A Proper Introduction from Bill Hildebrand

Hey I just wanted to give you a proper introduction from me, Bill Hildebrand
the founder of this blog, Hildebrand Enterprises. This is also a chance to
give you an update on our second week of the Quick Start Challenge 2.0 Turbo
program I am involved with.

Please watch the video below, since the second week challenge was to get out
of our comfort zone and create a on camera video introducing ourselves and
telling you a little about our blog.

I hope I don’t look real uncomfortable because I have done a couple other
videos on camera previous to this one, but it still can be a little intimidating
at first.
You can be the judge.

 

As I said in the video, I encourage you to leave comments if you are moved to
do so.  One of my goals with this blog is to make it a place to have a
conversation about health and fitness especially, but other topics are also welcome.

Don’t be shy.  We look forward to what you have to say whether it’s complimentary
or you have some suggestions for improvement.

Fire away.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned and keep up with how the challenge is going.

Bill H.

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Panama Flowers

Panama In Summer

We are in our summer season here in Panama at this time. You do notice a small increase in daily temperatures of about 2-4 degrees. The biggest difference is that it is also the dry season. It currently has not rained for almost 2 months except here in San Carlos we did have one somewhat short rain shower back in December. 

The ground gets rock hard and you do have to water if you want to keep your landscaping green and flowering. I can tell it is going to make me appreciate the rains when they come back. Hopefully by April or May. Even with the heat and dryness you can have beautiful flowers.

Panama Flowers

Here is my latest video I posted on FB. It is just a short update on what I have been up to for the last few weeks. Also in the video, I am walking down to the area on the beach where the fisherman launch and come back in with their catch. I was hoping to buy a couple of red snappers to take home, but as you will see, I was disappointed today. That is a rare occurrence when I visit the fishermen. 

I am very excited about our new Kindle publishing business. I did get the first book published ton Christmas Day. The name of it is Gizmo the Gargoyle.  As I said in the last post my partner has written a number of children's books over the last few years and we are going to publish them on kindle. We should have 2 more published by the end of January if we get the art work back in time. If you would like to take a look at the book you can click on this link and it will take you right to Amazon to take a look. GizmotheGargoyle  It currently is selling for only $0.99.  That's a great deal.

Well that is about all I have for an update for right now. Next week I am taking care of a couple of dogs that belong to one of my friends here in San Carlos.  I will be going to the beach each day to walk the dogs so will most likely shoot some video and will have an update toward the end of January. Adios for now.

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Loving Living In Panama

It has been almost 4 months now since I moved to the country of Panama. I am loving my life here and can honestly say I don't think I have every been happier.  I really enjoy the tropical climate even though we are now going into the dry season and it is definitely hotter and has not rained now for almost a month. Well, one small shower.  

I have been working hard on my internet marketing business and am starting to see some progress. I have also partnered with someone who writes Children's books and we are going to publish them on Amazon Kindle. We are both very excited about the prospects for that since I know of quite a few people making a very good living just from kindle publishing. We should have our first book up by tomorrow.

I was invited to a Christmas Eve dinner party at a friend of mine here in San Carlos where I live. It was lots of fun and the food was spectacular. There were about 14 people there and they were from all over the states and Canada.  

I am putting a new video here as an update.  I took the video on Christmas Eve morning when I felt it was a great day for a beach walk. It was a beautiful day here in Panama and the ocean was very calm. If you watch you will hear me explaining to my friends and family back home about my experience with losing 22 lbs in the first 2 months I got here. It, was of course, do to my eating a very healthy diet, including lots of raw vegetables and fruits, and exercising 3 to 4 days per week.

It certainly is a testimonial to my constant belief that eating healthy and exercising is the best way to lose weight naturally. Now I can't say that I am all that happy about losing that much weight because I am now to skinny. I really didn't have 22 lbs of fat on my body so I think I also lost some muscle. I am going to try to put most of that weight back on but have found that I also must have revved up my metabolism because I have having difficulty doing that. Guess I will have to eat lots more pasta. That's about it for this update.  Take a look at the video if you like and I'll try to do another update shortly after the first of the new year.

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A Walk on San Carlos Beach

I am starting to get settled in the new place. Most everything I need is available here in San Carlos so that makes it real convenient. About once a month I make a trip to Coronado to the supermarket to pick up things like meat, cleaning stuff, cheese, and liquor but other than that I can get the rest right here.

The local farmers market is terrific. Everyday a few of the local growers will bring in their produce and they rent spaces in a small building.  Everything is so fresh and the prices are great. I can get all kinds of vegetables and fruits there. I find myself snacking on carrot sticks quite often. I had almost forgotten how great fresh stuff tastes versus the stuff that gets shipped long distances after being picked green and allowed to ripen on the way to the store. Believe me, there is no comparison.

