In the spirit of making new challenges and new habits I started a thing... Every time I go to the bathroom at work (provided there are no others in the restroom) I also do 25 squats or 50 lunges. It's a small enough number and I do them quickly but make sure to maintain good … Continue reading I’m Doing a Thing
Only two weeks ago I launched my "Thriving for Thirty" initiative. I set out to Lose the weight that I've gained over the last 3 years (60-65 pounds) Maintain some great relationships with friends and family Make better use of my finances Be a more happy individual I could have easily called this "Thin … Continue reading Thriving for Thirty Week 3 Update
Few people understand what I've been struggling with mentally, physically and emotionally in the last few years. I can't even try putting it to words. In three years so much has changed in my life. Career, friends, I got a horse, my life's purpose (and the struggle to even know what it is), oh and … Continue reading October 1st and a New Beginning
I could eat breakfast every meal every day, in fact I have had breakfast 19 meals in a row before. Between eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, fruits, cereal, and ham I can devour a "breakfast" any time of day. Since I've been working on getting back into my regimen I recently made a low carb breakfast easy … Continue reading Breakfast is the Best-est!
Cheat days can be good if used the right way. Periodically it is important to trick your body because if you're constantly dieting you WILL adapt to the continued deficit of calories. Cheat days rev up your system and help keep your metabolism up. This week was a great beginning. I wasn't perfect but I … Continue reading Cheat Days are for Chowderfest!!!
This week I want to focus a bit on developing strength. Choose 4-5 days this week and do 25 pushups, 50 crunches, and 25 squats. Pushups: Start on your toes. If you can only get to one or two that's fine. Improve over time but make an effort to get there. Lower yourself down to … Continue reading Quick Strength
Let's get technical for a moment. How much do you really know about your body? Cardio good....sugar bad....etc. Do you actually know how we get the energy we need to power our bodies? When we go running or weight lifting, how does it affect you? The truth is that your metabolism will be affected differently depending … Continue reading Energy Metabolism: Part 1