy, as I have discovered over the years nothing about what works - only what works for me. But I am happy to share that info. And will.

Dietarily, I'll be having an Alcohol-Free April.....and probably shortening the time frame again on my eating window (common parlance is "intermittent fasting") from 8 hours to 6 hours. Still high raw, but quasi-paleo (not vegan). BTW: Is "dietarily" even a word?

2) Creativity - Continue to play more gigs as well as write & work on 2 album releases for this year. I've discussed these album projects here at Skinny Devil Universe, but in short, one 3-song EP of me covering local writers, and one 3-song EP of my new original material.....and keep moving with the Monday Classic Covers series even as I add a free songwriter series and a periodic Ask Me Anything series.

3) Personal life - Organize, organize, organize....and spend more time with ALL the grandkids!

4) Professional life- organize, organize, organize....and double my productivity. Higher focus, less waste, increased marginal gains, law of averages. Live gigs, workshops, more student opportunities, Lexi-Fest & Lexi Awards......and everything discussed in the January post mention above.

Sooooo.......How about YOU?

Let us know in the comments below!


  1. 1. Exercise/Diet - taking my drive thru eating to zero. It won't happen overnight.
    2. Creativity - working on digital scrapbooks. Goal is to start and finish one this month.
    3. Personal life - get to at least 1 live music gig. Meet up with at least 1 friend.
    4.Professional: fulfill grant obligations around smoking rules in HUD housing and kick ass promoting Mental Health Month in May!

  2. Thanks David! I need the accountability!

    1. Exercise/diet - get to gym at least 3 days a week and reduce carb intake.
    2. Creativity - create new live discussion radio show for Lexington Community Radio on growing old alone.
    3. Personal life - make a new will, organize my home office! It's a mess with piles of paperwork.
    4. Professional - finish DJ business trifold and deliver to industry related businesses, keep up weekly Facebook business posts, book at least 4 gigs.

    1. Excellent goals! Keep us posted on progress, please!

  3. From one to THREE classic covers this week....might do 2 next week, also!

    Raging workout so far, too......

  4. I altered my eating from the above....will kick that in for May. I've been eating a LOT. A good kind of a lot.....