DD Fitness: It’s your choice

first_imgThis article might not go down well with some.It might touch on a nerve or two.But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice. Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits is completely your own choice.(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.) Our next Lean in 2019 program starts on May 13th and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in the past few years and they now know how to keep it off. Type ‘Diet’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Low carb’, ’Paleo’, ‘Weight Loss’ or any other related term into a Google search engine and you will get millions of options for free.Look up Amazon online and you can get full systems that will help you to lose weight.Look at sites like Precision Nutrition, Shredded By Science, Go Kaleo, Authority Nutrition and they are giving endless amounts of information, again for free, that WILL help you to lose weight and keep it off.Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight.How many of you actually put these into practice?The one thing that most of you have to realize is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is that you simply don’t really want to lose weight. You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.Nothing about change is easy, but so many of you expect it to be.You haven’t tried everything when it comes to weight loss either;Yes, you have tried every PillPowderWrapGelJuiceAnd freezeBut you haven’t tried to eat healthier and exercise more, because you tried it once and you didn’t like it.So, you went back to the easy way out, and there are loads of options for those!Does this sound familiar?Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.The problem is your relationship with the food.It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.Drinking every weekendEating highly processed foodsHaving chips with every meal each time you are out,Eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch,Refusing to eat vegetables,Refusing to drink water;The list goes on and on.And don’t give me any of that ‘Sure you have to live’ nonsense either, because you have been ‘living’ long enough and that’s the reason you are now overweight and turning to fad diets at every turnaround.There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.It involves eating food.Non-processed, whole foods.But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.We have to be realistic here.Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy. If you truly want to lose weight, you must accept that you will find it difficult at times. It will be require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.Here’s what you can do.Write down your food intake for an entire week.Look at it with an open mind.Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.Try and remove that for 2 weeks.If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food in the process.Or, keep doing what you are doing and keep wondering why you can’t lose weight when you have tried ‘everything’.It’s your choice!#Leanin2019These are just some of the tips I give to the members from my Lean in 2019 program.Our next block of classes starts on May 13™ and if you want to get in shape for Summer, we can help you to get a head start on that now.You can find out more through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/ * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: It’s your choice was last modified: April 28th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man Utd fans on Twitter react to QPR’s interest in Goss

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesManchester United fans on Twitter have been reacting largely with dismay to news that QPR want to sign Sean Goss on a permanent deal.West London Sport revealed on Tuesday that Rangers are interested in the 21-year-old, who has been described as having attributes similar to Michael Carrick.And after standing out in recent Under-23s games, a number of United supporters are not keen for the club to let him go…Goss is 21, but he can do sooo much better than QPR. Convinced that he would’ve made his debut had he not picked up that damn injury— Nicole ΑΩ (@NickiDupre) January 17, 2017Selling Sean Goss w/out giving him a chance would be very disappointingReady made replacement for CarrickJust needs 1st team chance #mufc— Michael (@mrmickeybee1966) January 17, 2017Sean Goss can make it to the first team. He’s real quality. Carrick-esque. Will only improve with time 👍#MUFC #Academy— Kunal Srivastava (@Kunal_sri92) January 17, 2017If @SeanGoss and his magic left wand signs anything other than a loan deal im going to cry— Ryan Jackson (@RyanJacko21) January 18, 2017Goss appears ever popular with #MUFC fan and as recent as last night has been making his mark on U23 gamesHope it’s a loan move #MUFC— RedReveal (@RedReveal) January 17, 2017Would be disappointed to see Sean Goss leave #mufc on a permanent deal but can understand why he would. Good enough for senior football now.— Tom Simpson (@TomMUFC8) January 17, 2017QPR fans, meanwhile, have been more preoccupied with the club’s search for a striker.Rangers have had offers of £1.2m and £1.5m for Rotherham’s Danny Ward rejected – and some supporters want to see their interest end there, rather than go in with a further bid of £2m-plus.If #QPR bid more than £2m for Ward it’s a joke that money could be invested in Matty Taylor who is a hotter prospect!— Dale H (@DaleH_21) January 18, 2017Not sure Danny Ward’s goal scoring record justifies a fee of £2m+.— Jack (@JackM_QPR) January 18, 2017If we’re bidding over £2m for Danny Ward, I might just call it a day. Like him, Rate him & would take him, But not at that price #QPR #QPRFC— Ash (@_Ash_94_) January 18, 2017Can we bin off going for this danny ward now and go for someone thats been scoring goals consistently the past few years— Mark Dudfield (@duddaz87) January 18, 2017See also:QPR have offer for Man Utd midfielder acceptedQPR set to confirm signing of Man Utd midfielder   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Celebrate Africa Day with Brand South Africa

