The Life of a Semi-Pro Soccer Player

There are some definite advantages to living two distinctly separate lives. The most significant advantage is that I have the chance to be part of a semi- pro soccer team and that is something that I always wanted to do. It feels good to go out and live my dream to the fullest extent possible and it helps me stay in shape. I would definitely say that this is the “real me,’ because it is where I feel the most at home.

However, there is another side to my personality that is so different from my life on the soccer field that it feels like I am really living two completely different lives at the same time.

During the week, I am a IT and hold down a full time job. I work hard at my chosen profession and sometimes, the hours are long. My professional life has absolutely nothing to do with my life as a soccer player. In fact, the two could not be more different if I had set out to intentionally make it that way. My days at the office are typically spent sitting at a desk and the job can be stressful. The good thing about it is that it allows me to make enough money to pursue my passion of playing soccer, but the job itself can be grueling in certain situations. My day starts early and ends late, and it is often filled with meetings and facing the computer all day long.

Then comes the time for work to end and I get the chance to get out on the soccer field and enjoy everything that is involved with it. I love the competition, the teamwork and the chance to showcase my skills at something that requires a great deal of athleticism and control. We also travel quite a bit, and while it is fun to go from one city to the next, the schedule can be difficult to keep up with. Having said that, I wouldn’t change this part of my life for anything in the world because it is when I feel the most alive.

While it is fun to live two separate lives, it is also challenging in the extreme. I get the chance to live exactly as I choose and I have the chance to incorporate different parts of my personality to fit every aspect of my life. The problem is that it can be difficult to manage all of the demands associated with both schedules at the same time. This means that I have to work harder than most to keep up with everything and I cannot afford to get sick because there is no time for downtime.

Simple things like the flu, a cold and other relatively common ailments can bring me down and make me miss time at both work and on the field. That is not acceptable. Therefore, I have to find ways to make sure that doesn’t happen. Fortunately, I have been introduced to juicing and it helps me stay healthy. Even the simple task of eating consumes a lot of my time which is why having the best juicer at home helps me prepare my breakfast really fast. It’s also a very useful appliance in the kitchen that helps me prepare my post-game shakes and drinks. I get more nutrients in my body faster than eating a full-course meal.

When it is all said and done, it really comes down to my ability to stay healthy and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to my overall health. That is what allows me to stay competitive on the field and then come to work first thing Monday morning and dedicate myself to the work involved.

Laser Hair Reduction: Pros and Cons

Laser hair removal treatments became popular with Dominican men and women alike to control the growth of underarm hair. This method is FDA approved to reduce hair in certain areas permanently. Although it reduces hair permanently, it is not known to remove hair permanently and requires numerous treatments to see the best results.

How Does it Work?

The physician uses a hand-held laser device that emits pulsed light on the surface of the skin to remove the dark pigments of hair and to permanently weaken the hair follicle. The hair found in the affected area will begin to fall out after 2 weeks of treatment. There are different stages in hair growth including growing, resting and shedding and all hair follicles will not be on the same stage at the same time. This is why multiple treatments are needed to ensure that the laser treatment is most effective.

The Pros

• Hair reduction can seem trivial but it will definitely make a lot of difference. Although it’s not guaranteed to keep your underarm smooth and silky for a lifetime, hair is less noticeable and you will not have to shave or wax all the time. Laser hair removal is known to reduce hair count of upto 80%.
• You don’t need to grow your hair out for treatments. In fact, you can have the area shaved on the day of treatment depending on the laser to be used.
• These treatments will not take up much of your time. Large areas are treated all at the same time copared to electrolysis which focuses on one follicle at a time. A laser treatment that is done at the back–which is the largest area of the body–takes about an hour to finish.

The Cons

• Blisters and some scarring can occur on the treated area but is not very common with all patients.
• The treatments are not cheap and can be expensive depending on the physician or the clinic.
Not everyone can undergo the treatment. These treatments remove darkness and people with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates for it. There are lasers designed for people who have ligh hair/light skin combo but it is still being developed.
• The number of treatment required is usually 4-6 times with a month’s allowance n between to get the most effective results.

Ouch Factor

The discomfort level will depend on the kind of laser used, the hair type, and area of the body and the pain threshold of the patient. The pain can be likened to hitting the skin with a snapping rubber band. The first session will hurt the most and other visits will guarantee lesser pain. People who have thicker and darker hair usually feel more pain because it will absorb more light.

How to Buy Good Walking Shoes On A Budget

Dominicans are known for always being active; but they are also known for being practical. If you want to start walking for exercise and want to buy the right shoes on a budget, you will find that you don’t really need a lot of money to buy the best fitting walking shoes for you.