​The other day I was getting real tired of sitting in front of the computer working and just decided to take a walk down to the beach and shoot some video. As you will see, I definitely need to work on learning more about my camera to get better at making video.  Despite that, I hope you enjoy the video.

I let Youtube clean my video up a little that is why you probably saw the actual frame move but the picture was nice and still. 

I have been working hard lately making sure that I am eating healthy and getting exercise. Actually it is not that hard to do. It just takes a little planning and then implement the plan. The planning is simply thinking about what you want to eat that week and when you shop buy those foods.  Those foods should of course consist of lots of fresh fruits and vegetable.  Cut up some carrots and snack on carrot sticks instead of chips or ice cream. You'll feel a lot better and you will most likely lose a little of that excess weight.

Exercising is the same way. Plan your times and try to stick to them.  Working out for about 30 minutes 3 times a week if done properly will get you into shape and keep you there.  Don't give up just go and do it.  I know you can.

That's about it for this update.

​Hasta luego

Bill​

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Panama Is Beautiful

Well I finally made it. I arrived on August 18th in the evening after flying all day. I left from Minneapolis, MN and had trip legs that first went to Chicago with a plane change and then on to Houston, TX also with a plane change.  The taxi ride into Panama City from the airport was a little harrowing.  I think the cabbies learned to drive in NYC. 

Three days was enough in the city and I headed out into the hinterlands to seek the place I felt I wanted to live.

My first stop was in Coronado, a beach town about an hour out of Panama City. I found some expats the very first evening I was there at a restaurant bar called LaRuina.  They were very friendly and I even got a lead for a house to look at in a small town called Punta Barco. It is about a kilometer west of Coronado.  After discussing with my plans to go on to Chitre, Las Tablas, and Pedasi, they informed me that I would probably like living somewhere around Coronado because it was not so remote. The second night, also spent at LaRuina, I got another lead for another house, this time in San Carlos, which is about 5 kilometers west of Coronado. I go to look at both houses almost immediately and there was not comparison.  The house in San Carlos won by a mile.  It had 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, large back veranda with a nice backyard with a huge mango tree.  I was sold instantly. The third night at LaRuina pretty much sealed the deal that I was going to live around the Coronado area.  Nothing wrong with Pedasi but it was very small and very remote. 

I committed to the house in San Carlos right before I left for the rest of my trip.  I had decided to go ahead with my visits to Chitre, Las Tablas, and Pedasi since I already had a hotel booked for 3 days in Pedasi.  I did enjoy my stay there but just like he people in Coronado had said, it was small and a long way from most everything.  I did get to enjoy some good music at a local bar called Smileys which is run by a expat and he also has a band that plays at the restaurant bar every Tuesday.

I returned to Coronado and immediately moved into the house in San Carlos.  The family of my landlord are extremely nice and have welcomed me with open arms. I know I made the right decision by deciding to live here in San Carlos. It is quite small as well but it is a short 10-minute bus ride to Coronado.  I have been pleasantly surprised that I can get just about everything I need right here in San Carlos. I just got my internet installed this last Wednesday so am finally able to do some catching up on emails and updating this blog. 

I go down to the beach about once a week to buy fish right off the boat as the fishermen come in early in the morning. I have met a few expats who live here and they have also been extremely welcoming and that has really been nice. Now what I have to do is get busy building my internet marketing business and making some money. I will try to do regular updates on this site.  What that means is probably no more than once a week. After all, hearing about my work will not be all that exciting. I will try to give you some updates on what's happening outside of working on my business.

That's about it for now.  I am trying to learn Spanish as fast as I can so I can start to communicate better for getting around and getting what I need. So far so good.

​I have included a few pictures of the house in San Carlos

Hasta Luego

Bill​

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Making Plans for Panama

I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel in my dream of moving to the country of Panama.  Got the house sold at the end of June and glad to have that chore behind me. Moving, packing, lifting wore me out. 

I am currently living in an extended stay hotel for the month of July because I promised my manager at my part-time job I would train my replacement.  That is now going on. 

At the end of this month I will be traveling up to Minneapolis to see my brother and his wife and staying with them for a couple of weeks.  During that time,  I will get to go see my mother, my children and grandchildren in South Dakota. Then somewhere about the 3rd week of August I am off to my new life in Panama.

I discovered that it is almost prohibitively expensive to ship stuff to Panama.  So I will be going in 4 suitcases.  Yes, sold just about everything or gave it to charity or the kids. This will definitely be an adventure, but I can't wait to start.  

As you can imagine, my business has kind of been put on hold while all this is going on. Seems like all I do now is make plans for the trip such as the proper paperwork, and finish closing out things here. Can't wait to get back to business as soon as I hit Panama. 

