Author: Greg Simerlink

Fitness Results 2019 – Year in Review

It’s now 2020 and not only time to review my fitness goals from 2019, but to take account of the past decade. I started my latest fitness journey in 2011, and almost every year I have written up a year in review to analyze what I have achieved and set goals for the next year. These past two years have been the most challenging in regard to meeting my goals and keep my motivation high. However, 2019 was better than 2018 and I see this new decade moving even more in a positive direction. I have been tracking my...

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Fitness Results 2018 – Year in Review

Almost every year since I started my latest fitness journey in 2011, I have written up a year in review to analyze what I have achieved and set goals for the next year. This past year has been a rough one for me in many respects. While I am happy with my new job and all the benefits that my new location in New Jersey affords, I have slacked off rather badly in the fitness realm and am at a weight I have not seen since 2012. A number of factors have contributed to this including: stress, mental health,...

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Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret XII Recap (End of an Era)

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret XII – This is Halloween! (End of an Era) This was the twelfth Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret and the last one with me at the helm and the last sponsored by the Airship Passepartout. I have taken a job with Spencer’s Gifts / Spirit Halloween and now live in NJ! But don’t despair, Z & Mattie from Troupe Roja have agreed to take over the event and carry on the fun & excitement! As per tradition, all guests to the event were “becatted” by the Airship Passepartout door crew: Cindy, Angie, Tom, Mike, Sabrina, Angela & Bryan. Over 250 people attended in total and were treated to...

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Fitness Results 2016 – Year in Review

I have been tracking my fitness results since 2011 using a variety of apps & programs, most recently Map My Fitness, Strava and  FitBit Surge. Each one has its benefits and drawbacks, however, I will be continuing to use all three in 2017. Feel free to friend me on any of them. First a quick bit of background. In 2011 I decided that I had enough of being out of shape and overweight. I eventually lost over 50 pounds and have maintained a fairly consistent workout regime. You can read about my weight loss journey here: Fitness, Body Image,...

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Creating Cove Lighting for an Older Home

I love design / decor as well as LED lighting, so I’ve been including LED lights in various places throughout my house. However, they have always been small accents which are either remote controlled or attached to battery packs. At many home shows, I have seen brilliant examples of cove lighting, but what if your house is older and some of your spaces are smaller? The Basic Plan I started by researching websites and some YouTube videos. Much of what’s out there are from companies showing how easy it is to use their product or promotional material for contractors....

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