My Cardio

•December 16, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Loretta Lynn GNCC ’08 12th Finish

What a race! My hands were numb after the first lap and only 2 more to go.

I’ve stopped racing the harescrambles and currently focusing on riding more weekends for fun. It’s the most enjoyable exercise I’ve found yet!

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A New Year…A New Me

•January 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

As the end of 2007 approached I found myself slacking from the new ways of eating I had adopted.  As a goal for 2008, I set forth in achieving goals far beyond those I accomplished in 2007.  I also plan to be more ‘blog active’ and hope to post pictures of my current physique and changes along the way.  After gaining about 12 lbs and losing muscle weight, there is no doubt that I am feeling the effects and regret of it, but that feeds my fuel for accomplishing a healthy lifestyle and will hopefully get me there faster this year.

Protein Consumption

•March 19, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I read an interesting article concerning protein consumption.  We all know that Protein consumption is very important for building and repairing the muscles but I’ve always measured 1 gram/my body mass weight but this article seems to suggest otherwise.  Also it demystifies the myth of carbohydrate intake being wrong for those spending time in the gym.  Just read the article 🙂 

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/vitamins/52

Motivation

•February 23, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes going to the gym is the very last thing you want to do and you can usually find every excuse known to man to avoid going.  A good way to think about it logically is relating it to work…not many of us want to work either, but unfortunately we have to in order to make a living and provide for our family.  The same logic applies to the gym (You must be healthy to live a long enjoyable life) and if you are not living what good is a job?… therefore I find an hour in the day to go.

For those of you having trouble getting motivated I suggest taking a picture of yourself and posting it somewhere you will see it every single day. The refrigerator worked well for me and actually curbed my appetite, gRiN.

Here’s some other tips to help with the motivation:

  • Find a gym partner who is experienced – When we have an obligation to meet someone we tend to prioritize it with more importance.  Having a partner that goes to the gym regularly not only provides someone to teach you the correct routines but it’s more likely they will push you harder to make the appointment.  2 Lazy people = missed trip to the gym
  • Set goals and visulaize yourself meeting those goals
  • Measure results regularly – It takes time to see results but when it happens, it’s one of the biggest motivation techniques.
  • Buy a size smaller in your clothes (Unless you like wasting money you will try like to hell to get into them)

I’m sure there are plenty more and do whatever works for you but get in the gym!  Feel free to post any ways you find to make that trip to the gym an easier one.

Perform Labs Software

•February 22, 2007 • Leave a Comment

For those of you that like to manage your workouts and keep daily records of it electronically, Perform Labs offers free software (for personal use) that will do just that! 

Check it out at: Perform Labs

Anyone have a favorite software they use?

Energie Nutrition “Maximum Protein”

•February 22, 2007 • 2 Comments

I’ve been purchasing “Maximum Protein” from what used to be Southern Pharmaceuticals which was obviously sold to Energie Nutritions for over a year and now I’ve found it to be the best tasting protein powder available, however I purchased a tub this afternoon and the taste has changed and is less sweet than it was.  Anyone know what’s changed?

Welcome to my blog!

•February 21, 2007 • 1 Comment

This is the first post of what will hopefully be many regarding physical and mental change. 

My goal is to share methods with visitors that helped me to lose over 70 lbs.  I hope to allow you to watch me further develop my body and I hope others will be willing to submit feedback about methods or approaches that have helped them to lose fat and get in shape.

I’m currently working on my ACE certification but it’s important to note that currently I’m not certified nor am I a nutritionist so keep that in mind as you read my blog.  As with any weight loss program, you should always consult your physician before pursuing any weight loss techniques.