Monthly Archives: March 2013

Solving Rubik’s Cube While Juggling

I came across an amazing video last week of Ravi Fernando jugging a Rubik’s Cube and what looked like two bean bags. I couldn’t believe what I was watching, as he was literally solving the Rubik’s Cube while juggling.

I’ve never spent a great deal of time with a Rubik’s Cube, so have never understood the patterns and techniques to solve them fast but to watch someone do that while the cube is moving, spinning in every axis was incredible.

The video above was uploaded to YouTube at the end of February and is now approaching five million views and it still growing steadily. Not wanting to let the moment escape, Ravi has now uploaded a new video from his point of view (camera on his hat for example) showing him juggling 3 Rubik’s Cubes and solving all three in approximately six minutes.

Mind completely blown, wow!

30 Day Challenge: Drink Less Cappuccino

Cappuccino
Image via A Cup of Coffee & A Muse

As the¬†next installment¬†of my 30 day challenge, I’m going to cut down on the amount of espresso I drink.

Anyone that knows me will attest to my love of coffee, it doesn’t matter if it is straight espresso, cappuccino, filter coffee or even good quality instant coffee – say the word and I’m there.

Turns out that after spending about 3 seconds thinking about what I eat across the course of a week, coffee but more specifically milk plays a large role in my intake. Right now you’re probably thinking milk isn’t so bad, it is even good for your bones. When you eat cereal for breakfast, have 4-6 cups of cappuccino throughout a day during the week and then top that off with 2-3 cups of instant coffee in the evening – its a lot of milk; I’d estimate no less than one litre per day during the week.

So while the object of this 30 day challenge is to drink less cappuccino, that is really a means to an end of drinking less milk. I love coffee and don’t want to have to give it up entirely but I recognise that drinking that volume of milk per day certainly isn’t helping my slow & steady weight loss goals.

My goal is simple, no more than one cappuccino per day. I’m happy to replace any cappuccino that I don’t have with something that has no milk or vastly less milk but I’ve decided that drinking 200-250ml of milk per coffee isn’t helping me at all.