first_imgThe world annually observes Africa Day on 25 May, acknowledging the solidarity among African countries. Africa Day was established in 1963, commemorating the formation of the African Union that acknowledges our rich African heritage in the fight against colonialism and apartheid.This significant day gives citizens the opportunity to recommit to government interventions to develop a unified vision and strengthened collaboration.Apart from 25 May, the entire month has been set out to observe the significance of our continent.Brand South Africa will be partnering in a number of activations commemorating Africa Day. The most significant will be the inauguration of South Africa’s 6th democratically-elected President, HE Cyril Ramaphosa. Approximately 32,000 people are expected to attend the Presidential Inauguration taking place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday 25 May. Follow the conversation on social media – #SAInauguration19 or watch live on ENCA.You could also join us again this year at the Bassline Fest taking place 23 – 25 May 2019, under the theme 25 Years of Democracy. The three-day programme consists of a media tour around Johannesburg, visiting significant destinations, a series of dialogues and the penultimate Bassline Music Concert taking place on Saturday 25 May with artists from across the continent. To find out more, click here.In addition, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation will be hosting their annual Africa Day lecture at UNISA on Friday 24 May, with former President Thabo Mbeki expected to deliver the official lecture that will be broadcasted live on television.Pledge your patriotism by plugging into one of the many Africa Day celebrations taking place across the country.last_img read more

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CloudStack: Filling Two Niches In Open-Source Enterprise Cloud Management

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… If you look at cloud computing, you might think, based on the hype, that enterprise-cloud management systems like OpenStack, OpenNebula or Eucalyptus have things wrapped up. But ignore CloudStack at your own peril, because this is a product that deserves a look by IT organizations ready to move into the cloud.All of these products belong to a class of software known as enterprise cloud management, and they are what large companies use to create a hybrid or private cloud environment. They are all – importantly – also open source. That matters because virtualization giant VMware wants to play in this space, too, with it’s own proprietary solutions. More on that later.CloudStack’s readiness was demonstrated quite clearly earlier this week with the release of Apache CloudStack 4.0.0-incubating, a rather unfortunate name that undercuts the serious maturity of this cloud orchestration platform and its capability to be a big star on this increasingly crowded stage.CloudStack Is No Spring ChickenDefining CloudStack is a tricky; as a cloud orchestration platform, it is essentially a traffic cop that manages different cloud-based resources from one place. It’s the software that responds to any requests for more cloud resources and grants those requests by actually spinning up new servers. Or putting them at rest when the servers are not needed anymore.CloudStack is the brainchild of Citrix – a company that, until April, was working with the OpenStack Project, then led by Rackspace. What happened in April was unexpected: Citrix pulled out of OpenStack and donated its existing CloudStack project to the Apache Software Foundation, an non-profit organization that’s home to projects like the Apache Web server and big-data rock star Hadoop.Apache Software Foundation Is Not A LoserDespite the excellent company, some critics of CloudStack saw this as a loser’s gambit, perceiving the ASF as a place where software projects go to die. Given the presence of the aforementioned Apache and Hadoop, and a whole slew of other great projects, that perception is, quite simply, dumb. CloudStack’s release this week had some serious new features, demonstrating that this software is ready to rock.Of course, the perception of Apache as an elephant’s graveyard may have been framed by the previous big-name open source project to be donated to the ASF: OpenOffice.org, which Oracle gave to the ASF in February. But those circumstances were a lot different: Oracle had so bungled the development of OpenOffice.org, there had been a fork of the project in late 2010. Donating OpenOffice.org to the ASF was widely seen as a mercy-killing, though to be fair, Apache OpenOffice is slowly revving up to speed again.CloudStack had none of those problems, and exists quite nicely in its new Apache confines. The “incubating” moniker doesn’t refer to the maturity of the software, but rather CloudStack’s incubator status that all new Apache projects have to undergo to get their governances and licenses to match the ASF’s way of doing things.That’s a key distinction, because a lot of detractors tend to think of the open source cloud computing sector as immature, just because OpenStack is that way. On the contrary, CloudStack is a very mature product that’s ready to be deployed right now.CloudStack’s Place In The CloudCloudStack has two big niches that it’s working to fill. First, there are companies that want to start deploying new cloud workloads or want to shift their legacy virtual machines to something more cloud-y, according to Apache CloudStack committer (and former ReadWrite scribe) Joe Brockmeier.CloudStack also works well with managed service providers who already host virtual machines and want to have a turn-key solution to host a public cloud for their customers.Nuts And BoltsThis may not sound like terribly exciting stuff, but the nut and bolts of cloud technology are surprisingly important. The fact is, CloudStack is farther along than some its perceived competitors, like OpenStack. And it’s a good thing too, because the real competitor for all of these open source cloud platforms will soon be VMware.VMware is feeling its way in cloud space right now, like a giant in a dark room. Offerings like VMware vCloud Suite and a cautious participation in OpenStack Project development are hints of the company’s tentative approach. But pretty much every player in this space knows that as soon as VMware finds the light switch and turns it on, all hell is going to break loose. VMware will cast itself as the de facto king of the cloud, just as it claimed to be the king of virtualization.This is why software offerings like CloudStack are so important to open source alternatives continuing to thrive in cloud management. Usable open source cloud software is here now, and the myth of it being not ready for prime time should be regarded as just that – a myth.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise last_img read more