Updates later.  ​

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Apologies and an Update

It has been a little while since I updated my blog. Have you ever sold your house that you owned?  Well that has been one of the things that has occupied a huge amount of my time for the last few months. Back in the fall when we were thinking about selling the house, I made a list of all the things that needed to be done to make the house more sellable. 

One of these things included painting the exterior. Well, as you can probably imagine, that is quite a job. However, after a very long weekend and a few additional hours for some touch-up, I completed the job and was quite proud of it.  The house looks great. 

Well then you contact the realtor and that's when the fun really starts.  They have their ideas of how your house should look and mostly that means cleaning it out so it barely looks lived in.  On top of that, of course, is keeping it spotless.  After a few months that gets really old.

I do have good news however.I am expecting an offer on the house this coming week. Man I am ready for that to happen.  I don't know if I have mentioned it but I am moving to the country of Panama and can't wait to go.  That will be a topic for future posts.

As for right now I would just like to apologize for not keeping my blog up to date and probably should apologize for the near future because with the move, I will be head over heals busy for the next couple of months. I have lists everywhere for all the things I need to do.  Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Talk soon.

Bill​

 
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Making Some Progress

I thought it was time to give you an update on my progress as far as blogging is concerned and my participation in the Quick Start Program that I talked about in some of the earlier posts.

I am starting to see more and more subscribers to my blog and I thank you for that. I hope you are enjoying some of the new posts I added about health topics. I also just added a new page about metabolism and how it relates to weight loss. This page does contain some links because most people need some help when it comes to losing weight, and the program I mention in the article is one of the best. Yuri Elkaim the author has great credentials and has helped thousands of people lose weight and get into shape. Take a look while your here. Metabolism and Weight Loss.

I have also set up a couple of Amazon websites and am starting to see some action on them as well.

Where I am lacking is in taking time to build the proper backlinks to these sites to really get better rankings and start sending much larger numbers of visitors to my sites. This is both a time consuming and “need to do it right” type of activity and I am still doing some studying of a great course about that very subject.  If you do it right, Google loves you, do it wrong and they can banish you to the wayward pages where you will never be found.

The other area I need to do more work on is with social sharing. I really need to learn more about how to utilize facebook, twitter, and some of the other popular social sites. I have purchased a couple of good programs but just haven’t had time to really implement them yet. So much to do, so little time.

Well it is time to go do some of the projects listed above so that is about it for now. Please continue to visit us regularly and I will try to keep this blog updated a little better.

Again, if you have something you would like to see posted, please let me know either through the contact us page or with a comment. I will do my best to get you the information.

So long for now,

Bill H

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healthy eating

Get Healthy, Eat Fruit!

Help yourself prevent disease by consuming more fruit.

 

Fruits are a wonderful reward for humanity from Mother Nature. 
It is absolutely true that every fruit has something which is very 
special within its makeup. That special something can help prevent
disease and relieve some aches and pains.

Mother Nature holds numerous secrets which possess a variety of
positive qualities. These qualities can prevent you from ever
having to take prescription medicines or use antibiotics for cures.

Eating these fruits along with other fresh foods and herbs will
help keep you fit and fine for your entire life. They definitely
should become part of your regular healthy diet regimen for great
health.

Eat strawberries for nutrition and beauty.

Strawberries are a fruit with a high nutrition value and also have
some body cleansing properties. They are rich in vitamins such as

Eat strawberries for better health
vitamin C, potassium and minerals. In addition, the strawberry has
great water content, reaching approximately 80-90%. This is what helps
make them ideal for helping out with cleaning the body.

Strawberries have been used for a kind of herbal treatment for heart
and kidney. They have even been known as cures for rheumatic
disorders. Laboratory studies have shown that the phytochemicals
present in strawberries have anti-inflammatory or anti-cancer
properites

In additon to its health benefits, the strawberry can be significant
for maintaining beauty. They can enhance the complexion of your skin
and help prevent sunburn and other kinds of skin disorders.

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Peaches are another fruit which contain vitamins
and minerals as well as some potassium. They
also contain a high level of water content.

It is a delicious fruit that can contribute
to better health. You can eat it fresh, add to
smoothies, or freeze or can them for later

consumption.

 

 

 

 

 

Pomegranate is a fruit which contains both vitamin C and K. The seeds
can be a good source of fiber. It constitutes 70 percent water which
again can help with hydration and helping cleanse the body.

The pomegranate has a great history for disease remedies.
Used in Ayurveda medicine

The Ayurveda system of medicine practiced in ancient Indian
subcontinents, showed that the pomegranate was used extensively for
traditional remedies. For treating diarrhea, dysentry, or intestinal
parasite, they used the fruit rind and the bark of the tree.

