Archives for April 2013

Celebrating 20th Anniversary Of The World Wide Web With World’s First Web Page

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web,  Tim Berners-Lee and the WWW team resurrected the first page ever put online, a 1992 copy of the spartan web page.  Have you ever wanted to know what the first web page created looks like?

Here it is:

20 years ago there would be several engineers gathered around a computer in aw of their newfound innovation.  Technology has definitely progressed!

You can check out the page yourself here: World Wide Web First Web Page

Tech Tuesday: Zumbaa Fitness Online

Last month in an effort to balance my life I started incorporating healthy habits & a fitness routine into my lifestyle. I’m so amazed with the direction fitness is utilizing technology to promote a healthy lifestyle.  I started off with a Zumbaa playlist on Youtube and eventually graduated to a Zumbaa fitness channel.  Of course, I still enjoy the bi-weekly visits to the gym for my workouts.  However, its great to know that I have options when it comes to fitness.

I currently have my Apple TV – Digital multi receiver connected to a Sony BRAVIA HGTV  flatscreen to view Zumbaa videos on Youtube. It makes a big difference when I view the videos on a 32 inch screen.  I’m considering installing disco lights!

Having a little trouble getting out of the house for fitness?

Grab some water and Enjoy my Zumbaa 41 minute Fitness Playlist! Stay tuned for  a review  on online fitness courses.

 

Question:  How do you find time for fitness when your on the go? Have you used online fitness websites?

BillBoard Latino Full List of Finalist & Winners

Premios Billboard Latino Music awards were presented in Miami on April 25!  Don Omar received 10 awards and Jenni Rivera won over six awards. My favorite performers were the Jenni Rivera tribute and of course Marc Anthony.   Jenni Rivera’s family accepted the awards on behalf of Jenni.  Jenni Riveras heartfelt acceptance speech was heartfelt across the nation. 

Premios Billboard Latinos 2013 | Billboard Latino 2013

Complete List of Winners

Artist of the Year:
Don Omar
Prince Royce
Jenni Rivera – WINNER
Romeo Santos

Artist of the Year, New:
3BallMTY- WINNER
Juan Magan
Jesus Ojeda y Sus Parientes
Michel Telo

Tour of the Year:
Vicente Fernandez
GIGANT3S: Marc Anthony, Chayanne & Marco Antonio Solis
Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez- WINNER
Mana

Social Artist of the Year:
Don Omar
Pitbull
Shakira- WINNER
Michel Telo

Streaming Artist of the Year:
Don Omar- WINNER
Pitbull
Shakira
Wisin & Yandel

Crossover Artist of the Year:
Chris Brown
Flo Rida
PSY
Rihanna- WINNER

Song of the Year:
3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra “Intentalo”
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha “Dutty Love”
Michel Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – WINNER

Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra “Intentalo”
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha “Dutty Love” – WINNER
Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain “Algo Me Gusta De Ti”

Songs Artist of the Year, Male:
Daddy Yankee
Don Omar – WINNER
Pitbull
Prince Royce

Songs Artist of the Year, Female:
Leslie Grace
Jennifer Lopez
Jenni Rivera
Shakira- WINNER

Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
Calibre 50
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho – WINNER
Wisin & Yandel

Airplay Song of the Year:
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho “Llamada De Mi Ex”
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha “Dutty Love” – WINNER
Michel Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”

Digital Song of the Year:
Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro” – WINNER
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha “Dutty Love”
Romeo Santos Featuring Usher “Promise”
Michel Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”

Streaming Song of the Year:
3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra “Intentalo”
Don Omar & Lucenzo “Danza Kuduro” – WINNER
Romeo Santos Featuring Usher “Promise”
Wisin & Yandel + Jennifer Lopez “Follow the Leader”

Latin Airplay Label of the Year:
Sony Music Latin
Top Stop
Universal Music Latin Entertainment – WINNER
Warner Latina