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OK, Apple Didn’t Ban A Comic. But It Created The Climate For Censorship

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Apple#comics#iOS 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… brian proffittcenter_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Reports yesterday that Apple had inserted itself into the world of publishing censorship have turned out to be completely inaccurate. Apple didn’t ban the sale of a comic; the comic’s distributor app did — though apparently only to pre-empt the Apple ban it anticipated.The kerfuffle centered on the banning of the sale of issue 12 of Image Comic’s Saga comic series within the iOS version of ComiXology’s app.On Tuesday, the creator of the series, Brian K. Vaughan, released a statement indicating that Apple would be banning sales of Saga #12 in the popular ComiXology app and any other third-party comic app due to depicted sexual scenes.“Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s SAGA #12 from being sold through any iOS apps,” Vaughan said in a statement posted at Image.News of this move stirred a lot of observers on the Internet, including me, to lambast Apple for blocking the sale of third-party material when Apple offers the exact same comic directly within its own iBook app. This would have been the first time Apple curated independent media sold through an app, even though, according to the App Store Review Guidelines, independent books and music are not supposed to be curated:We view Apps different than books or songs, which we do not curate. If you want to criticize a religion, write a book. If you want to describe sex, write a book or a song, or create a medical App. It can get complicated, but we have decided to not allow certain kinds of content in the App Store.The whole thing seemed odd when I first posted about it yesterday, but the whole thing was completely wrong, and my story incorrect: it turns out Apple had absolutely nothing to do with blocking Saga #12… it was all on ComiXology.“As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps. Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today,” ComiXology CEO David Steinberger blogged yesterday afternoon.“Given this, it should be clear that Apple did not reject Saga #12,” he emphasized.The comic, which anyone could still purchase on ComiXology’s web site and then sync to an iOS device, was restored to the in-app catalog yesterday.ComiXology’s move to preemptively block the sale was their way of anticipating a decision from Apple that would have done the same thing later. But Apple, ComiXology learned, had no intention of censoring the comic issue.Because the Saga series is intended for mature readers and has depicted graphic scenes of violence and sex before, many speculated that ComiXology (and before, inaccurately, Apple) has an issue with the portrayal of same-sex activities in two panels of Saga #12. This is a charge Steinberger denies.“We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance,” Steinberger wrote.It is still not entirely clear what it was about Saga #12 that made it stand out as a potential problem, but one thing is clear: content distributors like ComiXology and Apple definitely need to get their acts together.ComiXology can be accused of having an overabundance of caution, but there was something in the Apple policies that faked them out. Perhaps Apple, which has not publicly commented on this matter, could come out with clearer policies on content, if that is indeed the problem.Hopefully, the policy will continue to be what it seems: that for all of the app content that Apple does curate, they have to date not curated content that’s independent of apps.This can be confusing, because it means that publishers like Playboy will have to keep the naughty stuff to itself within its own Newsstand app, but third-party movies, books and music with explicit material can still be sold through apps, including Apple’s.For this particular incident, Apple is off the hook. But somewhere there was a miscommunication, which needs to be fixed.Image courtesy of Shutterstock 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

