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It’s been a couple years since I wrote down some explicit goals for myself heading into a new year so I wanted to bring it back for this year, knowing that writing them down (and sharing them) make them much harder to punk out on. Essentially my goals boil down to being more deliberate about how I choose to spend my time and they fall into the following buckets… Physically This one is the “easiest” in that the steps to being successful, though by no means easy, are definitely the clearest for me - eat better, exercise more and sleep better. For me, the last one is somewhat of a lynchpin in that when I find myself not getting enough sleep it makes it so much easier to eat poorly and so much harder to find time/motivate myself to work out. After having lost 42 pounds before my wedding in 2006 (going from a robust 252 down to an in-shape 209), the past 3 years have seen me push me back up to a soft 233 and regressing like that makes me furious.
Less than two years ago Proto.io introduced to the public the first release of its popular mobile app protyping platform. Today, Proto.io introduces the 5th and most powerful release Proto.io 5. The new release promises to help designers and developers to unleash their creative freedom and create unique user experiences even faster than before. Among various enhancements, Proto.io 5 takes prototyping a step further by adding animation states, timelines, draggable functionality and variables. Check out the new features and demos.
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