Latin Airplay Imprint of the Year:
Disa- WINNER
Fonovisa
Machete
Sony Music Latin

Album of the Year:
Jenni Rivera “Joyas Prestadas: Pop”
Jenni Rivera “La Misma Gran Señora”
Prince Royce “Phase II”

Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1” – WINNER

Albums Artist of the Year, Male:
Don Omar
Gerardo Ortiz
Prince Royce- WINNER
Romeo Santos

Albums Artist of the Year, Female:
Ednita Nazario
Jenni Rivera
Shakira
Yuridia

Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
3BallMTY (Fonovisa/UMLE)
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho (Disa/UMLE)
Mana (Warner Latina) – WINNER
Wisin & Yandel (Machete/UMLE)

Digital Album of the Year:
Don Omar “Don Omar Presents MT02: New Generation”
Prince Royce “Phase II”
Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1” – WINNER
Wisin & Yandel “Lideres”

Top Latin Albums Label of the Year:
Atlantic Group
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment- WINNER
Warner Latina

Top Latin Albums Imprint of the Year:
Disa
Fonovisa- WINNER
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latino

Latin Pop Song of the Year:
Jesse & Joy “Corre!”
Shakira “Addicted To You”
Michel Telo “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”- WINNER
Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain “Algo Me Gusta De Ti”

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
Ricardo Arjona
Enrique Iglesias
Michel Telo
Shakira- WINNER

Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Jesse & Joy- WINNER
Mana
Reik
Wisin & Yandel

Latin Pop Airplay Label of the Year:
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Top Stop
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Airplay Imprint of the Year:
Machete
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Album of the Year:
Ricardo Arjona “Independiente”
Mana “Drama y Luz”
Jenni Rivera “Joyas Prestadas: Pop”- WINNER
Alejandro Sanz “La Musica No Se Toca”

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
Ricardo Arjona
Jenni Rivera- WINNER
Alejandro Sanz
Shakira

Latin Pop Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Camila (Sony Music Latin)
Il Volo (Universal Music Latino/UMLE)
Jesse & Joy (Warner Latina)
Mana (Warner Latina)- WINNER

Latin Pop Albums Label of the Year:
Capitol Latin
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment- WINNER
Warner Latina

Latin Pop Albums Imprint of the Year:
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Universal Music Latino
Warner Latina

Tropical Song of the Year:
Prince Royce “Incondicional”- WINNER
Prince Royce “Las Cosas Pequeñas”
Romeo Santos “La Diabla”
Romeo Santos Featuring Usher “Promise”

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
Elvis Crespo
Prince Royce – WINNER
Romeo Santos
Tito “El Bambino

Tropical Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Chino & Nacho- WINNER
Grupo Treo
Ilegales
N’Klabe

Tropical Songs Airplay Label of the Year:
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Top Stop
Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Venemusic

Tropical Songs Airplay Imprint of the Year:
Machete
Sony Music Latin
Top Stop- WINNER
Universal Music Latino

Tropical Album of the Year:
Victor Manuelle “Busco Un Pueblo”
Prince Royce “Phase II”
Romeo Santos “Formula: Vol. 1”- WINNER
Romeo Santos “The King Stays King: Sold Out At Madison Square Garden”

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
Juan Luis Guerra
Victor Manuelle
Prince Royce – WINNER
Romeo Santos

Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Aventura- WINNER
Don Perignon y La Orquesta Puertorriqueña
El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
N’Klabe

Tropical Albums Label of the Year:
Atlantic Group
Capitol Latin
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year:
Capitol Latin
Sony Music Latin- WINNER
Top Stop
Universal Music Latino

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:
3BallMTY Featuring El Bebeto & America Sierra “Intentalo”- WINNER
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho “Llamada De Mi Ex”
Gerardo Ortiz “Amor Confuso”
Espinoza Paz “Un Hombre Normal”

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
Larry Hernandez
Gerardo Ortiz- WINNER
Espinoza Paz
Jenni Rivera

