Hey everyone, I just completed my first scripted narrative short, Skateboard Bandits, soon to be released in September. It’s a 12 minute character-driven thriller about a band of skateboarders who take revenge into their own hands – the second time around – and risk life and limb to rob a bank.
Super excited to finish another film project on-time and on-budget. It took 90 days and cost $1000 from start to finish. For my next production, I look forward to releasing a “Boulevard Zen” short film spin-off, exactly ten years since the 2009 premiere.
Michael Jordan, one of basketball’s greatest players, once said, “I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot – and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” No doubt. Because if you never try you’ll never succeed. And by trying you learn, experience and mature into a do-er and not a talk-er. One who’s not afraid to take the next shot, whatever the outcome of the previous one. So if you’ve tried before, to exercise a little bit each day, and just it didn’t stick, well then, be like Mike, and try again today with my 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #99 – Core Power II. Enjoy – R
In exactly three weeks (June 21st), the summer solstice will occur when the days are longest and the nights are shortest. I’m not sure about you, but I certainly prefer the daytime when it comes to working out or doing anything fitness related. With longer days and the hot summer weather, it’s a great time to go for that after dinner walk or scenic bike ride. And why not consider adding a few 5 Minute Fat Burning Workouts to the mix to round out your evening. Either before or after, these bite-size workouts will provide you with a quick and effective warm-up or cool-down to complement your stroll. So let that extra sunlight help you achieve that better body, and enjoy sculpting your entire body with today’s 97th consecutive fat burning workout – Side Plank. – R
For the past 75 days, I’ve been posting videos and blogging about the benefits of a daily fitness program. These short and effective workouts are meant to put a fat burning spark in your day, as well as inspire and empower you to embrace a daily fitness program. Because doing something fitness-related everyday is the epitome of a personal investment. Why? Because time is money, and when you allocate time to a daily fitness program, you invest in yourself. That’s right. You invest in your physical and mental well-being, preserving the most important asset in your life – you! So enjoy investing in yourself with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #75 – Chest & Shoulders II. – R
Enjoy your Mother’s Day everyone, and especially remember to respect yourself and others when celebrating. And don’t forget your daily exercise with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #74 – Chest & Shoulders. Happy Mother’s Day! – R
What I love about daily Horoscopes is the way they all speak with an open-hearted positivity, whatever your Zodiac sign may be. And I mean all. Just read your Horoscope today, and check out your Mom’s or your best friend’s. And why shouldn’t they all be positive and open-hearted? Because no matter what your situation is today, you can make it better by just thinking, speaking and feeling more positive. And by respecting yourself with a daily fitness program. Because just like Horoscopes, energizing your mind and body while putting a fat burning spark in your day is always a good thing. So enjoy sculpting your butt & thighs with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #73. – R
This is for all you guys out there who’ve fallen out of shape, especially you Baby Boomers from the ages of 46 to 65 who could use a little help staying fit for the Cougars. Everybody knows what a Cougar is, right? For example, yesterday I spoke with my yoga teacher friend who’s 46 and divorced with a 10 year-old son. She’s attractive, sexy, independent, active, in-shape, confident and fun to be with. And she’s not just looking to hang out at some hotel bar drinking the afternoon away. That Cougar. Because my friend deserves someone her age or older who’s in-shape and can keep up with her. Which, unfortunately for most of you Boomers, is guys much younger than you. So if you haven’t started one, get with a daily fitness program and stay fit for the Cougars! Enjoy sculpting your abs, biceps and thighs again with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #72. – R
When you celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, think Unity & Pride and the importance of believing that anything is possible. Just reflect upon the 4,000 Mexican soldiers in 1862 who were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 8,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years. However improbable, they were victorious as a result of Unity & Pride. Because sometimes it’s takes a collective energy interlaced with self-respect and dignity to overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable, even when the odds are stacked against you. Like a daily fitness program. You may not have the time or money or ability to join a gym or yoga studio, but you can certainly make time for at least 5 minutes of exercise each day. So gather your family and friends today, and band together for some good old fitness. And stand tall and proud like Mexico did. Enjoy strengthening your back and abs with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #71. – R
I’ve been admiring this gal in the gym for the past month when I finally spoke with her today. She’s there everyday and she knows what’s she’s doing. Plus, I figured she was much older than she looked. So when she said today was her birthday, I asked, “How old are you?” She replied, “Never ask a woman her age!” Of course not, right. The thing is, she doesn’t look a day over 50. She’s 64 today and looks amazing. Thus, the lesson here folks, aside from never asking a woman her age, is to turn back time by embracing a daily fitness program. So enjoy today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #70 – Back Bends. – R
Last night I watched the Dodgers game with a friend who said he needed to “get his Mojo back”. When I asked him in reference to what, he replied, “everything”. Although everything pretty much covers it all, what he was specifically referring to was his lack of motivation to pursue 1) a new job, 2) a new girlfriend, and 3) a daily fitness program. Thus, my friend is temporarily stuck. And I say temporarily because losing one’s motivation and getting stuck in life is only a phase – if you want it to be. So for anyone out there who can’t find their Mojo like my friend, no worries! Take it upon yourself to kick-start your life with a daily fitness program. Because when compared to finding a new job or a new love, exercising for at least 5 minutes a day is a breeze. So enjoy opening your heart today with my 69th consecutive 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout. – R