 

Gets the health benefits from the pomegranate either by extracting
the juice itself or adding the seeds to a smoothie. Delicious.

Naturally we can’t cover all the delicious and healthful fruits in
this one article. My point is that for a healthful diet, adding a
daily allotment of fruits to your diet can be a major contributor
to better health.

I find the easiest and one of the most delicious ways to get the
benefits of fruit is by making smoothies. You can mix and match
most any fruits and toss in some green stuff as well such as
fresh spinach or kale. The fruit taste will dominate and this
way you can even get some of your daily vegetable requirements.

Here’s to healthy eating,

 

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anti-aging exercise

The Most Recommended Anti-Aging Exercises

Anti-aging exercises should promote hormone growth.

 

 

 

 

 

As we age, hormonal amounts diminish and our skin,
muscles and bones set about to degrade. A favorable
anti-aging exercise system should increase hormone
growth and enhance stability and flexibility.

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Studies have demonstrated that nothing works more favorable to achieve anti-aging
effects than a regular exercise regimen. ‘Regular‘ is the key word– unless your
exercise program is consistent, the system won’t have the corresponding effect.

There are various forms of exercises that will serve to help you stay active,
live an even longer and happier life and continue to be mentally sharp. How
frequently and how demanding you make your exercise program is dependent on
your personal wishes, both physical and your daily chosen lifestyle.

The leading Exercises to Reap Anti-Aging Effects

There are three clear-cut varieties of exercises that are most effectively suited
for an anti-aging regimen:.

* Flexibility– Among the most important exercises to beat the aging process.
It raises blood circulation and releases serotonin, which is a chemical created by
the brain and is necessary for total health and well-being. Flexibility exercises are
also risk-free and quite easy to conduct.

* Strength Building– These exercises will help establish strength and sustain bone
mass. Your odds of experiencing a debilitating injury are lessened as you build your
muscle strength. Exercises to strengthen the muscles in your shoulders, back and legs
will also help with hormone production.

* Cardiovascular– Made to help keep your heart healthy, aerobic exercises also serve
to help fight depression and help keep your weight down. Running, speedy walking and all
other exercise that will raise your heart rate for a sustained time frame release brain
chemicals that yield hormones.

Here is a great little exercise to strengthen neck muscles.

 

Studies suggest no ideal time of day to exercise for more benefits.

Research has established that there’s no specific time of the day when exercising is
most effective, nevertheless, mishaps seem to occur more frequently in morning
hours– muscles and joints appear to be less flexible during that time.

Preferably, exercise when you aren’t too tired, but when you’ve been up and about for
awhile. Mid afternoon seems to be a high time for lots of people to accomplish exercises
without too much fear of injury.

You don’t require a home gym or an exclusive membership in a neighborhood gym.
One piece of equipment that you determine you’ll use regularly is the most ideal
investment.

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Quick Start Challenge Week 4 Update

Well, the final week has arrived.  This weeks challenge was titled Instant Internet Lifestyle. No, it's not exactly what you think. We weren't expected to be rolling in the dough and sitting on the beach sipping  cool drinks, or all of a sudden having loads of traffic to our blog and people clicking on links galore.

It really was more of the basics, like learn more ways to drive traffic, find a few products that you are using such as website hosting, autoresponders for emails, etc., and put some of their banners on your site or your thank you page to get the ball rolling.  Set up an autoresponder sequence and drop a few links in an occasional email. 

It really was more of the basics, like learn more ways to drive traffic, find a few products that you are using such as website hosting, autoresponders for emails, etc., and put some of their banners on your site or your thank you page to get the ball rolling.  Set up an autoresponder sequence and drop a few links in an occasional email. 

It really was more of the basics, like learn more ways to drive traffic, find a few products that you are using such as website hosting, autoresponders for emails, etc., and put some of their banners on your site or your thank you page to get the ball rolling.  Set up an autoresponder sequence and drop a few links in an occasional email. 

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Next you can start to research places such as clickbank, JVZoo, and Warrior Forum to find products in your niche that might be of interest to your subscribers. It's not all about selling something, however, we were also encouraged to continue to find good and useful content that offered value to our subscribers.  You will see one of my first health posts on the site this week. There will be more to follow. 

Making money on the internet is not a real fast proposition.  It's takes work and dedication and I think some luck. You just have to try to be persistent and work at it every day. It really is like most things in life, the more you can give the more you'll get. I will work hard to give you value on this site. As I have said before, I love the idea of helping people become more healthy and to help them stay that way.  I will do my best to live up to that.

I hope you will stay tuned for that....

Bill Hildebrand​

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