Regional Mexican Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
Calibre 50
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho- WINNER
La Original Banda el Limon de Salvador Lizarraga

Regional Mexican Airplay Label of the Year:
Skalona
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment- WINNER
Venemusic

Regional Mexican Airplay Imprint of the Year:
Del
Disa- WINNER
Fonovisa
Sony Music Latin
Sony Music Latin

Regional Mexican Album of the Year:
Jenni Rivera “Joyas Prestadas: Banda”
Jenni Rivera “La Misma Gran Señora”- WINNER
3BallMTY “Intentalo”
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho “Irreversible…2012”

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
Larry Hernandez
Gerardo Ortiz
Espinoza Paz
Jenni Rivera- WINNER

Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
3BallMTY
El Trono De Mexico
La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho- WINNER
Los Bukis

Regional Mexican Albums Label of the Year:
Freddie
Skalona
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment- WINNER

Regional Mexican Albums Imprint of the Year:
Del
Disa
Freddie
Fonovisa- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Song of the Year:
Juan Magan Featuring Pitbull & El Cata “Bailando Por El Mundo”
Daddy Yankee “Lovumba (Prestige)”
Don Omar “Hasta Que Salga El Sol”
Don Omar Featuring Natty Natasha “Dutty Love”- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo:
Daddy Yankee
Juan Magan
Don Omar- WINNER
Pitbull

Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Alexis & Fido
Dyland & Lenny
Plan B
Wisin & Yandel- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Airplay Label of the Year:
Capitol Latin
Pina
Sony Music Latin
Universal Music Latin Entertainment- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Airplay Imprint of the Year:
El Cartel
Machete- WINNER
Orfanato
Sony Music Latin

Latin Rhythm Album of the Year:
Daddy Yankee “Prestige”
Don Omar “Don Omar Presents MT02: New Generation”- WINNER
Wisin & Yandel “Lideres”
Various Artists “Pina Records Presenta: La Formula: The Company”

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo:
Daddy Yankee (El Cartel/Capitol Latin)
Don Omar (Orfanato/Machete/UMLE)- WINNER
Pitbull (Mr. 305/Famous Artist/Sony Music Latin)
Tito “El Bambino” (Siente/UMLE)

Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group:
Akwid (Platino)
Alexis & Fido (Sony Music Latin)
Kinto Sol (Luz/Sony Music Latin)
Wisin & Yandel (WY/Machete/UMLE)- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Albums Label of the Year:
Capitol Latin
Nelflow
Sony Music Latin
Universal Latin Music Entertainment- WINNER

Latin Rhythm Albums Imprint of the Year:
El Cartel
Machete- WINNER
Orfanato
Pina

Songwriter of the Year:
Horacio Palencia Cisneros
Isidro Chavez “Espinoza Paz” Espinoza- WINNER
William “Don” Omar Landron
Gerardo Ortiz

Publisher of the Year:
ARPA Musical, LLC, BMI- WINNER
Del Melodies,BMI
EMI Blackwood Music Inc, BMI
Los Cangris Publishing, ASCAP

Publishing Corporation of the Year:
EMI Music- WINNER
Sony/ATV Music
Universal Music
Warner/Chappell Music

Producer of the Year:
Jesus Tirado Castañeda
Sergio George
Gerardo Ortiz
Fernando Camacho Tirado- WINNER

Question:  Did you see the music awards?  Who were your favorite singers?  What was your favorite performance?  Did you favorite singer/entertainer win an award?

Celebrating Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders In Education Awards 2013 #LEA2013

 

I had the opportunity to attend the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders In Education Awardsin Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 18.  The event is hosted by Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education.   The 3rd annual Leaders In Education recognized Southern California students, parents, schools, teachers and other leaders which are making a difference in Hispanic Education and raises awareness to the work HSF has done to highlight the contributions of leaders in Education.