What do you need?

You can spend as much as $20 for shoes with no-name brands and $170 for top-name brands that sports the latest technology in shoes. Although top brands sport the best technologies, a higher price does not assure a right fit or the right features. As a constant walker, the shoes need to give you excellent support, fit and cushioning within the medium price range.

Walking shoes are meant to be lightweight and breathable. The cushioning needs to thickest in the heel part and the shoe should be flexible enough for you to bend using your hands. That being said, running shoes are known to give all the cushioning and flexibility that makes them a perfect fit for walking. But because it has thicker threads, it can cause you to trip on carpets. On the other hand, multi-purpose shoes just like cross-trainers are also a good choice if you want to use it in other activities as well—saving you more money.

You best look for a good specialty shoe store with a good name and an experienced staff. Make sure that you know your foot type. People that have high-arched feet tend to require more shock absorption than those with average arch feet. People with low-arched feet require less cushioning but needs greater support as well as heel control. People with high-arched feet are also more prone to ankle sprains than people with flat or low arched feet.

How do I get the Right Fit?

It’s essential to get a good fitting shoe if you decide to be an active walker. You should know that no matter how good looking or popular your shoes are, they won’t do you any good if they don’t really fit you. Squeeze the heel counter of your shoe to make sure that it does not collapse inward and is firm. If you want to find the heel counter of the shoe, it is the stiff cup that is sewn to the back of your shoe providing better heel support. A great way to get the best fitting shoes is to get fitted during the end of the day when your foot has reached its maximum size. If you do not have this option, make sure that you allow ½ inch allowance from the end of the longest toe to the edge of the shoe. The ball of your foot should also match the widest part of the shoe so that you’ll have plenty of room for your toes to wiggle without your heel slipping. Being athletic shoes, they do not require a break-in period but they tend to lose cushioning after 6 months of everyday use. If you walk regularly everyday, your shoes should be replaced after this period. Read on the best reviews for walking shoes.

Top 4 Crossbows of 2014

Hunting is considered as a serious and enjoyable sport that makes people get addicted to the thrill and excitement it brings. Dominicans are known to like any sport that gets their blood boiling and their adrenalines rushing, so if you decide to go hunting you will need to have the proper tools so you can get good results and go home with bigger prizes. One of the most popular weapons used in hunting is the crossbow. They are powerful, lightweight and very compact that a professional class crossbow used by a precision user can get the job done in no time. To find the best product, you need to have as much information as you can to match it with your set of skills. If you want to have more ideas about the best crossbows in the market today, here are some of the examples.

Barnett Jackal Crossbow package

This is the top rated crossbow according to hunting reviews today because of its efficiency and accurate functionality. The package also includes a solid fast detach quiver with 3 20-inch arrows and a top quality red dot sight. The smooth modern military-style features a synthetic string and high energy wheels. This crossbow package is suitable for those who like to hunt small or medium animals in different kinds of terrains. The Barnett Jackal can shoot up to 315 fps with 150 pounds of draw weight that helps a lot with shot precision.

Barnett Ghost 350 Crossbow Package

This crossbow is one of the most impressive crossbows of 2014. Alongside its quality and efficiency, this crossbow is the lightest product manufactured by the company with just 7.5 pounds. This is possible because of the Carbon Riser technology removing the weight from the front end and redirecting the centre of gravity at the back of the stock– making it more stable and safe. The design of this top quality crossbow includes whiplash cams, crosswire strings and a powerful anti-dry fire metal injection for improved precision shots.

Horton CB880 Havoc crossbow package

One of hunting reviews’ top rated crossbows, the Horton packs an efficient and clean functionality with an ultra-compact and quiet performance. The specifications of this Horton model allow the user to experience an accurate shooting pattern no matter what kind of terrain you’re in. This crossbow package also includes a reverse draw limb to improve speed, balance and stealth when hunting to produce better results. As a bonus, this crossbow package comes with a multi-range scope made with Frontal String Technology and a CNC riser with an cocking rope grove to improve the quality of your hunting activity.

Barnett Buck Commander Crossbow package

This product is able to maintain an accurate shot every time you use it. It uses the Barnsdale laminated limbs that is included in Barnett’s AVI technology that reduces noise of up to 30%–this is a great feature to use when hunting. The Barnett Buck Commander features an aluminum flight rail, whiplash cams as well as strong crosswire strings and cables for quieter, more accurate shooting with its uniquely designed ADF trigger system.

