Tuesday, January 25, 2011

There are far too many exercise products out!

Just like the headline above, way too many exercise machines out on the market. They're all the same as well. Think about it, you have the new Tower 200, that you put on a door frame and it is a bunch of cables and resistance bands that you use to generate muscular strength. But then, pay attention some more, now there is the X-Factor, that you can use for the same exact thing, and it comes with a How To DVD just like the Tower 200. And they're both the same price of $14.95 for a 30-day trial. I mean what is the difference? Well, Randy Couture is the spokesman for one of them, that's the only difference I see.

The T-Core ab cruncher came out recently, you put it on your lap and crunch down on it. Than, the Perfect Sit Up comes out and is the follow up to the Perfect Push Up line of products. To me, they work out the same muscles in the abdomen, so what is the difference? One you put on your lap, the other you put on the ground and put your back on it. Both available for the same price, and come with a How To DVD once again.

Tons of products are coming out now, with DVD's on how to use them, and also with a dietary guide to point you in the right direction for full health. Why are there so many products that are the same? They all work out the same muscles in the body, they're just disguised by different spokespeople and a different name. I choose to stick with more natural movements, however.

Nothing like natural Push ups and natural bicep curls. One who buys all these new products at once or at the same time has self confidence issues as far as I'm concerned. I mean products like the Ab Circle Pro, and the Elisabeth Hasselbeck Pro Form, are the same exact product. Just go out and get a floor mat and do regular crunches. I do not care what the so called "experts" say, but they're wrong, natural movements are the key to success. With that I will leave now, just needed to vent. I watch infomercials late at night and all the products are exactly the same and all I have to say is that I'm staying away and doing it all naturally from now on.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Infomercials: They Aren't A Joke Afterall

Those that know me crack jokes over how whenever a new infomercial comes out, I have to buy that product. Dating back to all of the infomercials from the late Billy Mays, that is where it all started. I would see products like the Hercules Hooks, and the Mighty Putty, and they would all intrigue me and so I would say to myself, "I have to buy this now"!

So, I would purchase it online, because I do not trust talking to random customer service reps over the phone and giving out my information, so I wait until the online purchase page says its secure than I purchase. It would arrive a couple weeks later and I would give it out as a gift. Sometimes, if you purchase the product directly from the manufacturer's website it will say that it will take six to eight weeks to arrive. I would just buy it from merchants like Amazon.com or eBay.com if that was the case.

A product that came out over an infomercial about six months ago, that I always wanted to try, was the Shake Weight. They made it seem so awesome and convenient if you really want to weight lift but you didn't have time to do the dumb bells and bench pressing and all that. Six minutes a day and you're done it says. It seemed too good to be true so I always wanted to buy one. My brother found out and kept making fun of me, saying that it was the ultimate "hand job" tool and that it was made for homosexuals. I just looked at him and said, "I will show you that it works".

Christmas comes, and what is under my stocking? None other than the Shake Weight. I waited until later in the day and then I opened it up, and I tried it. It actually works, and it operates on what is called Dynamic Inertia. That is the movement of muscles on an even plane and the contracting of the muscles. Holding a position multiple times provides ten times the muscle cooperation than dumb bells can do in a lesser amount of time. It comes with a DVD and I intend to use that soon as well to get more exercises out of it. I look over at my brother now, and flex and then smile, because now I'm showing him that it works. Infomercial products actually can work and it is a surprise.

I think the next on my list will be the Magic Bullet, you know, the blender slash juicer. What do you think?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dating websites, A Fraudulent Ploy to Gain Trust

Websites like eHarmony and Match.com are just websites created for business purposes to make a quick buck for the company representing them and to give the customer hope that there is a possibility of something amazing happening.

The person puts up his or her credit card information and then their personal information, and plans on being billed monthly or signs up for the six month plan. The company will give you a good deal for the holiday season or whatnot, and than you'll figure since you're saving quite a bit of money why not pay for a monthly package. It is all a ruse set up by not only the credit card companies themselves, but by the companies representing the top dating websites.

It is all a fradulent ploy to gain trust on the part of the customer, and then once we pay, the cancellation services are far too difficult to go through with, that they sucker us in and keep us there whether we are satisfied or not. This is why the free dating websites, the ones that do not require a credit card, like OKcupid and Plentyoffish, are the ones that come with all the success and the top success rate at that.

Look at the advertisements for eHarmony.com; do you see the fact that it is all the "beautiful people" in the advertisements. All the good looking men and women getting together at a bar or whatnot. What about the average looking people, it almost seems unrealistic the more the beautiful people are on the advertisements simply because since they're so good looking, they could go out to a bar or club and find love, they don't need to use the internet. Smart people see through this and know it is all a marketing ploy.