 

Congratulations to Leaders In Education Awards 2013 Winners

School of the Year – Ánimo Leadership Charter High School
Male Student of the Year – Ariel Salazar (Presented by Toyota)
Female Student of the Year – Barbie Aguilar (Presented by Toyota)
President & CEO Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Fidel A. Vargas
Educator of the Year – Teresa Carreto
Parent of the Year – Lorena Aguilar
Volunteer/Mentor of the Year – Oscar Ayon (Presented by Musician Christian Chavez)

 

 

We were honored to meet  Oscar Ayon is President / Co-founder of Unidos Por La Música.   Oscar Ayon has built a successful life and career and has given back to the community through various charitable programs.  Unidos Por La Music is a non-profit with a mission to provide university scholarships, medical grants and hunger relief efforts by creating musical charitable events to benefit those in need.  His community outreach programs “Bags of Hope”, also provided bags of groceries to needy families and fed over 66,00 children and families in the Inland Empire. 

 

We also met the President and CEO of Hispanic Scholarship Fund Fidel Vargas.  An HSF Alumni, he shared that there were 85,000 HSF applicants last year. Out of the 85,000 applicants  25,000 students qualified, However only 5,000 received awards.   His goal is to take Hispanic Scholarship Fund to the next level by raising more funds to provide scholarships for students in need.  He recalls receiving the scholarship funds as a student in Harvard.  One year it provided academic support to be able to save to buy a ticket to come home during the holidays and another year a warm coat during winter.  Several alumni shared testimonials on the difference the HSF scholarships also made in their lives.

Nely Galan at Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders in Education Awards 2013

The fundraising festivities were kicked off with an Adam Rodriguez interactive video encouraging participants to text a pledge to Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  An overwhelming response and support was provided by the attendees and sponsors to raise over $79,000 in just a couple hours.  Hispanic Scholarship Fund will have additional initiatives to raise awareness on the importance of supporting higher education.

 

The overwhelming amount of students in need of scholarships made me wonder how many other lives have been changed by Hispanic Scholarship Funds and also prompted me to ask  fellow Latina Leader Network members  to share their testimonials.

Stephanie Bravo, Founder of StudentMentor.org is a  Hispanic Scholarship Fund Alumni.   She received an HSF Scholarship during 2009-2010 academic year. HSF was able to help her in a time when she needed the most financial help since it was the first time she moved away from home to pursue medical school. It lessened her financial burden by helping her pay for academic and living expenses.   After graduating Stephanie was able to  revitalize her medical school’s chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association’s Mentorship Program, which pairs premedical students with medical student mentors to encourage them to become doctors.  She wanted to make a bigger difference and cofounded StudentMentor.org — a national nonprofit organization helping students collaborate with mentors. In less than 3 years, she has been able to help more than 10,000 students achieve their academic and career goals through StudentMentor.org.  Not only has Hispanic Scholarship Fund influenced her whole new career in higher education, but it keeps her engaged in her passion of mentoring as a mentor in HSF’s First Year Transition Program and is paying it forward.

These success stories are an example of Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s  commitment of not only putting a college degree in every Latino household, but to propel Latinos to successfully attain the highest levels of education.  For detailed honoree bios visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website at http://www.hsf.net/lea2013honorees.aspx and follow the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HispanicScholarshipFund.

 

Disclosure:   This is a sponsored post with Smith New Media and Hispanic Scholarship Fund.  However, all opinions are my own.

 

Question:  Which Hispanic Scholarship Fund success story resonated with you?  Why is it important to help fund Hispanic Education?  What is our responsibility to others pursuing higher education?

Tech: Top 5 Websites You Wished Someone Told You About on Kababayan LA

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to share Tech Tips on Kababayan LA to make your life easier!  We discussed 5 Top Websites You Wished Someone Told You.

