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The Friday Tune Up Ep.1

 

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Welcome to the blog version of our new podcast titled The Friday Tune Up (click for audio)

We talk: health hacks, books, films, food, and favourite quote of the week!

In bite-sized form, here we go!

My current health hack –

The Fitbod app Available from App Store

Ever gone to the gym wondering what today’s workout should be? Wonder no more! Using smart algorithms, this app will track which muscles are sore from your last exercise and target fresh muscles for your next session. It’ll even give you count-down timers for break time so you don’t slack off too long on social media. My work outs before the app were approx 1hr or more, nowdays I can smash out a full workout in 46 miuntes.

New restaurant I dined at –

So earlier this week my fiance and I had the pleasure of taking our good customer-turn-friend, George, to Mr Wong’s in Sydney. A very fancy (but not fine dining) experience at an historical NAB bank building that burned down long ago and retrofitted with georgous decor, a vintage vibe with old wooden beams and low lit light making you feel like you’re in a gangster’s Chinese restaurant straight out of a James Bond film! Peking Duck Pancakes are a must try; everything else you can save your money for your local diner lol.

What I’m watching on Netflix –

Dr Sleep, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. I gotta say I was never a fan of thriller until meeting my fiance. I realise most of them have pyschotic wives chasing their cheating husbands with knives in hand (Girl On Train, Gone Girl). But King keeps you guessing at every twist of the plot and I’ve come to enjoy his storytelling. Long film but will have you on the edge of your seat!

Quote of the week –

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same.”― Rudyard Kipling from his full poem

What I learned here was a man whose luck in life was up and down, from loss of his daughter due to pneumonia, to winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, to the loss of his son in WW1…Life is tough, keeping an even keel helps. I’m forced to remind myself of this when I have difficult customers (embarassingly).

What I’m reading –

Currently reading Tour de France 7x winner, Lance Armstrong’s biography: It’s Not about the Bike: My Journey Back to Life Good Reads

Here’s a man who obviously went through a lot: growing up as a loser kid, proving himself on a bicycle, topping his sport, and getting taken down by scandal at the end of his career. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m halfway through the book and it’s detailing his battle against testicular cancer. Cancer of the balls-enough to decimate the manliest of men. Most people die. He’s survived it out of sheer force of his will to live, determination to seek the best doctors, getting second and third opinions when others casts doubt on his chances. For that alone it’s worth a read.

Hope you enjoyed the very first episode! xoxo Smiling Pharmacist Vien

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