Think Thin Thursday ~ Little Time, No Money, Big Results

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Yes, it has come down to this! I have to finally give away the farm. From time to time in my Think Thin posts I may type the word you in all caps. There's a reason for that. When any change is made to any of our life functions they usually have to begin with YOU. See the difference? In several or individually any of the ideas, concepts, advice or workouts in this Think Thin Series will bring about change in your life by implementing them. Any of them!

Has ayome here ever heard the name Arnold Schwarzenegger? I can't remember where it originated but he made a comment about taking 1% of you day or roughly fifteen minutes and devoting it to specific physical exercises to CHANGE your life. He has been blasted for it although I understand where his reasoning was derived. These exercises are essentially based on your own bodyweight as the form of resistance instead of free weights or machines providing that extra challenge.

My goals are typically to introduce you to a concept then you can choose to find out on your own if it might fit your needs. Simple works best for me and you can normally adapt the ideas to your personal routine. Proper form can never be overlooked and the amount of effort is totally up to YOU, however, you know the result when too little is applied. It takes effort to be successful. You can do it!

What we have here is called The Pistol Squat. Looks easy when she, Samantha Hall, is doing it but just give it a try and let me know when you find your success with this one. And PLEASE, forget that Samantha is doing this on a BOSU Ball no less. The nerve of some people. BUT, now that you see one, next time you're at the gym just try standing on it. Great for balance! No, I can't do a pistol squat yet either but I must admit my belief is that I may have an unfair advantage.

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Comments (12)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great advice!!!

When any change is made to any of our life functions they usually have to begin with YOU.

Oct 18, 2018 03:42 AM
Kevin J. May

Thank You Sham!

Oct 18, 2018 03:44 AM
Kevin J. May

Don't forget to check out that link to The Pistol Squat?

Oct 18, 2018 03:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May Samantha has a perfect fat... every muscle toned and incredible flexibility.... OMG.... do you know how much strength it takes to maintain that takes phenomenal strength to change any position on a ball... 

I love your blog posts.... 

Oct 18, 2018 03:48 AM
Kevin J. May

The BOSU used to scare the hell out of me just standing on it. And yes, I do know what it takes, but the 1st time I saw her crushing these in this video I didn't realize it was a loop. I stared in disbelief after 20 or so reps then realized. Thank You Barbara!

Oct 18, 2018 03:55 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Kevin J. May 

Jack LaLanne did not use weights. He used his own body resistance to sculpt his physique and those of his students

Oct 18, 2018 04:49 AM
Kevin J. May

Which brings me to the question: Who was stronger Charles Atlas or Jack LaLanne? Dynamic Tension is also a real workout Doug.

Oct 18, 2018 05:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. Exercise, must get back to a regular routine. Enjoy your day

Oct 18, 2018 05:49 AM
Kevin J. May

Wayne this is beginning to sound repetitive, I guess that's a start.

Oct 18, 2018 07:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kevin, I need to get back into a regular routine of exercise too now that I am all moved and settled.

Oct 18, 2018 06:34 AM
Kevin J. May

There's never a better time than the present. Nothing to stop you now Joan.

Oct 18, 2018 07:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kevin J. May,

I have to chuckle every time I see your photo appear! Love the post and need to read more of yours. Finding your own way and level of exercise for each person is crucial. Its like anything it varies and you have to do what works for you.

Oct 18, 2018 07:04 AM
Kevin J. May

Something, anything done regularly will show benefits. If it can't hold your interest it won't get done Dorie.

Oct 18, 2018 07:25 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks for sharing these videos Kevin J. May . I need to try that Pistol Squat as I already do the A.S. stuff.

Oct 18, 2018 07:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Actually I ment Arnold Schwarzenegger but I really should have said John (the guy in the video) Kevin J. May .

Oct 18, 2018 08:02 AM
Kevin J. May

By A.S. can I assume it's aerobic & stretch you're reaching for?

Oct 18, 2018 07:43 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not quite ready for workouts such as this, I am hoping my tennis activity will always suffice for enough exercise.

Oct 18, 2018 09:09 AM
Kevin J. May

Imagine your game if your strength was doubled? Sounds interesting right.

Oct 18, 2018 10:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Very interesting.  We used to see Arnold having breakfast daily at our fave cafte in Santa Monica. He was definitely buffed.  A

Oct 18, 2018 12:47 PM
Kevin J. May

Another Arnoldism for you: "I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a Cheetah down 42nd Street"

Oct 18, 2018 01:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I use very small hand weights. I think it is time to graduate to bigger ones.

Oct 18, 2018 05:46 PM
Kevin J. May

Try a very concentrated slower full range repitition. Each one being about 5 seconds on the contraction and 3 to 4 while getting back to the beginning. A 2 second squeeze at full contraction will spice things up without needing more weight and keeping your same number of reps. Just a thought Debbie!

Oct 18, 2018 06:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin- the key is to start with one exercise that works for you and do it. Make it a habit. 

Oct 18, 2018 05:47 PM
Kevin J. May

The willingness to begin is the 1st hurdle and the desire to continue is the 2nd. Sadly, the failure rate on the 2nd is greater than the new real estate agent's likelihood of being in business 2 years from now. 

Oct 18, 2018 06:23 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kevin.  I can not even imagine doing anything close to what that young lady can do.

Oct 21, 2018 05:38 AM
Kevin J. May

When she hit the stairs I knew she had a ton of talent Gabe.

Oct 21, 2018 06:02 PM
Kevin J. May

Sorry, wrong post. but the above comment will make more sense on this coming Thursday's Think Thin.

Oct 23, 2018 09:38 AM