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London Olympics: Michael Phelps retires after winning gold in 4x100m medley relay swimming

first_imgMichael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired. Before they could answer, Phelps smiled and said emphatically, “Yes, yes.”The most decorated Olympian called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending – a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the London Games.Phelps’ totals in four Olympics: 22 medals, 18 golds, 51 races and 9,900 meters of swimming.”I’ve been able to do everything that I wanted,” he said. “If you can say that about your career, there’s no need to move forward. Time for other things.”Having hung up his suit, cap and goggles for the last time, the 27-year-old from Baltimore is looking forward to the rest of his life.He wants to travel and see places beyond the pools and hotel rooms of the last 12 years. His intended destinations include Australia and Europe. He wants to go cage diving among great white sharks in South Africa with Chad le Clos, the last man to beat him in the Olympics.”I’ve been able to see so many amazing places in the world, but I’ve really never gotten to experience them,” Phelps said.There’s golf and poker to be played, too. He can’t wait for his hometown Ravens to start another football season, and don’t be surprised if turns up to watch some soccer matches.”He’s a true sports fanatic,” Debbie Phelps said.And Mom knows best, “He needs time for himself first,” she said.advertisementPhelps still plans to be around the sport that made him rich and famous, saying, “I would like to try to take it to an even higher level than it is now.”He certainly left it on a high note.Phelps regained the lead in the medley relay with his trademark butterfly stroke, then handed it over to freestyle anchor Nathan Adrian.Adrian brought it home in 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds. Japan took the silver in 3:31.26 and Australia got the bronze in 3:31.68. The team of Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Adrian hugged it out before Phelps waved and smiled to the crowd.Later, he grew reflective, saying, “I’m a lot more relaxed than I thought I’d be in this moment.”Warming up before his last race, Phelps called his coach over to the side of the practice pool. He thanked Bob Bowman for helping him win all those medals, a feat they accomplished together.That private moment got to both of them.”I said, ‘My tears could hide behind my goggles. Yours are streaming down your face,'” Phelps said. “I wouldn’t be here today without everything he’s done for me. I love him to death.”last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar to make his commentary debut in World Cup 2019 opener

first_imgLegendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will be making his on-air expert debut with the World Cup beginning on Thursday in England and Wales.Tendulkar will grace the commentary box during the tournament opener between England and South Africa to be played at The Oval, London.The Master Blaster will join the Philips Hue Cricket Live pre-show in Hindi and English at 1.30 p.m. with his very own segment ‘Sachin Opens Again’ at the Star Sports network. He will be joined by an already illustrious panel of experts, some of whom have had the pleasure of playing alongside and with him.Tendulkar holds a number of ICC Cricket World Cup records. He scored 2,278 runs in the six editions of the World Cup he played.He also holds the record for scoring the highest number of runs in a single edition of the World Cup — 673 in 11 matches in 2003.India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa.Also Read | Pakistan to host T20 Asia cup 2020 in neutral venueAlso Read | West Indies are neither favourites nor underdogs: Brathwaite ahead of World CupAlso Seelast_img read more

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