 

Cooking Planit

Provides your own personal cooking assistant online to plan, shop and create delicious meals.  Cooking Planit helps you plan your meals to make a gourmet meal.  Cooking Planit.com has the solution for meal planning and also helps you plan your grocery list.   You will have your own personal kitchen assistant online. Figure out how

 

Pinterest – Secret Boards

You want to upload photos but you don’t want people to know what’s catching your eye…try Pinterest (Pinterest.com) “secret boards.”   Plan a family surprise party or just keep your uploads private.

 

 

 

Unpakt

Book your move online with Unpak to receive the rates when moving.  Unpakt (Unpakt.com) is a comparison pricing site for consumers searching for a moving company.  Users can also review prior customers to obtain the best movie rates.

ZocDoc

Helps get you quick access to healthcare.  If you are fighting a cold or need to scheduled an appointment fast Can’t fight that cold and need to schedule a doctor’s appointment fast…find out what some of the symptoms could mean or get a doctor on ZocDoc (ZocDoc.com) You can also download ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry.

 

FixMyPCNow

You can’t always go to the Apple store for a computer repair. Get unlimited tech support online at FixMyPCNow.com (http://fixmypcnow.com/).  Technicians can help you solve your Tech problems over the phone with an internet connection.  You can also run a free computer scan.

Celebrate Quality Childcare And Win a Gift Basket #QualityECE

 

Last month I  introduced you to First 5 LA’s, Ready Set Grow program,  a nonprofit that educates parents on  the importance of Quality Care in their children’s lives.    To help parents who need to find someone to watch after their child during these early development years, First 5 LA has launched “Quality Child Care Lasts a Lifetime,” a campaign aimed at informing parents about the life-long benefits of quality early care and education and tips to help them make informed decisions. 

Did you know that children that receive quality childcare are more likely to develop social and learning skills at a younger age?  According to First 5 LA, many parents are not aware the first 5 years of their child’s life may determine the level of success they will reach as adults. It also helps children maintain a better relationship with other children, teachers and adults.  The benefits of early quality childcare continue into adulthood!

The most valuable resource you can provide for your child is a safe and educational environment to stimulate their learning and growth.  As a young mom I didn’t have the type of resources readily available to parents today to make important decisions about child care.  However, I’m thankful  that a resource such as Ready Set Grow exists to help educate many parents on the importance of being proactive when making decisions on your child’s care.

For additional resources stay connected with Ready. Set. Grow via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/readysetgrowla,   You can also follow the conversation via Twitter by following  @ReadySetGrowLA  or  via  #QualityECE hashtag

 

Giveaway

To celebrate the importance of quality care, Ready Set Grow will provide one of my readers with a learning materials gift basket.

The Ready Set Grow Gift Basket includes the following 10 items:

1-Lap chalkboard
1-Box of chunky chalk
1-Chalk board eraser
1-Small red ball
1-First 5 LA Family guide
1-Penmanship booklet
1-Bilingual “Colors/Colores” book
1-“My Shinning Star” book in English
1-“Tu eres mi Estrella” book in Spanish
1-Harry the Otter book

Please follow the instructions to enter to win:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Disclosure:   This is part of a compensated campaign with  ReadySetGrowLA.org and Smith New Media.   However, all opinions expressed are my own

Wordless Wednesday: New Beginnings

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! This weeks topic is new beginnings.

I’ve always been a woman that juggles many projects at once, a multitasking mom.  However, during the Spring I take a step back and revaluate myself to ensure that I’m headed in the right direction.  I make sure that I’m taking care of my job and my family, but most important my well being.   I review my entrepreneurial goals to ensure I am not wasting my time on projects that will not help me grow.   I reconnect with friends to ensure we don’t lose touch.    Similar to a garden I prune the dead branches and pluck out the weeds so that all that remains is a beautiful blossom. 

 

Question:  When was the last time you reevaluated yourself so that all that remained is a beautiful blossom?

