Monday, October 26, 2015

Quote For The Day

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. - Confucius

Friday, October 2, 2015

Inspirational quote's of the day

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun

Beauty and wonder is found in the intersections of life.  For every world added, the collisions begin to multiply exponentially. --- James Fuller


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Forward progress is always great!

Check out @Vi_On_Life's Tweet:

This exciting new chapter of my life progresses.  I will be micro blogging living and eating healthy tips and hopefully a few smiles. and of course, changing lives for the better.

For even more information please check out my Facebook page:  Vi On Life .  Or just go straight to my website:  Vi On Life .

As always, I appreciate your time and effort in reading and responding to these posts.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Project10 Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted
And so my personal  Challenge Project 10 began. It really began a few days earlier but that is when I made the video. 

Take the Challenge | Body by Vi - Mathew Koeneker
I can just about taste it. Here are a couple of snapshots to show progress.

Challenge Crushed
I was able to crush that initial Challenge to lose 10 lbs of fat in just about two months. This was done thru a combination of things but mainly meal replacement, portion control, and timing. I added a shake for breakfast where I had just been skipping or going with soda or coffee.  Not for everyone, but I also initially replaced lunch with a protein shake as well.

You will have cravings. Fight them off  the best you can.  I had to cold turkey quit soda, sugar, and most pre-processed foods.   My cravings were rough the first 2-3 weeks.   Hey, and if you fall off for a brief morning and have a Strange's ok. LOL :-) You can still achieve your goal.

With this Challenge crushed #Project10 by #Vi #TeamSummers #TeamMojo donated Ninety (90) meals to a child in need. I chose the non-profit Feeding America after checking out the BBB ratings.

Body by Vi Challenge | ViSalus 

I decided that this concept had helped me out to such an extent that I became a  promoter for the company. The mutual idea of helping people to lead healthier lives while in turn doing a social good just seemed like a win-win to me. So I privately Challenged myself to reach the HS graduation waist line. As we approach the end of Summer, I have met that goal. And I am kicking myself for not doing it publicly, as I could have gotten about 180 meals donated.

Here are two recent snapshots of myself. The next Challenge is being finalized now.

For more information please contact me directly, my Facebook page, and/or my website.

Facebook Page: Vi On Life

Take the Challenge | Body by Vi - Mathew Koeneker

I am looking forward to hearing from YOU.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Windows 10 Upgrade Review - Final

I had my notes all together with my final thoughts on the install. Then, I stumbled upon this article from Ars Technica even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft They hit the nail on the head in a much more professional way than I. It was reassuring that they were unable to figure out just what was being communicated either.

It is a step up for sure from Windows7, but if you have security concerns they are valid. But that is the writer says and I agree is the ongoing trade-off that we are making as we move towards more cloud based services.  We have to deal with the concept that "privacy" might need to be redefined as we move into this more connected and comfortable world. Case in point would be the recent hack into Bit Defender as written up in Forbes in Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted.

Just my $0.02,

Food for Thought

"We all see through the lens of our own prejudices. Two people who witness the same car accident will often see it completely differently. Our environment, our friends, the culture in which we live: all predetermine the things that we do judge and how we will judge them."

I read the preceding quote from a larger e-mail and it really got me thinking. Am I oversimplifying to think that if we all finally accepted that fundamental truth, then we could truly move forward as a society? I wonder as I see events unfold here again.

What do you think?

Peas & cornbread,

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nice one Microsoft! :-)

I will be posting a much more in-depth review of how the installation process went for me while upgrading my laptop to the new Microsoft Windows10 OS from the Windows7 OS that I have been rocking a bit too long . I need to eat and get cleaned up now. But,  I will post these pix of screenshots for right now.  So far I am extremely impressed and the process was quite smooth and painless.

I will definitely play with it this evening and have fun exploring.  I know, what a geek I must be. So I will finish writing the second half of the review and publish it later tonight.

--- Mati

Friday, July 24, 2015

Are they really just a few words?

Good morning y'all!
A picture of just a few words can convey 1000's.  This little pearl of wisdom can be employed in nearly every facet of your life. #truth #self-help #success #TeamSummers #Vi #project10
Have an excellent Friday and an even  better weekend my friends!
Peas & Cornbread,

Friday, July 17, 2015

Final 2015 National Merit Scholars announced : News

Final 2015 National Merit Scholars announced : News

It is good to be reminded that there are great kids and teachers out there.  We need to make sure that more young people from our state will continue to go on representing the future. Yes, I do mean that we need to keep spending as much and preferably more on education.
Have a great Friday night and be safe out there.

--- mak