Coming from experience on this end, stick with the free websites and do not give out your credit card information ever. Stay the course, and be patient and you'll be alright. There is plenty of fish in the sea, remember that! Do not give in to the marketing hijinx. Stay the course!

Monday, December 13, 2010

I was told what RSVP meant but randomly forgot. I think when people tell us what RSVP means we tend to forget simply because we are used to it being called and referred to by its initials that we take for granted the fact that maybe, just maybe it means something. I know that might not make much sense, but it can.

Words like RSVP, and yes I will refer to them as words, they are apart of us and we always know what they mean when we mention them. It is late at night and i'm writing this while tired, but I just had to get it off of my chest. Just like SOS, RSVP goes a long way and we automatically know what they each mean and what they each are referred to. Interesting eh?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alcohol, Bad for the Brain, Bad for Everything

We all know alcohol is bad for you, that is a given. We also know that alcohol can damage your relationships with other people in your life as well as your relationships with even animals or children. Drinking alcohol is what makes someone do some crazy things, be it crashing a vehicle, or streaking naked in the middle of a parking lot. It will make you tell the truth, for it is the ultimate truth serum in a liquid form, but over all it will cause you to lose your job, your vehicle, and even your family. Drinking is not worth it in the long run.

Everyone tries it, some can tolerate it more than others, but we still try it because we want to and because we not only think we can handle it, but it will put us in a whole new social group. It will give us something to talk about with new people, and we will be accepted within newer social circles by drinking. People look down upon others if one goes to a party or get together and does not at least have one drink. Sure, you are the driver, but thats the only credible excuse there is. All others are not accepted nor allowed.

When one drinks, they will get caught eventually. The bills will have to be paid, and the credit card statement will say you bought something at a store and then you'll have no choice but to explain yourself. That is when the lying comes into play, then during that time period you are basically in the doghouse permanently. All in all, drinking is bad and it is your own personal dungeon and it is up to you how you will escape. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings only help so much, it is the withdrawals that will get to you over time. If you can channel it into a positive direction and start drinking tea instead of alcohol or soda instead of soda with alcohol you will be fine. All it boils down to is willpower, and if you can harness it, then you are good to go. Drinking is better used sparingly, and I, along with most other people, hope it remains that way.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random Poetry; Two verses

Winding Down
Sitting here, statuesque figure
plush blackened interior reclining
breeze billowing amongst the outward
children playing, laughing, excitement.
Fancy automobiles stationary,
Bell ringing, reminding one to get ready
Sitting here, statuesque figure
winding down,
just winding down.

Lift It Up
Pulsating muscles, flexible body tones.
Maneuvering vivaciously down and up,
Breathing softly then transforming into the green Hulk
Lungs going wild with rapid breaths.
Holding steady as long as one can,
the muscles exploding as if to give up.
Pushing oneself, focusing on the goal.
One more rep is all it would take to succeed
Muscles explode in two, unable to proceed to last stage.
Head sinks in shame, next time you will complete.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pornography Industry Degrading to Women

I used to watch pornography all the time. I used to enjoy it. A growing boy trying to understand what women like, its definitely common to become consumed into that type of world. I used to take notes and visualize me in that scenario and what I would do sexually to my future partner. Overtime I realized that not all women liked it nor did it the same way they do in pornography. I realized that in an embarassing way because I used to believe that women enjoyed it that way therefore the woman on the screen symbolized what all women wanted. Boy was I wrong! I was glad I was wrong, I am glad that I got to grow up and become mature enough to realize that it is the total opposite. Women want a guy that is a gentleman, someone that will be gentle with them, make them feel good about themselves. I think the pornography industry preys on young women and in a sense preys upon young men and lonely older men that have no partner. They expect us to sign into the website, pay our monthly fee and then enjoy what their product has to offer. Showing images and videos of women of all races and ages and body sizes engaging in sexual acts and doing any type of position or category involved in pornography. Basically performing in any type of act that the producer or cameraman wants them to perform. I used to enjoy it because like I said, I was a growing boy taking notes and enjoying the product in my private time but overtime I realized that its just a gross way of earning money and it also goes against everything we learned about the woman's right to choose and laws for women. Sure it is the model's choice whether she wants to engage in these sexual acts but it doesn't make it right on any count. Sure everyone needs money, especially in today's economy, but to prostitute yourself for money over the internet in front of a camera showing off your body to who knows who, just makes you seem like a desperate human being that craves attention. Sure I still look at pornography from time to time, but I believe in a woman's right to choose and I respect all women and think they can do amazing things in this world. I wish all women the best of luck in this tough man dominated place we call Earth, but at the same time I know that women can be smarter and more successful than men. Hopefully they realize they are more than just a means of entertaining a man and that they are more important. For then and only then will they truly realize their full worth. To all women, I love you and respect you and know that each and every one of you are above the pornography industry. I believe that with all of my heart and soul.