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[29 Mar 2010 | by Tim Kaul | 65 Comments]
[move] Till I Collapse: Reality Check

Why do you go to the gym? Or why is it that you’d like to start getting in shape? Before last week, I might have said it’s the health benefits. But why did I really want to hit the gym? I wanted to be 6 feet, 5 inches of twisted steel and sex appeal. Yep, I wanted to be that guy, the one wives and girlfriends sighed over and husbands/boyfriends made disparaging comments about because they didn’t quite stack up. Dreams of running miles before …

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[10 Mar 2010 | by Tim Kaul | 5 Comments]
[move] ‘Til I Collapse: Week 2

I’m not a fashion guy at all.  Put me in boots, jeans and a T-shirt and I’m a pretty happy guy.  But what you go to the gym in, or hit the road in, is super important. Here are a few general guidelines.
Shoes
Get the right shoe for the job.  If you don’t plan on jogging/running too much, then a standard pair of cross trainers are going to do great things for you.  However, if you want to punish the pavement a little bit, get good running shoes.  Your knees, hips, …

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[4 Mar 2010 | by Tim Kaul | 5 Comments]
[move] ‘Til I Collapse: Week One

I am, like many people, a proud member of the Wichita YMCA.  And like a lot of those people, I don’t use that membership nearly as much as I should.
So, here I am, 6’5″, 350 lbs. and needing to drop some weight in a hurry.  According to my good doctor, all of the hobgoblins of being fat are banging at my door,  High blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks – OH MY.  But seriously, I am the proud and loving dad of two beautiful girls and I have a wife …

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[11 Feb 2010 | by Tim Kaul | No Comment]
[meet] The Same 10 Questions We Always Ask

1. Name, Age, Occupation: Jason Stepien, 29, bartender
2. What’s currently stored up on your DVR? If I had a DVR it would have True Blood, Mythbusters, and Man vs. Wild.
3. If you had to karaoke, what song would you choose? “A Boy Named Sue.”
4. What’s in your pocket? Two winning scratch lotto tickets, 63 cents, gum, nine pens, three lighters, a wine opener, a three-inch-thick “Costanza” wallet, a beer opener, a pocketknife, a flashlight, a cell phone that after a tragic accident at the lake was repaired with the defroster in my …

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[8 Feb 2010 | by Tim Kaul | 71 Comments]
[do] How to Write a Love Letter

Psst… Hey you, mister, I have a secret for you. What if I told you that for 50 cents a week, you could make your woman feel like the queen of Sheba? For four bits, your wife will parade through her office or PTO meeting and make the girls who got a dozen roses and a formulaic greeting card feel like schlubs. Here’s the secret….
Buy a stamp.
Wait, what? You heard me! Buy a stamp. There’s a little more to it than that, but not much. The art of the love …