Beef Empanadas Recipe

Empanadas name comes the Spanish verb Empanar which means to wrap or coat with bread.  The traditional hearty pastry  is made by folding a thin circular shaped dough over the stuffing and are served as street food in the Carribbean, Phillipines, Puerto Rico and Latin America.  The traditional empanada is prepared with fish or chicken.

I enjoy making empadas in bulk and serving them as a simple meal.   I also store the rest in the refrigerator to eat as an on the go snack or as a quick meal.

 

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 pound ground beef steak
1/4 pound fresh chorizo
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 package store-bought pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe
1 egg

 

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  In a medium-sized skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the beef, chorizo, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 11 minutes, stirring constantly to  blend ingredients. Set aside and let the filling cool.

Roll out the pie crust dough and cut out rounds using a 3-inch cutter. Put 1 tablespoon of filling on half of the round. Fold the other half of the round over and using a fork, press down on the edge of the dough making sure it is sealed all the way around. This forms the empanada. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Brush the top of each empanada with the egg wash. Arrange the empanadas on a nonstick sheet pan and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer the empanadas to a serving platter and serve.

 

Buen Provecho!

 

 

 

 

Question:  What filling do you like in your empanadas? 

 

Wordless Wednesday: Unexpected Gifts – Macaroons from Laduree in Paris!

 

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday link up! This weeks topic is unexpected gifts.

My niece reently traveled to Paris as part of her Leadership class in communications.  Paris, France is on my bucket list.  Imagine my surprise when she arrived from her trip and she handed me a pretty box of Macaroons from Laduree in Paris.   Macaroons are a delicious delicacy that instantly brought a smile to my face and brought me closer to fulfilling my dream of going to Paris.

 

Question:  When was the last time you got a surprise of the lifetime?  If you’re linking up, be sure to include the title of your photo.

Tech Tuesday: Balancing Technology, Health & Fitness

As many of us know it takes a lot of time to manage a Social Media, Blogging and Influencer Presence.  However, lately I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with work commitments, blogging deadlines and home responsibilities so I decided to do things a little different.  This week I’m going to put some curves in my routine and schedule more ME time.  That’s right, more ME time.  When I started to write this post I was feeling a bit guilty but the more I thought about it I realized that I need to work smarter and not harder.   I need to find apps to help me balance my technology, health and fitness goals.

 

balancing_health_fitness

 

Technology

I’m going to start looking for more technology apps and resources to automate and streamline a lot of the tasks:

  1. Ring it Up app to create invoices on the fly whether I’m the road or taking a break.
  2. Checklist to create checklist for the home, work and entrepreneurship responsibilities. 
  3. Evernote to help me capture my ideas & memories on my mobile phone.
  4. Go Daddy to help me search and purchase domain names.  Yes. I collect domain names.
  5. Yahoo to manage my email overload.
  6. Cohuman to help me prioritize deadlines and delegate tasks.  
  7. WordPress app to help me draft blog post, especially posts that only take a minute to write such as a Wordless Wednesday.   
Health & Fitness
My current fitness passion is Zumbaa.   My membership at an all Womens gym is coming to a close and I’m considering joining a gym that has all the things I love like quiet spaces for women to work out and a separate area for instructor led classes.  I’m really looking forward to this new adventure.   While I wait to find the perfect gym I’m also going to invest in some Smartphone Health & Fitness apps:
  1. MyFitnessPal to track my calorie count and help me plan healthy meals
  2. Lose it! app to journal and track calories goals.
  3. iTreadmill to track steps, distance, speed, calories burned & more
  4. Noom.  Also a great calorie counting app.  However, the coach on this app is really cool.  He’ll send you daily tasks, fun challenges and fun challenges to meet fitness goals.
The next time I get ready to sit in front of the computer, I’m going to ask myself this question:
Sit in front of the computer all night on Social Media OR Extreme Zumbaa fitness?
That’s right I’m picking fitness baby! Zumbaaaaaaaaa!

 

Question:  What cool apps help you balance Tech, Health & Fitness?  How do you make room for fitness with your busy schedule?

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