Tarot Card Readings: Dream Interpretation

The dream world is filled with images and symbols have been said to contain mysterious information that are yet to be revealed. Being believers of superstition, Dominicans have long used Tarot readings to decode the meaning of their dreams. Tarot readings have been considered as a useful technique to provide more insight when it comes to the meaning of dreams.

Dreams are derived from the base of our conscious minds. Through dreaming, people depict the subconscious imagery that defines us as humans; connecting it to the very essence of our being. That being said, these subconscious imageries define our personalities and show us more about ourselves in a symbolic way.

Maintaining a dream journal can be helpful when it comes to understanding your dreams. Even though we dream quite a lot when we go to bed, we often forget the dream when we wake up. Writing the dreams down when you still remember them keeps you from forgetting them so it can help you relate the symbolisms into Tarot card readings.

You can choose to use a hardbound notebook or a journal to store your dreams in or use a leaf binder so you can put it in your pockets. Some people even use a digital tape record to store their dreams on so that they can easily voice out what their dreams looked and felt like. No matter what method you choose, the most important thing is that you don’t forget about the dream and you have it recorded somewhere.
When you decide to write on your dream journal, do it in parts and sections. These should serve as an outline for the images found in your dream. Be sure to note any type of unusual activities because this may help you with the meaning of your dream.

The Tarot cards come complete with a predefined corollary to decipher their encrypted meanings but dreams do not. So, in order to decipher your dreams using Tarot cards you must first separate your dream into parts. These parts consisting of dream imagery can then be transposed into Tarot imagery that can be deciphered.

Tarot cards have predefined outcomes to help you decode the encrypted meanings and symbolisms hidden in your dreams. So if you want to know more about your dreams through tarot cards, your dreams need to be separated in parts. These parts will then be converted to Tarot card imagery that can be explained further by the reader.

The last step in dream interpretation using tarot cards is to associate the separated dream images to the specific Tarot card that it can be related to. After all the dream imagery has been identified, you can then isolate them into parts to choose the Tarot cards that can relate to all of the images seen in your dream per part. This will help you gain more insight on the meaning of the dream and the meaning of the Tarot card can serve as a clue to what these images are trying to tell or show you. Try a free psychic love reading right here.

What is The Best Compound Bow for Beginners?

If you are a beginner in archery, you will find that it is much easier than you think especially if you know what you are looking for. The first thing that you have to do is to know what kind of bow is best suited for your skill and body type. Dominicans mostly have fairly strong arms as well as a medium to long reach. This article aims to answer some of the questions that serve as important criteria for novices to consider.

How Much Should a Novice Pay For a Compound Bow?

If you are a beginner, you might have looked at the internet to find compound bows that look cool and seem perfect for the image that you have in your head. The truth is that you will most likely need to buy a new bow a few years later. That being said, you need to start with a solid bow that you can adjust enough to go well with your experience as a beginner. At the same time, the beginner bow needs to be cheap so you can get started quickly and have enough money to buy a better higher quality bow later on. Here’s an introduction to compound bow shooting so you can get an idea on how it works.

Most compound bows cost about $500 but there are some models that are also high quality but cost less than $400. Although compound bow for beginners are relatively cheaper, they are not a toy. These bows are as deadly and as dangerous as the weapons that cost more.

How Much Speed (FPS) Should a Novice Go For?

These bows follow the rules of physics despite their modern design and the technologies that are used on them. You can even compare them to a slingshot with a more technologically advanced construction. The rule is that the faster you shoot bows, the more aggressive your cams will feel and it will be harder for you to draw the bow.

This is an implied rule and there is nothing that you can do about it. Some bow designs try to work around this fact but they are already called crossbows—which is another type of bow. If you are a beginner archer, you don’t want the draw too difficult or aggressive because you will have a hard time learning your shooting form.

This being said, beginners should stick with compound bows with a speed of bellow 330 FPS—take note that even going to 320 FPS will already be too hard for a novice to use.

What Brace Height Should a Novice Choose?

This is not really that important. When compound bows where starting out, models that have a lower brace height were more difficult to shoot.; harder to hold the bow properly; harder to aim and draw properly and the string had a high chance of hitting your forearm after release. The draw weight should also be something to consider.

Because of this, people from before recommended beginner archers to buy bow with 7” brace height or even longer. Nowadays, this issue is not as important as they used to make it because the modern compound bow designs make the brace height irrelevant as far as beginner vs. advanced category is concerned. If you still want a good range to start with, it’s better to get a brace height between 6” to 8”. Make sure to read on compound bow reviews as well before making a purchase.