Guest Posts and Weigh In

by Mike Holman

Guest posts

I wanted to highlight a couple of guest posts that I did this week for Blueprint for Financial Prosperity – thanks to Jim for publishing them while he was on his honeymoon!

Why I Don’t Invest In P2P Lending – discusses some of the drawbacks and limitations of peer-to-peer lending and why I don’t feel it fits into my portfolio.
Guide to the Sleeping Pill Portfolio – a list of ideas for equity investors to think about when they experience volatility with their investments. Unfortunately this post gets more topical by the day – especially if you invest in Canadian banks! 🙂

Weight

On the weight front – I was 179.5 pounds which is unchanged since last week. Diet was ok and I went running four times this week which is great – I find since I’ve been running regularly it gets a lot less painful after a while. Maybe even slightly enjoyable. 🙂

Mike’s one inspirational message for the year (and quite possibly, the decade)

If you are thinking of starting some exercise, I recommend starting slow – when I started running a few months ago I just went once or twice a week. I ran slowly and only for about 15 minutes (or sometimes 10 minutes) at a time. It’s a lot better to do a little bit of exercise than none at all and if you can keep the pain to a minimum then you are more likely to do it again soon!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emily

Check out that little gem of advice on running! You’re so smart 🙂

2 WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com

Hey Mike – thanks for the link in the guest post!

3 Four Pillars

Emily – thanks. Not sure about the smart part!

WDAMMG – no problem – that quote made me laugh.

Mike

4 Jason R

I totally agree with starting slow. In the past I have attempted to start working out, but my initial goals were always too extreme and I ended up being discouraged and quitting.

So, last year I decided I’d set an attainable goal. I bike to work (I live in Victoria BC, so can bike all year ’round!), and when I get there I do one set of pushups. Then in the evening after I bike home I do another set. I figured I may not have the time or discipline to do an hour, or half hour workout, but taking 1 minute to do a set up pushups was not much commitment.

I started being able to do 24 pushups, and decided that I would attempt to increase by 1 every 3 weeks (another sustainable goal, I felt). Next week I start on 47 pushups every morning and every evening!!! I feel great, and though I never feel like doing them, 1 minute of my time to do them is not too onerous 🙂

Keep up the excellent work on your workouts and your blog!!

5 Four Pillars

Thanks Jason – keep up the workout!

Mike

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